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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 11, 2015

To the Editor,

I've often thought back to Nancy Reagan's motto to drugs: "Just say no."

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

Historically there are many more records regarding the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ than most other renowned people. Not only is there abundant historical evidence, but there is also ongoing living proof of the church he founded and a preservation of his living word known as the Bible.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I hope that the Tamaqua Borough Council would consider restoring the intersection the way it was during the bridge construction by removing the three parking spaces along East Broad Street, between Greenwood and Market streets, in order to make a left-turn and a right-turn lane or through-traffic lane at the intersection of Broad and Greenwood streets.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I've seen people walking, running, jogging, pushing baby buggies on the right (incorrect) side of the road or street. They should be on the left side of the road or street, whereby the vehicles coming unseen from behind you would then be on the farther side of the road or street, so that you can SEE the ones coming closest to you!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I want to thank Ruth Weiss and family for everything they do. When my wife, Linda Miller, went in the hospital, Ruth and her family took good care of me. They made sure I had everything I needed.

Then when my wife got so sick, Todd took me to the hospital in Bethlehem more than once.

She died only five days after she got sick. At that point my heart was broken.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dear editor:

I have been quite frustrated recently about what the public HAS BEEN reading and NOT reading ENOUGH in the media about two important public education funding and cost issues that are both essential to the sustainability of our children's public education structure.

The first is FICTION regarding the purported "loss" or "decrease" of state funding revenues to districts over recent years. The second is FACT the steeply GROWING PSERS public retirement cost factors facing not only our small district here, but all 500 in the commonwealth.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dear Editor,

I am sorry, but I really must address the letter from my friend Mr. Joseph L. Koperna (Times News, Saturday March 21, "The plain truth about the Resurrection."

First, thank you, Joe, (if I may call you that) for your futile attempt to analyze the topic. However, I have a problem with six-dollar words since I was raised on a $1.98 vocabulary.

You see, that is the problem with folks today. Christianity is so simple, people say, "There's got to be more to it than that, especially in our technological age of today." (Hey ... I used a six-dollar word!)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Joseph, I used your letter, "The plain truth about the Resurrection," to the editor of the Times News on March 21 for our adult Sunday school discussion on March 22.

We too, cringe at the thought of all the damage inflicted throughout history by wars fought in the name of a religion. We strive for the same things we think you value peace and love for our neighbors.

We feel that Jesus did not want "religion," which he considers man-made. Our faith is thought to be offered to each of us freely, and more through the heart than the brain.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dear Times News,

It may seem a little unusual for the pastor of one church to praise the congregation of another, but I cannot keep silent about the exceptional work being done at Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton. They are doing many good things. But my recent experience with the Zion Opera Workshop was so outstanding, it deserves special mention and celebration.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dear Editor:

As a concerned resident and taxpayer of Lansford I am making an appeal to all residents.

The Events Committee, which has three main volunteers, is trying its best to change Lansford to a positive community.

Due to lack of volunteers, event participation and financial support, they cannot have as many programs as they want.

So far, the committee has put on the following events: Halloween Party, Christmas in the Park, Breakfast with Santa, and Music in the Park. All the events are free to the children.