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Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

The other day while enjoying a cup of tea at the lunchroom, a stranger sat next to me and asked where the Lehighton Hospital was.

"Funny you should ask," I replied.

He looked at me rather quizzically and said, "What's so funny about that?"

I continued, "There is no more Lehighton hospital. There is a building there that the locals built many years ago with blood, sweat and tears, but no "Lehighton Hospital."

He said, "You act sort of irritated about this subject!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

Recently there has been talk about the Lehighton Legion selling the Mr. (Franz) Kline painting.

As a dues-paying legionnaire since 1978, I have never been asked what I think. Something of this importance should be brought to a special vote by all members.

Some questions I have are:

Who will audit moneys like an outside auditor?

Will the bid process include special help for vets?

Let's lay all the cards on table and see what happens.

Stewart Alboucq

Lehighton

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Editor,

Last week late at night, my car stopped dead near the top of the mountain, just below The Summit Restaurant.

I had all my lights on, including the red flashing ones. Until two women stopped to help me, cars were racing past me; I was terrified.

One lady stood behind my car, trying to get people to move over and slow down. The other lady started my car, and then drove me to the restaurant up further.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Editor,

Is it me, or are we becoming a number? Just the other day I was on the telephone (that's that black thing in the kitchen with a dial … oh, never mind) in an effort to learn if I could transfer my Internet service from a cable company to the telephone company to save money. You see, I already have my cellphone and my landline with one company, and I just thought … oh, never mind.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 294 would like to thank you for your generous donation.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

I read in the paper where Carbon County received a large amount of money.

It's going to feeding senior citizens.

My thing is I believe it's a good thing. However, why is it only Lehighton, Palmerton and Jim Thorpe that it is helping?

Are you trying to say Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill don't deserve help?

Just like everything else, it seems to me that Panther Valley gets the short end, even when it comes to getting business to move here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

Recently on a Sunday news summary I was amazed at the number of school bus fatalities that occur in a year. At least 70,000 children were injured and/or killed by motorists trying to beat the red flashing lights that a school bus exhibits while children are departing the bus.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

Two days after being sworn in, Dave Reed, our new house majority leader, sent out a co-sponsorship memorandum outlining yet another school property tax "relief" scheme (I mean plan).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

Our founding citizens who by their blood, toil and personal earthly possessions had sanctioned their representatives to draft a constitution by which they, the past, and we the present citizens have agreed to live for the past 200-plus years.

Through past years changes to the Constitution have been authorized by "we the people." Some were good and some had to be modified or repealed, but we the people are always striving to modify the Constitution for the benefit of all citizens of the USA.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

To Michael Vianello,

I do remember the Belsnickel when I was a child, and he was not a nice person. As the story goes he would whip you after giving you peanuts on the floor. He never gave us nice gifts afterward. I know Ruth Gougher, she got confirmed with me in St. Matthew UCC Church in Kunkletown.

I am Viola Hawk, was married to Emmett Gower. I was born on the outskirts of Monroe County, Kunkletown with my parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hawk.

Yours Truly,

Viola Hawk