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Letter to the Editor: End ‘farce’ of insurance claims that benefit few at expense of many

When an insured person with a life insurance policy dies, the proceeds of that policy are paid to the beneficiary …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Thomas Tigue’s drive was apparent to those fortunate enough to cross his path

Much will be written (and spoken) about the exemplary life of the late Thomas M. Tigue, and that’s as it …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Elephant training by bullhook not acceptable, no matter what circus says

“Methinks thou dost protest too much,” Shakespeare wrote, meaning that someone who is overly persistent about something is probably at …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: What happened to our god-fearing nation?

The pro-life march at our nation’s capital on Jan. 22 was held once again this year and thousands participated, much …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Circus fan encourages consideration of ‘facts’ on animal care

I have read the comments posted to a recent commentary (“Ringling Bros.’ animals are well cared for, despite columnist’s ‘unsupported’ …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: The late Thomas Tigue’s leadership in Harrisburg left lasting impression

I never had the opportunity to vote for Tom Tigue. Yet, as a Luzerne County resident, I benefited from his …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: White Haven library appreciates support of fundraisers to finish engine house restoration

Letter to the Editor: White Haven library appreciates support of fundraisers to finish engine house restoration

With a sincere thank you, the White Haven Community Library thanks all of the artisans, volunteers and attendees who helped …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Reader praises newspaper carriers who deliver dose of morning happiness

So much sadness in the world today, both in the newspaper and on TV. I’d like to thank two men …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni told to ‘stop playing bad politics’

Finally, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley got fed up with being disrespected. First, although running a joint campaign with Mr. …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Preserve Wilkes-Barre’s high schools and ‘priceless’ artifacts within

I recently researched the origin of the stained-glass windows in Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. As per an article in a …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Slow down, Wilkes-Barre school directors, and map out a sensible strategy

It’s long past due to say, “Whoa, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board.” This board has been all over the place, spewing …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Vote to express displeasure with federal lawmakers Bob Casey and Matt Cartwright

On Jan. 11, two Democrats joined 205 Republican senators and congressmen and congresswomen in an amicus brief. This brief urged …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: No one will treat my aching tooth because I’m on medical assistance

Some medical professionals swear that everyone receives the same quality of care no matter what type insurance they carry. Well, …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Put an end to ‘sick’ tax proposals in Harrisburg

I keep getting these political fliers from America Works telling me to tell my state representative to pass a budget …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Cougars and wolves in the state’s woods wouldn’t scare me; humans on the other hand …

In response to your Jan. 25 editorial citing writer Tom Venesky’s outdoors column about cougars possibly migrating to Pennsylvania, I, …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: St. Mary’s Church parishioner wowed by holiday Mass, looks forward to more like it

We recently celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. Those of us who are privileged to belong to the historic St. …

January 29th, 2016 |  

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer: ‘Attack ads’ in your mailbox wrong on my record and on budget backstory

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer: ‘Attack ads’ in your mailbox wrong on my record and on budget backstory

As special interest groups began launching attacks out of Washington, D.C., I started wondering what alternate reality they have been …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Diabetic urges update to Pennsylvania law on biosimilar drugs

Northeastern Pennsylvania is blessed with having four members on the state House of Representatives Health Committee – Reps. Matthew Baker, …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Nation must abandon ‘progressive Democratic agenda’ or risk economic ruin

A recent commentary written by Paul Krugman of the New York Times and published in an area newspaper mentioned the …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Joe Sestak’s grasp of foreign policy makes him preferable choice for Senate

Like every American, I’m concerned about the military preparedness of our country. I want to know that those in charge …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Proposed gas line jeopardizes Bear Creek Preserve and its fisheries

Today, the Bear Creek Preserve is in the path of the proposed UGI/PennEast Pipeline. If approved, the pipeline’s 100-foot-wide construction …

January 24th, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Coal industry requires more reforms

I appreciate the Times Leader editorial’s evenhanded approach to the legacy of the coal industry (“Pain and politics of coal …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

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