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Letter to the Editor: In Pa. Senate, Purported Open Primary Bill Is Anything But

Let’s not be fooled by Senate Bill 1234 in the Pennsylvania Legislature. This is not an open primary bill. At best it is an attempt to grab ahold of those fleeing the Democratic and Republican parties and keep them entertained in their closed two-party primary. The recent increase of those leaving the two parties has […]

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Numbers Don’t Make the Case for Closing Elizabethtown’s Court

By KENDRA A. MOHR Let’s take an honest look at all of the numbers involved in the proposed closing of the Elizabethtown Magisterial District Court. President Judge Dennis E. Reinaker has stated that he is proposing closing the Elizabethtown court based solely on the numbers, so let’s examine those numbers. I keep seeing the number […]

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Letter to the Editor: Getting 30-Gallon Trash Cans to Match New Law Isn’t Easy

I am still of the opinion that there needs to be public comment before and after the Elizabethtown Borough Council deliberates on agenda items. The Sept. 6 Elizabethtown Borough Council work session meeting was a perfect example. Marc Hersey, president of the Council, allowed public comment before, during, and after the meeting. Most of the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s Make Owners of Guns Financially Liable for Shootings

In Florida there has been another mass shooting. How do we end or at least curtail these tragedies? Banning guns will not work. Gun ownership is considered a right. How about we make gun owners responsible? Let us have legislation at the national level to make any gun owner (registered or simply de facto) legally and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elizabethtown’s Proposed Trash Ordinance Has Excessive Fines

Elizabethtown Borough has released the proposed ordinance revising the sections of the municipal code relating to trash and recycling. The revisions are in response to a county-wide change of the materials that can be accepted for recycling by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. This is just a matter of procedure to update the […]

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Editorial: Will Taxpayers Really Save Money by Closing a Court?

Amid all the shouting and accusations made at a public meeting about a proposal to close Elizabethtown’s magisterial district court, some very valid points were made. One of these points was the source of the data that was used to reach the conclusion that the Elizabethtown court has the lightest workload. Lancaster County President Judge […]

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