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Today's Opinions

  • Community garden owes success to many

    The Lancaster County Community Garden Council would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and groups who support the Lancaster County community garden. Thank you, Ben and Susan Snipes and the Carolinas Cowboy Church for opening the 2010 season with an old-fashioned mule plow day.

    Thanks to Pastor Jack Nunn and his wife, Pat, and Carolinas Cowboy Church, Lisa and Wayne Jordan and their son, Alston, Melton “Hoot” Gibson, Don Walters, Bud Limas, Frank Burgos, Jimmy Blackmon, J.L. Sandifer and Shelby Caldwell for making plow day a tremendous success.

  • Have a safe, fun summer

    Every year about this time, we wish our readers a happy summer, but we also like to remind you to be careful when you’re out having fun. Much of the advice we give, you’ve surely heard many, many times before.

    Wear sunscreen when you’re outside. Sunburns not only cause temporary pain, but can lead to skin cancer later on.

  • Supreme Court should include miltary veteran

     

  • 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.