Letters

Letter: Thank you, for your service |Mar 24, 2015

Hi Jeff, I don’t usually read through the Tri County Record but I am glad I saw your article this week. Very interesting. Vietnam? I was 4 F in 1961 and couldn’t go in the army or Navy (my preference) so by 1965 I was raising a family and only reading about the horrors of Vietnam.

Letter to the Editor: Domestic violence and rape are an epidemic in America |Mar 18, 2015

I would like to add my voice to the recent letter fromT he Women’s Rights Coalition of Southern Chester County regarding domestic violence and rape. Senator Pat Toomey appears to be grossly indifferent to funding programs to protect women from domestic violence and women and girls who have been raped.

Letter to the Editor: Upgrade 222, it is time for PennDOT to be held accountable |Mar 13, 2015

On March 11, PennDOT sent a response to each of the 431 people who participated in the US 222 e-mail campaign calling for a 4-lane, limited access bypass to replace the current 2-lane road between Reading and Allentown.

Letter to the Editor: Stop voting against programs that help people who are in distress |Mar 10, 2015

Dear editor: I’m writing this letter in response to Sen. Toomey’s votes against victims of domestic violence and abuse. He has voted three times to defund programs that protect women from domestic violence, including ones that combat violence against women.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, volunteers, for your shoveling help |Feb 27, 2015

This winter we have had more snow and ice than in an average year. As senior citizens living on West Main Street of Kutztown, my husband and I appreciate the opportunity to have younger volunteers from Operation Snowflake help us to clear the sidewalk in front of our home and yard.

Letter to the Editor: PennDOT does not feel a bypass is viable solution to safety and capacity issues on US 222 corridor |Feb 20, 2015

Regarding efforts by local advocates on behalf of an expressway option for the Route 222 corridor north of Reading, I wanted to explain some factors.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for helping our pet live a happy and healthy life |Feb 18, 2015

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, to Dr. Lauren Jones and all the techs and staff at Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown who helped our pet live a happy and healthy life through nine months of treatment for heart disease.

Letter to the Editor: Honey Brook Borough Police chief thanks toy drive donors |Jan 20, 2015

Again I would like to THANK all of the donors to the Police Department’s toy drive this year.

Letter to the Editor: Chester County has opportunities for 2015 |Jan 20, 2015

The citizens of Chester County have a myriad of opportunities as we begin 2015 and close out a successful 2014.

Letter from Fraternal Order of Police: Take time to support men & women in blue |Jan 7, 2015

Dear Editor: January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge, is asking every Pennsylvanian to take time to support our men and women in blue.

Letter: |Dec 16, 2014

I am a local Morgantown nurse and member of our local American Legion. On Saturday, Dec. 13 I had the pleasure of attending once again “Wreaths Across America” at Fort Indiantown Gap, a national Pennsylvania Veterans Cemetery.

A thank you from the Grange president for supporting Hamburg Grange pot pie dinners |Dec 1, 2014

I want to personally THANK the Hamburg community for supporting the Hamburg Grange’s most recent pot pie dinners. The September dinner was a success! We planned for 300 people and we sold out at 6 p.

Letter from AARP: ‘Maintain good health as you age’ |Aug 30, 2014

Preventative care is the most important thing someone can do to maintain good health as they age. As an AARP volunteer and member, I have had the privilege of being educated on how my insurance can help me prevent illness and avoid being sick.

Letter to the Editor: Support of the Willow Street Project |Aug 22, 2014

Dear Editor, I was encouraged to write this letter in support of the Willow Street development project after reading Nancy Unger’s letter that appeared in the Patriot two weeks ago.

Letter to The Editor: Bicentennial celebration should include an evaluation of well being of our ‘Most Agreeable Town’ |Aug 11, 2014

Dear Editor, As we prepare for the Borough of Kutztown’s bicentennial celebration, we all look forward to celebrating the hard work and commitment of the many men and women who built our town and who nurtured the growth of a self-sufficient family-centered rural community.

Letter to the Editor: Silk Mill Project - Another Point Of View |Aug 11, 2014

Dear Editor, I am very much in favor of the Silk Project that is being proposed for Willow Street in Kutztown.

Letter to the Editor Drugs in schools? Solution: bring God back into classroom |Jun 16, 2014

To whom it may concern: A number of weeks ago, there was an article in the Kutztown Patriot about the drug problem in the Kutztown schools and Brandywine schools. To be brief about my concern, the leaders that spoke about the problem it appears can’t find a solution to end this.

Sound Off: Home-schooling family shares their views |Jun 10, 2014

Well the school year is ending and graduations are in the air. In my last On the Record Column I asked for people to write in about homeschooling, cyber schooling, and private and public schools.

Letter to the Editor: Tri County Record goes too far with book reviewer’s opinions |Jun 2, 2014

Dear Editor; The area covered by the TCR is often referred to as part of the Bible Belt - as indeed, the paper’s content with emphasis on local church events, Focus on the Family and the Church Service Directory illustrate.

Letter to the Editor: ‘Losing Chief Stoltz is a real blow to this community’ |May 29, 2014

Dear Editor, When I moved here the first person I met was Chief Stoltz. Never, ever in my previous residences did the Police Chief do patrols and talk with the people in the community. Losing Chief Stoltz is a real blow to this community and the board of supervisors should be ashamed.

Letter to the Editor: Chief Stolz’s Resignation |May 21, 2014

Dear Editor, I was one who was in attendance at the Caenarvon Township supervisors meeting on May 13. The supervisors surprised most of those in attendance when they opened the meeting, quickly recessed and then came out with the announcement to accept the resignation of Chief Stolz.

Letter to the Editor: Sharing joys of small town life with NYC children |May 19, 2014

Dear Editor; This summer, The Fresh Air fund needs more host families to carry out its great summer time tradition of sharing the joys of country and small town life with children from New York City, picking berries straight from the vine, tasting honeysuckles for the first time or walking barefoot in the grass!

Letter to the Editor: Convictions & experiences of writer should be emphasis of review - not possibly beliefs of reviewer |Mar 13, 2014

Dear Editor, I am submitting a letter in response to a recent Jeffrey Hall book review about the Holocaust.

Letter to the Editor: What ails this nation? |Mar 2, 2014

Dear Editor: I vowed I would never write anything again, but I am so frustrated about what really ails America and its future that I hope to find some relief in doing so.

Letter to the Editor: Employee paycheck protection is needed now |Feb 28, 2014

On Feb. 6, Commissioner Mark Scott and I voted to support Employee Paycheck Protection by passing resolution 41.14. You can read the resolution on the Berks County website homepage www.CountyofBerks.

Letter to the Editor: Cutting the Cost of Living Allowance for military retirees |Jan 27, 2014

Dear Editor; In December 2013, Congress passed and the President signed into law a budget. It passed with overwhelming support in both Houses and by both parties. To save the government 6 billion dollars over the next 10 years, they slashed the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) by 1 percent per year for military retirees younger than 62, including disabled veterans.

Thank you for clearing driveway |Jan 21, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the doer of good deeds on Grove Road, Elverson. Three times you have cleared my driveway with a huge snow blower. I have no idea who you are, but say daily prayers for your health and happiness.

Letter to the Editor: Christie’s staff mirrored him |Jan 15, 2014

Dear Editor; If I were a citizen in New Jersey and had cast my vote for Chris Christie for his second term as Governor of New Jersey, I would feel short changed over the “Bridge-Gate” scandal. This whole affair reminds me of Richard Nixon during the “Watergate” scandal.

Letter to the Editor: Kutztown Board Overturns Voters Choice on School Board |Jan 14, 2014

Dear Editor, The Jan. 6 vote by the Kutztown School Board to appoint Christine Ryan as the representative for the Albany/Greenwich/Lenhartsville district was unfortunate on a few levels but most glaringly it denied residents in these townships their voice on the school board.

Brandywine Heights Elementary: What is your favorite holiday food? |Jan 2, 2014

Mrs. Bettenhausen’s 2nd Grade Class

Brandywine Heights Elementary School: What is your favorite holiday food? |Jan 2, 2014

Mrs. Remp’s 2nd Grade Class My favorite holiday foods are Christmas cookies, homemade ice cream, and turkey. Every Christmas we go up to my Pop’s house and eat yummy cookies and homemade ice cream. My other favorite holiday food is turkey on Thanksgiving.

Kutztown Elementary What is your favorite holiday tradition? |Jan 2, 2014

Mrs. Gonzalez’s 2nd Grade Class

Kutztown Elementary School: What is your favorite holiday tradition? |Jan 2, 2014

Mrs. Kirstein’s 2nd Grade Class

Kutztown Elementary School: What is your favorite holiday tradition? |Jan 2, 2014

Mrs. Orwig’s 2nd Grade Class Every Christmas, I go to my aunt Christine’s house. There are lots of family and friends there. We all exchange presents. When we are done, we sit down to a Christmas dinner.

Brandywine Heights Elementary: What is your favorite holiday food? |Dec 31, 2013

Miss Trupp’s 2nd Grade Class My favorite holiday food is cookies.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Kutztown Optimists, for making a difference |Dec 16, 2013

Dear Editor, The Kutztown Optimist Club is dedicated to the youth of our community providing Easter Egg Hunts, T-ball, basketball programs and countless behind the scene donations to children. This Christmas is no exception.

Letter: A little note of thanks from the Library |Dec 4, 2013

Being a part of the Brandywine Community Library family is an honor and a privilege I do not take lightly. A sense of belonging to one’s community is also very important to me and also to our library.

Giving Thanks: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? |Nov 27, 2013

“I am most thankful for my family and all the food that I eat and stuff that I need. My family cares for me, loves me and helps me with all my troubles. I am happy that I have so much food because some people in some countries don’t have food and have to look for it.

Honey Brook sewage ordinance will not be intrusively enforced |Nov 25, 2013

To the editor, I am writing this to alleviate fears by township residents concerning the new ordinance concerning sewage systems in Honey Brook Township.

Candy buyback a success at Parisi Orthodontics |Nov 25, 2013

To the editor: Just an FYI! Parisi Orthodontics brought in 315 pounds of candy this year (through the candy buyback program). I think that is almost triple what we brought in last year! So now we are taking that to Keystone Soldiers in Leesport.

Giving Thanks: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? |Nov 25, 2013

Kutztown School District 3rd grader Kayley Derr wrote,

Giving Thanks: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? |Nov 25, 2013

Kutztown Elementary School5th grader Marina Schnell wrote,

Giving Thanks: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? |Nov 22, 2013

Jacob Reese, a 4th grade student at Willow Creek Elementary in the Fleetwood Area School District, writes,

Refusal to consider property taxes, borough management a ‘train wreck’ |Nov 15, 2013

This letter is in response to the Oct. 29 article, “Avoiding taxes, guiding development are focus of Elverson election.”

Democrats share blame for lack of bridge repair funding |Oct 4, 2013

It’s disappointing that the TriCounty Record chose to publish the editorial titled, “Icedale Road Bridge and Pennsylvania Politics,” which is nothing more than politically biased nonsense.

Thank you to supporters of the library’s Summer Reading Program |Sep 30, 2013

To the editor: The Village Library of Morgantown would like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all those who helped make our Summer Reading Program a success. The following donated money or items for incentives or programs.

Boyertown Area Crop Walk 2013 |Sep 19, 2013

On Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at 2PM at the Center at Spring Street, folks from all over the Boyertown area will gather to participate in this year’s CROP Walk to fight world hunger.

Letter to the Editor: You sent me America |Sep 5, 2013

Dear Citizens of Fleetwood, This past weekend, for the first time, I hosted at my home four young men playing for your high school soccer team. What I saw in all four of these fresh, young adults were confident, respectful, intelligent individuals who not only represent upstanding citizens each possessing a drive to achieve his personal success but also represent the fiber of the American people.

Guest Column by Karen Feridun: Regulators of oil & gas industry engage in a protracted lawsuit on taxpayer’s dime |Sep 4, 2013

Seems like a long time since last summer when eight Berks County municipalities, including the City of Reading, passed resolutions opposing the local control exemption in Act 13. The law, enacted in February 2012, amended Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act.

Gun laws column missed the mark |Aug 19, 2013

To the Editor: The guest columnist in the July 30, 2013 issue of your paper is certainly out in left field. First off, there is no such thing as a sensible gun law such as the kind that the Mayors Against Illegal Guns supports.