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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Recently Sis and I went to a terrific concert performed by the Cressona Band. The concert was a real treat but while I was there, I was not only embraced by the music, I was truly in a reverie of childhood memories. It was real Americana too; the concert was at the East End playground in Tamaqua, part of my old playing grounds with my cousin Joseph, who lived nearby.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

While the sub-head of syndicated columnist Allen Abel's article in Saturday's edition of the Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen read "Optimism scarce on the streets of Jim Thorpe," this writer along with many who visit, live and work on these same streets would heartily disagree.

This is a town recently named one of the top five most beautiful towns in America, where folks come camping or on a day trip and fall in love with it the way my husband, Chris, and I did while camping up at Mauch Chunk Lake Park with the Single Volunteers of Bucks County.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

I've had the pleasure of knowing Michele as I've been in her shop many times, looking for answers to health questions, comparing notes with her about nutrients and especially sharing my enthusiasm with her about juicing. I've been juicing for many years, and was especially excited to see an article in the TIMES NEWS about how she beat cancer by juicing fresh vegetables and fruits.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

This past week the guide rails were replaced on 903, from Jim Thorpe to the top of the mountain. What a waste of time, money and materials. I don't think there was even a dent in any of the old rails that were replaced. On a scale of one to 10 they were a nine.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I would like to speak out against trash radio. I don't like the foul language that some radio hosts use. Some of the political shows are just too one-sided. Every voice should be heard in democracy. I pull the plug on trash radio. I'd rather listen to classic rock.

Some of the politicians are just power mad and some of them have moral convictions. I don't believe what politicians say. Rule number one is don't trust anybody. Confucius was a good politician for a short time. He had to stop being a politician because someone was jealous of him.

Mrs. Noelle Gorka,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Cindy Nanovic forwarded us this article about the anniversary of Mauch Chunk Lake.

I then forwarded on to my brothers and sister.

Mother (Agnes McCartney) loved her Carbon County and all of its natural resources and beauty. She would be so delighted to read your article celebrating the creation of the Lake for both its recreational uses but more importantly for its flood control. It was a wonderful retrospective that brought back memories of a great lady that we are proud to call Mom!

Thank you,

Patty (McCartney) Dotter

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

It's called Moral Turpitude. Or, in this case, Institutional Moral Turpitude. From top to bottom, from Penn State's president to its locker-room janitors and all those in between – including Joe Paterno. From those who personally witnessed a monster at work and did nothing to stop it, to those who later knew of the obscene acts and made conscious decisions to not only remain silent, but to ensure everyone else remained silent as well. There is no other way to describe the systemic moral and ethical collapse of an entire organization….Institutional Moral Turpitude.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

On July 11, the Nesquehoning Veterans of Foreign Wars held their annual eight week blood drive. At this time, I would like to thank everyone who came out to donate blood in my honor.

I have been the coordinator for Miller- Keystone Blood Center for about the past six years. We had 40 donors this past drive. This breaks down to 120 lives helped or saved, because out of every pint donated three lives can be saved.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Yes, Pennsylvania, like all other States of the Union and the United States of America, is, as a matter of constitutional law, a "Right-to-Work State." It always has been and always shall be so. No legislation is necessary to confirm this fact. Simply consider the following:

1) The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Article I, Section 1, states:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Oops, they did it again! While everyone else in the state is facing cuts – from special education to senior citizens to those most in need – one group got an increase in the new state budget – our lawmakers. The state budget was touted as a "bare bones budget" where everyone has to sacrifice. But where is the sacrifice of the Pennsylvania legislature?