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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dear Editor,

Some advice to younger men: Do you want to meet nice young girls? Get a dog. You'd be surprised all the girls you meet walking their dogs.

I don't know why they have old-timers baseball games for charity. One year they had a soap box derby on Patterson street.

I built a soap box car. I used some sheet iron, and the wheels were from my old go cart. The steering was done by a rope on each wheel. Ja was my driver. On a test run he turned over and cracked a tooth. Those people from out of town all had fancy cars. The next time.

God Bless

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to inform the residents of Penn Forest Township that heads need to roll for this act of incompetence, from the chairman, right down the line. What were they thinking? Putting our lives in jeopardy isn't a laughing matter at all with our fire stations closed due to an oversight.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Editor,

Last evening, July 10, I attended the "Concert Under the Stars" right here in our Lehighton Park. What a fine concert it was, with our Lehighton Band celebrating 150 years. 150 years of LOCAL musical talent.

We, the people of Lehighton, are truly blessed, for in addition to our great Lehighton Band, we have the Lehighton Boys & Girls Band and the Zion Opera Workshop.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the speed limit being changed from 65 mph to 70 mph on parts of I-80, I-380 and parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in my opinion I think 65 mph is fast enough on these roads.

I don't know if anyone else besides me has had a tire blow out at 55 mph. Nothing happened to me, and I regained control of the car. I lost the hubcap. I didn't find it either.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Editor's note: This letter is being reprinted to clarify the business.

Dear Editor,

On July 8, I called in two prescriptions to a chain pharmacy. The next day, I picked them up.

No, I did not check the individual bags before leaving the store.

At home, I found one prescription to be incorrect. It was a drug my husband no longer uses. I called the store, but was told I was liable for the $32 since I left the store without checking, and the drug I ordered was not ready yet. Had that refill been ready, I would have known something was wrong: three instead of two.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Weissport Mayor,

Regarding your "incense" over the procedures of emergency vehicles during a crisis, please get it in your head that police, ambulance and fire vehicles have always been equipped with loud sirens and flashing lights to warn other vehicles and pedestrians that the emergency vehicles need to get somewhere in a hurry even against traffic and through stop signs and stop lights.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

On July 8, I called in two prescriptions to a chain pharmacy. The next day, I picked them up.

No, I did not check the individual bags before leaving the store.

At home, I found one prescription to be incorrect. It was a drug my husband no longer uses. I called the store, but was told I was liable for the $32 since I left the store without checking, and the drug I ordered was not ready yet. Had that refill been ready, I would have known something was wrong: three instead of two.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

This in response to the letter "Police investigation should be completed" submitted by L. Ernie Foucault that appeared in the Saturday issue of your newspaper, dated July 19.

First, some facts:

The Pennsylvania State Police was founded in May 1905 by Gov. Samuel Pennypacker, and in the early years of the 20th century was nationally recognized as the premier state police agency, so said Teddy Roosevelt.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am questioning your policy for reporting the truth.

Chris Parker reported that the Panther Creek Cogeneration Plant in Hauto is planning to burn rubber in the form of shredded tires, which will be imported from New York State.

Her main source of information came from an executive of Panther Creek Co., David Hawk. David Hawk is also president of Nesquehoning Council.

Chris reported that a committee was formed by David made up of three Nesquehoning Council members, one who lives across Route 54 and across from the plant.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

Over the past several weeks, we have watched intently as the World Cup took over the headlines. The drama and excitement of this sport covered the media. We watched and cheered as the Americans played and eventually were eliminated from the finals. The greatest upset was the Brazilian team, which was also eliminated from the finals, and we all cheered as the underdog, Germany, won the World Cup.