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Editorial: If Nobody’s Seeking the Party’s Nomination, Write in a Name

Democrats in Elizabethtown’s Third Ward will most likely nominate Deb Jones for Borough Council with write-in votes on Tuesday, May 21. Ms. Jones and her campaign volunteers plan to stand outside the Friendship Fire Company station and the United Zion Church to ask Democrats to write her name in. If at least 10 people write […]

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Guest Column: Pennsylvania Education Tax Credit Deserves Our Support

By SEAN P. McALEER It’s been nearly two decades since Pennsylvania created a program that has improved the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania children. Known as the Education Improvement Tax Credit, it awards funding to children in need so that they may attend the schools of their choice. Scholarships are provided by […]

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Letter to the Editor: Please Keep Your Dogs From Biting Your Letter Carrier

Did you get bitten at work today? On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.” Postal Service officials report that in 2018, 5,714 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day, including Sundays and holidays, carriers continue to experience dog bites in urban, suburban and rural settings. Dog […]

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Letter to the Editor: Lancaster Barnstormers Team Deserves Community Support

With the start of the Barnstormers’ season upon us, I want to encourage the community to attend and support the team. The Barnstormers organization does so much to invest in the community through youth baseball and support of numerous community functions. For example, Troy Steffy, baseball operations manager and assistant coach of the Barnstormers, took […]

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Letter to the Editor: I Was Wendy Myers’ Commander; She’s a Superb Choice for MDJ

Upon hearing the news about Wendy Myers running for magisterial district judge, I was compelled to write to you. I was Wendy Myers’ company commander in the Pennsylvania National Guard when she was a young soldier. She was an immediate standout in an extremely talented and dedicated group. Let me tell you about these soldiers […]

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Editorial: Train Station Should Be Fixed; Amtrak Is Out of Excuses Now

How long can it possibly take to replace a fire alarm system? The elevators at Elizabethtown’s train station have been closed since March 21 along with the station building because the fire alarm system sustained water damage and cannot be repaired. Without a working fire alarm, the elevators and station building do not meet building […]

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Letter to the Editor: Why Is It Taking So Long To Get Train Station Fixed?

Train passengers in Elizabethtown with disabilities have been left stranded by Amtrak. After they’re waited many years for a station that meets Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, it is now closed. And over what? A fire alarm problem! There are 1,800 residents across the street in Masonic Village, many of whom are elderly or handicapped and […]

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