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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

Can anybody explain what is the holdup on the "Route 903 slip ramp interchange"? The last article in your newspaper is from July 2011. I have tried to contact the Turnpike commission and just received a runaround about wetlands.

They have been talking about wetlands for over a year!!! The Turnpike website still states that phase 2 is to start in the Spring of 2012 and nothing has been updated for a long time. We are already in spring and the last time I drove over the turnpike on RT 903 nothing has changed.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

I would like to offer some comments on a recent letter from Bob Washick entitled Finds it to be a business. As a long time resident and property owner in Lake Harmony, I disagree with his opinion that Saint Peter the Fisherman Church in Lake Harmony is a business.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

The week of May 7th-11th is School Nutrition Employee Week. It is a time to thank the hundreds of people in our community that help nourish the young minds that are the future of our country.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Food Service Employees of Panther Valley School District for their hard work and dedication to the children of PVSD.

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.