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Letters

  • 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.

  • County fortunate to have quality legislators

    We, the people of Lancaster County, should be proud that with House and Senate district changes, we now have Rep. Jay Lucas, District 65, as speaker pro-tempore.
    The changes make him the No. 2 representative in the general assembly and he’s there representing the people of Chesterfield, Darlington, Kershaw and Lancaster counties.

  • Potholes dangerous for vehicles, pedestrians

    To state road crews: We would like to see our roads in better shape.
    It really is bad when you ride down the road and try to miss potholes and then hit another one. It is dangerous to walk in the roads because you step in a pothole and hurt your feet or leg.
    We would also like to know that if we hit a pothole and tear up our cars, whether the state will pay to fix them.

    Pete Melton
    Lancaster

  • Lancaster News spotlights good news, too

    In a time when we tend to complain that all the news is bad news, I am reminded that is not all true.
    I read some very uplifting stories in the Feb. 12 edition of The Lancaster News that gave the naysayers reasons to reflect on the more positive aspects of the news and Lancaster specifically.
    The featured story of the remarkable, long, enduring friendship of the Rev. W.O. Thompson, Larry Honeycutt and Phil Cleveland is heartwarming and joyful. It shines a light on the value of being a good neighbor and friend.

  • Basu’s visit to Lancaster was not good-will gesture

    Moni Basu was born in Calcutta, India. Though India has become one of the fastest-growing economies and is a somewhat newly industrialized country, it continues to face poverty, corruption and lack of adequate health care.
    I don’t believe that Moni was born into a poor family though; her father was a college professor.
    In my research on Moni I found that she had attended challenging schools In England and India and that American schools didn’t have that much to offer her, so she graduated at the age of 15.

  • Only fools don’t change with the times

    This is a response to Bruce Miller’s guest column, “Put America first, not your political party,” published in the Dec. 30, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News.
    I really would prefer not to agree with a depressed Republican/tea party supporter. Yes, you gave U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney the benefit of the doubt.
    Unfortunately the tea party experience produced congressional gridlock. The lobbyists appear to be in charge and few in the House or Senate appear to have any backbone to stop it.

  • We are Lancaster! Really, I must be missing something

    Don’t get me wrong. I was born and raised in Lancaster and, for the most part, I am proud to call it home.
    I see and hear people complaining about the article published on CNN. I didn’t agree with it totally, but everyone should realize that this town has been on a steady decline business-wise ever since Springs Industries moved out of Lancaster.