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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dear editor:

In our community, virtually everyone is or knows a victim or survivor of crime.

Crime is not "somebody else's problem" but, rather, a collective challenge that has often devastating effects on people, families, neighborhoods, schools, businesses and our community as a whole. During 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 19 to 25 we can embrace this special week's theme that "engages communities and empowers victims" right here in Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dear Editor,

I am confused with how the Carbon County commissioners prioritize projects when spending taxpayer money.

As recently reported in the Times News, more than $1.54 MILLION dollars was "invested" on the Packerton Yards project without creating one new job, and now they are insisting on spending over $3.1 MILLION dollars to build a pedestrian bridge to gain access to some historic trail.

Yes, I understand there is a grant that will help to pay for this project, but grants are still taxpayer money and should be used for more important projects.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

To the Editor,

I am neither Republican or Democratic. I am Independent.

I don't believe Hillary can win in 2016. I think Democrats need a better candidate. I think Ringling Bros. Circus is looking for clowns. I'd like to suggest Ted Cruz (close Gov.) and Rand Paul (too much like father) and Donald Trump, the biggest clown of them all.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

To the Editor,

If you noticed the increase in your electric bill, then you need the truth. I learned the truth from one of my favorite sources of information the Schwarz Report.

This is taken from an article that was published in the Wall Street Journal on March 5, by Richard S. Lindzen. He is a professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at MIT and a distinguished senior fellow of the Cato Institute.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

To the Editor,

Headline: Pilot flies jet into mountain, may have mental problem:

Recently a pilot flew his jet into the side of a mountain. An investigation proves he wanted to commit suicide. The pilot gets the blame, rightly so. But, I feel that the airline should be sued, the manufacturer of the plane should be sued because they should have known that he would fly the plane into the mountain. Also, I feel that all pilots from now on should have to take a psychological exam before getting on a plane to pilot it.

Argument sounds kind of stupid, doesn't it?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

To the Editor,

I've often thought back to Nancy Reagan's motto to drugs: "Just say no."

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

Historically there are many more records regarding the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ than most other renowned people. Not only is there abundant historical evidence, but there is also ongoing living proof of the church he founded and a preservation of his living word known as the Bible.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I hope that the Tamaqua Borough Council would consider restoring the intersection the way it was during the bridge construction by removing the three parking spaces along East Broad Street, between Greenwood and Market streets, in order to make a left-turn and a right-turn lane or through-traffic lane at the intersection of Broad and Greenwood streets.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I've seen people walking, running, jogging, pushing baby buggies on the right (incorrect) side of the road or street. They should be on the left side of the road or street, whereby the vehicles coming unseen from behind you would then be on the farther side of the road or street, so that you can SEE the ones coming closest to you!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Editor,

I want to thank Ruth Weiss and family for everything they do. When my wife, Linda Miller, went in the hospital, Ruth and her family took good care of me. They made sure I had everything I needed.

Then when my wife got so sick, Todd took me to the hospital in Bethlehem more than once.

She died only five days after she got sick. At that point my heart was broken.