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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

Snows have melted

Cars are rusty

Streets are dirty

Porches dusty.

Clothes are brighter

Jeans are cleaner

Shorts are shorter

Bodies leaner.

Bats are cracking

Balls are rollin'

Hitters swatting

Bases stolen.

Vaulters arching

Racers rounding

Tracks of cinder

Hearts are pounding.

Discus flying

Jav'lins soaring

Jumpers springing

Dashers scoring.

Busy seniors

"Singles" - "Teamers"

(Class Night coming)

Planners - schemers.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

Republican poll workers handing out campaign materials outside the polls on Election Day were accusing Democrats of being stupid. Imagine; the intellectually unarmed were trying to engage in a battle of wits! Is it possible those under informed persons are incubating the destruction of their own interests? Name calling is a desperate action to make up for a lack of knowledge and ability to reasonably offer alternatives. Intelligent people of both political persuasions have no need to stoop to such levels.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

In response to, "Shame, shame, shame."

What health issue is being undermined by not mandating health insurance providers to cover the cost of contraception? Prevention of pregnancy is not a health issue. On the other hand, pregnancy does have health consequences, and as such is covered by health insurance.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dear Editor:

Now that One World Trade Center is nearing completion (and is now the tallest building in New York City), this would appear to be the time for so-inclined Americans to contribute to a fund so as to fully underwrite the rent for the American Civil Liberties Union.

This would allow the ACLU to have a prominent office on the top floor of the new building at the very site of the former Twin Towers. Donations are now being accepted.

Charles Stopp


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor,

Civil discourse and reasoned political discussion are at a low ebb. Election campaigns resemble brawls, and the electronic world is filled with personal attacks and insults.

I am sorry to say I have been guilty of this incivility. A few weeks ago in the heat of anger I sent an email to your paper in which I labeled Mr. Reil, a regular columnist in the Times News, a "nut" and implied that he knew little about the Constitution or American history.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor

More than ever we have signs. I have seen plenty of political signs when driving. Large ones and small ones.

I often wonder if a larger political sign can influence the vote. Traffic signs, one way, no parking, stop signs, destination, street, distance, deer crossing signs and construction signs, reduce speed and merge into a single lane and the list goes on.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Shame on the Republicans for attempting to undermine women's health by limiting access to contraceptives.

Shame on Mitt Romney for stating that if he becomes president, he will eliminate Planned Parenthood.

Shame on Gov. Corbett for attempting to force pregnant women to have ultrasounds. He went on to say if they (the women) did not want to see the procedure, they "can just close their eyes."

Shame on Rep. Doyle Heffley for voting "yes" with Gov. Corbett on this issue.

May we all remember in November!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Prior to my retirement, I was employed in the construction field for nearly 40 years, building roads, bridges, water lines, and the like. Twenty six years was with PennDot as an inspector, supervisor and manager. Some of the projects I was involved with were The St. Clair Bypass, Deer Lake South in Moilino, 22 Renew in Allentown, Leiby's intersection and many, many more.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am proud alumna of the Tamaqua Area School District. Both of my parents and the majority of my aunts, uncles, cousins and nephew graduated from, attended, or are currently attending, TAHS. We served as members of athletic teams, student council members, National Honor Society members, and members of countless other academic and extracurricular activities. My primary area of involvement was the award-winning music and theater program.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

At the July 22, 2009 Nesquehoning council meeting an announcement to dismiss Officer Nick Saulo surprised the public in attendance. Officer Saulo was an ex-Marine and was thought highly of by the community. A roll-call vote was taken on the dismissal of the officer. Michael Sniscak Jr., Frank DiMiceli, Richard Zabroski, and Don DeMarco voted yes. Rose Walck voted no. Mark Stromelo and David Hawk were absent. The dismissal occurred one day before Officer Saulo would have completed his probationary period.