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Lancaster News partners with HOPE

I have only been a part of the community in Lancaster County a few months. Even before I came to interview for the job of executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster Inc., I checked out the organization in the archives of The Lancaster News. It was so helpful to see that HOPE was so well supported by the newspaper.


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TreeTops issue shows failure of our representation

As a young girl growing up in the South, my parents frequently felt the need to share their “words of wisdom.” The phrase, “there are always two sides to a story” resonates in my mind today.

The TreeTops debacle comes to mind as there is another story behind the Aug. 31 story in The Lancaster News.

This story does not deal with developers, schools, roads or money. It is about democracy and how this form of government failed in the TreeTops situation.


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How will incorporation protect TreeTops?

I am confused by the story in the Oct. 1 edition entitled “Coming Soon: Town of Van Wyck?” My confusion stems from the following apparently contradictory things.

The proposed limits of incorporation include only what one would consider the heart of Van Wyck itself. This is understandable.  But the apparent inspiration for this effort is the attempt to develop the old TreeTops property.  The property is nowhere near the area of incorporation.


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Support your candidate

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Tell us why you support your candidate and what makes him or her the best choice for that position.

Please keep your articles to about 500 words.

We offer the same option to the candidates. Let us know why you are the best candidate for the position.


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Reader supports Burns for school board

With this year’s election, the citizens of Indian Land have an opportunity to really influence local change. We will now have two school board representatives to support us and our growing community.

I am excited to have the opportunity to vote for Freeman Burns to represent District 7 in Indian Land. Freeman is an energetic man who has embraced Indian Land and is willing to give even more back to help build a strong community for his family.


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Changes needed in Congress

wo votes were taken in Congress in mid-September prior to the recess until the week of Nov. 10. One in Senate had to do with an equal pay bill “that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification., and authorize the labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.”


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To steal from gravesite shows lack of respect

A cemetery is the final resting place for us when our life ends here on earth.


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It’s the experience, stupid

In the 1992 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” to focus attention on the then-prevailing recession in the United States.

I would like to take this opportunity to coin my own variation for this year’s Solicitor’s race, “it’s experience, stupid.”

As some of you may recall, I ran for solicitor in the Republican primary and came up short.


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Presumed innocent

Law professor Richard A. Lord’s words in his letter to the editor, “Letter shows lack of legal system understanding,” published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Lancaster News are a timely reminder of a bed rock principle of American jurisprudence when so many cases involving homicide, race and sex, sometimes in combination, are being decided in the news media rather than the courtroom.


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Plan now to support veterans at annual parade

Lancaster County’s annual Veterans Day parade and program is set for Nov. 9.

Lineup starts at 11 a.m. at the Lancaster County Courthouse parking lot on Dunlap Street. The parade will start at noon as it proceeds from Dunlap Street onto Main Street ending at the American Legion. The program will start about 1 p.m. at the American Legion.


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