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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Good to see historic renovations in VW

    Emily Pollok’s article regarding the restoration of three old homes in Van Wyck by Karen Andrade was so inspiring, to see there is someone with a vision for historic properties.
    I look at Indian Land and there is no longer a sense of the town’s history. It’s been destroyed by apartments, mass housing, gas stations, many businesses a few feet off the road, more traffic with no vision of a needed road system. All thanks to unqualified people approving/making poor decisions.

  • Letter: I trust majority vote over electoral college

    I am writing concerning the letter to the editor in the April 3 paper by Ronald Hopkins, headlined “Electoral college is more vital than ever.”
    I beg to disagree with Mr. Hopkins. Because of the electoral college, Donald Trump is in office now. The founding fathers were afraid of direct election to the presidency. They feared a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come to power, Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers.
    Well, so be it. This is what happened with Trump.

  • Column: S.C. producing many excellent political leaders

    What a wonderful time to be a South Carolinian. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our representatives and point out the amazing jobs they are doing.
    There are people in this country who look down on those of us who live in the South, and South Carolina is often included. However, when you see the quality of representatives we send to Washington and Columbia, I believe that clearly demonstrates the type of citizens we are and the expectations we have for those who represent us.

  • 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: 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: Green New Deal is just ridiculous

    The Green New Deal promoted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, is ridiculous. Her initials should stand for Another Outrageous Comment.

  • Column: Pace of other bills quickening with House budget behind us

    This week was another busy one in the House, as we enter the closing stretch of the General Assembly session.
    Here’s what we’ve been up to, including legislation that I’ve sponsored.

    Bills sent to the Senate
    With the House budget in the hands of the Senate, the pace of other legislation has increased, including these bills that received final House passage this week and moved on to the Senate:

  • 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.