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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 11, 2014

To the Editor,

It is truly remarkable to my senior citizen-self how little the body politic evaluates candidates for high elective office. Not only do voters fail to evaluate the in-depth consequences of candidates' proposed policies, but also the impact those same theoretical policies have had where they have been actually implemented in other jurisdictions.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

A recent audit found that over 200 cases of groundwater contamination from oil and gas production have been reported to our Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection since 2007.

We deserve better we need DEP to make rules that protect the commonwealth and step up enforcement of rules already on the books.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

On Sept. 13, the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care held a breakfast fundraiser at the Hometown Fire Company, and the response from the community was amazing. The event was a success despite the weather. All proceeds will benefit the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care and couldn't have been possible without the support of our community.

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

Palmerton

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

Pennsylvania

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.