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Letters to the Editor

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.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Question Why is it every time this happens, they say the kid had a mental problem?

Why doesn't our education system take care of our special kids? Let's face it, the system stinks! The system has no educators to help teach and keep these kids on the right track.

The so called special ed or life skills classes are more like baby sitters then teachers. What we need are teachers who teach and set these kids on the right track.

They all have something special (example a great memory or they're great with math. There's something).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dear Editor,

The route of the proposed 108-mile PennEast natural gas pipeline from Luzerne County to Hunterdon County, New Jersey, is now official.

According to documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the PennEast Pipeline Company on Oct. 7, the pipeline will run the entire length of Carbon County from north to south, affecting thousands of acres of public and privately held land in Kidder, Penn Forest, Towamensing and Lower Towamensing townships.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dear Editor,

With Veterans day around the corner, I want to acknowledge, no, deeply thank all veterans living and deceased.

Without them, only God knows how different life on this earth would be today and since the wars in which they served.

My Dad was a WWII vet and Mom a Civil Defense warden. Many uncles and cousins have proudly served. Several paid the ultimate cost of freedom.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am writing because there are stores that are giving employees time off without pay for selling cigarettes to people who are old enough to buy but under 30 and not carding them. I call that entrapment.

When a man has a beard, that proves that the guy is not under age. These stores give time off to people that live paycheck to paycheck. How rotten are these companies?

People have enough troubles in life, and then they do this to their employees.

How can they penalize a person for selling cigarettes to a person of age?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

The Streetscape Grant has given Lansford's Business District a chance at revitalization, but council's shortsighted decision to keep parking meters will adversely impact that chance.

Council wants to keep vehicles moving, but most parking spots are empty. Meters make it less attractive to do business in Lansford. We need to attract people, not repel them.

A doctor's patient shouldn't have to fear getting a ticket because the doctor is running late. Someone in town shouldn't have to hurry out to avoid a ticket.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

Pass House and Senate Bill 76 now to eliminate school taxes.

There is currently legislation being considered in Pennsylvania that, if passed, would completely eliminate the school property tax on homes, farms and businesses. House Bill 76 proposes an increase in state sales taxes from 6 percent to 7 percent, which it is estimated will add up to 4.5 billion dollars a year for our school districts.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

Lehighton Area School Board wants to build, build, build with little or no regard to those who must foot the bill. Based on reports, 47 percent of students in the district receive either reduced or free lunches. How can people living in poverty afford a $50 million mortgage? They can't!

Concerns aired at school board meetings about the taxpayers' ability to pay appear to fall on deaf ears.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am a member of the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, and the Audubon Society.

Fortunately, we do have a candidate who really is an environmentalist. Her name is Patti Borger.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman

Lehighton

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

There's a parade Nov. 9.

When I was growing up we'd have competitions to see who would be in the parades no matter which one (Veterans Day Memorial Day or any other parade). Our parents would make sure we got there.

Schools used to be proud to be in parades. People used to crowd the sidewalk and put their kids on their shoulders so they could see.

Veterans used to be proud to join veteran organizations. There they could get together with others who had similar exploits and talk to someone who has been there and done that.