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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dear Editor;

I keep hearing how the Carbon County Chamber is working so hard to bring business to the County.

All they seem to show is Jim Thorpe - Lehighton & Palmerton. I think these towns are great.

However, how come you don't bring anything to Nesquehoning (which has some business) or Lansford, which has a lot of empty businesses, or how about helping out Summit Hill who seems to be the forgotten stepchild here. We have land and places that could be used for business.

Why don't anyone build here and bring jobs to us?

I remain,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I know some of you will remember a "Memorial Stage" we wanted to build at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The stage was to memorialize a former employee, Rick Johnson, who passed away on May 5, 2012 from pancreatic cancer. He worked at the lake from 1974 until he passed in May.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Editor:

County Commissioner William O'Gurek has made misleading comments about Portnoff Law Associates in regard to his lawsuit against the Panther Valley School District ("Court won't order payment of retroactive commissions," July 11, 2013).

The commissioner has long demonstrated a seemingly personal vendetta against Portnoff Law Associates through name calling and misrepresentations. Recently, he provided information about our fees using misleading language to imply those fees were earned in Carbon County when, in actuality, those figures reflected our statewide work.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Editor,

On July 18, our Governor Corbett signed into law S.B. 591. It provides for the transmission of money (among other things) to the general budget.

Yes, now Property Tax Rent/Rebate money for seniors, widows, disabled, will now be deposited into the general fund to balance the budget next year.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Editor,

First off let me say that I am a dedicated yard sale, garage sale, and flea market shopper. I shop each and every weekend and even make U turns to get back to signs I pass too quickly.

We encourage individuals to display their signs even though they probably are illegal. Our police and code officers ignore the signs completely even though most communities have ordinances that prohibit these signs from being displayed on PPL and other poles. I as a dedicated shopper have no problem with that.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

To the Editor:

In response to Ms. Ringer's editorial regarding the lack of medical assistance funding for her daughter's drug rehab treatment, allow me to make a few comments.

Drug and alcohol funding to addicts is not an entitlement, especially to repeated recipients like Ms. Ringer's daughter, whom she had stated, "since 2009 went to several rehabs."

Ms. Ringer states her family " has paid into the system many years, never used it and her Grandfathers both fought in WW II" and felt there was "nothing wrong with her getting assistance."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

To the Editor:

Sometimes you just have to let the reporters responsible for getting information to the tax payers of a municipality know that they are appreciated. Thank you, Judy Dolgos-Kramer.

Relative to the July 2nd article, there are two statements coming from of our Supervisors at Penn Forest Township that simply can't go unanswered:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dear Editor:

As a Veteran and retired Federal Civil service worker who faithfully and loyally served and worked for our country and gave 40 years of my life to it. I served in the Naval Reserves, active duty in the U.S. Navy which during that time I served aboard three different Navy ships, two shore duty stations, overseas in the Philippines. I did seven overseas deployments, two Med cruises, two Caribbean cruises and three Westpac cruises. I have been separated from my family, did days of duty, been in hostile war zones.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

A few days after the verdict was reached by the jurors concerning the case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, which grew national attention, I again read, heard and saw the evidence on both sides through various media.

Considering the computer simulations of the incident, forensics, medical reports, DNA, pathology reports, and the trauma injuries to the face and head, I think George Zimmerman is lucky to be alive.

He could have easily suffered a subdural hematoma (a bleed to the brain) that could have left him comatose or dead.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Editor,

Two newspaper articles point to the failure of community leaders to promote a sustainable, high quality of life for regional residents.

One titled "Timbering project sparks mele" and another "Survey: Young people not fond or Schuylkill" reveal how local economic development organizations destroy the environment and community while driving out educated youth.

The internal dispute between factions in the City of Hazleton and it's Water Authority over details of the timbering plan demonstrates that both sides overlook the real issue.