• What would King advocate today?

    The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington was observed with marches, speeches and speculation on what causes Dr. King would embrace today.
    He would certainly continue to work for racial equality. But he would also likely advocate for a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan, workers’ rights, gay rights and animal rights.

  • Woman proud of Mickles

    I know parents and mother-in-laws – me – are proud of their children’s accomplishments and promotions. Such is the case with my daughter-in-law Keisha Mickles, who is the new principal at North Elementary School.
    I’m very proud of her and how hard she has worked to get this far.

    Teresa Massey


  • Deployed soldier meets Mulvaney

    I am a 23-year-old U.S. soldier born and raised in Lancaster. I am deployed in Kuwait and would like to share what it was like to meet U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney on Oct 23.
    It was a great experience to have a talk with the congressman, receiving words of wisdom and also finding out we’re from the same county. I’ve been deployed out of Fort Carson, Colo., for eight months and am scheduled to come home shortly.

  • Cluster overlay text needs rewording

    The proposed Lancaster County Cluster Subdivision overlay district starts like this: …“Cluster subdivisions are residential developments which offer an alternative to traditional subdivision design, with the principle purpose being to encourage open space in exchange for a reduced lot size.”
    The cluster overlay distrct sounds great, with 20 percent of the subdivision with open space, a way to preserve rural character.

  • Writer commends Buford Middle 9/11 program

    I would like to commend Sherry Wells, Garrett Hammond and all of the Buford Middle School staff and students for the excellent 9/11 program that they recently presented. It was dignified, respectful and moving. I sincerely hope that this will become an annual tradition. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the entire gym by the end of the program. It was very evident that a lot of hard work, thought and planning was put into this.

  • Local public safety officers a blessing

    In the early morning of Sept. 5, 2013, our lives were changed forever. We lost our home to a massive house fire.
    Thankfully Joe, and I, and our dogs, Whistle and Sassy, got out safely.
    Joe and I want to take this opportunity to offer a heart-felt thank you to the first responders who came to our home that day.
    To Lancaster County EMS, city firefighters and Lancaster Police Department officers, we cannot thank you enough for your heroic efforts to keep us safe.

  • Congress should have same criteria as rest of us

    An open letter to my representatives in Washington, Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Rep. Mick Mulvaney:

    I have two issues I would like to address with you.

  • Tribute to 9/11 receives White House response

    I was raised in Lancaster and raised in the south. I became a musician at a young age, singing in church and playing in a school band. I am a writer, singer, producer and performer. Our band, Cleo White and the Identity Band, have played at numerous events, including for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and at the Ballantyne Village. Band members include Larry Kelly, Evette Alexander and Iris Pringle.

  • White House response same – no matter letter content

    Randolph English and the Both Sides Stop the Violence Committee apparently believe that they actually received a response from the White House in respect to their letter urging that more be done to stop firearms-related homicides.
    Let me disabuse them of that belief.

  • Therapists make a big difference

    In honor of National Rehabilitation Week, Sept. 15-21, Michele Riordan, administrator at White Oak of Lancaster, recognizes the therapy staff at White Oak. They provide various therapies, including physical, occupational, speech and language for their residents and those in the community needing short-term therapy before returning home.
    “White Oak of Lancaster appreciates our therapy staff,” Riordan said. “We thank you for all your dedication and hard work.
    “You make a difference.”

    White Oak of
    Lancaster staff