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Letter to the Editor: Elizabethtown Schools Need to Find Ways to Cut Expenses

More than one year ago, the Advocate published a letter I had submitted, suggesting that the school district “sponsor the development of a volunteer committee comprised of concerned and dedicated residents to review the school’s budget and budget process.” The underlying issue was whether there were cost reductions to be identified and accounted. The letter […]

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Letter to the Editor: We Need Affordable Rentals So Amazon Workers Can Live Here

I think it is wonderful that Amazon is coming to Elizabethtown. However, there is such an affordable housing problem here, and throughout our county, that I fear trouble ahead for Amazon and continuing trouble for other employers trying to find workers. I would love to see construction companies come forward to build more apartments, including […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vague Statements by Amazon Should Be Cause for Concern

As Amazon moves forward with plans to open a distribution hub in Elizabethtown details of what the economic impact will be remain unclear and hidden from the community. That is partially because either local officials, the owning investment company, or Amazon have provided little information about the employment targets at the location. News about the […]

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Letter to the Editor: To Minimize Driving Delays, Do Road Construction at Night

Every summer we run into road construction, causing traffic delays. Why can’t the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation work more often from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the way it’s done in Europe? The commonwealth pays well and has excellent benefits and retirement. Surely it could interest workers in working the night shift. This might even help families […]

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Letter to the Editor: I Saw No Racism in Trump’s Tweets; Decide for Yourself

I found the following offensive in Dick Polman’s recent column in your newspaper (“Racist Remarks on Twitter Give Foretaste of Toxic 2020,” Advocate, July 18.) He intimated that what Trump’s base wants is racism. I consider myself part of Trump’s base and I certainly do not want racism. Mr. Polman did not ask me what […]

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Ludicrous to Suggest That Trump Is a Great President

I am writing in response to Mr. Vic Dohner’s letter (“Trump Will Be Known as Our Nation’s Greatest President,”) published in the July 4 edition. I agree with Mr. Dohner on his first sentence, “To the world’s voters — open your eyes.” But I amend that to address America’s voters, who hopefully in 2020 will […]

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Letter to the Editor: College Doing Right Thing By Cutting Studies That Don’t Pay

The study of comparative religions, philosophy, and theater do not pay the bills when the student graduates. These subjects will not get you a mortgage, a car or a good-paying job. The only thing these subjects support are the teachers who teach these subjects. Elizabethtown College is correct to cut these subjects including some administrative positions […]

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