Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

Several months ago during a rainy day with nothing to do, I found a game of softball being played by a local girls' team. I was in awe at the skill and agility of the pitching and batting of the game. I had a plethora of thoughts running through my mind as I watched the game. Who invented the game, when and how popular is the sport.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Times News Editor,

I took the survey on the Lehighton School District website in reference to their proposed building plans.

I felt the survey was bogus because it did not allow me to express my opinion. It is made up of leading questions which are designed to produce the result that the board wants: permission for unrestricted spending of tax dollars that they haven't even taken from us yet.

They will try to justify their plans based upon "safety" and "equality," but I question the validity of those arguments.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

It has been at least 10 years, but I can still fondly remember the soft, tender music that flowed from the bow and fingers of the violin as played by Stanley J. Costello, as he would play for customers and friends for their anniversaries and birthdays in his restaurant in Coaldale.

Stanley would host the annual meeting of the Keystone String Band board of directors banquet and would play on our float in parades and sit down concerts.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

I can't believe there is even a discussion about this, the obvious choice is to renovate the existing schools.

The reason people live in Lehighton is because they like the small town atmosphere and the safety from the bigger schools like Allentown.

So having separate schools and not jamming them together into one is what draws people to this area, otherwise they would choose to live in the bigger school districts.

Thank goodness for Rocky Ahner and the handful of people on the school board that are thinking about the taxpayers.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

Had to respond to the editorial placed by Mr. Lynn about the PV Girls Basketball coach Josh Wank.

Mr. Lynn made it sound like Wank and Baran went to Minersville and made the team what it was. He failed to mention they are assistant coaches, not head coaches so Mr. Wank's way of coaching was not placed on the girls from Minersville, that team was there and in place when he got there.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

My children and I are former students of Franklin Elementary. I am a paraprofessional at Franklin Elementary and a taxpayer. I have been at Franklin for 27 years total as a student and an employee.

It just makes me feel ill to think this grand building could be just a memory. A lot of people echo these same sentiments about all four elementary buildings. Each school is special and unique.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

We built a new house in the Lehighton School District in 2007. The first thing all people who are taking on a building project do is look at how much money they can spend.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

Sorry I don't think this is fair! Really all they're trying to do is the rich get richer and the poor get poorer! It is not fair. I went to Lehighton High School on Third Street. What we had was from seventh to 12th in that school.

Why so many high ceilings? We had regular ceilings. You could hear the teacher or the pupil! Even our gym was neat; you went down steps to the gym floor. We never said anything about the schools then. Why now? There are not so many children in school now. All they want is more money and people who don't work will be tight.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

To whom it may concern,

I am not and I mean I am not in favor building a new school. I'm on Social Security and I pay enough taxes already.

How do you think us people on Social Security are supposed to live paying all these taxes already. No one helps us.

Thank you

Harry E. Eisenhower Jr.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Lord

When there's snow on the ground

And we run out to play

When we're bouncing around

And barking "Hooray"!

Or chasing kids' sleds

Way up on the hill

Paws and bellies get wet

In this harsh winter chill.

But a personal problem

We find in this snow

Is where oh where

Did our green grass go?

We find we have to "Go"

But you know

that we don't like

to make "yellow" snow.

We scratch we sniff then circle about

But things it seems

Don't always work out.