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Letters

  • Letter: Let’s create kinder community, nation

    I am writing just to say how much I have appreciated my subscription to The Lancaster News.
    I also want to say how much I appreciated Taylor Faile’s April 5 letter asking people to stop bashing each other. Reach out to each other with an act unexpected act of kindness, like holding a door, giving up a place in line, or offering to pay for a stranger’s hamburger.
    With just even small acts, we can create a kinder community, and hopefully, a kinder nation. 

    Martha S. Robinson
    Lancaster

  • Letter: City not maintaining Buckelew Park well

    Buckelew Park until recently has always been cleaned by the Lancaster County Parks and Recreational Department. Now the city of Lancaster has signed a contract to keep up the park area while the county keeps up the ball fields.
    I called the Solid Waste Department in January and was told the county takes care of that. I called the county three or four times and finally contacted the county administrator. I was contacted that day and told as mentioned above.

  • Letter: Good idea to cut edition, but about coffee prices...

    I want to be among the first to congratulate The Lancaster News management for reducing the paper to twice weekly.
    I know you will continue with the same high-quality reporting, but hopefully with less-stressed staff.
    My only concern is with the newsstand price of the paper. You said it was about the same as the cost of a cup of coffee. The last time I bought coffee, it was a nickel. Come to think of it, so was the paper I was reading.
    Oh well....

    Charles Kaska, aka “The Old Guy”
    Heath Springs

  • Letter: 2 or 3 days OK with me, just keep presses running

    Thank you for your important article in Sunday’s Lancaster News informing us of the change in the number of editions and explaining the necessity of that decision.
    Your comparison to grocery shopping was very clever – and helpful. I don’t care if it’s two or three days a week, as long as you keep those presses running.
    I think The Lancaster News does supply, in your words, “exceptional community journalism for Lancaster County.” I can’t imagine a county without a newspaper.

  • Letter: Disappointed with move to eliminate Friday edition

    I was very disappointed in The Lancaster News’ decision to move from three editions per week to two editions.
    With Lancaster County leading the state in population growth and the news dynamics that go with that growth, it is especially important to report the news on a timely basis.
    Even at three days a week, the news is sometimes outdated. For example, often funeral services have already been held by the time the obituary notice appears. Your planned change will exacerbate that problem.

  • Letter: Stop tearing down your fellow humans

    Equality is an issue. Just because you don’t agree with the way someone decides to live doesn’t mean that you bully them, shoot them or throw shade on social media.
    Let people live. Let them do them, and you worry about you and how you want to succeed in life. It’s not your job to worry about who someone worships or who someone marries or how they want to raise their kids.
    You do what you think is right, and that’s all you have to worry about.

  • Letter: Electoral college is more vital than ever

    We are a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
    A democracy is majority rule. The founding fathers put in the electoral college to stop majority tyranny from coming and turning us into a totalitarian state, a one-ruler government.
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has put forward a bill to eradicate the electoral college. It seems that just because the Dems have won the popular vote for two presidencies but lost the elections, they think the electoral college is outdated. In fact, it is more pertinent now than ever.

  • Letter: Don’t use taxes to help Panthers

    The number of jobs created by the new Panthers facility isn’t the issue. The issue is the use of taxpayer money to subsidize a private business – which the Panthers are – and that’s wrong.
    Even more wrong is the use of taxpayer money for this purpose when cash-strapped governments struggle to finance such basic public programs as schools, transportation, parks, etc.

  • Letter: Smollett case just makes no sense

    So let me see. If I lied about two black men wearing Obama hats attacking me, yelling racial slurs, pouring bleach on me, tying a noose around my neck and beating me, all I would have to do to walk away free is complete 18 hours of community service and forfeit $10,000 in bail?
    I think not!
    But that’s what happened to Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor who lied about being the victim of a hate crime. He did two days of community work with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and forfeited his $10,000 bail.

  • Letter: Loved spring welcome from Dianne Evans

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading last Wednesday’s featured column of Mrs. Dianne Evans. It was a well-written piece that contained much truth.
    Thank you, Mrs. Evans, for welcoming spring in such a fitting manner.
    I’ve always enjoyed reading pieces from my former professor. This one was extra special!

    Neil Couch
    Lancaster