Categories Op/Ed

Letter: Pa. Online Voter Registration Doesn’t Have Accurate Results

In the July 20 issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate a story appeared (“More Pa. Voters Now Register Online Than With Paper Forms”) covering the 2017 annual voter registration report of the Pennsylvania Online Voter Registration. Gov. Tom Wolf was quoted as saying that the “OVR has made registration convenient, accurate, and secure.” State Secretary Pedro […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter: Schools Need Balanced Revenue Streams to Educate Children

I have followed with interest dialogue within this publication on school property taxes and language regarding tax discipline at the state level. I resonate with some concerns expressed here about continuously rising property taxes. In a context of low wage growth and rapidly rising health care costs, a rise in a tax rate feels like […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Editorial: Get Facts Before Forming Opinions on Public Projects

Usually, when local governments do something, there’s a logical reason behind it. Reasonable people might disagree, but there’s almost always some rationale to their actions that can be seen by anyone bothering to look or ask. Unfortunately, plenty of people prefer to speculate and spread rumors instead. Take, for example, the construction going on in […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Tournaments, Poster Contest at Elizabethtown Fair

In addition to the agricultural events and entertainment at the Elizabethtown Fair, the late August event includes three tournaments for adults and youth, including one new to the fair this year, and a drug awareness poster contest for youth. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 6 p.m., will once be the second annual Cornhole Tournament. […]

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