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Letters to the Editor 2/27

March 05, 2001

Letters to the Editor 2/27



Can someone help my son find a home?



To the editor:

My son Kevin and his wife Brenda have lived in Hagerstown for seven or eight years. Now they have a special need, and I hope someone can help them.

Kevin has cancer, and they need ground floor housing for him, a two-bedroom, Section 8 approved place, (he has very little income, while his wife still works) and room enough for Sugar.

"Sugar" is his fat, lazy, black Lab/mix, a quiet, laid-back old dog, better behaved than most children. She is his only companion while Brenda works. The second bedroom is needed for his hospital bed and other sickroom equipment. It's been a very difficult year for both of them, and right now they really need some help.

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If you have or know of someone who has an apartment, trailer, duplex, whatever, that you think they could use, please contact Paula Price at at the Washington County Department of Social Services, at 240-420-2169. Thank you and may God bless you.

Carolyn A Clark

Seminole, Fla.




Bless Dr. Moody



To the editor:

I'm writing this concerning Dr. Moody and his office staff. He has been my doctor for 38 years, and I hope he never retires. He never once forgot to return my calls. His nurse and secretary are two very caring people also. But I know he has worked hard all this time, I sure hope he can find me another doctor and he will surely be missed, so I wish each and every one of them the very best in life.

Fannie Rouzer

Hagerstown




It's no mystery what holds Hagerstown back



To the editor:

I just read the article where Victoria K. Bodnar expressed her concerns for a safer downtown Hagerstown. She touches on four points: Landlord registration, more police, business recruitment, more home ownership.

More police are always a good thing, but as a frequent visitor to the downtown area, I can safely say that it's the only area where there is a high police visibility - and that's a good thing.

I can't say much about the other economies involved. Obviously, many businesses moved out to the mall, the Prime Outlets, or were hit hard by the recent influx Enormo-Marts in our area.

I don't think people stopped going downtown because they feel 'unsafe' - unless it's 2 a.m.

This brings up the real issue. Ask anybody what's wrong with Hagerstown (even people from outside of Hagerstown) and they'll say the same thing - drugs. All one needs to do is to drive by the Public Library or Jonathan Street past 8 p. m.

That's the problem. It's funny that people in Clear Spring or Shepherdstown know to stay away from Johnathan Street - that's a reputation Hagerstown doesn't need. Fix that, and you've got a solution.

Christopher Karl Abell

Hagerstown




There are still some nice people out there



To the editor:

Thursday evening around 6:45p.m. I was coming out of the Wal-Mart Grocery in Hagerstown with a cart full of groceries. The snow was coming down and I, being a little woman, was attempting to maneuver this load through the gush and slush out to my dark green van.

A very nice gentleman with his wife asked me if they could help me. My dark green van was not parked too close and there was a walking distance involved. This nice gentleman pushed my cart, stocked full of groceries, through the lot and out to my car.

I did not get his name, but if he reads this I want him to know that there are still nice people out there and he and his wife are two of those people.

D.Wooldridge

Hagerstown

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