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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 14, 2014

To whom it may concern:

My name is Frank Mistretta III, and I have a story to tell.

It all started back in July 1976, when my parents moved from Long Island, New York, to Nesquehoning. In September 1976, I attended Panther Valley High School for one year and then graduated with the class of 1977.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Theresa Gaffney, clerk of the Orphan's Court of Schuylkill County, has filed a motion to intervene in the recent federal district case that declared unconstitutional the law defining marriage between one man and one woman. I applaud this brave woman for standing up in support of the beauty of marriage between a man and a woman, in which a child has the benefit of being raised by a mother and a father.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the speed limit on Route 209 from Lansford to Nesquehoning being 55 mph, just recently a truck blew a tire going this speed limit. Thank God nobody was hurt or died in this incident. About two years ago I talked to Commissioner Thomas Gerhard, and he told me he would contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about this speed limit.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Theresa Gaffney, clerk of the Orphan's Court of Schuylkill County, has filed a motion to intervene in the recent federal district case that declared unconstitutional the law defining marriage between one man and one woman. I applaud this brave woman for standing up in support of the beauty of marriage between a man and a woman, in which a child has the benefit of being raised by a mother and a father.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Just when you think the town of Lansford can't top their stories about meth labs, they do, with the first gay wedding in the county.

I would like to know what percentage of the population of Carbon County, and the entire country for that matter, is gay. Is it 50 percent, 25 percent or more like 5 percent?

My belief is that it's a lot closer to 5 percent than 50 percent.

In a democracy, which believe it or not this country still is, the majority rules. So why does a story about gay marriage make the front page?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Editor,

We support the efforts of Theresa Gaffney, clerk of the Orphan's Court in Schuykill County, to protect the image of marriage between a man and a woman, and her intervention in the recent federal district case that declared this unconstitutional. No one person or judge should have the power to decide against what the majority of people want.

Regis and Judy Zelenz

Zionsville

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

It is a very sad day in the state of Pennsylvania when a judge can overturn the will of the people regarding the banning of the immoral and unnatural and abnormal lifestyle called same-sex marriage.

Unfortunately when these people don their black robes, they think that they are mini-gods.

I would like this ruling appealed to a higher court. It is too bad that our present governor doesn't have the political will to pursue this issue. He will lose my vote if he doesn't.

Robert Buda

Royersford

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

A couple of weeks ago, I read a letter stating that Lansford was going downhill. I'd like to say that I agree. I've written my representative and asked that he try to get a bill passed (to copy New York). Make the Panther Valley a tax-free area to any company that comes here and stays and grows its business and employee residents. They have to stay for 10 years. Also, for any business that exists now, if it grows and puts residents to work, these will be tax-free for 10 years.

Let's face it. If Lansford goes, what's next? Nesquehoning? Summit Hill? Coaldale?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

Gov. Tom Corbett's May 23 executive order lifting the four-year moratorium on new oil and gas leases in Pennsylvania state parks and forests comes as an unwelcome surprise to the many families who cannot afford to vacation in exotic places this summer.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am delighted that EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous effects of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But, given the adverse reaction from the coal industry, the agency should have issued parallel regulations on emissions from meat industry operations.

Each state could than determine its own optimal strategy for curbing greenhouse gases.