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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Editor:

I discovered a rare gem in the coal fields. Not a Black Diamond, but a true gem call Coaldale, Pennsylvania. Have you heard of Southern hospitality? Try coal region hospitality! A few weeks ago I accompanied a friend on one of his sales trips to Coaldale. I always take a book with me and read for several hours as he conducts his business.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Men and women serve their country in the military.

What I don't understand is why when they get out they don't join Veterans Organizations.

The only way these organizations can exist is if they get new and younger members and new ideas.

It's a place where they can find others who have some of the same experiences and understand them.

Relatives of veterans don't join the auxiliary in the veterans organizations either.

I think this shows disrespect to the veterans and their service.

It is only one or two hours a month.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor,

I hope people read Michael Reagans's column in Thursday (9/7/11) "Professors don't know everything". It's about how academics and intellectuals from places like Princeton, Harvard, and Yale are ruining our nation.

I agree when he says "Washington needs to stop listening to these allegedly high-minded academics". We all know when someone becomes this smart they usually become a liberal. This is probably because they use their brain so much that it becomes overheated and it makes them become liberal.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

We expect our government legislative leaders to provide the best possible solutions to problems that private industry can not nor desire not to provide. Roads and bridges are two of these types of problems in Carbon County.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

McAdoo officials are raising questions about a low impact natural gas pipeline that is under construction to provide the Altadis U.S.A. plant with a clean source of energy. Unfortunately McAdoo borough officials are trying to stop the project simply because two water lines had been accidentally struck.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The best gift you can give to someone is yourself.

I have always enjoyed gatherings of every kind; weddings, reunions, picnics, or even a cup of coffee between two friends. I love the opportunity to sit and connect with that person to share our lives, some laughter, and if I am lucky, some great food too.

Growing up, we routinely shared meals at the homes of friends and family. I always felt special and loved in the various homes we visited, and our hosts were very gifted in the art of hospitality. An art that I feel is being lost.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

I see where Sarah Palin is visiting South Korea.

She should do everyone a favor and move there.

She then can see North Korea from her porch.

I Remain,

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski

SummitHill

(Veteran)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

While I am as much against drugs as the next parent, I find it disconcerting that Panther Valley School District is still looking to enforce a mandatory random drug screening policy, spending thousands of dollars, yet they cannot afford books for every student in 6th grade (I am not sure about other grades).

I understand that there is still an ACLU action being taken against the school district, so I ask, how much more money is this going to cost the taxpayers?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

So few of you attend the Jim Thorpe School Board meetings that Board members who try to keep taxes low have no backup against those members who endorse "raising taxes."

Several months ago the Superintendent and Business Manager took a pay increase freeze voluntarily for this coming year. Then a few weeks later they put in for an extension to their contracts. I said NO. A volunteer does not get paid in any way.