Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

Has anyone from the Pennsylvania Game Commission contacted Times News regarding the clear cutting of four acres in State Game Land 141 along Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township?

Many residents voiced their concerns to the Bear Creek Lakes Civic Association at the May 17 BCLCA board of directors meeting.

Rep. Doyle Heffley also attended the meeting and answered questions. Unfortunately, the game commission is an independent agency and doesn't answer to anyone when it comes to developing state game lands.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on their family and friends.

Food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, if they undercook their meat. Cancer if they heat their meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor,

How blessed we are here in Jim Thorpe and Lehighton. We have musical talent beyond compare. We need not drive a great distance. It's all right here and on Saturday May 17, it was the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Mr. Randall Perry at the piano is superb.

The Bach and Handel Chorale is excellent.

Mr. Henry Long and The Perseverance Jazz Band couldn't be beat.

What a glorious way to spend a Saturday afternoon or evening, listening to all this fine musical talent right here in our own backyard.

I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to me.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor,

OK...another head scratcher...and I believe to each their own....but, and a big but...Pennsylvania is allowing and will acknowledge the gay marriage and no longer will acknowledge common-law marriage.


What's good for the goose should be good for the gander!

Darlene Hughes


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sitting here by a bannered grave,

I keep company with a warrior long since dead.

Just marking quieting time in this new spring season …

I see in my mind's eye a procession

The family, friends and faithful of this warrior of memory,

And especially note that it was a child who carried the flag.

This warrior of old fought and died for the flag

That hangs in tatters now over his unkempt grave.

How long shall it be before he is lost to memory?

Souls when not prodded by the living do become as dead.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor,

Mr. Argall and Mr. Knowles want to do away with the property tax. They want to replace it with a sales tax at a higher rate.

I am asking them to post in the local newspaper everything that is going to be taxed. I mean everything. Ninety to 95 percent of what you purchase under bill number 76 is going to be taxed.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

To the Editor,

After reading the Opinion column, "Fatal crash" in the May 13 edition of your newspaper, I found myself with two questions.

(1) What valid logic prompted a column with this tone to be written?

(2) What positive thing, if any, did the column accomplish?

My answer to myself as to my first question is this: None.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


I am 83 years old and I have lived in Lansford all that time. I was born in Lansford (Kline Avenue), delivered by a midwife. Boy, was my dad proud.

Living here all that time, I have seen Lansford go from a nice, prosperous town to a dump. People had jobs in mines and factories, and people were friendly.

My mom worked in the Kidde Clothes for 12 cents an hour, and my dad worked in the No. 10 Mines.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

I'm an individual who has gone through four tough years of college to earn a degree in education. I understand the hard work that it takes to become exceptional in this field, especially if you work with a class of 10-year-olds in an RTI class.

I've been scolding teachers and belittling administrators and criticizing public education, but lately I became aware of one good teacher.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I read Paul Willistein's movie review of "Heaven is For Real." The title was in "Heaven, there is no bier." I know without doubt that heaven is for real!