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Letter to the Editor: Silence About Mass Shootings Is Equivalent to Acceptance

What is wrong with us? Why are we tolerating mass shootings that are increasing in frequency all the time? This is not happening in other countries, only here in the U.S. Other countries have reacted swiftly to single mass shootings and have successfully prevented further attacks. Why can’t we? We do not have more mental […]

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Letter to the Editor: Question on Global Warming Is What We Can Do to Survive It

There was a recent letter requesting clarification on climate change (“Let’s Hear From Experts on Both Sides on Climate Change,” Advocate, Aug. 8.) The writer asked that we organize a fresh scientific look at the possibility of this, and pointed out that the world has experienced naturally warmer eras in the past. It’s a question […]

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Letter to the Editor Why Would Conoy Township Ask Business to Fly U.S. Flag?

I read the article covering the variance meeting held between Conoy Township and the developers interested in a site on River Road (“Variances Denied for Proposed Chain Store in Bainbridge,” Advocate, Aug. 15.) While the actual variance discussion seemed standard, the comment by Township Supervisor Stephen L. Mohr was an eye-opener. The request of a business […]

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Letter to the Editor: We Need to Support Workers Against Greedy Corporations

Since the local news channels seemingly aren’t interested in reporting this, I thought I’d share. On July 2, Armstrong Flooring in Lancaster locked out its employees and suspended all benefits, which, in my opinion, is a fear tactic to get everything it wants, while giving nothing during negotiations with the union. We have been seeing […]

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Letter to the Editor: Four Things We Should Do to Prevent Gun Violence

Agreement on actions to reduce all violence can help resolve gun violence, which must be eliminated. Agreement may be difficult; evident bias exists on all sides. Nationwide, millions of law-abiding gun owners do not cause or condone gun violence unleashed by those with unresolved anger, abuse or mental issues, who threaten harm. Issues that undermine […]

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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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