Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

It's been almost five months since a fire at a vacant house at 336 W. Snyder Ave. in Lansford. Till this day nothing has been done to the house. I'm sure the borough of Lansford has an ordinance to have this house either fixed up or torn down. What's taking them so long? If there is an ordinance, where is the borough code officer? I look at this property almost every day.

I would also like to know what the cause of the fire was. They say it is under investigation by a state police fire marshal. I would also like to know when the investigation is over.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

As someone once asked: How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer: When his lips are moving. Unfortunately, this continues to become less of a joke and more of an accepted reality.

Another election is coming up and your vote is important! Do not vote for liars. You may think that just because a candidate represents your favorite party that his or her lies do not matter and you are OK with this as a method to reach the party's goals.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

To the Panther Valley Community,

On behalf of all the Marines and Sailors onboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. We've received numerous care packages, cookies and letters from the community and they have surely been a morale booster on our 9-month deployment!

A special thanks to Andrea Genits Davis, who spearheaded the mission. She has been a friend of mine for 30 years and is also an Air Force veteran, so she knows how much this support means to service members so far away from home. Her kindness and energy is relentless.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Editor,

We will be voting for Patti Borger for state House representative for the 122nd District of Pennsylvania. We have seen Patti's dedication to hard work throughout her campaign. Her ability to enlist over 100 volunteers who believe in her and her message shows that she truly cares about Carbon County and can make a difference in Harrisburg.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear men who love God,

My name is Scotty Morrison. I have been a homeowner in Lehighton for 14 years, but working in New Jersey and attending church in another town, I hardly knew anyone in Lehighton and the surrounding area.

I once made the joke that in having a pickup, a beard and a Cabela's jacket, I at least LOOKED like a local.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mr. or Mrs. Who,

Who in our illustrious government tells us that our economy is honky-dory?

They go on to say that granting a 1.2 percent increase in Social Security benefits is a magnanimous gesture on their part. A whopping $20 a month! I am now challenged as to how I shall spend that $20.

Apparently the folks down in Washington, D.C., do not go shopping with a fixed amount of money allocated for food. It seems to me that there are fewer and fewer articles in the bags (about three of those useless plastic bags in one paper bag) but the cost is something else.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Times News is accepting campaign letters to be published next Saturday, Oct. 25.

Letters must be signed and contain no more than 250 words.

Authors may endorse candidates, but must refrain from accusatory or libelous comments.

Letters may be submitted via email on our website or by emailing, or on paper at Times News, Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When you take your baby

For a walk around town,

Talk to your baby

Be sure to put that cellphone down.

Discuss reality, hopes and dreams.

Ask questions and allow your child to answer.

If she's a toddler, read the street signs to her

As you pass them by.

Brains develop quickly in the early years.

You are your baby's parent

You have that responsibility to developand nurture her intelligence.

Don't be selfish by texting or talking on the phone.

This walk is you and your baby's time to be alone.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear Editor,

An article in the Oct. 9 edition predicted that the price of natural gas will go down.

It may, but not for long if Tom Wolf is elected governor and he is able to convince the state Legislature to pass an extraction tax on Pennsylvania natural gas he is suggesting.

Everyone knows corporations cannot absorb higher taxes. All costs of doing business must be passed on to the consumers or they could go bankrupt. The increased price of natural gas will not affect only those homeowners and businesses that heat with it, but all users of natural gas.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, which serves students from Lehighton Area School District, I must correct Superintendent Jonathan Cleaver's misleading statement that cyber charter schools are not tuition-free schools ("Cyber tuition law taxes area budgets," Oct. 10).

Cyber charter schools such as PA Virtual receive a per-pupil allocation of public funds, often 30 percent less than a traditional public school after deductions are made by sending districts. Money paid toward cyber charter schools is money applied toward the education of children.