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Letters to the Editor

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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dear editor,

My wife and I grew up in this area, graduated from high school in Lehighton and had our four children have successful educations and careers as a result of their education.

As a teacher, counselor, coach and administrator I served the district for 33 years from 1956-1988, and have remained close to the district for the 26 years that I have been retired.

This district and community are dear to me and I serve the community in many ways, in church, veterans organizations, as a hospital volunteer, and other organizations as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

Regarding a recent Times News front-page headline, why should Carbon County "judges discuss strategies to keep people out of jail" when they already have the best one going it's called "continuation," especially when it happens seven to eight times in a row as it has in my case.

As the victim, I am appalled that over a year later the defendant still has not paid his dues nor served his time.

To paraphrase an old song, "where have all the justices gone ... long time passing ..."

Allen Albertson

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dear editor,

I read your article in the April 16 issue relating to the Harmony Scholars.

Richard Davidyock must be applauded for the many years he served as director of the Harmony Scholars, but he was not the creator.

Harmony Scholars was created by Mr. Edgar Miller and performed for the first time during 1954 by the Summit Hill High School Graduating Class of 1954.

The above being said, I wish to thank all those who are participating and hope the program continues for many years.

Harry Miller

Class of 1954,Summit Hill High School