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Penny Power’s First Paper: March 11th, 1981  

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Updated Each Week! Thumbs Up/Down From This Week’s Featured Year

1994

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To the Borough of Coopersburg for not enforcing their sidewalk snow removal ordinance.

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To the many kind people who helped us find our lost chow dog “Tequila.” We were only able to locate her because of all the wonderful people who looked out for her and helped us track her. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

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I want to congratulate the Springfield Township Supervisors –they cut the real estate taxes from 14 mils to 8 mils. They ask for the resignation of Chief Bell, but that is not enough. You should do away with the police department completely and pay the state police to patrol the township. With 9-1-1 a call to the police will have the same, if not better, response time.

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To the man who sacrificed his bandana for my son’s bloody face while sleigh riding at Peace Valley Park Sat., Jan. 8. Thanks for the immediate help and your bandana. After 5 hours in the ER and 3 stitches in his hip, he is fine. Thank you again.

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To all employers who did not give their employees any bonuses at Christmas, especially those who had a prosperous year. Have you forgotten who contributed to your success?

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To all my “neighbors” in Riegelsville who blocked off public parking spaces. The message you are sending is: I only care about myself –I shoveled this space out, so now it’s mine. Kid stuff. You are greedy, short-sighted, un-neighborly, un-Christian and un-believably pathetic.

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It is very dangerous to leave snow & ice on top of trucks and cars. Please take the time to take ice off your vehicle.

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To the snowplow operators who zoom down state roads as if they are heading to a fire. We appreciate the prompt clearing of our roadway, but having our mailbox wiped out three times in nine days is totally uncalled for. My husband is tired of spending his evenings repairing the extensive damage so that we won’t miss another day’s mail. Come on, guys –give us a break. Pay attention to what you’re doing, and Slow Down!

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To all the ignorant Springfield Township residents who say we don’t need a police force. If you think a state trooper is familiar with every road in your township, you’re a fool. State police back-up is excellent, but full coverage cannot be expected. In many cases their response time would be dangerously long due to travel distance and knowledge of the area. It’s great to see our taxes cut, but disbanding the police would be a foolish mistake. When you see a township officer slowly pass your house, you should feel satisfied knowing they can respond quickly to any situation while giving their undivided attention to this area. Let’s just hope the next time police are needed, it involves you, so you will wake up and realize that saving a little tax money per person is not worth your safety.

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To the management at companies who lack consideration of their employees’ safety. Three weeks ago you told us how safety-conscious we must be at work. Well, how about caring about us on our drive to work in such terrible weather. You decided to run the machine when almost the whole rest of the state was shut down. Don’t try to tell us you “worry” about us one day, then jeopardize our safety by saying it’s not so bad out, we can work today. You showed your true colors the last several storms –it’s yellow.

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Pet peeve about people who write Thumbs Down and use incorrect grammar. Person writing in Feb. 16 issue said “leave your pets roam free.” Should be “let your pets roam free.” Teachers even speak like this. Pity!

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To the father of the boy who lost his wrestling match Sat., Feb. 5. He didn’t need you to tell him how shameful it was to cry. He didn’t need you to whack his behind with your briefcase, and he didn’t need you to ream his body into the brick wall as you rushed him out of the building. What he needed was a hug and encouragement. Start with an apology.

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To the person who left a handbag in our driveway. You are as foul as the feces that filled the bag. Springfield Twp. certainly has its share of despicable, abusive residents, which you continue to represent. Residents such as yourself may manage to get a fair amount of votes in an election; may manage to get appointed to township positions and, most frighteningly, may even manage to hold elected office. This comment is not meant to appeal to your and your perverse circle of friends, because your mentality cannot comprehend “doing the right thing.” This is printed to inform alert, intelligent, responsible, decent Springfield Twp. taxpayers that, although we live in prestigious Upper Bucks County, there does exist a creepy, pervasive force, trying to undermine all that our fine community can become.

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To the person who put the ad in the Feb. 9 Penny Power that stated “Angry, Hurt, Frustrated??” (that sucked me in!) then went on to say “Let our mock Voodoo Doll express your feelings.” I am disappointed in Penny Power for allowing such an ad to be printed. I love to read it cover to cover, but now I’m a little leery.

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This is a big Thumbs Down to the girl who left her newborn in her running car so she could pay her electric bill. I wasn’t going to approach you, but now I’m glad I did. You just don’t get it, do you? Have you watched the news lately? Obviously not! I’d rather have a wet baby than no baby at all. (It was raining outside and I’m guessing that’s why you left him alone.) Next time, take him with you. Not everybody is as honest as me. I hope you’ve learned your lesson. From the girl with the grey Mazda.

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To Bill in Ottsville who answered my ad for furry soccer balls and gave me the coolest furry orange one! He’s a great addition to my collection. His arrival has brought smiles and laughter to all who meet him and hear how I got him. (I know they’re all laughing at me, but that’s okay.)

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To the inconsiderate hooligans who rode their 4 wheeler late at night on Forest Drive in Coopersburg this past snowstorm. People were trying to sleep! During the day would have been fine, but 11:30 pm is just plain thoughtless! It was only because of the police that you finally left. May you be cursed with all the plagues of Egypt!

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To the employees of the U.S. Postal Service. Post offices were open, carriers were out in the snow delivering mail when I was afraid to drive to work. Many thanks!

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To the person who complained that their “yellow” company made them drive into work on a terrible snow day. Did you expect to stay home utilizing electricity, telephones, mail delivery, emergency services, trash collection and newspaper delivery by people you expected to work, no matter what kind of weather? Take time to think about those who perform jobs you take for granted –and be grateful you have a job!

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To Bridgeton Township Supervisors for charging residences 12 mills for township property tax, when Nockamixon Township is 4 mills and Tinicum Township is 8.5 mills. Tinicum had a full time police force and three-man road crew. Nockamixon has a full time two-man crew. Bridgeton has a part-time one-man road crew and no police, so why the largest taxes? Bridgeton residents, please go to township meetings and find out why we pay the higher taxes!

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To a newly elected Springfield (Palisades) School Director. He publicly stated (at a board meeting) that vo-tech students should not be allowed into the National Honor Society. The characteristics of an honor society student include character, leadership, academic achievement and service. His statement implies that vo-tech students are incapable of these. Not! How snobby can you get? Are only college-bound kids good enough for him?

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To all those nosey people who go around making false accusations about their own family members. You all know who you are. You accused her of doing things that she would never do. You always try to cause trouble for her and her family. They’ve been together for years now. So we all think it’s about time you all look in your own shadowy closets. And let her and her family alone. What they do or buy is their own business. Are you jealous or what?! Grow up! Life’s too short. So get your own life. And concentrate on that.

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Before we distribute gold medals in a wholesale manner to those “Knights of the Highway,” our township’s peerless plowmen, let me mention that, for strictly personal reasons, I have to downgrade their efforts in the category of Technical Merit. I used to trudge out to my mailbox, hoping to find fewer bills and perhaps a notice to tidy up the house in advance of Mr. McMahon’s arrival. Now I go out there wondering if my box is still in Springfield Township, because Durham Township is well within reach of a determined plow jockey. After several sessions spent probing snowbanks with a broom handle, I bolted the box with some heavy-duty parts borrowed from the Roebling bridge in Riegelsville. This was a huge mistake on my part. This morning, the 24th, I discovered that my box had not quite survived its latest tangle with the plow. The main part of the box looks a lot like a parallelogram, but the lid has maintained its intended shape. Unfortunately, the two entities do not work well together. On the other hand, the box remained on its post, and for this I am both surprised and (moderately) grateful.

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To the three gentlemen who helped me on Feb. 28. I was on 309 northbound and my load of wood was next to me on the road. These men helped me load all the wood by hand! Chivalry is not dead. Thanks so much.

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To the property owner who allowed a billboard to be constructed on Rt. 309 next to the Perfecta Building. It is an eyesore and obstructs a scenic view of our town. Is collecting billboard space rental money more important to you than preserving the beauty of our town?

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To Pennridge High School. We went there for the donkey basketball game only to find out it was cancelled. Why didn’t they put a notice on the gym door saying so? There were a lot of people there and nobody knew what was going on until a janitor came out and told us. If you are going to cancel something, you should at least let the public know, who came to see the event. Shame on you.

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To the gentleman working in the Trumbauersville General Store Saturday afternoon, Feb. 19. I stopped in to buy molasses so I could mix the medication for my injured horse and you gave me some carrots and sugar for him so he would feel better. He thoroughly enjoyed these treats and your kindness made my whole weekend! A sincere and heartfelt thanks from both of us!

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To all the ignorant people who cannot wait for the road to clear the roads. Don’t you know that barricades and fluorescent orange cones mean stay out or away! I bet you are the first to complain when the roads are not cleared down to the blacktop. With all the snow that we have had, it is a very hard job. Let us see you get out there and do a better job.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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