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Letter to the Editor: ‘Trump Party’ Agenda Must Go

Current political office candidates state Sen. Scott Wagner, Congressman Lou Barletta and Congressman Lloyd Smucker are card-carrying members of the Trump Party. Like President Donald Trump, these three appear to believe the following: — Trump and members of his campaign team are above the law and cannot be held accountable for any crimes. — Inhumane […]

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Letter to the Editor: Smucker Fails on Migrants

An open letter to Congressman Lloyd Smucker: I need to tell you how disappointed I am in your response to the recent separation of children from their parents at our southern border. Not only are the innocent parents, who are often fleeing for their lives, demonized, but having these families ripped apart — with lifelong […]

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Letter to the Editor: Let Police Do Their Jobs

I have noted with alarm the recent tendency in America to blame the police for controlling criminals with any degree of force. Now, sadly, that thinking has come to Lancaster. I have lived in many cities in Pennsylvania. The difference I notice between peaceful, quiet, “lawful” (safe) towns and the opposite type — noisy, crime-ridden […]

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Letter to the Editor: Could Annapolis Shooting Be Repeated in Elizabethtown?

On Tuesday, June 28, a man entered the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., killing five people and wounding two others. In The New York Times on June 29, I read the following article: “Maryland Shooting Suspect Had Long-Running Dispute with Newspaper” by Timothy Williams and Amy Harmon. The Capital Gazette is a […]

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Letter to the Editor: We’re Working to Make Elizabethtown Stronger

Because of support from United Way of Lancaster County, Elizabethtown Hub, a partnership connecting social services in the northwest corner of the county is now poised to reduce the number of individuals/families living in poverty in our area. United Way, which is supported by many generous people in Lancaster County, awarded Elizabethtown Hub a Collective […]

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Abundant Opportunities for Summer Learning in Area

By RYAN P. AUMENT For many students across the commonwealth, early June marks the beginning of their long-awaited summer vacation. They take final exams, sign each other’s yearbooks, return their textbooks to school administrators, clean out their lockers or cubbies, and enjoy parties celebrating the completion of another year of school. These typical end-of-the-school-year rituals […]

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s Allow Independents to Vote in Pa. Primaries

I agree with both Roy Minet (“Choices in General Elections Could Shake Up Our System,” Advocate, June 14) and Terry Madonna/Mike Young (“Pennsylvania’s Closed Primaries Hurt Moderates’ Chances,” Advocate, June 21) that change is needed to Pennsylvania’s closed primary elections. The closed system disenfranchises an increasing number of voters and hurts moderates’ chances say Madonna/Young […]

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