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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dear Editor,

A number of people have said the proposed PennEast pipeline through Carbon County represents progress, and "you can't stop progress."

I am reminded of a statement by Russell Baker: "Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."

Sincerely,

Roy Christman,

Towamensing Township

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dear Editor,

The choices we make in life have consequences. Michael Brown made some bad choices, beginning with stealing cigars and roughing up the owner. Then when the cop asked him to get on the sidewalk instead of being in the middle of the street, he decides to attack the cop.

These were two bad choices he made that resulted in losing his life. Businesses were looted and burned and the poor policeman doesn't have a job to support his family.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.

This holiday binds us all together: At least once a year, you should be able to sit around a table with your loved ones, enjoying turkey and mashed potatoes. If a bit of charity is needed to extend this joy to everyone, then many of us are glad to pitch in.

But how about the other 364 days of the year? What do the hungry do then?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the PennEast Pipeline Project, the pipeline project has to go through. This is the cheapest way to get the natural gas from the gas wells to the market via the pipeline.

I do understand that the concerned citizens are against the project, but you cannot stop progression on this natural gas pipeline.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

The Garden of Giving located in McMichaels Hillside Terrace, Saylorsburg, is most thankful for:

The 200 volunteers who come to the garden annually to weed, water and plant. The United Way of Monroe County for their continued support.

All of those who have committed to providing support for the Garden of Giving. Steve Hughes of the Penn State Extension, who provided 40 new hens.

The fourth-grade class that hatched the new hens, helping the Garden of Giving donate 65,000 eggs to date to Monroe County neighbors in need.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

I think it's a real shame for the homeless man at the canal.

People are so inconsiderate and rude. To say he urinates in front of people, really? I seriously doubt it.

I bet they never ever took the time to talk to him, and if they did they would find he is a very nice, caring man who wouldn't hurt anyone. I think they are just jealous because their daughter was chased.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Election Day resulted in a tidal wave of voters nationally who overwhelmingly rejected radical left liberal ideology and its disastrous policies.

A diverse cross-section of voters, young, old, black, white, Latino, Democrat, Republican, independent, middle class, rich and poor voted against the tax and spend, big government, oppressive Obama agenda.

They tossed out politicians who endorsed open borders, wasteful spending, higher taxes, health care destruction, sky-high premiums, eroding constitutional rights, a $17 trillion debt, destruction of jobs, business etc.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

Unemployment numbers in Carbon County have been exceedingly high since the coal industry lost favor.

Carbon County residents have put Barack Obama and his policies in office twice.

Now open the Times News to the help wanted section. How many job choices do you, your children, or possibly your parents have if looking for work? If six years of Obama isn't enough, how many more years are needed? You can only serve for eight years as president.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to an article by Donald Serfass on Oct. 31 on his opinion about the Eric Frein capture by law enforcement. Good job! I wish he would have gone further about the U.S. Marshals. They are definitely the oldest around.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

My name is Regina A. Lisella, I live in Pennsylvania and I'm writing to ask the community to support the Lifespan Respite Care Program. During November National Caregiver Awareness Month the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, patient organizations and I want to remind people and government of the importance of family.