LETTERS
Letter to the Editor: Columnist’s views on Sunday hunting don’t add up, outdoorsman says

In the Times Leader’s Outdoors section on July 12, I read the column by Tom Venesky to “Put wildlife first in Sunday hunting debate.” He claims that we have about 277 days to hunt, with 37 days for the archery deer season. Wow! He concludes his column by saying he feels that the hunter has […]

Comments - 1:18 pm

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre overdue for a Republican mayor; elect Frank Sorick

We need Frank Sorick for mayor of Wilkes-Barre. He will stop the corruption. The city needs a Republican mayor after all these years. Alex Partika Wilkes-Barre

Comments - 1:15 pm

Letter to the Editor: Theatergoer praises Music Box Dinner Playhouse’s shows for ‘special needs people’

I had the distinct privilege on July 9 of seeing the dress rehearsal for “South Pacific” at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville. The Music Box Players instituted a program of free theater for special needs people, young and old. The theater was packed even though it was a very rainy evening. When the […]

Comments - 11:15 pm

Letter to the Editor: Improve safety at Harveys Lake with speed limit reduction, not biking ban

I read with disdain a column in the Times Leader suggesting that it might be time to ban running and bicycling on Lake Shore Drive at Harveys Lake because of the inherent dangers from vehicular traffic. Maybe the next suggestion would be to ban swimming because of the risk of drowning. I am a resident […]

Comments - 11:15 pm

Letter to the Editor: Meyers High School alumna seeks ‘further research’ on building’s condition, closure

A report made available by the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board regarding the planned closure of Meyers High School appeared in the July 3 edition of the Times Leader. Although informative, it also raised questions. Two things we all probably can agree on are: • All decisions should not be emotionally motivated. • The only people […]

Comments - 9:00 pm - updated: 9:00 pm.

Letter to the Editor: Provide Luzerne County Veteran Affairs Office with proper personnel, training

The Luzerne County manager, Robert Lawton, is refusing to honor the county’s responsibility to our veterans. For more than a year, he has not made it a priority to ensure that the Luzerne County Veteran Affairs office is adequately staffed. Apparently, a vacancy has existed since the retirement of a longtime employee. It is my […]

Comments - 8:58 pm

Letter to the Editor: Mail carrier took ethical route and turned in lost cash

Quiet Samaritans and heroes are alive and well in our valley! Just look around and you will see them: those folks who serve, work unflinchingly to provide for loved ones and strangers alike, those who share ready smiles and encouraging words. I had the privilege of being the recipient of kindness from one of these: […]

Comments - 8:57 pm

Letter to the Editor: Buoy program at Harveys Lake goes adrift

Having lived at Harveys Lake for most of my life from the age of 2 (I am now 65), and enjoyed its very great pleasures, I care deeply about the community. Indeed, my father was a leader in the formation of the borough, brought about due to concerns over the water quality of the lake […]

Comments - 8:56 pm

Letter to the Editor: Grieving mother sees need for post-addiction rehabilitation facility in Valley

Having lost my daughter to drug addition this past year, I felt compelled to give my view. There is no greater heartache than losing a child. Janine was a bright, beautiful girl and struggled with addiction for many, many years. She was a college graduate with many honors, popular and had it all except common […]

Comments - 8:53 pm - updated: 8:53 pm.

Letter to the Editor: America largely undeserving of God’s blessing

How many times have we sung “God Bless America?” Why would God bless America? Five members of the Supreme Court voted to make abortion, death penalty of the unborn, legal. The government voted to make drugs legal even though we have a major drug problem in America. Then five members of the Supreme Court voted […]

Comments - 8:52 pm - updated: 8:52 pm.

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