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Today's Opinions

  • Sheriff Faile is always ‘square with you’

    Sheriff Barry Faile has brought the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office into the 21st century with hard work and creative ideas.
    Faile came into office in 2009 in the midst of a dismal economy with unemployment at a record high. Idleness and financial needs greatly increased the crime rate, but he and his staff have been quick to solve crimes and bring the offenders to justice in record time.
    Faile is well qualified to be our sheriff. When I spoke with him recently we talked about his accomplishments and his goals.

  • Garris ‘exemplifies excellence’

    I am happy to recommend Tamara Garris for re-election to City Council in District 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for 20 years. She is a hard worker and gets the job done.
    Tamara has proven her leadership skills over the past four years. I have enjoyed reading about her online in The Lancaster News. It makes me feel good to read about someone doing something to make a difference in her community, instead of all of the killings going on in my hometown.

  • Will America flourish or perish?

    Americans are being forced to make a critical decision of survival on our precious nation. Will Americans humble themselves and become more self-sufficient, while separating themselves from government’s demands and privileges, thus allowing and endorsing our nation to again flourish within a free and open constitutionally-supported economy?
    As legislated primarily by Capitol Hill Democrats, our nation’s out-of-control government spending is nearing the brink of a total fiscal disaster.

  • As news disseminators, we newspapers still do deliver

    As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I’d try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.
    As disseminators of news, we still deliver. True, some choose to call us “content providers,” as though news were an anachronistic four-letter word.

  • Visitors praise center and residents

    Dear Mayor Joe Shaw,
    I was ecstatic to learn of the new Native American Studies Center in your town. On Thursday evening, Oct. 4, my family and I made the more than 100-mile trip to Lancaster for the grand opening.
    It was all that we could have asked for and more. It is second to none and everyone involved should feel proud.  Thank you and your fellow City Council members for investing in this endeavor.

  • Garris has proven leadership abilities

    It is with great pleasure that I recommend Tamara Garris for re-election to City Council to represent District 4. I have known her for 11 years.

  • Obama inherited a problem he helped create

    This letter is in response to Mary Reid’s letter, “Ability to vote is a privilege,” in the Sept. 23 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Liberals continue to believe ideas known as lies that are contradicted by the evidence in history for ideological reasons. They prove that they are so selfish they will jeopardize the public good just to keep from admitting they are wrong.

  • ‘Great tie debate’ of 2012 rages on

    Heeding Proverbs 17:28, I’ve been keeping my thoughts to myself about the upcoming presidential race.
    The notion that “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues,” is pretty sound advice.
    But I’ve finally had enough. No, it’s not soliciting phone calls, mass mailings, polls or a daily bombardment of e-mails that have me at the breaking point.