Today's Opinions

  • City did not pay attention to grievance committee

    I really thought I had seen as much stupidity as Lancaster had to offer until last night when the people that we elected to City Council voted to not give Pat Parsons his job back. Did you even pay any attention to the grievance committee’s recommendation? If you’re not going to listen to anything they say, why have them?

  • Writer grateful for clearing up Edenmoor ownership

    We applaud The Lancaster News and Christopher Sardelli for the article written March 17, “Edenmoor: Fact Vs. Fiction.”

  • Promwear efforts deserve recognition

    Prom season is already here, bringing its own special set of pressures to Lancaster County teens.

    Maybe you remember some of them: Who will ask me? Will I have a date? What will I wear? Where will we eat? Where will we go after the prom? And the real kicker: How will I afford all of this?

    That’s a big question for a lot of local folks this year who are facing increasingly tight budgets in the midst of the Great Recession.

  • Community garden will yield plenty of goodwill

    Plans for the second season of the Lancaster County Community Garden are taking root.

    The garden is a collaborative effort between the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department and the United Way.

    A year ago, the garden began with a grant from Duke Energy, with a majority of funding by volunteer effort and community donations.

    The Community Garden, which became a popular place last year, is adjacent to the Lancaster County Park and Recreation’s Melvin Steele Soccer Complex on South Woodland Drive.

  • Classmates dispute's Marsh's claim of racism

    We are writing in response to the article, “Marsh reflects on success, upbringing in Lancaster,” by Jesef Williams in the March 7 edition of The Lancaster News.

    We checked with The Lancaster News and were told that the article was brought to them by Eugene’s brother. The Lancaster News then called Marsh to interview him and verify that the information was true, which he did.

  • Hopefully, Brownie’s life, death teaches responsibility

    Recently, I cried for brown dog with an orange collar. He was near starvation when he came into my life.

    He was afraid of everyone and everything, but was aggressive if someone got close to him. He usually stayed in an outside shed at night and hid in the woods during the day. He would return late at night to eat the food I left for him.

  • Mother, son grateful for caring officers

    In the early hours of April 2, someone made an attempt to enter my home. The back door was jerked abruptly open with enough force to break the chain locks. I admit, my response was one of panic.

  • Writer thanks classmates for stating the truth

    This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Classmates dispute Marsh’s claim of racism,” in the April 2 edition of The Lancaster News.