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Letter: Thanks to police for quick action

Much appreciation to the Lancaster Police Department – patrolmen and detectives – on the speed and professionalism in the apprehension of the criminals who burglarized my business. A job well done!

Donald Williams
Williams Trading Post
Lancaster


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Letter: A long talk with Linda Blackmon

I read with great interest of your encounter with Linda Blackmon. I’d like to share my experience when I first met her.
I’d moved from Newberry to Lancaster in ‘02. I was doing yard work in our front yard when this woman approached. She handed me a card which said she was seeking political office. I was busy, but I did stop to speak to her. Her conversation rambled on and  on, and after an interminable and wasted time, I told her I needed to get back to work, and I walked away from her.


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Letter: Rude in Congress, but no big deal?

This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s Nov. 23 column “Booing, lecturing VP-elect Pence was rude, vain, sanctimonious.”
Dr. Walker, did you have a problem when a sitting member of Congress exercised his right to free speech by interrupting President Obama’s address to Congress and calling him a liar?
I don’t remember reading your submission on that one.
You’re an educated man. What would be happening today if Trump had won the popular vote by 2 million votes and lost the election? Mayhem!


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Letter: Critic of DARE is misinformed

On the Nov. 2 opinion page, Heather Mueller wrote about the substance abuse prevention policies of the candidates for Lancaster County sheriff.
Unfortunately, the information she provided about DARE’s curriculum is outdated. DARE has been implementing Keepin’ It REAL for more than eight years. This curriculum is labeled “evidence-based” or effective by the very National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that she touts for its veracity, which lists DARE as a provider.


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Letter: Thanks and congrats to Linda Blackmon

I would just like to speak out for a beautiful, kind lady who has done a lot for the citizens of Lancaster.
Her name is Linda Blackmon. I would like to thank her. She used to own the house next door to me on 14th Street.
Thank you, Linda, and congratulations on winning the city council election. God bless.

Carl M. Miles
Lancaster


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Letter: Response to column constructive, civilized

I would like to sincerely thank Diane Notheisen for her wonderfully thoughtful and detailed response to my guest column of Nov 2.

This is exactly the kind of constructive civil discourse I was hoping to elicit. I look forward to developing an ongoing dialog to reach common-ground agreement.

Keith T. Grey Sr.

Lancaster


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Letter: Need help with tax bills? Call us

Lancaster County homeowners should have received their tax bills, which must be paid by Jan. 17, 2017, to avoid penalties.
If you have not received your tax bill, please contact our office. We will help locate your bill and make sure we have the correct address on file for you.
If your tax bill is in escrow, the original bill is mailed to the taxpayer. The mortgage company will gather their information electronically from us. To make sure proper payment is made, you can forward the mortgage company your bill.


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Letter: Ex-downtown business owner thanks ‘village’ of supporters

As many of you know, I have made the difficult decision to move my flower shop from Main Street in downtown Lancaster over the past few weeks.

When I tell you difficult, yes it was that! My little Main Street corner location was a great start for my business. From the beginning stages of exploring the idea, my great friend and longtime Realtor colleague Joni Plyler found the spot for me, and the vision immediately took shape. The responses and support from Lancaster have been overwhelming over the last three years.


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Letter: Post 31 thanks everyone for making vets’ event a success

We would like to thank all the good people who made the Veterans Day ceremony and parade on Nov. 5 such a success.

First, Robin Ghent and her staff at the veteran affairs office, for a well-organized program. Then Mandy Norrell for a great speech, and all the Vietnam vets who were there to receive the honor they deserved.


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Letter: Who decides what rights are universal?

In his guest column, Keith T. Grey Sr. said, “We want all nations to uphold universal human rights.” But he does not say whose idea of human rights should be universal.
Would he enjoy the human rights of pre-war Japan, or the Buddhist’s idea of human rights? If he chooses the Muslim idea of human rights, would he select the Shia, Sunni or Wahhabi idea of universal human rights? He could also choose the Pakistani or Yemeni idea of human rights.


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