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Letters

  • Letter: Hillary versus her GOP rivals

    This a response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s Feb. 7 guest column, which called Hillary Clinton a failure as secretary of state.
    Let’s just look at the latest three top Republican hopefuls for president. What’s their claim to fame? Sen. Ted Cruz, chiefly responsible for the 2013 government shutdown. Donald Trump, an insulting self-promoter. And Sen. Marco Rubio, someone who cannot even balance his own checkbook.
    You may not like Hillary, but there are far worse choices here. Let the voters decide.

    Michael Jedson

  • Letter: Paul McKenzie’s servant leadership

    Paul McKenzie is the servant leader Lancaster needs as mayor.
    I have had the privilege to call Paul McKenzie my colleague for the past 16 years. I have watched Paul work to shape a better community through his tireless efforts in writing and successfully receiving grants on behalf of the citizens and nonprofit organizations of the Lancaster area. People know Paul as the “grant guy.” I know him as a servant leader for our community.

  • Letter: County council’s endless ideas for spending money

    I see that the children are still at it. You know how children are. All they do is want something all the time. That is the way Lancaster County Council is.
    They are going to build a new school in Indian Land and a new dump where they can drive up and throw their trash out. They won’t have to throw it up high like we do. They are going to hire an engineer, something they don’t need, for $300,000, which is crazy.

  • Letter: McKenzie’s many accomplishments

    Our city is facing a number of future challenges including crime, aging infrastructure and the Environmental Protection Agency mandate to address the wastewater collection system, all of which represent significant financial challenges to our city council.

  • Letter: McKenzie has education, experience

    I confidently recommend Dr. Paul McKenzie for mayor of Lancaster. Since relocating to Lancaster, Paul has served our community on numerous boards in support of a wide range of health, safety, education and social service initiatives. I can think of no one who has been more involved in seeking to improve the lives of his fellow citizens.
    Dr. McKenzie’s education and experience make him uniquely qualified to lead Lancaster. If you want to see honest people lead our city, please join me in supporting him.

    Alfred Ferguson
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Dr. Paul McKenzie: A Man of Integrity

    Webster describes integrity as “soundness of moral character.”
    A person with integrity knows what is important and consistently lives in light of what is important to him and those around him. I’ve tried living by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most powerful speech ever.
    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

  • Letter: Sen. Tim Scott marks Black History Month

    Each February, our nation takes time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our great country.
    Black History Month allows each of us an opportunity to learn the stories of so many African Americans who sacrificed so much to contribute to that history – our shared history.  From slavery to freedom, and from segregation to full integration, and now from access to success in every part of our society, it is vital that people hear that beauty and that struggle.  

  • Letter: Fond memories of Thelma Likens

    Today is the anniversary of the death of Thelma Likens. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. I would be remiss if I did not make my thoughts known.
    I moved to Lancaster in 2001 after meeting Thelma’s daughter Judy. We had a decade-long engagement and married in 2011.
    This is my family now, and Lancaster has become my home. I have developed lasting relationships with many people here, and am a faithful Lutheran church member.

  • Letter: In support of Paul McKenzie

    I am writing to voice my support for Dr. Paul McKenzie as the next mayor of Lancaster. Of the six individuals in the race, he is the only individual with a demonstrated record of success in bringing people together, forging consensus and putting forth solutions to address many problems in our community.

  • Letter: Shoebox for Seniors Project

    Thanks to all of the churches, schools and organizations that participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, is amazing because of everyone that continues to make it a success year after year! The gifts that we receive are sent out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also give gifts to our group-dining clients during a Christmas party held at each of our four sites.