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Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The primary election is May 19 and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 8.

Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by Tuesday, May 12.

Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer's name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Dan Blazosky for Carbon County Coroner. We all realize qualifications are important.

Dan being the owner of and working for funeral homes throughout the county and having a degree from MonmouthUniversity in business management ensures that he is capable of running the coroner's office.

However, as important, if not more important, Dan has a genuine compassion for people that comes naturally, which would qualify for aneffective coroner.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to make observations about the commissioners race in Carbon County. A lot of hearsay is out there.

First, the current commissioners are being faulted for running as a three-man team. After the last race when the state Republican Party targeted Mr. O'Gurek's credibility, it made for a rough working atmosphere for these three men. A Republican judge ruled in favor of appointing O'Gurek to fill the third commissioner slot. There was nothing illegal.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The primary election is May 19 and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 8.

Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by Tuesday, May 12.

Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer's name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dear Editor,

The Times News did a good job reporting on a recent confab involving several Carbon County judges and certain organizations over the alarming rate of drug-related criminal cases appearing before the local judiciary.

One particular quotation in the article, attributed to a local sitting judge, seems to sum up the general sentiment of this conference and cannot go unchallenged: "It's disheartening when you have all these people coming before you because (emphasis added) they have a problem and need help."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The primary election is May 19 and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 8.

Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by Tuesday, May 12.

Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer's name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the resurface job they did on Deer Lane, which is also an access road to game lands Pennsylvania 217.

Once again, thank you.

Dale and Cheryl Keifer

Andreas

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dear Editor,

"Dancing with the Stars" has arrived in Slatington! The panel of judges are residents who get no satisfaction at council meetings. There are no 10s given and there is only one type of dance, as the council performs the "Slatington Side-step," not the "Charleston."

All contestants are council members paired with recipients of welfare. All contestants are voted off by residents in one night. No coming back week after week. You had enough practice time after each council meeting.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my sadness when I read of the senseless killing of the bald eagle near Andreas. Seeing this beautiful creature perched high atop the trees during my daily commute on Route 895 brought me such joy.

I felt honored just to be in the presence of our national symbol of freedom. I had hoped this eagle would have theopportunity to breed and reproduce so I and other local residents could enjoythe majestic beauty of these birds of prey for generations to come.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dear Editor,

The Times News is flooded with stories of drugs and all types of crimes that are creating a dilemma for the courts and the prison systems.

We have professional people in our schools and justice systems who deal with problem individuals.