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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dear Editor and "We the People" of Carbon County,

With Gov. Tom Wolf advocating possibly the elimination of property tax as a way of funding our public schools in Pennsylvania, probably a dollar amount per student will be distributed by our Pennsylvania Department of Education to school districts.

School directors of our Carbon County school districts cannot nor should not wait to respond to the new way to fund our public schools.

Former Gov. Ed Rendell wanted to merge the present 500 state school districts to around 200 school districts.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dear Editor,

I'm writing about the dog situation. People walk their dogs all over town, on pavements, streets and private property, but they don't clean up after them.

You are responsible for your dog! Clean up!

The residents should not have to clean up their sidewalks or yards. A lot of people don't have dogs.

If you don't want to clean up after your dog, maybe you should not have one. Stay off private property.

The other topic is litter and garbage all over the place. Put your litter in cans. People have them all over. Use them.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dear Editor,

In regards to the joint meeting with the Coaldale-Lansford-Summit Hill Sewer Authority, Coaldale, Lansford and Summit Hill boroughs to discuss the "Sanitary Corrective Action Plans."

How much is this going to cost each borough business and homeowner? Do you know that each of the boroughs gets back from the sewer authority 2 percent of the bill, which is not that much.

But it is something that the borough should have been putting in a sewer account. Instead they put it in the general account to balance the budget.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dear Editor,

Why do they always hold the Memorial Parade in Summit Hill every year? What about Lansford or Coaldale some year? Some people have never seen the parade.

Stephen J. Herbert

Lansford

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to briefly reply to a recent letter called "Lansford," which appeared in the May 16 Times News. The letter had some valid points as well as some very erroneous statements.

First, the lifeguard salaries over the years was on a graduated scale based on the years of employment. However, as of the past two years, the Parks and Recreation Board no longer handles any aspects of salaries.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is in reply to Mr. Ferguson's letter regarding our current commissioners and their failures. He is right in his observation that Carbon County needs to attract business. But when a business is interested in locating here, there are other factors that come into play.

Such as township supervisors who throw up all the roadblocks they can to deter that business from coming into their area.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dear Editor,

Last year I contacted the commissioners' office concerning the Covered Bridge in Lower Towamensing Township. I was asked for my name and number, they would call back. Never did. Called again, same routine. Never called back.

As everyone knows, the Covered Bridge has been a target for oversized vehicles. The commissioners had the bridge fixed. The type of wooden beams that didn't stop the vehicles before were again used for the repair.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dear Editor,

An open letter to Susan Stamper Brown, "recovering political pundit from Alaska," whose "Open letter to Obama" ran in the May 26 Times News.

Really, Ms. Stamper Brown, is that the best you can do? Obama's agenda is "socialistic," and he's not a Christian because he supports same-sex marriage? The increasing class differences are his fault? His mentors are Bill Ayers and Pastor Jeremiah Wright?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Dear Editor,

The LA Events Committee would like to publicly thank the following people who made our Veterans' Dinner a huge success:

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Dear Editor,

As Republicans we are at a crossroads. We have a candidate and incumbents who have lost track of some of our values and are running for election and re-election.

Our current commissioners raised our taxes by 48 percent. This directly affects disabled and senior citizen property owners living on a fixed income. They are the people we are supposed to care for, and yet we have increased their burden.

We, as Republicans, have a candidate for district attorney who voted for Obama twice and supports another expansion of government called drug court.