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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Editor:

This is written the day after Veterans Day parade, Nov. 11, 2013.

Maybe it's me. I don't know.

But we let people in other countries burn our flag.

We let a few tell the majority of us that we can't say a prayer.

We've turned a holiday meant to honor those who have served this great country into a discount sale day.

We let people get away without showing the proper respect to our flag and not taking their hats off when we play the Star Spangled Banner.

In my opinion, this stinks.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A House of Learning Should Not be a Place for Faith-Based Discrimination

During a recent telephone town hall meeting, I fielded a variety of questions about faith and the role it plays in education and government.

I explained that while our state government endorses no particular religion, the Legislature accepts all faiths. Every session opens with a daily prayer from a wide variety of clergy, including pastors, priests, rabbis and clerics.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Editor,

I am writing this editorial because my local stations for whatever reason they may have had, would not air the following quote:

My name is Nick Butrie from Lansford, Pa.

I am a Roman Catholic and a PRO LIFE activist. We seem to have a double standard pertaining to PRO LIFE issues in our Catholic churches.

Where was the media covering the PRO LIFE march in Washington D.C.? You are able to televise live Dr. Kavorkian killing a person, but you cannot show the media a picture of an aborted baby with all its horrible effects.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Editor:

I would just like to gratefully thank all the Veterans of Carbon County and all the participants and residents of Carbon County who were present for the recent Veterans Day Parade held in Lehighton.

My wife and I were very proud and grateful to be part of such an endeavor.

Even though the weather could have been a little more cooperative, it turned out to be a very dignified & honorable occasion.

A special thank-you to all who were involved to make the parade a huge success.

Todd & Andrea Kriner

Lehighton

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Editor,

I can not let this year go by without congratulating the Lehighton Woman's Club on their 100 year anniversary.

This is such a huge accomplishment for an organization, but then again it is a club of women who have one singular mission and that is to take care of its community.

The Woman's Club was originally called the Mother's Club in 1913. The club members worked with children on civic-minded projects, including birdhouses, contests, and stressed the importance of reading.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dear Editor,

This is a copy of an email that I sent to the LASD school board regarding the proposed renovations. Thank you.

Gentlemen,

I will not be able to make the meeting this evening due to conflicts, but I wanted to give you some input from a tax payer regarding the renovations to the Lehighton School District buildings. I understand the need for updates.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dear Editor:

In regards to a suicide by a police officer or firefighter or any other suicide even by someone else, usually there are signs by the victim as to not sleeping at night, butterflies in their stomach, loss of appetite, or being very nervous.

Having their favorite food on the day it is supposed to happen.

This is all planned out by the victim well in advance. Once this is started, it is going to happen. There is no stopping this.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

By now, there can be no doubt: Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure is in trouble. We have 9,000 miles of deficient roads, 4,500 substandard bridges, and transit systems that struggle every year to maintain service.

For these reasons, we believe that it is important for you to speak out in your editorial pages on behalf of pending legislation that will ensure a safe, modern and efficient multi-modal transportation system for Pennsylvania.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Editor:

The advance of new technology seems never ending.

Remember the "Clapper?" Clap your hands twice and the lamp light goes on or off.

Well how about your voice - light on light off. How about a microwave oven. Cook popcorn in three and a half minutes. How about setting your alarm clock by voice instructions. No need to turn your settings by hand. Instead of texting, voice send your messages.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Editor,

I am writing this editorial because my local stations for whatever reason they may have had, would not air the following quote:

My name is Nick Butrie from Lansford, Pa.

I am a Roman Catholic and a PRO LIFE activist. We seem to have a double standard pertaining to PRO LIFE issues in our Catholic churches.

Where was the media covering the PRO LIFE march in Washington D.C.? You are able to televise live Dr. Kavorkian killing a person, but you cannot show the media a picture of an aborted baby with all its horrible effects.