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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Ryan Mackenzie is a breath of fresh air, writer says

To the Editor:

As a recent high school graduate, I'm told to prepare for my future: study hard, find an internship, make connections and pursue your dreams.

This isn't always easy, especially in a world where so many look out for only themselves. I've been fortunate, however, to meet Ryan Mackenzie.

We hear about Ryan's work to reform government and help constituents, but these only begin to show the kind of person we have as our state representative.

Another View

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13 Take time to thank a firefighter

This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast concerning a house fire in Salisbury Township.

Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the warmth of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Editor's View

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Homelessness in the Lehigh Valley: It isn't just a television story

Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."

One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.

The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.

His wife, the children's mother had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.

Editor's View

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by JOHANNA BILLINGS in Opinion

We all need a day to do nothing

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day."

It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."

Editor's View Better safe than sorry

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Opinion

Parkland administrators, emergency responders are ready for any contingency

Just three days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two former Navy Seals at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, emergency crews responded en masse to Parkland High School.

Americans have been told for more than a decade to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity they may see.

New York City even has a television and radio ad campaign describing various incidents that need to be reported.