Friday, October 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Times News,

As a Jim Thorpe Area School Board director, I write to thank you for coverage of our reorganization meeting in the TIMES NEWS Dec. 4 edition.

Further, I would like to complement Dr. Clement McGinley for his continuing leadership as president of Jim Thorpe's board.

His high professional standards and calm demeanor speak volumes for educational leadership in our community.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Editor:

I am very pleased to inform the citizens of Coaldale that at their December regular meeting, the town council voted unanimously to adopt the 2014 budget.

This budget will not necessitate any tax increase whatsoever. I informed the citizens who were present - which included all the newly elected council members, as well as our next mayor - that the new council will take office with our borough having no outstanding bills or loans that need to be paid off.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letter to the Editor,

I am writing this letter in regards to a matter brought up at a recent Schuylkill Township meeting in which Matt Hope is upset over another local tow provider receiving opportunities for business.

His claim that 'cause he didn't charge for towing of township vehicles is his main reason of being upset.

His complaint of it not being fair to himself, business, or his employees is absurd. What about the lack of fairness to another towing business?

There is no policy therefore his complaint seems personal.

Monday, December 9, 2013

To the Editor:

First, I would like to respond to Pattie Mihalik's column on Saturday's 30 November, 2013 edition of the TIMES NEWS titled "Last of the lucky generation?"

I do not believe so much that our parents' generation was so much "lucky" as RESPONSIBLE. They grew up during the Great Depression and war, and learned to work hard and appreciate and care for what they had.

Monday, December 9, 2013

To the Editor:

Although there are several important issues facing the General Assembly in the fall and winter, I am urging my colleagues to give priority to making sure minors can't purchase electronic cigarettes.

Earlier this year, I introduced Senate Bill 1055. My legislation would make it crystal clear to Pennsylvania residents and retailers that e-cigarettes should not be sold to anyone under the age of 18.

Most Pennsylvanians don't realize that the laws that apply to the sale of traditional cigarettes do not apply to electronic cigarettes.

Monday, December 9, 2013


A family member died recently in Tamaqua. My husband and I could not attend the funeral but wanted to honor the deceased by sending flowers.

The flowers were ordered online from Avas Flowers, a company I came to find out was simply taking orders and farming them out to local Tamaqua florists. The entire process was a total disaster and I will never again order from this company.

Monday, December 9, 2013


The fire department takes a weekend away and it is acceptable?

Leaving the neighboring town covering their first due area causing extended response time and it is ok?

Unacceptable but I guess a life is not as important as a trophey.

Be happy with a shiney fire truck parading around in New Jersey instead of getting the people stuck inside of the house on fire ....

Frank Slymock

Deputy fire chief

Edwardsville Fire Dept.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Concerning the sadistic"knockout game," only an insecure punk would partake of such cowardice action. They think they're cool, and a real tuffie, but the opposite is true.

Wait until one of them morons cold cock an armed second amendment advocate, we'll see who gets up off the ground.

Is the knockout game a hate crime? I'd say 'yes.' Only God haters would do such mischief. Let the tv babysit the youth, and have violent games teach them, and the streets empower them, and this kind of evil hybrid will continue to replicate.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

For over 30 years, Pennsylvanians have been calling for real property tax reform. Skyrocketing property taxes have paralyzed our state. Our neighbors have been losing their homes. The elderly have to determine whether they pay their taxes or visit the doctor. Young families need to decide if they want to stay in Pennsylvania or leave.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


I had the opportunity to take a driving tour of Game Lands 141 on the Broad Mountain. Very nice and very informative. Since the tour however, a lot of questions are stirring in my head.

The bridges they put in are great. Their construction is suitable for Patton to cross with an army of tanks.