Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

I'd like to thank the TIMES NEWS for holding their open house on the evening of Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - snow or not!

I saw that the building was modern and very clean, and the staff very informative and friendly.

You asked for Christmas stories.

One of my more memorable Christmas times was while I was in the Navy. My ship,the destroyer USS Strong DD-758, was patrolling off the coast of North Vietnam, December 1967.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this time to remind the people of Lansford that we have some very wonderful people and organizations in our town. I would like to say thank you to a few of our friends who made the 2013 Lansford Townhouses Christmas Party a huge success.

Thank you to the American Fire Company No. 1 for delivering Santa to our door.

Thank you to the Lansford Alive Committee for providing a wonderful Santa.

Thank you to Marie Ondrus who coordinated our Santa visit and delivered some delicious treats for our party.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor:

A week before Christmas my daughter and I wrapped up the second annual Socks for Seniors project where we collected socks and a variety of items from 16 area business locations which were presented to the local nursing and rehabilitation facilities and distributed as Christmas gifts.

Since many of the residents may have no family or visitors, this ensures that everyone receives something for Christmas and no one is forgotten.

The TIMES NEWS, Channel 13 and radio coverage assisted in informing the public and the rest was up to you.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

A letter certainly can't contain all of one's sentiments, but as the restoration of the damage done to our church is now close to completion, I wanted to share with you some feelings and thoughts as I look back to that day…Overwhelmed!

It was the first of many emotions experienced as I made my way through the church that Wednesday morning, witnessing what had been done to it.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Subject: HB 1608 & SB1121

The proposed HB1608, by Rep. Warren Kampf, would eliminate traditional telephone service. Sadly legislators who propose these bills do not listen to what people have to say on how they would be affected.

There were many seniors like me calling and expressing concerns with examples of how they would be affected. [The bill would allow phone companies to eliminate land line service.]

Somehow when things like this happen it's not for the well-being of people but for the well-being of companies and legislators.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Has your medical insurance company invited themselves into your house yet?

From seniors on Medicare to those insured by other means, strangers want entry into your home to evaluate your health.

Isn'tthat the reason we go to our primary physician 2-4 times a year? Is there some nefarious reasoning behind this practice, or does this fall under Obamacare?

Why hasn't the media reported on this yet?

We do have Meals on Wheels, Hospice, house cleaners, etc; all by our invitation.

Monday, December 23, 2013

He once had a job - went to work every day

but now unemployed, he's here to stay.

He lost his job through no fault of his own

his wife and kids - his car and his home.

Some people in China are happy today

for they got his job when the plant moved away.

Out on the street - the unemployed man

looking for work as best he can.

Small businesses hire mostly family and friend,

large companies have waiting lists with no end.

Sometimes he's too young or often too old

they want him to work in extreme heat or cold.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

Doctors - fibromyalgia.

Although most doctors are well educated and aware of fibromyalgia, its problems, and treatment, some still have not gotten the word yet.

I hope those who say "you're faking or just looking for a way out of work, or you're lazy," could feel that pain that people feel.

This is a true disease. The pain is real.

I am not saying there are not people that may be faking the disease, but I, myself, and my friends who have it are not. You can tell.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Editor,

For years, the taxpayers have watched the Carbon County Commissioners try to bully the Mahoning Township Supervisors into approving the proposed Packerton Yards Industrial Site; wasting taxpayer money by appealing the Township's decision not to grant waivers to local land use regulations.

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.