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November 13, 2007

"To those of you who continue to complain about the cars 'parked the wrong way,' on the two one-way streets in Funkstown: Please read before you speak. These two streets are one-way for one block only, from High Street down to Edgewood Drive. The remainder of these streets are two-way. Therefore, these people who are parked on those streets are parked correctly. To the person that said their taxes pay for these streets: Wrong again. The town of Funkstown maintains these streets year-round, not the county roads, henceforth your taxes do not help pay for these streets. Traffic has been cut in half by making these streets the way they are, and for the most part this move has been greatly appreciated by most of the residents.




"Something better be done about the right lane at the corner of Potomac Avenue and Eastern Boulevard. They have the arrow painted for turning right, and they now have the left lane for left turn or straight. Everybody keeps thinking they can go straight in the right lane. The arrow is pointing right. It's going to cause a wreck. I almost got hit a couple of times while I was in the left lane going straight. There needs to be a sign up in the right lane that says 'Right lane must turn right only.'"

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- Hagerstown




"In response to the JFK race that's going to be happening on Saturday: I, too, live on Falling Waters Road, and I am appalled that they are gonna shut down Spielman Road again and make us go down past the Red Men and then down Downsville and then over, just to get to our homes. Now this is not right, when they can run up Downsville Pike where they have a shoulder on the side of the road to run. They don't need to shut down this road every year."

- Williamsport




"Next time you people with common sense and a knowledge of physics hear this nonsense about global warming and the environment, really baffle the people and just mention the Hegel's Paradox. Anyone with any history knowledge or physics knowledge knows global warming happens now and then throughout history. It'll happen again in the future, long before - long after I'm gone. But Hegel's Paradox states man learns from history that man learns nothing from history. So bring that up, and baffle these people."

- Hagerstown




"How many Democrats does it take to pick your pockets? Answer: Three - Gov. O'Malley, Sen. President Miller and House Leader Bush."

- Hagerstown




"I wish Reagan was alive now, so he could see the death and destruction the weapons that he sold Iran are doing to our soldiers now. I just seen where they captured a bunch of missiles from Iran, and they had American writing all over them. So I wish Reagan was here to see this, all this work he did."

- Hagerstown




"I get a little tired of these people saying that the hospital should be built at the Downsville Pike site. There is no Downsville Pike site. The hospital doesn't own any land on the Downsville Pike. The people who do own the land are not willing to sell, so let's get off of this Downsville Pike site."

- Hagerstown




"How can a farmer in Berkeley County, W.Va., be all for farm preservation one day, and the next have his farm up for sale for developers? Go figure."




"Ah, the fetid fruits of zoning have dropped in Jefferson County. The County Commissioners' grant to FBOs (faith-based organizations) to lobby for 'affordable housing' smells to 'High Heaven.'"

- Martinsburg, W.Va.




"This is in response to the people complaining about the JFK on Nov. 17, and how the runners should be rerouted so they're not in the way of their driving. I think after 42 miles of running, the runners shouldn't have to be rerouted anywhere. There's a sign on the road when we come off that says 'Share the road', and that's exactly what cars should do: Share the road. It's not that big of a deal. The race organizer brings in a lot of money to all the schools around the area for this race, for one day a year. People should just realize that it's fun, it's what we like to do, and they should just not complain for one day. Bear with us, show us support, and be done with it. "

- Hagerstown




"This is for the people who in the surrounding areas that feel the one-way issue of Funkstown streets is their concern. Poplar and Chestnut streets are maintained by Funkstown taxpayers, not the surrounding area's taxes. The area of issue is a residential area, not a bypass to convenience you so you can get home faster or to work quicker. I would hate to see you live in the big city if you think this is bad, with traffic patterns always changing."

- Funkstown




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