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Letters

  • Do traffic lights cost more than teachers?

    J.R. Wilt’s column, “County Council runs amok on the overlay,” regarding the overlay plan in the May 11 edition of The Lancaster News should open a lot of eyes, provided Mr. Wilt’s cost figures on traffic light poles (masts) are correct.

    If a light mast costs $300,000, something doesn’t smell right. With costs like that, Lancaster County has spent a bunch of money on U.S. 521 North to enable the residents easier access from their developments to the main highway.

  • Recipients of strangers’ kindness to pay it forward

    Once a month the residents of Morningside Assisted Living get to choose a place to go out for lunch.

    We take the ladies out one week and the men out the next. This gives them a chance to fellowship with each other and try restaurants in town they have may have not tried before.

    On Thursday, May 8, I took a group of seven ladies out to lunch at Wing King.

    There was a gentleman at the next table, who when paying his bill, paid ours as well. The total was almost $100.

  • Writer encourages people to vote in the June 10 primary

    In Lancaster County, the local primary is June 10. From my observation, the voter turnout is not a sufficient representation of the total population in local elections.

    When a presidential election is held the population turns out in masses.

    That same response is needed now. Very important offices are up for election. Now is the time to make our voice heard, again.

    Our local elections have a direct effect on us as a people. We have a say in who runs our local government.

  • According to polls, tea party’s demise is obvious

    This is a response to John Lage’s article, “Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment” in May 7 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The tea party stands for six simple principles: no more bailouts, reduce the size and intrusiveness of government, stop raising our taxes, repeal Obamacare, cease out-of-control spending and bring back American prosperity.

    This can be found online under “Tea Party Express-Mission Statement.” These principles obviously don’t match what you wrote in your article.

  • Cruisers to honor wounded vets at festival

    Memory Lane Cruisers Inc. was established as a place for people who like cars to get together, fellowship with each other and give back to the community. In past years, we have supported Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, HOPE of Lancaster, Christian Services, the Angel Tree at Christmas and individual families who needed help.

    In 2014, Memory Land Cruisers Inc. donated $600 to HOPE and $400 to Christian Services.

  • Don’t let Mattamy hold county hostage?

    This is in response to the article, “County hashes out agreement,” about the proposed development agreement between Mattamy Homes and Lancaster County Council that appeared in May 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Are you serious? In the proposed development agreement between Mattamy Homes and County Council, Mattamy is demanding that the school district must guarantee in writing that students living in the Tree Tops subdivision will go to Indian Land schools.

  • Let’s all keep corruption out of S.C.

    This is a response to Sandy McGarry’s article, “GOP seeks to keep corruption out of county,” published in the April 23 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Thank you for throwing the first stone in the 2014 election cycle concerning corruption in politics.

    Corruption is defined in the Funk and Wagnalls standard dictionary as open to bribery, dishonest, immoral and/or tainted.

    McGarry states our county, but doesn’t mention any name(s) associated with corruption from our present elected officials.

  • Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment

    I have a request for Clara Jones who wrote the letter, “Adams says he will represent entire district,” that was published in the April 30 edition of The Lancaster News. Adams said only the tea party is being represented in Congress.

    Obviously, Jones agrees with Adams. And I would like for Jones to explain to Lancaster residents exactly what you disagree with in regards to the tea party.

    Make sure you can back up any statements you make. It will be interesting to see what you say.

  • Cliven Bundy is a Welfare rancher king

    It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers, would still be living on government welfare.

    According to the Center for Biological Diversity, livestock grazing is subsidized by federal agencies on public land in 11 western states to the tune of nearly $300 million annually.

  • Writer asks readers to adopt needy pets

    My wife has accused me of liking animals more so than people. If this is true, the reason is that I see the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commercials and we have gotten two cats from the SPCA shelter in Aiken, which has many pets for adoption.

    I see these animals and it makes me very sad to think no one wants these lovable pets. If I could, I would take all of them.