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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Instead of addressing the problem of illegal immigration in a sound way, President Obama and others call for "comprehensive immigration reform."

This misleading title should be called what it is – amnesty for illegal immigrants. The United States tried that in the mid-1980s. It failed. As all should remember, the amnesty in the 80's was supposed to be the last.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

Well the Palmerton School board is at it again.

Thursdays (Nov. 3) Times-News article reported a proposed a 9.1 percent increase in Property taxes.

Whatever happened to legislation where districts must hold the line at the rate of inflation? As a person retired on a fixed income we never see this kind on increase.

It's at a point where property taxes account for 25 percent of ones retirement income.

Perhaps it's time start an "Occupy the Palmerton School board"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

I've always been confused by the phrase "respect your elders" because there are people who are older than me that don't deserve the time of day from me or anyone else.

Last year Summit Hill buried two of its leading citizens, in my eyes, in Dr. Robert Arner and Joe "Chubby" Carnish. Dr. Arner was a highly respected dentist, a former school board member, and was active in various community organizations.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Regarding the article about the Carbon County Commissioners' debate held Monday, Oct. 17, at Jim Thorpe's Memorial Hall, among all the facts and allegations presented that evening, there was one stark statistic that stood out. Carbon County has an 11 unemployment rate the third worst in Pennsylvania.

The Commissioner candidate's solution for this lack of employment opportunity split along the usual party lines. Republican for free enterprise. Democrats for government. Each side wants more of their favorite medicine to cure this illness.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

In June of 2010 we brought a 7 week old black (golden retriever, labrador retriever cross) puppy named Charlie into our family from The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. As a puppy-raiser our responsibility was to socialize him and give him as many opportunities as possible until he was old enough to return to The Seeing Eye for formal training.

The Seeing Eye supported us through frequent emails, visits, and a well established puppy club in Tannersville.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear editor:

A vet is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America "for an amount" up to and including his life.

That is an honor and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. There are some of us who were sent into to do a job. We carried out our missions without thought of our own futures and what it held in store for us: now to me that is an American vet!

Please take the time to thank a vet today.

Joe S. Eberly

USN vet, Palmerton

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

First, let me say that I would not normally respond to such negativity as was stated in a letter to the editor on Oct. 8 written by Paul Gimbel. After all, thousands of years ago, a far better and superior man was crucified and put to death because he couldn't please everyone. Let me take point for point about the flooding that occurred in Rush Township in Sept. 23.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

We want to thank everyone who made this year's Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk to End Alzheimer's (formerly Memory Walk) a success. Between donations from businesses, organizations and individuals and 235 walkers across 30 teams that walked in Jim Thorpe – we raised over $27,100 to work for a cure to end Alzheimer's Disease.

Many of those who participated understand first-hand the devastation of this deadly disease, a significant motivator to work for a cure. My father, Frank E. Ruff, was one of its many victims.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

It's no secret that Dave Argall and his crony Micah Gursky have been the puppet masters in control of Tamaqua's Council for as long as anyone can remember. But the Argall and Gursky machine's latest move is appalling even by their standards.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce I wish to thank the Palmerton businesses for their cooperation in our first Scarecrow Display. The creativity and ingenuity shown was very impressive, as was the high level of participation.

Hopefully we can continue this project next year with even more scarecrows gracing our streets.

I also wish to thank the Times News and Terry Ahner for their coverage of the event, allowing visitors from our neighboring towns to view our display after having seen the write-ups in the paper.