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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

During the entire month of May, motorcyclists around our area will be promoting National Motorcycle Awareness Month. I would like to use this time to educate everyone that uses the highways in our area.

I am a member of Leather & Lace, an International women's motorcycle club established in 1983. One of our top priorities is to support motorcycle safety in our community. Below are some simple, easy awareness tips that I would like to share:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor: I retired from East Penn Township Police Department in 1996 after having given 15 yeas of the most important years of my life to that job. For the duration, I tried to build it into a full-time position, only to be held down by supervisors who had no vision. Yes, they paid me for 20 hours per week, although, I, like a dummy took the calls 24-7 from home! After retirement I have constantly received complaints about the police department activity.

I have passed them off and told the complainant to take it up wit the present board of supervisors.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor and to the people complaining about the geese:

Maybe if the HICKS from Franklin Township ever get out of their suburb, they would see where a farmer planted a few, one dimensional, metal coyotes in the fields, off Mauch Chunk Road and Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown, which have worked very well in keeping the geese away. A. THREE-D coyote would cost Franklin Township $49.00 in the Northern Toot + Equipment Magazine. This is worth the money, as they can be moved around the area as needed.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am embarking on a photo project I'm calling Pennsylvania Barn Stories. I want to photograph barns and tell their stories. I don't want to prejudge what barn stories are worth telling, but the possibilities include architecturally and historically significant barns, barns that have been in families for generations, new barns built in a different style, barns that have been converted into houses or other uses. An Amish barn raising should also be on the list.

If readers of the Times News know of any barns I might consider, please send me e-mail: bx2@psu.edu

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

I would like to offer some comments on the recent primary election.

Recently, I saw an article in the TIMES NEWS that the Tamaqua Borough Council endorsed former House of Representatives' leader Dave Argall for reelection to the Pennsylvania Senate. This was somewhat of a surprise to me since I did not know that endorsing candidates to the legislature was a function of a borough council.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

As a long time resident and property owner in Lake Harmony, taxpayers have been encouraged to pay membership to the fire company, rescue squad, stock the lake, etc. In short, property owners are the mainstay of providing health, safety and the welfare of our the residents by paying taxes and becoming members of variouos organizations. You can join most of these organizations or at times there are various fundraisers when something needs to be replaced, redone, or improved.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

This is in response to a column written by Gordon Smith about extended unemployment benefits is like being on the Dole.

I am a mother of one of the unemployed who had been on benefits until recently.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

As a pulmonologist practicing in Delaware for three decades, I have seen patients suffering from a variety of lung diseases. I've seen my patients struggle to breathe and struggle to understand why they could not breathe. I've met them in the hospital and in the emergency room, as their struggles to breathe became near impossibility. What I have not seen in all of these years is a decrease in the number of people suffering from lung disease.

Lung disease is still the same killer that it was when I first began practicing medicine.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God."

This is part of the oath that witnesses take before giving testimony in a court. We think we know what the word "truth" means. But the definition we, the people, use is the common and normal meaning of the word that we have been taught. What is the actual meaning of the word "truth" used by the courts, i.e., by attorneys and judges? Have the attorneys, judges and professors of law changed the meaning of the word "truth"? For the answers to these questions, one need only turn to various dictionaries.