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Letters

  • Radical right tuned into Constitution than the left

    Merrel Wilkenfeld’s in his letter, “Radical right should embrace whole Constitution,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, has proven again  that the left is really uninformed, misinformed and does not know or understand the Constitution.
    The so called radical, religious right is more tuned into the Constitution than the left. The left always brings out the words – separation of church and state – mentioned in the Constitution. I ask them to go and read the separation-of-church-and-state clause again.

  • Community bond evident at outdoor movie

    It was a perfect night for a movie. Caroline Hasty, events manager for the city of Lancaster, got the elderly man a chair and sat it up on the grass at the normally vacant lot at the corner of Main and Gay streets Saturday night. I use the term “elderly” loosely, but I’m 60 and he was older than me.
    Hasty told me that the man always spoke to her when they meet on the street, that he lived alone at the Parr Apartments and that she told him if he came to the movie she would make sure he had a chair. She did.

  • Writer prays every day for our nation

    My remembrance of Sept. 11 is still very vivid in my mind today – 10 years later.

  • It felt as if the world stopped turning

  • A day I will never forget

    Sept.11, 2001, was a day of widely mixed feelings for me. The morning began as normal. I had a good feeling about what I would be involved in that day.

  • Help keep concrete plants from starting up again

    On May 19 of this year, Lancaster County rightfully gave notice to both Thomas Concrete and Concrete Supply that if they resume operations at their Perimeter 521 Commerce Park plants, they will be subject to daily penalties of $500 per day. This was due to their business activities previously being ruled as a non-conforming use in light industrial-zoned areas. In accordance with county law, once a non-conforming use ceases operations for six continuous months, it is not to resume operations.

  • ‘Separation of church and state’ not in Constitution

    I would like to respond to Merrel Wilkenfeld’s letter, “Radical right should embrace whole Constitution,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I am a conservative and also a Christian. And I wholeheartedly believe that every law-abiding citizen has the right to bear arms, whether it’s one shotgun to use for hunting, or 100 pistols, rifles and shotguns, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition in my safe. As long as they’re legal, it’s nobody’s business – including the government or anyone else.

  • Wilkenfeld needs to read Constitution

    I would like to respond to Merrel Wilkenfeld’s letter, “Radical right should embrace whole Constitution,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News.
    The phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
     
    Linda Bell
    Lancaster

  • Don’t miss these two important meetings

    Two concrete plants – Concrete Supply Co. and Thomas Concrete Co. – are contesting the ruling (on their nonconformance status) at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15at the Building and Zoning Board (BZA) meeting at the Lancaster County Administration Building (101 N. Main St., Lancaster).
    This is an important meeting and we need everyone involved. These two companies have not been in operation since October 2009, therefore they have lost their protected status in I-1 industrial zoning.

  • You can make a difference in a child’s life

    In Lancaster County, the start of school usually means an increase in child abuse reports. While the occurrence of child abuse is never a happy subject, the news isn’t all bad. Children who have possibly suffered three long months of abuse or neglect are now back under the watchful eyes of their teachers.