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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dear Editor,

Why is it that every time something goes wrong in Lansford, or someone from Lansford gets arrested or does something dumb, the caption of the article always reads "Lansford Man, women, problem, etc. ..."

I know other towns have their share of problems, and I know residents of other towns get arrested.

It seems to me that the Times News is glorifying the fact that Lansford has problems. Enough is enough. We're not all bad, and believe it or not, many of us are productive citizens.

Janelle Balliet

Lansford

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dear editor,

First, I would like to thank Sen. John Yudichak and his staff for their tireless assistance in helping Summit Hill borough council in adopting a noise ordinance that would allow us to assert local control on an issue that should be local in the first place: noise in our restaurants and bars.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I have lived in this area for what seems to me like an eternity. I do consider myself a local, although I do not speak Dutch, but I wish I did. But overall, I respect the Founding Fathers that are and respect all their efforts.

With that said, I never, ever thought over all the years that I would see the influx of visitors to this area as I have seen over the past years. Much to my chagrin, all is not as good as the folks that supply food and drink make it out to be.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dear Editor,

Today they are celebrating Memorial Day with the usual parade in Summit Hill. This is the first time I didn't get to go. Maybe it will be on TV. I spent the time sitting on my patio with my dog, Porkey. I had a chance to read the Times News paper (I mean really read it). There was so much to read and enjoy. Pages I never read before really were very informing and entertaining.

Then I was thinking, Memorial Day only comes once a year. Go up to Summit Hill and visit the graves. I was glad I went up. The cemetery was beautiful.

God Bless America

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dear Editor,

I have never been at a school board meeting until recently. I can now understand why nobody attends these meetings.

I attended because I wanted answers as to why the Panther Valley School Board was outsourcing the janitors' jobs, and also why our taxes are so high and keep going up. Also, why there weren't any administrative cuts.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the Panther Valley budget for the school year 2014-15:

The school board cut 16 union employees, but maybe the new firm would hire them back, probably not at the pay rate they are receiving now. At least they will have a job.

If not, they're in the same boat I'm in because I worked for two different companies which shut down and moved out of the area, due to KOZ limitations. Due to these limitations, a new company comes into the area, which is a KOZ zone, and does not pay taxes for 10 years.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dear Editor,

I would like to address two issues in one letter here: Crossroads, courtesy of Richard Gross, Saturday, June 7, and Lehighton schools.

First of all, a great big thank you to Mr. Gross. We, the nation and the world, are in deep trouble, and we must wake up and come back to God. We can see daily where we are headed just by looking at our front page news and what has become most important to our news media. I mean all our news media, not just our local paper and news.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter after attending the June 2 Penn Forest Township meeting. I am concerned that two of our township supervisors (one being the chairman), were bullying the hired help, causing the encounter that occurred on May 9, leading up to the suspension and termination of Cindy Henning and Carol Matthews.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

The decision to close SS. Peter and Paul School is, in my opinion, very premature. A couple years ago when I, a 1975 graduate of the school, was informed at Mass that the school was in financial jeopardy, I stood up to raise the suggestion that graduate students (for example, those in a master of business administration program) be summoned for some fresh ideas on bolstering the school's finances.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Over several months, I have received mailings from the Commonwealth Foundation, as you have as well. These mailings have targeted teacher unions and their political involvement. As good as their intentions may be, the information they are feeding you is not based on fact, is totally misleading, and (hate to say it) an outright lie. They are preying on the emotions of the general public who, for the most part, have no real clue how political actions by an educational union may be engaged.