Today's Opinions

  • Press should be free

    If a recently released Federal Trade Commission discussion draft entitled, “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism,” should ever actually be adopted as law, the press will no longer be free, in any sense of the word.

  • Writer: House criminals in nursing homes

    I think senior citizens should be housed in jails and criminals in nursing homes. This way the senior citizens would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

    They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, and they’d receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

  • Writer: Don’t use tax money for festivals

    I recently read an article about the Red Rose Festival in Lancaster. It truly concerned me. Despite our troubled economy our government footed the $40,000 bill for this event. This was unbelievable. 

    We, the citizens of Lancaster County, have lost jobs, homes and can’t afford to pay our utilities.

  • Newspaper failed to note D-Day significance

    Sunday, June 6, was the 66th anniversary of D-Day – the Normandy invasion that marked a major turning point in the outcome of World War II and led to the liberation of Europe.

    Some 2,000 men gave their lives that fateful day so that we could enjoy the liberty we have today.

  • Nurse: White Oak cares for its patients

    I would like to respond to Ronald Hopkins’ letter, “Writer: House criminals in nursing homes,” in the May 30 edition of The Lancaster News.

    First of all, I am sorry he had a bad experience with a nursing home. And I feel, as he does, that our prison system rewards those who do not obey the laws. But he is wrong to say that nursing homes give poor care and residents are treated badly.

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary on Tuesday


  • 75-year-old questions act of meanness

    I have just one question for the person or persons who broke out the windshield and back glass of my car on May 29. Why did you do that? You didn’t have to take it out on me because you were mad at someone else.

    It was just pure mean and you don’t care about anyone else’s property.

    I don’t bother anyone. I stay at home and tend to my own business. I never bother anyone on this road and I sure don’t tear up something that belongs to other people.

  • Traffic light on U.S. 521, still none at Barberville