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Letters to the Editor 12/18

December 27, 2001

Letters to the Editor 12/18



Too fast on Md. 62



To the editor:

This road does not kill. It's the people who drive too fast, very very fast that are killing themselves, others and animals. I'm talking about Md. 62 between Chewsville and Leitersburg, known now as Little Antietam Road.

Most people want to say it's the bad curve, but it's not. People do not read or drive the speed that are on road signs. Every month there are lots and lots of cars that are having accidents. The hit animals - deer, horses , dogs and each other. Why don't the police help more and stop the fast drivers?

Thanks for taking time to read this. Maybe you can help slow down the people on Md. 62.

Karen Turner
Hagerstown




Alternative school is needed



To the editor:

I wanted to write to thank The Herald-Mail for the front page article concerning the opening of an alternative high school in Washington County. The alternative high school would serve a population of students who are desperately in need of this service.

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The alternative high school would also help all of the county high schools by removing disruptive students from the regular classrooms, making life much easier for all the Washington County teachers and administrators.

The alternative high school would also help to keep a lot of these children from becoming a problem for the juvenile justice system saving the state money there. It would also greatly reduce the dropout rate.

The alternative high school is an idea that is long over due. The entire county and the state of Maryland would reap the benefits of turning these high risk students into well-educated, high school graduates who go on to become professionally employed taxpayers instead of under-employed persons in constant need of social services. I urge all of our elected officials at the county and state level to fight for the funding for this urgently needed alternative high school.

Victoria M. Ross
John P. Ross
Hagerstown




Come celebrate a railroad Christmas



To the editor:

Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum invite the public to an "Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration," on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum's location in the Agriculture Education Center located at 7313 on the Sharpsburg Pike.

Features of this first-time event, include turn of the century Christmas decorations, dolls of the area, a museum shop filled with Christmas ideas and Santa for the young at heart! We urge families to bring a camera for personal photos in an almost forgotten Washington County setting and to enjoy the cookies and punch of an early local recipes.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

For more information, call 301-791-2370.

Marge Peters
Chair, Christmas Program
Hagerstown




Thanks for the snacks



To the editor:

I want to say thanks again to all my faithful helpers making the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the runners of the 50-mile JFK run.

They are: Kitty Chrishman, Bertha Francis, Margaret Dillinger, Anne Hinkle, Dorothy Gurath, Laura Peyton, Joan Forester, Jeanine Overdorf, Rita Massah and me. Five of them are over 80 years old, and five of them are in their 70s.

Helen Spinnler
Hagerstown

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