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Letters

  • County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    Dear Friends of Indian Land, or enemies of business,

     I am writing this letter in reply to the insanity of a few who are trying to destroy local business and property owners in our community, relating to the zoning issue with the concrete plants in an industrial park. 

  • Timing is everything

    On Aug. 16, I woke up from a power nap and started getting ready for my 12-hour shift job. Before I left I kissed my wife, 6-year-old daughter and my visiting sister all goodbye and walked out the door. My daughter screamed, “Wait daddy. I want another hug and a kiss.”

  • Writer enjoyed back-to-school event

    I recently attended a back-to-school event at the Micheal Blackmon Foundation for the children of our community. Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace greeted everyone as they entered the foundation, young and old alike.

  • Obama jobs speech was a campaign speech

    The Obama jobs speech was out of touch to say the least. It starts out with reducing $175 billion to Social Security and Medicare (with another $1/2 trillion to be cut from Medicare under Obamacare in the future). And Democrats tell us Republicans want to hurt seniors? And how does this create jobs? It spends more than $140 billion on union pandering to try and buy back union votes at our expense.

  • 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.