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Letters

  • 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.

  • Parents need to be involved with school activities

    OK, it’s that time of year again.
    As our students get geared up for a new school year, it is also time for parent meetings, club events, team meetings and other things that fill up our calendar. Every year, the same parents get involved at these meetings and events, but we need all parents to join in the fun.
    Parents, if your student is involved, they need you to be involved as well. It does not matter if it is academic programs, band, sports, chorus or any of the many programs at our schools, these programs can only strive and grow with the help of parents.

  • Radical right should embrace whole Constitution

    If the radical, religious right refers to the U.S. Constitution to defend their right to bear arms, any type, any quantity, why don’t they have the same belief in the Constitution when it refers to the separation of church and state?

    Merrel Wilkenfeld
    Indian Land
     

  • Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage

      Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage 

    I would like to thank sports editor Robert Howey for the great article he wrote on my grandson, Taylor  Banks, for winning the Club Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club recently. I was blessed to be able to be there and watch him play and it was nice to come back and see all my old friends in Lancaster.

    Roy Harris

    Burnsville, N.C.

  • Obama, Congress needs tough-love approach

    With a couple of trillion dollars of income each year to spend – and it does plus more – it is easy to forget that our GovCo does not create wealth by spending this money.
    For those who did not take economics, here is a fact, whatever the government spends it must first take from someone by some means.
    The brilliant economists Jay Carney, speaking for President Barack Obama, just the other day said that unemployment checks were  good for the country because they create wealth.

  • Come show your support for veterans at parade

    The theme for this year’s Veterans Day parade and program is “Honoring Veterans Past and Present.” This year’s parade is Nov. 5.
    Lineup is at  9 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. The route will be down Main Street to the American Legion Building, where the program will take place.
    Those attending the program can use the Market Street entrance to the fairgrounds for parking. The program is always a special event as we honor all veterans.