Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Letters to the Editor

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.

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.