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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

There are about 4,700 Pennsylvania state troopers and I know about six of them.

Nearly 12.7 million people live in our commonwealth, so that is one trooper for every 2,700 residents. How many of them do you know?

Cpl. Bryon Dickson, I did not know you, never shook your hand and never said thank you. You didn't know me, either.

You put on an immaculate uniform, made sure your shoes were tied, cleaned and polished, your firearm was in working order, your hair was cut to specs and you went to work for me.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

Some scientists warn that we could be headed for another "little ice age" because of how strangely calm the sun has been in recent years.

The sun goes through cycles that last about 11 years, marked by the coming and going of sunspots on its surface. At the peak of sunspot activity, (solar maximum) the sun has a lot of sunspots and it slowly unleashes solar flares and coronal mass projections.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

OMG! There are still respectful young people in the world!

We were at the Turkey Hill gas station in Hometown on Sept. 23 and at the pump next to us was a young woman. She noticed I am a Marine and she thanked me for my service, wanting to pay for my gas. I didn't want her to!

Well, she went into the store and came out with a $50 gas card and gave it to me!

We both wanted to cry and thanked her. Thank you, whoever you are, for being so nice.

P. Fredericks,

USMC,

Tamaqua

Saturday, October 11, 2014

To the Editor,

It is truly remarkable to my senior citizen-self how little the body politic evaluates candidates for high elective office. Not only do voters fail to evaluate the in-depth consequences of candidates' proposed policies, but also the impact those same theoretical policies have had where they have been actually implemented in other jurisdictions.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

A recent audit found that over 200 cases of groundwater contamination from oil and gas production have been reported to our Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection since 2007.

We deserve better we need DEP to make rules that protect the commonwealth and step up enforcement of rules already on the books.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

On Sept. 13, the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care held a breakfast fundraiser at the Hometown Fire Company, and the response from the community was amazing. The event was a success despite the weather. All proceeds will benefit the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care and couldn't have been possible without the support of our community.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

When are we going to get a break from people wasting tax money? They are still fixing the Little Gap covered bridge. How long will it take? Why don't they tear it down and save a lot of money. Just like Packerton Yards, something good went bad. What a waste of money, time and still no work or new jobs for us! Well, I'm still looking.

Harold Latshaw

Palmerton

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Well, now, folks of the local area school districts. Have you seen the Sept. 24 front page of today's Times News? It seems Pleasant Valley students took time out for our God at See You at the Pole!

I'm happy to see that Lehighton High School students also participated. Is it any wonder there is so much trouble in our midst? So few took part in the event, where were all the others?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

How many countries do we have in the land of the free (loader) and the home of the brave (new world)? Perhaps the answer is two, maybe four or even more. Our country seems to be divided by very silly things like skin color, gender, religion vs. no religion, politics, finances and even trumped-up classes.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

@$:Dear Editor,

After the second world war, after Korea and even after Vietnam, men and women who came out of service joined veterans organizations. Here they met other veterans who had things in common. They got things off their chest. They could talk to people who understood them. There were few or no stories of veterans going around and killing people or themselves. Now you have people coming out of service and they don't join any organizations.