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Letter to the Editor: Clearing Up Misperceptions About Dog Adoption Center

Almost Home Dog Adoption Center is eager to meet approval from Conoy Township supervisors and begin offering Lancaster County residents and dog lovers a new approach to dog adoption. As a nonprofit organization, our mission is saving and enriching dogs’ lives through education, care, and adoption. Almost Home is dedicated to finding a home for […]

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Editorial: Good Government Amendment Deserves Vote by Pa. Citizens

It’s a rare moment of encouraging news from the Pennsylvania Legislature: Republicans and Democrats are working together on something important. Members of both parties in both chambers are co-sponsoring legislation that would give the voters of Pennsylvania the power to end gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is a real problem in American politics. In Pennsyl­vania, state legislative and […]

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Letter: Dog Adoption Kennel Will Make Neighbors Barking Mad

This letter is in response to the article about “Almost Home” dog adoption kennel. This business is a nonprofit 501(c)3. This facility for 66 dogs is proposed to be built on River Road directly across from 11 residences with families. The proposed plot is zoned “agricultural,” but this does not mitigate the negative, adverse impact […]

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Letter to the Editor: School Board Candidate Made Shocking, Disgusting Comments

I am writing to express my shock and disgust at the comments of Republican candidate for Elizabethtown school board Menno Riggleman during the forum held Thursday, Oct. 26. Mr. Riggleman first said that he doesn’t think schools should be teaching “lifestyles” or about “two men living together.” He went on to say later, completely unprompted, […]

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Editorial: Elizabethtown Schools Should Avoid Repeating the 1990s

Once upon a time, Elizabethtown schools got national attention for all the wrong reasons. In 1996, the school board adopted what it called a “pro-family” resolution saying it supported families defined as “one man married to one woman and their children through birth or adoption.” Naturally, plenty of people took umbrage at this. Single parents […]

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Letter to the Editor: Government Workers’ Pension Funds Deserve Investigation

Could you please put me in touch with a good investigative reporter that will look into the State Employees’ Retirement System and Public School Employees’ Retirement System? Something went very wrong with the retirement system sometime around 2001 which has led to taxpayers having to foot the bill for ever increasing retirement costs. The county, […]

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Editorial: Governor Should Have Used Line-Item Veto in Budget Fight

Although there is plenty of blame to go around in the Pennsylvania budget fiasco, there is one person who could have prevented the budget brinksmanship singlehandedly had he acted wisely: Gov. Tom Wolf. It’s difficult to pass a budget under the best of circumstances. It’s made even more difficult with a Democratic governor and Republican […]

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Editorial: Troubled Businessman Deserves Elizabethtown’s Respect

The recent business troubles of Elizabethtown restaurant operator Andrew Schoenberger have predictably caused people who know nothing about operating a business to criticize him. Yes, he closed his restaurants abruptly, which is causing inconvenience to customers and hardships for employees. But employees, at least, can apply for unemployment insurance to tide them over. Clearly they […]

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