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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

In this current economic climate, it has become increasingly obvious that people with disabilities are being targeted in a negative way. They are either people "living off the system" or "unfortunates" who need our help because they cannot survive independently. In most cases, nothing could be further from the truth.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. When you have diabetes, either your pancreas makes little or no insulin, or the insulin your pancreas does produce is not working the way it should. It's a disease that's lifelong, complicated and costly.

Right now, one in 10 adults in Pennsylvania has diabetes. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if current trends continue, as many as one in three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Most of us have heard of the Ku Klux Klan. But not for decades. Recently, membership went from 200 to 2,000. We do know that they burn crosses and hide behind hoods. But what do they stand for?

They said that the blacks should go back to their own country and we should get rid of the Jews and Hispanics. And there should only be whites in this country. Furthermore the Grand Knight, speaking behind a hood said if President Obama gets another four years in office, there will be a war in this country. That's absurd.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Recently, residents of the Tamaqua area received a fund appeal letter asking for support of the Tamaqua Public Library, which serves the Tamaqua Area School District and other outlying areas. This is the first public appeal on such a large scale and how the people of the area respond will answer the above question.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Certain people in Hometown, Rush Township, should get their facts straight before spreading rumors that a resident in Hometown caused a power outage when trees fell on power lines a block away; when the person they're accusing also had no power. So why would he stop PPL from restoring power? If not for the person being accused of the power outage calling PPL and doing the job the supervisors should have been doing, people would still have no power. PPL didn't know about the trees on the lines until I called.

William D. Boyer

Hometown

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

To Columnist William Taylor Reil,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Well, the election is over, and the people have had their say. To those who think that our country is in for four more years of the same thing, you are wrong. This election has given our president a "Hall Pass" if you will, to do as he wants without the fear of having to run again for re-election.

And that is what he will do. If this letter is printed, save it, if you want, and see if in four years, all that it forecasts has come to pass or not.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am not normally one to share my business or life story with people but I feel this is something that should be made public.

My father is currently waiting a kidney transplant which he has been on the list for one year and 18 days awaiting a kidney. He currently attends dialysis three times a week, obtains all needed tests follows a strict diet etc.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

Thanks to David Wargo on his article on Mr. (John)Harkins.

I also had Mr. Harkins for a teacher and he had a big impact on me. I last saw him four years ago at a PV football scrimmage I attended to watch my son Alex play who attends Palmerton.

Mr. Harkins took the time to say hello and ask about me and my kids. He cared for his students when they were not only in class but for their entire lives and he will be missed.

Thanks so much David for the article as it meant a lot to me and many others!!

John A. Vignone

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dear Editor: