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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

I'd like to thank school board members Hill, Resh, and Wentz who voted no for the Lehighton School building. Unlike Mr Krause who thinks he represents the voters, you three voted the way the people wanted you to vote.

In 2007, my husband and I built our retirement home in Carbon County. I have been unable to retire because of the high Lehighton School taxes. For our 3 bedroom ranch home we pay $5,864 in school taxes. Dowd, Eidem, Krause, and Stern think there is going to be no problem if I pay $400 to $500 more in taxes.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor

I will never read your newspaper again and I will list the three reasons.

1) I get so sick and tired of seeing photos and reading stories about Toys for Tots. When I was a child my parents worked and bought us our gifts, people today are lazy, on welfare and want handouts. People are too lazy to work.

2) You have many reporters, yet I am so sick of seeing almost every story and photo in your paper is by Andrew Leibenguth. You should rename your newspaper, The Daily Andrew Leibenguth. You worship him like God.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

I read your paper daily. I've noticed that all the columnists and even the cartoonists are all right wing. What happened to fair and balanced?

How are the readers supposed to come to reasonable conclusions about what is going on in this country if all they read are the biased opinions of these people?

Namely, Ann Coulter, who I personally think is a hateful mean spirited person, that Star woman, Cal Thomas, Dale McFeatters, Jim Zbick, etc.

This is a miscarriage of trust to your readers.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Wow, I am glad I went to the Lehighton School Board Meeting Nov 17th. I really thought this latest tax increase was to take a large pile of money from the unemployed, under employed, or home owners just holding on from the depression we are in now for three years.

I thought that money was going to be used for lobbying some one or hoping some money could be guided elsewhere. Nope, the truth is, buildings only have a 20 year life cycle and need to be replaced. Heck, I thought most of the buildings in the United States were over 20 years old?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Keep your money at home this holiday season by shopping at locally owned businesses first!

Buying local helps build a more prosperous and healthier community by strengthening the local economy with money spent being retained in the community. Buying items made closer to home cuts down on fossil fuel use, and reduces the carbon impact on our environment.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Your commitment to keep your pets warm during cold weather can save their lives and eliminate a great deal of unnecessary suffering. Puppies and kittens, small animals, and short haired dogs are very susceptible to the elements and would benefit if a cozy sweater was put on them.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Dimaggio's La Dolce Casa is a beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Tamaqua should be ever so happy to have such a family and such a business in our little town.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor

I saw on the news that PA. wants to charge a 4-1/2 percent tax on gas drilling wells. I am in favor of this along with a lot of PA residents. I would like Harrisburg to put a 4-1/2 percent tax on profits of all coal mines in PA. These mines are in depressed areas. They also do not pay their share of school, boro, and county taxes. Check it for yourself!

Toll Bros. owns a mountain in Coaldale, Lansford and Tamaqua. These towns are depressed. No jobs to brag about.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Hello Mr Castagnera and Miss Castagnera (The Generation Gasp column, Nov. 19 TIMES NEWS)

You are both right!

Firstly, I think it's poor business for any food server to be having a personal phone call during his shift. It's wrong and very unprofessional. What you should have done is placed a complaint to the manager etc. I would have done it, and I am sorry that it had happened to you for if I was that young man's boss he would've been canned on the spot.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

This past weekend Route 309 in Tamaqua was closed to repair the railroad crossing on Center Street. Overall, the preparation and response by the local police, fire, ambulance and residents was commendable and allowed our community to get through the road closing with only a few incidents and as little impact as can be expected given the circumstances. I would like to commend Police Chief Mattson and the Tamaqua police for their preparation and responsiveness.