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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Some things we want in a sheriff

    Here are some things about Sheriff Barry Faile.
    He is honest, treats people with respect, does not steal. He runs on his own reputation.
    The people of Lancaster know what Barry has done and will do.
    Do we want a sheriff who we can respect and does not steal? If you do, vote for Barry Faile. Just as he has in the past, he will get the job done, A sheriff we can be proud of.

    Carl Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Who is running to be our sheriff?

    Mr. McCoy, I recently wrote a letter telling why Sheriff Barry Faile is the best and we the people vote him in every time. He’s smart! You, no comment.
    I’m just wondering, Mr. McCoy, if you’re running for sheriff, or Mr. Malcolm Little is running for sheriff. It seems you cannot write anything that you hope will make the people of Lancaster vote for you until you OK it with Malcolm Little first. Does that mean we get two sheriffs?

  • Column: Join letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger!

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 14. Lancaster postal employees will again participate in this national effort, with your help.
    Now in its 24th year, Stamp Out Hunger! is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year, letter carriers collected 70.6 million pounds of food from postal customers across the country, bringing the total donations to more than 1.4 billion pounds of food collected along postal routes since the drive began.

  • Column: Business owners suffering unfairly in LGBT disputes

    It just keeps getting more and more interesting and perplexing. I am just not quite sure what to make of it all.
    The list continues to grow of businesses across the country that have been sued or threatened with lawsuits because they refused to provide services for individuals/couples who are openly gay. Some businesses have closed because of this, at least temporarily.

  • Column: ‘Bathroom bill’ enforcement more than we can handle

    Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our fair share of politicians with loopy, if not downright embarrassing, ideas.
    This is not really new for the Palmetto State as we have a long history of such loopy ideas – secession, printing our own currency, denying children an education based on their skin color, etc. – and these are just the things proposed in the last few years.
    And now we are at it again.

  • Letter: A change to vegan diets would slow climate shift

    With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day on Friday, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations.
    A 2010 U.N. report said animal agriculture accounted for 19 percent of man-made greenhouse gases – more than all transport – and recommended a global shift to a vegan diet. A subsequent World Watch study placed that contribution closer to 50 percent.  

  • Letter: Media’s coverage of N.Y. primary more gam than grit

    This Wednesday morning, I rushed to the television to get the results of the most recent voting in the northeast.
    Did Trump carry enough votes to secure the GOP nomination?  Did Bernie Sanders call his campaign off?
    What did I get on all the news channels?  A row of attractive political commentators on high stools displaying more gam that grit. Gosh, those skirts are shorter than the ruffles on grandma’s bloomers.
    Where do they find these people  identified as the chief, CEO, staff political analyst  or some high sounding title?

  • Letter: Strategic plans should not be ‘one size fits all’

    In keeping with the spirit of Editor Brian Melton’s call for civility and honest discourse, I will refrain from turning this letter into one on the personal and professional integrity of candidate William McCoy.
    When questioned with regards to the alleged plagiarism of material obtained from another jurisdiction, it is sad that anyone associated with a campaign would even jokingly condone or justify stealing in any form, especially as it pertains to the highest elected position responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the community.