Today's Opinions

  • Smoking ban infringes on individual’s freedom

    It seems to be only fitting and proper that we read in the May 18, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News of Lancaster County Council’s plans to institute a strict smoking ban for the county.

  • HOPE staff truly care about helping

    My name is Gloria D. Wylie and I am the property manager for Miller Grove Apartments. I have been in the apartment management business for more than 20 years.
    Never have I encountered a program that shows so much love and concern to the community than HOPE of Lancaster Inc. The title of this organization fits it well, because thanks to those involved with HOPE, there are children all over the county that will not go to bed hungry tonight because HOPE of Lancaster has given them just that – hope.

  • Bundy has sense of pride for Lancaster

    I am writing in support of Bob Bundy for the Lancaster County Council District 3 seat. I have known Bob and his family for a long time. He brings a broad range of experience from working in textiles, teaching and the marine transport business. His knowledge of the issues and sound sense of judgment make him uniquely qualified to make the tough decisions facing our county. I trust he will watch over the taxpayers’ dollars and see to it we all get the most for our money.

  • S.C. voters biggest losers in filing fiasco

    By now, you probably know about the glitch we experienced in our election process here in the Palmetto State. About 180 potential candidates across our state were not allowed on the June 12 ballot due to filing inappropriately.
    A little history here: Since 1992, there has been a requirement to file a hard (paper) copy of the Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) at the same time as filing the Intention of Candidacy and paying the filing fee.

  • May is Older Americans Month in South Carolina

    As your new lieutenant governor, I am our state’s chief advocate for one of the fastest- growing senior populations in the nation.
    South Carolina’s senior population has seen a 319 percent increase in the last 40 years, and the population 60 years and over is projected to increase by nearly 160 percent by the year 2030, with more than 1.3 million Baby Boomers set to retire in South Carolina.

  • Express your concerns to legislators

    Members of the
    U.S. House of Representatives have been working in Washington for 41 of the first 127 days of this year. They are planning to be in session half of the remaining weeks. How long would you keep your job if you worked like that? Even when they show up, they fail to address the biggest problems facing the country. It would take a 50 percent tax increase to balance the so-called budget, yet they are avoiding the problem while the debt grows by $1.2 billion per year.

  • Government wish lists grows as income remains flat

    A recent front page of The Lancaster News says it all. There was a story about the unemployment at a very high 11.1 percent and a story about Lancaster County Council looking for more cash on the same page. This is only our second year in Lancaster. Is every year going to be nothing but more demands for cash for government wish lists while our income remains flat?
    Poor attendance at budget meetings is no doubt the result of public input being ignored previously.

    Nicholas Pasquine

  • Take time to honor our freedom fighters

    Monday May 28, 2012, is Memorial Day. It’s a day we Americans set aside to remember those valiant Americans who laid their lives on the line to protect the wonderful freedoms we now enjoy in this great Republic.
    If you have a world map, or even better, a world globe, I invite you to pick it up and stab a point anywhere on it with one finger. Chances are you put that finger very close to a place where an American was killed, injured or perhaps buried while defending America’s freedom.