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Letters

  • Quality of growth determines quality of life

    W.B Evans’ letter, “Writer commends Lage’s comments,” in the May 15 edition of The Lancaster News made me curious about the original May 1 letter referenced, “Good plan needed to accommodate progress,” which I had read when it was published.
    I disagree that growth is synonymous with progress. I do agree growth is coming from Charlotte and how Lancaster County controls that growth will determine the quality of life residents have in the future.

  • Gosnell is the epitome of evil

    When life becomes as cheap as everything else what we end up with is Dr. Kermit Gosnell. On Monday, the Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.
    A more depraved, vicious, fiendish person you’d have a hard time finding. Gosnell was originally charged with severing the spinal cords of a at least seven babies, who were born alive after his botched abortions.

  • Let’s put an end to violence

    Editor’s note: Following is a letter Lancaster resident Randolph English sent to President Barack Obama.
    We are members of a small united group of concerned citizens voicing our hopes to you. We are writing about the high rate of homicides in the United State connected to gun violence. We are asking that the members of the cabinets come together in an agreement in implementing a law to control this situation. We are not sure of the legal steps that need to be followed.

  • Thank all of our law officers

    My dad was killed in the line of duty as a city police officer. I was 5 years old and I know what it’s like to grow up without my dad. So, please honor and thank all law officers. They never know when they walk out the door if they will see their families again. They serve to protect us. God bless them all.

    Reba Sowell Hallman Daughter of
    B. Frank Sowell,
    City police officer
    Killed on July 4, 1937

  • Board grateful for support

    On behalf of Lancaster County Partners for Youth board of directors I would like to extend a huge thank you for everyone in the community who was involved with the 22nd Annual Crenshaw Oil Golf Tournament benefiting our Lancaster County Partners for Youth’s scholarship program.
    I especially want to thank Hal Crenshaw, Jessica Lawson, Carlean Taylor and all the other Crenshaw Oil employees who worked so hard in making this tournament our best yet.

  • Planned Parenthood against future families

    Recently, President Barack Obama spoke at the annual national conference of Planned Parenthood (PPH) in Washington, D.C.
    He was the first president to address that organization.
    In his speech he said, “God bless Planned Parenthood.” I want to know what activity that organization does that he wants God to bless?
    Obama claims to be a Christian, but I use Scripture to analyze.
    In Matthew 7:15-16,  Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets you shall know them by their fruits.”

  • When will we learn to drive safely?
  • No gas stations for semi-trailer trucks in IL

    This letter is in response to Van Wyck resident J.R Wilt’s April 26 guest column, “Council is locking barn door after horse has gone.” Mr. Wilt states that S.C. 75 is beginning to pick up in truck traffic. Well, this is true, but not because of  gas stations. S.C. Department of Transportation lowered the weight limit on the bridge on Van Wyck Road last year, so now trucks use 75 to get to S.C. 5.  S.C. 75 is indeed very narrow and not a truck route.

  • Writer commends Lage’s comments

    Just the other day I started an opinion piece, which I discarded as being a bit over the hill.
    Then the May 1 edition of The Lancaster News there was an excellent letter, “Good plan needed to accommodate progress,”  from Edgewater resident John Lage.  Mr. Lage is a transplant from Rhode Island who appears to understand the reasons which have generated complaints from the northern section of the county. Many of which have been expressed on this page.

  • Time for Lancaster to update Dixie fields

    We went to a Dixie Baseball game in Chester with a friend who has a son who plays with a Lancaster Dixie team. The Rodman Sports Complex is beautiful. How long do we have to deal with what we have? Lancaster’s economic situation is not as bad as Chester and yet, Chester has that nice complex. Lancaster parking stinks and has for years and facilities are not maintained the way they should be. Furthermore, the location isn’t the greatest.