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Letters

  • Sheriff’s deputies rescue pet, opossum

    I want to thank Lancaster County Sheriff Office’s deputy Forrest Lawson and another unknown sheriff’s deputy for their help on Feb. 19. My dachshund was under the pool deck attached to an opossum and would not come out.
    Buffie barked for one and one-half hour alarming the neighborhood. The sheriff’s deputies came and rescued Buffie and the opossum from under the deck. I thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart. You were such a godsend.

    Barbara L. Roebuck
    Lancaster
     

  • Writer encourages voters to hear Payne’s views

    Since the beginning of our country, we have had a political system that has had its share of problems. Whether it was with race, age or sex, we have made it somewhat of a habit to exclude voters in the past.
    We have also had various fights about what exactly defines a voter, and how old one must be to vote. Since 1971, people gain their enfranchisement at the age of 18, and since then, younger voters have often misused this power.

  • Leaders need to understand what makes America great

    I would like to respond to S.R. Marshall’s letter, “Congress interested in obstruction, not governance,” in the Feb. 5 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • We need health-care changes, but not Obamacare

    I can understand letter writer and nurse Maureen Pizzo’s concerns about health care, being as close to it as she is. However I have to disagree with her on Obamacare. We do not need more than 2,600 pages and the hiring of thousands of costly new future pensioned bureaucrats and IRS agents to improve health care. Hundreds of pages of this bill have nothing to do with health care and everything to do with another government takeover. One article I read highlighted that Romneycare is just 70 pages.

  • Birth-control compromise is just a shell game

    Does Maureen Pizzo, who wrote “Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise” in last week’s paper, really believe “The employer is not even involved” as a result of this compromise?
    Does she really think the insurance companies are going to provide free contraceptives out of the goodness of their hearts?
    The “compromise” is merely a shell game that will still result in religious employers paying for contraceptives as the insurance companies will ultimately pass the costs on to them.

  • Parents should take care of children’s needs first

    To all parents – young and old – our children should be our priority. Parents should not do things we don’t want our children to do. Put God first in our lives, then our children.
    We shouldn’t be eating out and going on shopping sprees, while our children sit at home hungry and wearing hand-me-down clothes.
    Patricia Thompson
    Lancaster

  • Don’t force Catholics to pay for unwanted contraceptives

    In response to Maureen Pizzo’s letter in last week’s paper, I realize people cannot always get health care.
    However, what about Planned Parenthood, where I believe contraceptives and morning-after pills were always available free?
    President Barack Obama wants to enforce his decision of Catholic institutions being forced to cover these contraceptives when it is against the precepts we believe.

  • Left-leaning media only does bogus reporting

    As I look back throughout my 75 years on earth, what a drastic change I have experienced. In my early years, Dick Tracy was one of my favorite cartoon characters. He had a television and telephone on his wrist. At that time, we didn’t even have a TV in our house, but there was one in the window at the corner store. It was a 12-inch model.

  • Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise 

    I am a Roman Catholic from St.Matthew’s parish in Charlotte and a registered nurse with almost 50 years in the health profession. I’m OK with the compromise.

  • Take stock of county needs and address them

    There have been articles in The Lancaster News in the past months about how Lancaster County Council is spending our tax dollars. I have both heard and read about the outrage of many citizens of the county over the more than $500,000 price tag attached to the new EMS station on Rocky River Road in the Buford community.
    I read that the property purchased appraised at a value of $50,000 for tax purposes. Many Lancaster County citizens are upset that this same piece of property was purchased by the county for about $250,000.