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Letter to the Editor: Advocate for removal of culm banks from Jenkins Township and coal-country communities

Part of my campaign for Jenkins Township is to find solutions to remove its unsightly culm banks. Presently, the Pennsylvania …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Columnist David Brooks missing ‘whole picture’ on fracking, says nun

In one of the opening paragraphs of the encyclical, “Laudato Si : On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling by Supreme Court can’t trump God’s law

The so-called “marriage” between two people of the same gender is not marriage, but a union. Why do I claim …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: ‘In Focus’ column misses crux of Harrisburg’s budget battle

Wow! What a “rave piece” for the governor (“Did we elect a dysfunctional government?” July 16). And what a sloppy …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Opposition to energy tax seen as key to Pennsylvania’s future

As a Luzerne County resident, I applaud state Sen. Lisa Baker and Reps. Tarah Toohil and Aaron Kaufer for fighting …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Tom Wolf slow to show compromise on budget

Bill O’Boyle’s July 16 column, “Did we elect a dysfunctional government,” concludes, “it appears the governor is the only participant …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Make workplaces conducive for moms who breast-feed

“Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work!” is the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated worldwide from Aug. …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incorporate sidewalks, biking paths into building plans across Luzerne County

As a countywide health coalition, Live Well Luzerne recognizes the importance of the built environment in shaping our health and …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Photo of grieving father served only to sensationalize, writer says

The decision to publish above the fold, on page 1A, the picture of a grieving, cuffed Michael Francis Nice Sr. …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Writer questions ‘neighbors’ flouting rule on homestead tax break

Let me see if I can understand my neighbors. Residents of 11 Wyoming Valley communities are required to pay a …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Drop defense of Confederate flag

In William A. Levinson’s letter to the editor last Sunday he urged readers to reconsider the symbolism behind the Confederate …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: My bills seek relief for overburdened property owners, says state Sen. David G. Argall

The Times Leader’s editorial on July 8, “Harrisburg has bigger fish to fry than reverse appeal ban,” makes several disparaging …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Writer wonders if county Councilman Edd Brominski clear on ‘land banks’

Edd Brominski’s frustration with the majority on the Luzerne County Council was obvious in his June 22 letter to the …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Writer questions U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s commitment to funding first responders

This is in reply to the Times Leader’s article that mentioned U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey’s endorsement of the recent $139,497 …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: ‘Market on the Pond’ fundraiser succeeds thanks to wide support

On behalf of the Meadows Auxiliary and our 130 residents at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, we thank everyone …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Closure sought in case of infant’s body found at West Side Landfill

Aug. 6 will mark the 35th anniversary of the discovery of the body of an unnamed infant in the now-closed …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Rename Moon Lake Park to honor former DCNR Secretary Pat Solano

I was pleased to hear that Moon Lake Park was transferred to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Be on lookout for signs of elder abuse and neglect in nursing facilities

It is an unfortunate fact that nursing home abuse and neglect are common occurrences among the elderly who are dependent …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Pittston City Little League manager undeserving of ‘attack’

This letter is to express my disgust at the poor judgment used by the Times Leader to publish such a …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Motorist questions need for electronic billboard on Interstate 81

Our Pennsylvania roads are full of potholes and ruts, ad infinitum. However, traveling on Interstate 81 south just past Exit …

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Rainbow-illuminated White House signals dark days for America, writer says

Recently, people celebrated Independence Day. Will it be the last? I am not sure. I think of my dad’s service …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

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 …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

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