Monday, October 5, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 16, 2015

If you've recently had the stomach bug, the chances are that it was probably caused by the antibiotic-resistant superbug, Shigella.

Shigella sonnei is a drug-resistant bacterium that's been going around lately, and it has the CDC worried. This bug has arrived in the U.S., and may be the first of many outbreaks, which cause cramps, diarrhea and nausea.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


These are some questions every parent, teacher, guardian, and newspaper and television reporter (editor and program director) should be asking:

1. Why don't our schools teach pride in our flag and country?

2. Why don't we combat ISIS on social network?

3. Why don't we teach pride in our flag and country, parents?

4. Whey don't we teach what our flag stands for?

5. Why don't we teach what it means to be an American?

Some might say we do, but believe me, we really let it go a long time ago.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dear Editor,

For many years a motorist traveling Mountain Road from Lehigh Gap toward Lehigh Furnace in Washington Township would pass an elderly gentleman seated on an old aluminum lawn chair in front of his neatly kept brick house.

The man would wave heartily at every motorist who passed.After a while I would look forward to waving back at the man!Recently, I noticed the man is gone and the property up for sale, and suddenly I feel saddened.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dear Editor,

Lansford Borough Council is looking to raise lifeguard pay to $10 an hour. Where are we getting the money? As always, they will say "Yes, we have it budgeted." If other communities are paying $10, they probably have the revenue. Lansford does not.

One neighboring community pays lifeguards in managerial positions $10 an hour. Their starting rates are $7.25 an hour. If they return each season, they receive 25 cents more an hour. Why can't Lansford do something similar?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dear Editor,

Concerning the International Religious Freedom Act, I sent our Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey proposed amendments to this act in March 17, and again on March 23.

I have yet to get a response from either office. Did I really expect to get a real reply or some disingenuous form letter?

Several of the proposed amendments included additions to the list of atrocities such as: crucifying, burning and beheading. Of course, there's probably more important legislation to work on, and since it's really not a big deal here in America, why bother.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dear Editor,

I have comments about the Lehighton Area School District building plans. Why weren't the elementary schools maintained to begin with? It seems they were left to deteriorate so we could build a new one.

You wouldn't tear down your home if a roof was needed you'd fix it. The board isn't thinking of taxpayers and the expense it will be. They are already financially strapped, many on Social Security and there are no industries here to draw families.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Republican Voters,

Contrary to the rumors that are circulating, The Carbon County Republican Committee has not endorsed candidates for the primary election.

Endorsements would be contrary to the bylaws which prohibit endorsements.

The CCRC believes that it is up to the voters to choose the candidates that they would like to see run in the General Election.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To the Editor,

Wayne V. Gryzik is running for the Panther Valley School Board. He has my full support. Wayne has the education and professional experience to be a true asset to our school district.

He owned his own construction business for many years. He was a teacher in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. He served on boards in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Wayne wants to hear what the taxpayers and district employees have to say about issues involving the school district.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dear Editor:

As an educator, parent, sports enthusiast and member of Carbon County, I feel there is no better candidate for coroner then Daniel J. Blazosky.

Daniel exudes community pride. He has been a lifelong resident of Carbon County and chose to further his professional endeavors in his own backyard instead of moving away like so many of today's youth.

He is a dedicated football coach at Northern Lehigh and now at his alma mater, Panther Valley.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dear Editor,

We are writing in support of the candidacy of William O'Gurek for Carbon County commissioner.

We believe he has done an outstanding job in representing Carbon County.

We first became acquainted with Bill when he volunteered to be the manager of the Carbon County Chapter of Special Olympics, Pennsylvania, a position he held at a crucial time in the reorganization of the chapter in 2006 through 2010.