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Today's Opinions

  • Column: John Howard’s decades of service make him most qualified candidate

    When I first heard about the untimely death of Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years, I started reflecting on his many years of service and what he meant to Lancaster city government. He was always available to listen to your complaints, concerns and suggestions, no matter the situation. His dedication and desire to be the best servant of the citizens of Lancaster and act accordingly is what I believe most residents will miss.

  • Letter: Howard excels as financial steward

    I am not a city resident but was a city employee for many years and retired as a department head. The city of Lancaster has fared much better than cities of similar size under the sound fiscal management of Joe Shaw and John Howard.

  • 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.

  • Column: Debunking the Hillary myth

    The myth that is Hillary Clinton defies explanation other than she is the elite candidate of the elites, who can see no fault in her primarily because they refuse to see the truth.
    Her record is one of mediocre performance and massive failure, and yet her supporters see only that she is just what America needs.

  • Column: Think ‘glocally’ to connect us to world issues

    A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative Internet and new technology strategies.
    Both the city and the mayor were wonderful. I thought about them today when I read an article in my local newspaper about plastics in the ocean globally – and in Charleston.

  • 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.