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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dear Editor,

In times like these, when unemployment is high and budgets are tight, the last thing Lehighton needs is a new football stadium!

Can't they find a more constructive way to spend our hard-earned money?

Football is not improving our children's education.

And we are Taxed Enough Already!

Susan Chew

Lehighton

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dear Editor:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dear Editor:

As you know, there are some significant changes happening to health care and health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, which is also referred to as Health Care Reform. The ACA has numerous and complex provisions, and is primarily intended to help more people access and afford health care coverage regardless of their health status. But like many laws, it is complicated.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

Almost daily we hear of the decline of print media in the United States. The Internet, e-books, and smart phones have changed the landscape for the reporting of news. None of us can predict what may develop tomorrow. We definitely live in fluid times!

The Palmerton Area is blessed to have a dedicated organization at the TIMES NEWS that is not only in the forefront of our "electronic age" of reporting but is also committed to continuing publication of an evening newspaper. Many of us still enjoy the tactile nature of our reading material!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

Some, perhaps thousands of state retirees are being cheated by the State Employee's Retirement System (SERS) out of a significant portion of the retirement benefits for which they worked faithfully for many years.

Any state employee who retired, received an annuity and/or withdrew their contributions to their retirement amount and then returned to state service for several years has had the misfortune to have their retirement benefits calculated erroneously.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

I've just read the EXCELLENT letter from Mr. Gangwer, Weatherly! TIMES NEWS, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

I must comment you for printing it, and compliment Mr. Gangwer on the writing of it.

Finally! Someone with true Patriotic steadfastness, nerve and wisdom to speak the truth about what is needed for our dear nation.

I might only add that all our Christian/Jewish leaders need to open their eyes and hearts and minds to come together for the sake of the United States of America, as we once knew it.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

If you were not yet made aware, Carbon County has a new recycling person on staff. His name is David Bodnar and he works in the County Planning office. This information was announced at the SWAC (Solid Waste Advisory Committee) meeting held on August 21, 2013.

David told everyone in attendance, all six of us, that the County Commissioners appointed him and recycling was his new job priority.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

It's amazing ... I just realized that I was one of the poor slobs that were randomly selected by the Census Bureau to fill out this comprehensive questionnaire. If you are also selected you have my utmost sympathy.

Before filling out the 40 minute survey I read through the plethora of questions. In the front of the pamphlet I was told that my answers were confidential and REQUIRED BY LAW.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Editor:

Our tax dollars are an investment that we hope will yield dividends by making our area a better place to live. Unfortunately, this is not happening for the institution that eats up the largest amount of our Carbon County tax dollars - our Carbon County Correctional Facility located in Nesquehoning.

Unless you know someone who works there, who has spent time as an inmate or has a friend or relative there, or who volunteers there, you may know little about the CCF.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Editor:

Upon reading Jimmy Remaly's recent obituary, it must be said that all four Remaly brothers Jimmy, Bill, Bobby and Eddie served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and all four were honorably discharged at the cessation of hostilities. I knew them all.

Respectfully submitted,

Randy Rabenold

Lehighton

First Marine Brigade

Korea 1950