Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letters to the Editor

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


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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I challenge Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, teachers, parents and the future of this state (the students).

We declared our INDEPENDENCE in Philadelphia.

The Liberty Bell is in Philadelphia. The USS Independence CVA 62, whose logo is the Liberty Bell.

This ship belongs in Philadelphia as a museum.

My challenge goes to everyone to write your congressmen, state representatives and the governor at the:

Office of the Governor

Commonwealth of


Harrisburg, PA 17120

Robert (Ski) Siesputowski

Summit Hill

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the article in the paper about Lehighton mulls full-time at CCTI, I was a student at the CCATS at the school in JimThorpe over 35 years ago.

As to the students from Lehighton and Weatherly school districts losing quality educational time, I also was a half-day student at the school. It did not affect my education, because I graduated top student from masonry class in 1976.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

There comes a time in someone's life when you need to stand up for what you believe is right no matter what the consequences. That's exactly the moment I had at the Sept. 8 Slatington Borough meeting.

My wife and I with other taxpayers are regular attendees of borough meetings because of what we observed at our first meeting 5 1/2 years ago.

This is not the first time they tried to interrupt on my five minutes of speaking time. This is a practice they abuse many times on many taxpayers of the borough. The biggest offenders of this poor behavior are Reed, Neff and Rinker.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Back in February or March in the Scranton area, a young 10- or 12-year-old boy was shoveling snow in front of his home. A vehicle drove by and stopped. The stranger, a male, asked the youngster if he wanted to go for a ride.

When the boy refused, the interloper grabbed his arm, pulling him inside the vehicle. The kid wasn't stupid; he had the good sense to realize he was being abducted by a fiend and he would have ended up in harm's way.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

Regarding the Sept. 20th article "Should teachers carry guns?" I agree safety is a primary concern in schools.

Children learn best when they feel safe, but I agree most with JimThorpe's Police Chief Joseph Schatz that "the best solution is to have a school resource officer on duty." Let the teachers concentrate on the instructional program, and let professionals trained in arms protect our children.

I am familiar with the issues of school safety, having served as a school principal for 13 years in Philadelphia.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Over the years I have written many letters to the editor and I have enjoyed trying to put my thoughts to pen. However, nothing more deserves congratulations than the staff of nurses and aides at the critical care unit of Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital.

I recently had undergone L4 L5 back surgery to rectify pinched nerves in my vertebrae. To tell you the truth, I was scared beyond belief. Everyone says stay away from your back with surgery.