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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

This is about the favor that the Jim Thorpe did for all of us that live on West Broadway.

If they would have told us a week or so ahead of time that we had to move our cars (for the parade) it wouldn't been sobad.

I am handicapped and can't walk very far at all. They just don't care about the people that live on West Broadway when it comes to the tourist. They always cater to the tourist and the hell with the taxpayers just keep spending our tax money on the tourist that don't give a damn about this town because they don't live here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Editor,

As defined as the universe, area, room, period of time, capacious. Hopefully by the time you read this, somehow all of the passengers and crew are located and ok.

It is puzzling why no debris has been found of the Malaysian airline that disappeared a few days ago. Could it have been hijacked?

The waters in that surrounding area are shallow about 300 feet in respect to other areas of the ocean which are deeper. The signal beam that gives off an electronic pulse every second for up to 10 miles or so cannot be detected yet.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

Congratulations are in order for our Pennsylvania Senators Toomey and Casey for voting NO and channeling the rejection of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division.

The insensitivity shown by President Obama in his nomination and callous statements by senators Leahy and Reid after the nomination was neglected, do little to heal the wounds of the Daniel Faulkner family and countless police officers everywhere.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dear Editor,

There is a little red church in the center of the small town of Nesquehoning that's identified with the clock that sits on top of it. The church's basement is utilized as the monthly food bank, a Wednesday night clothing store, a meeting place for the Boy Scouts, and a host of other activities. One night a month the church hosts a free community dinner as the women serve those who come out to eat there. They have an occasional rummage sale, a Chinese auction, and of course, worship services.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dear Editor,

After several years of very limited enforcement, Tamaqua has decided to enforce Ordinance #545 Spot Inspections of Rental Housing.

Barry Isett and Assoc., (BIA), a private "for-profit" firm is doing what was done prior by one or two borough employees. Is the borough receiving any benefit in exchange for the higher costs?

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