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Letters to the Editor

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in support of Larry Stern, Wayne Wentz, Justin Wehr and Andy Yenser, who are candidates for Lehighton Area School Board. They are all graduates of Lehighton Area High School, and all have made their home in Lehighton.

They will continue to support programs at Lehighton schools such as music, art and after school activities. They wish to ensure our students get the best education possible to prepare them for the future.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dear editor,

It was one of the presidential candidates, years ago, whose campaign coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid."

That phrase still echoes today. Why isn't Carbon County a great place for big business, warehouses, etc. to locate to? We have plenty of available land, an abundant, underemployed workforce, lower taxes for business than nearby localities, and access to major transportation routes and railroads.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dear Editor,

Good, hardworking honest men are hard to find and Billy O'Gurek is a good, hardworking, honest man. That's reason enough to give him a vote for commissioner of Carbon County.

David B. Hiles

Summit Hill

Saturday, May 9, 2015

This morning is lovely,

All's right with the world,

A soft breeze is blowing

The flag is unfurled.

The feeders are flowing

With seeds for birds' snacks

We're enjoying the morning

But stop in our tracks.

Just what do we see,

As we're checking around

But bird droppings and feathers

Right there on the ground.

Now the seed in the feeders

Hangs high in the air

And you birds should be safe

When you snack or perch there.

But a warning to birds

Lest you have a "Death Wish"

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dear Editor,

Individuals and businesses who want to opt out of giving consent or providing services for same-sex "marriage" often base their refusal on several premises: religious freedom, freedom of speech or individual freedoms.

Such claims, while valid, are doomed to fail, because the center of the debate is no longer in the realm of upholding civil liberties. Rather, it has touched upon the sensitive issue of morality and sin.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dear Editor,

I know May 1 is celebrated under different names and in many countries.

However, like many other people I didn't know it is Loyalty Day in the United States.

I learned something new today. Such as the president is to make a proclamation that all flags are to be flown and that schools are to have a program on the country and the flag as should military and veteran organizations.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dear Editor,

I support Tom Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein for county commissioners because:

1. They are working with Mr. O'Gurek to make the county government work better, a team approach.

2. They are improving county properties with energy-efficient lighting systems.

3. They saved the animal shelter.

4. They built a new firing range to train law enforcement officers.

5. Both candidates declined a pay raise in 2013.

Friday, May 8, 2015

To the Editor,

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That best describes my feelings on the re-election of Wayne Nothstein and Tom Gerhard as county commissioners in Carbon County.

Even before my election to represent the people of Summit Hill, I had the opportunity to work with both men on a number of occasions.

Wayne and Tom have done an exemplary job in carrying out their duties in leading county government. No matter how difficult or popular a decision, they always do what is best for Carbon County.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I am writing this letter to the editor to support the re-election of Larry Stern, Wayne Wentz and Andy Yenser to the Lehighton Area School Board.

I know these men to be honest, caring and conscientious individuals who put a lot of time and effort into their responsibility as board members.

They will continue to work for progress in this community.

I am also giving my vote to Justin Wehr, who has two young daughters in school and desires the best education and resources for them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dear Editor:

Our dedicated board of volunteer directors have been working tirelessly to restore and return the GAR Cemetery in Summit Hill back to a presentable condition. We are proud that for the most part we have accomplished our goal thanks to the donations of many area and out-of-area supporters, and we thank you.