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Letters

  • Tax increases, substandard services not options

    I read about proposed tax increases and it appears that again government thinks that the Obama propaganda about the recesssion being over is true.  
    Foreclosures continue, sales lag, home values continue to drop, unemployment remains very high as do oil prices and the federal debt ceiling has been hit.

  • Council should cut spending, not raise taxes

    I personally think homeowners pay enough taxes on their property. Lancaster County Council should look for ways elsewhere for the extra money they feel like they need.
    The federal government feels that the cost of living hasn’t increased therefore senior citizens who depend mostly on Social Security for their income haven’t received a raise in more than two years and I understand that we won’t get one this year either.

  • County should provide funeral escorts

    I would like to address an issue with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. I think it is pretty bad when you will no longer provide an officer escort for a funeral.
    It is bad enough when people don’t respect a funeral line to stop when they meet one. But to not have an officer at intersections and stoplights has just about hit the bottom of the bucket.
    Not everyone can afford to hire an officer to guide traffic for them.  
    Pete Melton
    Lancaste

  • Writer praises AJ graduation ceremony

    I attended Andrew Jackson High School graduation on May 27. That was the most well-carried out graduation I have ever attended.
    I commend Principal Mary Barry, the faculty and students for their roles. The AJ graduation was done with respect to the principal, faculty, students and the guests who attended the event.  Thank you, Andrew Jackson High School.

    Sallye J. Estridge
    Lancaster
     

  • Statism will not work anywhere, now or ever

    Statism will not work anywhere, now or ever

    Everywhere one looks, statism is an abject failure. Look and compare Venezuela with Chile, Cuba with Colombia, North Korea to South Korea. Just look at the United Kingdom in 1950 and compare it to itself in 1990.

    The union riots in Europe were not to embrace socialism, but to find someone somewhere to somehow pay for their unsupportable benefits. They believe that the “someone” is probably on some hedonistic island somewhere with a vault of cash to pay for it all.

  • Online high school could save money

    In order to save on costs, students should be given an option to take courses online through the state’s online Provost Academy. Some underprivileged students and those with disciplinary issues may benefit from enrolling in the state’s online program of study.

  • Mathis family thanks loving community

    I would like to thank the community of Lancaster for wrapping your loving arms around my family during the loss of my father, C.B. Mathis.

    Wednesday morning felt like any other day. I went to work, my mom went to the gym and my dad prepared himself for another busy day in real estate. Never in a million years did I think, Wednesday, May 25, my dad, at age 66, would take his last breath.

  • Letter: Robinson,Benson deserve tribute

    Your praise of Buford’s Corbett Carnes was nice. But your front-page story about Isaac Robinson’s graduation after much struggles deserves another tribute.
    I praise his mother, Debbie Benson, for being the driving force in dedicating her efforts toward this diploma. She deserves to be recognized as the motivation and lift holding her son’s education together.

  • Letter: A thank-you to Hasty for her work

    In response to Caroline Hasty’s letter to the editor about Lancaster’s first Easter egg hunt, we would like to thank Caroline Hasty for her hard work and dedication to Lancaster County.   
    Caroline welcomed the Lancaster High School Civinettes with open arms when we  
    contacted her about an idea for a community-wide Easter egg hunt. She patiently listened to each idea offered by my girls and allowed them to put their plans into action.

  • Letter: White Oak thanks all who helped with anniversary

    National Nursing Home Week was May 8-14. This week is set aside each year to give back to the residents, staff and family members of long-term care facilities across our nation.
    This year was extra special for White Oak of Lancaster. Our facility celebrated its 20th anniversary! Residents, their family members, employees and their families, as well as former employees and family members, attended a special anniversary celebration, held on the back lawn of the facility on the evening of Friday, May 13.