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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Editor:

The Carbon County Commissioners now want to spend over 2 million dollars to build a walking bridge across the Lehigh River to some type of trail.

Yes, I know it is partially funded under some type of grant, but it is still our taxpayer money going to these low priority projects.

Here's a better idea to consider. Instead of spending even more money to demolish the "Old" bridge in Jim Thorpe reallocate these construction funds to renovate this bridge for pedestrian traffic only.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Editor,

I agree we are trying to solve our financial problems on the backs of our military. Every time we called up our military they were there for our freedom and other countries.

Cut the cost in Congress and the Senate.

Elaine Mason

Kunkletown

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Why not set our legislators pay at minimum wage and have them fund their pensions with a 401K or IRA plan.

It's time they see what a lot of average Americans have to live on.

We, the people, are their employers and should be setting their pay. They should not be determining salary and pensions.

I, for one, would like to see this question put on the ballot when we vote at the federal and state levels.

Perhaps they would change their tone about the minimum wage issue.

George White

Towamensing Township

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am so glad to have the opportunity to respond to Letters from Readers, especially when my friend Joseph is still writing. Joseph, the Freethinker! Isn't it amazing how in spite of this man's denial, God is with him all the way. (Incidentally, Jesus' earthly fathers' name was Joseph).

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor:

I want to say thanks to Joe Nihen for special articles on the Civil War soldiers. Both my great grandfathers, Thomas S. Jones and John B. Watkins, were in the Civil War and mentioned in the articles.

Thanks Joe. You've been in touch with my cousin, Tom Watkins.

Megan Watkins

Summit Hill

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor:

Our Valentine's Day was exceptional this year, thanks to the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

The hall was beautifully decorated, and the DJ played great dance music.

The was served buffet style. We started with salad and hot rolls. the buffet included three meats and a shrimp carbonara. Also served were vegetables and two desserts. Everything was first class.

I would like to thank the manager, Jim McHugh, his wife, Sherry and the efficient server for making this a wonderful experience.

My husband and I are looking forward to future events.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Editor,

I have a couple of questions.

First why don't some in Harrisburg put up a bill that all electric lines be underground. I know it will cost, however in the long run, it would stop power outages due to weather. People wouldn't be without heat or electric for their homes.

Also I think the powers-to-be should be replaced when it comes to bringing business to Carbon County. I think we should try making the Panther Valley a tax-free area for business that will build the area. All I see now is new business going to Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, and Palmerton.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

My father fought through the propaganda machine of World War II. He said, "If you feel you are being shown only one path, be very wary of the guy giving you directions." After hearing multiple EI Associate presentations on building options we felt it was time to verify the information.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

It's so troubling when a progressive speaks up against gun ownership. With a broad sweep of the broom, Terry Ahner would take away the right to own guns. That would include the avid hunter, both small and large game, those who believe in self-defense.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

Consideration for pedestrians and bicyclists in Jim Thorpe would lead one to believe that the old bridge should stay in place for them, barricaded and blocked off from automotive traffic.

Anita Stone Van Dine,

Jim Thorpe, M.Ed. (ret.)