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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing so the people who have been writing and calling me about my son Joseph who was brutally beaten by five Coaldale firemen on Sept. 25, 2011, to let them know nothing has been done yet. D.A Goodman wants to read Joseph his Miranda Rights, which has never ever happened to a victim.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation for inviting me to speak at their recent annual meeting. The theme of "Building Economic Success Together" is one of the most important goals of all successful economic development organizations around the country.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have been watching with interest how the Republican candidates have been jockeying for position for the presidential race.

Their opinions change like the sleep number bed. If you don't like what I say today, just keep dialing a different number until you feel comfortable. To tell the truth, I am not sure if I want to get in bed with any of them. And the alternative is like sleeping on the floor.

From the pen of,

K. Treger

Lehighton

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Tamaqua Borough Council appears to be content on laying off a police officer because of lack of money. Is that what the residents of Tamaqua really need - less protection in the fight against crime?

I do not believe that is a responsible action to be taken. I am sure that there are other avenues that council may take. First, if Borough Council and the Mayor do not take their salary for one year, there will be a savings of $12,000-plus for the year. Since there is supposed to be shared sacrifice in all of this, they can do their part.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Have you ever set out to go shopping

Then parked in the lot at the mall?

You've carefully noted row numbers

And even some signs on the wall.

You're then feeling sure your location

Will be quite simple to find

Since you've certainly sent every landmark

And neighboring auto to mind.

Then why when I've finished my errand

And come out with my full shopping cart

Do I have to stop short quite bewildered

Since I'm just not sure which way to start?

Now my mall has no valet parking

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Our state legislators recently bragged that they are not accepting an automatic cost-of-living raise. It's interesting that none of them has co-sponsored House Bill 1331 or Senate Bill 1074, which would repeal these raises.

If they are truly opposed to raises that none of us in the real world receives, why not put their money where their mouth is by co-sponsoring permanent repeal? Could it be because those raises beef up their pension?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor,

First the Chinese poisoned our children with lead based paint. They are now poisoning our dogs with dog treats and dog food manufactured in China.

Go in to any supermarket and check out the dog treats, Product of China. NIce packages of sliced duck, sliced chicken, etc., produced in China under the inspection of who.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

This bothers me.

Why does the Salvation Army, a good organization,need to stand out, in the cold, instead of being in the lobby?

I noticed this at the Lehighton Walmart.

I don`t understand the rationale regarding this.

The gentleman said," at least it isn`t so cold today". What about future days?

I remain,

Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

To Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager

Mayor Chris Morrison

Micah Gursky, Tamaqua Council President

Michael S. Greek, Borough Solicitor

Robert Jones, Public Works Director

James Barron, Code Enforcement Inspector

Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager

And all Members of the Tamaqua Borough Council;

Kate Crowley, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Governor Tom Corbett

Congressman Tim Holden

Tamaqua Sewer Department

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

The time is now to reassert one of the natural rights of humankind, the right to own property/ land. Property rights along with the rights to our life and freedom must always be protected by a government of the people, by the people and for the people. If the "of people" (the people we elect to lead our towns/cities, counties, states, and nations) part of our government do not believe in and adhere to these natural rights, it is long overdue to replace them as our leaders.