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Wellsboro Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1995, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 2 September 13, 1996 GAME ION THE WELLSBORO GAZETTE The caller wants to know when is politician season and what are the bag EDITORIAL A good pick Tioga County President Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr. is to be commended for moving quickly to fill a vacancy on the county Board of Commissioners created by the recent resignation of former Commissioner O. Richard We also feel Judge Dalton's selection of Charles James to serve the county for the four months remaining on Bartlett's term was a prudent who has served as the mayor of Westfield over the past few years and was formerly a high school appears to have the aptitude and attitude for the Not just anybody would have the pluck to get involved in county operations during an election especially when the position is only temporary and often We also find it encouraging that commissioners William D. Hall and Walter G. Barnes have stated their intent to work together with the new We would welcome a change in that Welcome Mr. We wish you the Our hats are off to you for stepping to bat for the county as a matter of public Letters to the Editor Water conservation measures urged by DEP secretary State Secretary of mental Protection James M. Seif has asked Pennsylvanians to curb the use of water to avoid a drought no significant rain has fallen in the last it's even more critical that people do they can to conserve Seif voluntarily conserving water we may be able to avoid mandatory water restrictions important for people to remember that their individual efforts to conserve water can have a positive impact on their com- just as irresponsible water use can be The Department of mental Protection last week issued a drought warning for 43 counties in central and eastern A drought watch was declared in the re- mainder of the Both rations call for voluntary water conservation efforts by residents and lack of rain is having a serious effect on groundwater aquifers which supply drinking water to nearly half of Seif a com- mon misconception that people on well water don't have to worry about conserving but that's simply not Seif said a drought emergency would result in mandatory water restrictions and possible To avoid an he urged Pennsylvanians to tice the following vation Water only new plants or shrubbery in danger of dying and water them in the morning or evening hours Don't water your Most lawns will remain dormant and bounce back with just a little Don't wash your car with a use a bucket of water in- The Wellsboro Gazette ESTABLISHED IN 1874 PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK OF THE YEAR Member of NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION Published it Tioga Pennsylvania by Donald J. president and Joan C. OBce al 25 East Pa. 16901. 717-724-2287 Editor Jeffrey A. News Staff Kennedy John C. R Miter Send Trap water from your or reuse dishwater to water your flowers and Install aerators or other wa- devices on your cets and They use times less water with no noticeable decrease in Repair leaking faucets and A faucet that leaks one drop of water per second can waste as much as gallons of water in a A leaking toilet can waste as much as lons in just six Run your dishwasher or washing machine only when you have a full Use a not a hose to clean driveways and Don't let the water run when brushing your teeth or Running the tap for two minutes uses between three and five lons of Take short showers or low A 10-minute shower can use as much as 70 gallons and a full bathtub can use as much as 50 DEP has a number of fact sheets and other materials able on water conservation for specific businesses and They include water conservation ideas for beverages food processing com- golf courses and industrial health-care tels and laundries and linen and local and civic Contact the reau of Water Supply and Com- munity Health at 787-5017 for more Entered as Second dan November 28, 1887 at the Pott Office at Ad ol March 1869. This Newspaper assumes no a or Man from readers In those COPY SUBSCRIPTION In In County yr. 2 Out of County yr 2 yrs. DUI charges pending following Gaines crash State police at Mansfield re- port DUI charges are pending for an Elkland man injured in a one- vehicle accident Sept. 7, in Gaines According to state police at Timothy L. 34, of 104 Gates was traveling north on State Route 349 when he fell asleep at the causing him to skid across the highway and onto the west Arnold's 1986 Pontiac then rolled onto its roof and came to rest on an embankment off the west Arnold was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in where he was treated for a severe arm tion and rank among the most intelligent Big Brother's watching To the Commissioners Hall and Barnes are ing hard earned tax dollars to pay for their very own private According to The Wellsboro this who is from the Philadelphia is ing your tax dollars at the rate of per plus lodging and the vate investigator is getting reimbursed 35 cents per that is more than the county reimburses its own full-time It was reported in The Wellsboro Gazette that the commissioners intend to keep the investigator's reports confidential Why hasn't this investigation been turned over to the proper Don't the taxpayers already pay for these services in the district attorney's Wouldn't it be nice if any taxpayer could hire their own private and spend someone else's money to pay for the It would seem that the county commissioners think that it is cally responsible to spend our money for their own private Tioga County residents need to be on the the county commissioners could be wiretapping and taking pictures of anyone of us The U.S. Senate is conducting hearings on the Ruby Ridge incident and the excessive use of power and Who will hold hearings about the abuse of power and I agree with our Founding Fathers who thought separation of powers was a good The executive branch com- should not have taken the law into their own hands to investigate possible crimes and The founding thers placed this responsibility with the judicial Former President Nixon took the law into his hands with the Watergate and we all know where that I believe the Commissioners should im- mediately terminate the private contract and turn any evidence over to our competent and professional law en- forcement who already are paid with our tax and stop this abuse of our tax Brian T. Laverty Blossburg Welcome to Antrim To the I was informed of the following Antrim reservoir problems by a authority worker and secretary of the First of I was not notified as usual for two days after everyone else Then I was told the water problem was because of bad leaks or a leak in the Then I was told we have to pay Wellsboro a I was told that DER will not pass the new drilled well because of a high content of iron and magnesium and something Than I ask a question awhile ago about using the I'm glad DER won't pass that What good is the water from that well as it is if you can't drink it or wash your laundry in it. When I ask about that I was told DER would not let them use it any more and that was why they had to drill a new Now I read in the Wellsboro paper that is where we are getting our And I was not told of the water shortage by the sentative that was telling people of the lem because she didn't like I was told by her The paper also said that officials knew the reservoir had been steadily dropping for two weeks prior to the well going Well why weren't people notified then instead of waiting until it was If the authority has to pay per 1000 gal. are our bills going If it was leaks that caused this why was it days before they really got to it and seriously looked for I believe instead of wasting money on water meters they should put that money on new water line where As a child and young adult growing up in I never heard of water problems until there was a water authority and DER stepped in. Matter of fact the reservoir always had a run Now every summer there is a What is the truth with Antrim's I able to figure it But I have figured out there is a discrimination and they go in reverse to get to a Welcome to You can trust the but watch the I guess they are taking lessons from Wellsboro Court House Ron Smith Wellsboro RR 1 Commissioner will be To the I've never been too concerned with the comings and going of as long as they did more of the later than the Dick Bartlett leaving the office of county commissioner is different for me. For 20 years Dick worked to benefit the people of Tioga Some of the things that he worked for have been completed or are in like the Route 15 On every trip to I think about how much nicer the drive is Other things he has done we will enjoy and never know he was involved because he didn't boast about the things he Dick was a good neighbor He mowed the lawn and shoveled snow for my wife during the long process of our moving back to He said he was glad to do it because it took his mind off his I now understand why he welcomed the We all could use a break from the remaining I hope whoever replaces Dick is as reasonable and thoughtful as he has for all you've done and good Jerry Smith Mansfield Looking for leaders of the pack To the Another year of Cub Scouting will begin soon with organizational new scout recruits and Cub Scouts renewing their cation to the joys of Pack 21 in Mansfield is hoping to build its We need adults who can share their talents and hobbies with the Cub Scouts of our We need dedicated people to serve as den assistants and pack committee Scouting takes the work and devotion of many people the den assistants and pack committee Many decisions have to be made by the Pack The Cubmaster cannot be expected to run the pack It is the responsibility of the committee to decide major issues regarding the Pinewood Blue and Gold Banquet and other Cub The com- can be comprised of community businessmen and retired former scouts anyone with a desire to provide a ful program for the Cub Scouts in the field Our pack needs an active Our pack needs Scouting is a family oriented It provides a means for boys to learn valuable lessons and skills that they will carry with them throughout their entire It is lots of fun for boys and can be a memorable and rewarding experience for If you can make a difference in Pack 21, please volunteer and make the commitment to vide the best experience for our Cub You are invited to attend our pack ing on Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of Holy Child Catholic Francine Wunderlich Assistant Pack 21 Mansfield Unfairly terminated To the I have been reading with great interest and sometimes amusement on the between the commissioners versus the the the Republican the Wellsboro etc. Although I have not personally had a problem with the com- I do have first-hand experience with small potato politicians filled with too much ego and a idea of their importance and Let me tell you my On Oct. was publicly fired from my position as the Lawrenceville Borough during a Borough cil meeting in front of about 25 No no no I in escorted out of that meeting in front of these residents by the chief of I was then directed to gather my personal items out of the office in witness of the police chief and the borough council president and told that if I entered the office again I would be The reason given for the nation was accounting As far as the council was this was the end of the In the time several events have I applied for Unemployment Com- as soon as I could pick myself up off the ground from this totally unexpected and humiliating Council fought the There was a hearing with a state At this point I finally did get some reasons for my This was several weeks In my none of them were serious enough to warrant my Apparently the referee because I was granted I attended subsequent council meetings and made several requests both verbally and in writing to see the audit listing my accounting that left council no choice but to fire me. After several excuses and more weeks of I was granted the right to see the More weeks of waiting went by with no audit I attended another council meeting and again requested to see the This time I was told I could not see it because the records were under a We went to To make a long story Judge DaTton ordered the Borough Council of Lawrenceville to give me a full public hearing on my He also indicated I was entitled to full back End of Unfortunately You guessed it council is appealing his Let me tell you what it is like to have this happen to I have not been able to find a job in any type of When I fill out an application for a job there is no space on it for There are only two options quit or When I walked down the street that first few weeks after my I envisioned people pointing fingers at me and whispering about me. Rumors that I had taken money were I still don't sleep well nights because after 25 years with a spotless there is a shadow on my I have always been proud of my and now this reputation is in Financially my husband and I are just about The affects of this have reached into nearly every phase of our I do want to say that the people in Lawrenceville have been They have been totally I also want to say that not all Lawrenceville council bers are I have a great deal of respect for some of I do feel they have been misled I only hope that some day they will do what should have been done in the first tell me what I did wrong and ask me to explain it. It's the American just I am Even a murderer has the right to the facts of his or her Koleen Short Lawrenceville Waiting for a miracle To the Nation Under or are Our money says we pledge allegiance to our flag and mention that we are one nation under but are Have you ever wondered why there is so much distress in our back in June 1962 the Supreme Court said the Bible and to be removed from all public schools in Needless to our country has been going downhill ever Like many I have much to say on the subject of learning more about God and Jesus the son of God who actually is one in the God is indeed creator of heaven and earth and all who loves us very John says God so loved the that he gave his only begotten that whosoever believeth in him will not but have everlasting One of God's many promises and also the first verse of scripture I ever My family and I watched a video tape called Godly a very film and a must see for all who want to know more about what was intended for our country by our founding fathers like Patrick John Quincy George Thomas Jefferson and many And what can be done to return America to its original guiding The Good News Book Store here in town carries the video to also you can check with the local They may have the It's a definite must see by the devil seems to be in con- but his days are Our dren need to know the We need to take America It would take a as we all but miracles can some school in America will be the first to put the Bible and God back and other schools will follow please bless our Linda M. Spencer Wellsboro RR 5 An opportunity for freedom To the As a nation we shamefully abandoned our As a nation we need to correct these How dare this nation abandon and throw away our military men for cal and how dare they think that all military men were and are The U.S. intelligence has tracked POWs through various means for many They are alive and they will continue to be alive until one of four things they die of die of old them There are no other i Regardless of the status that our ment has placed our they have the right to come They have the right to be with their families and friends and to live the rest of their days with comfort and The families want their lives and they want closure to their loved Past and present government officials responsible for this tragedy must be held that will not happen until live return We as Americans have a responsibility to make this our government If we as Americans walk away from this our are truly for we are their only hope and opportunity for Think about it. Support Recognition Sept. 15, 1995. Gail Karschner Wellsboro RR 2 Bad math or misinformed To the I'm writing in response to Gerald Newland's Sept. 6 letter Robert A. plunged Duncan Township into of The very fact that Newland had to use The Wellsboro Gazette to respond leads me to believe there is no surplus of funds to support The Sentinel let's see if your math is or if you are just you have to deduct for the which Duncan needed You have to agree with that because you choose to live in a township where zoning already Now let's deduct the Pine Creek Headwaters paid for Duncan's Duncan Township is currently be- ing sued for by Allen The bills show owed to If you add the for zoning with you get So it either you can't or you are misinformed about the finances of Duncan So it really cost Duncan to fight the Commissioners Hall and Barnes spent about to sign an agreement for the and took away their powers to oppose dumps in the Now that's embarrassing are you mad about me re- signing in a timely and professional That's not what I call putting the cart before the horse at On the sometimes I've had to unhitch the horse from the cart when it was and had to be pulled out To understand this you first need to know one end of the horse from a hole in the Now who's Robert A. Janeski Wellsboro RR 5 Share Your Views and Letters should be sent 118, PA 16901. I
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