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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear Editor,

U.S., state and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

I don't want to use the word "fan," so I'll use "reader."

One of your "readers" who always thanks me for my letters told me the other day it is time again to hear from "the old agitator!"

Well, I don't mean to be an agitator, but as I drove around these past three weeks, I encountered quite a few bumps in our highways.

PennDOT leads the way, and is followed closely by East Penn Township.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

As I drive up North Walnut Street, I feel I am in Epcot of Disney World as they are filming a war movie. Next, we pass the castle at 125 S. Walnut St. Housed inside we have code enforcement, who should be hired by Burger King to park cars or clean restrooms.

Speaking of restrooms, does everyone know how bad the sewer plant really is? Chairman Streets of the sewer committee does not have a five-year plan to restore the ailing plant. In fact, he does not even have a five-day plan!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

There are about 4,700 Pennsylvania state troopers and I know about six of them.

Nearly 12.7 million people live in our commonwealth, so that is one trooper for every 2,700 residents. How many of them do you know?

Cpl. Bryon Dickson, I did not know you, never shook your hand and never said thank you. You didn't know me, either.

You put on an immaculate uniform, made sure your shoes were tied, cleaned and polished, your firearm was in working order, your hair was cut to specs and you went to work for me.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

Some scientists warn that we could be headed for another "little ice age" because of how strangely calm the sun has been in recent years.

The sun goes through cycles that last about 11 years, marked by the coming and going of sunspots on its surface. At the peak of sunspot activity, (solar maximum) the sun has a lot of sunspots and it slowly unleashes solar flares and coronal mass projections.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

OMG! There are still respectful young people in the world!

We were at the Turkey Hill gas station in Hometown on Sept. 23 and at the pump next to us was a young woman. She noticed I am a Marine and she thanked me for my service, wanting to pay for my gas. I didn't want her to!

Well, she went into the store and came out with a $50 gas card and gave it to me!

We both wanted to cry and thanked her. Thank you, whoever you are, for being so nice.

P. Fredericks,

USMC,

Tamaqua

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