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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

It's so troubling when a progressive speaks up against gun ownership. With a broad sweep of the broom, Terry Ahner would take away the right to own guns. That would include the avid hunter, both small and large game, those who believe in self-defense.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

Consideration for pedestrians and bicyclists in Jim Thorpe would lead one to believe that the old bridge should stay in place for them, barricaded and blocked off from automotive traffic.

Anita Stone Van Dine,

Jim Thorpe, M.Ed. (ret.)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank coach Pat Crampsie, his staff, and the boys who gave their all on the hardwoods for the Panther Valley Panthers this season. Nobody works harder than Coach Crampsie and his staff to put a quality product on the floor, year in, and year out. Like any school's sports teams, some years are better than others, and, while this season ended with a disappointing loss to arch-rival Tamaqua, and missing the district playoffs, I, for one, came away impressed and encouraged.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor

The last Lehighton School Board meeting went well. I spoke on taxes, millage, and tax increases. David Bradley spoke on school construction costs, the ESCO concept.

Repairs and upgrades without the high architect's fees makes sense.

We need to fix and use the existing elementary school buildings.

This Monday the school board will decide on using an ESCO Construction Bid for the middle school. It will be brought up at the Lehighton School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 for a vote.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

I read with much interest on the letter to the editor dated Feb. 8, 2014, where free thinker claimed to be an Atheist while giving praise and accolades to St. Luke's Hospital for his care. And justly deserved to those dedicated health care professionals. But I question his comments about his lack in the belief of God. He said his family visited him on Christmas Day, a religious holiday, but he failed to use the day marked by December the 25 in his article. Duh!!! A Bible proclaimed holiday by the entire Christian world that believe in God.

From the pen of

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

I believe a word of thanks and commendation is in order for the unsung heroes who reported the fire on Flagstaff mountain to the proper authorities (Feb. 1). Your vigilance, concern for the safety of others, and stewardship of the land ultimately resulted in the discovery of the remains of Angela Steigerwalt. This in turn allowed a serious investigation to begin much sooner than it may have had the fire not been reported.

Thank you. Our community is much better for having people like you residing among us.

Joan Morykin

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

It's perfectly legal for anybody to abandon a cat they allegedly owned for years.

If there's no paper trail, of where you got the cat, or no trips to the vet for paperwork, you can move, and allegedly, leave a cat outside, to freeze and starve legally!

Dogs are different, but cats left outside are regarded as strays, with any alleged owner assumed to be a total stranger who was nice enough to let the cat inside now and then.

I learned this just a few hours ago, when I tried helping a cat that has some scary, bloody, wounds.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To the Editor,

Last November, I read an article about porn and sex trafficking written by Chuck Norris.

Dr. Mary Anne Layden is a psychotherapist at the University of Pennsylvania. In 20 years of experience treating sexual violence victims and perpetrators, she did not have one case of sexual violence that did not involve porn.

The dramatic increase in child sexual predators is a direct result and proportionate to the increase in internet porn.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Praise for Carbon Comm Center

Greetings!

I'm writing this letter to thank all the people involved in running our Comm Center, 911 Emergency in Carbon County, in the borough of Nesquehoning.

I think that we all take the thought of just calling 911 for granted, because we know that there will always be someone there to take our call and send help.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dear Editor:

This is an open letter (if you have the guts to print it).

First: There are at least 28 Americans being held by other countries. It's time to bring them home, our government has waited too long already. It's time for President Obama and this Congress to do something. It's time Americans stopped being stepped on.