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Letters to the Editor

February 24, 2009

Properly planned growth is acceptable



To the editor:

The announced intention of Boonsboro town officials to mitagate sewer taps to two large developers west of town raises flags about infrastructure needed to support these developments. Already there are four portable classrooms in use at Boonsboro Elementary School.

There is a limit to how many portables a core school can support before educational quality is compromised. Also, any citizens of south county who travel through Boonsboro will be impacted by already congested roads and streets.

It is my opinion that we will not be in this recession/depression forever and this is just one step toward a development that does not have infrastructure in place to support it. I am not against planned growth. However, I am against unplanned growth.

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Meredith Fouche
Sharpsburg




Question for drivers: What's the big rush?



To the editor:

Hello again. The only way people (motorists) are going to slow down when out driving is when they become involved in a serious vehicle accident. People are just so used to going at a rate of speed of their own choosing, which is fast. They're always in a hurry, rushing to wherever they want to go.

I feel the vehicle accident that occurred recently on Interstate 70 could have been prevented along with others that happened in the past. If people would learn to slow their vehicle down or be patient when driving, especially when they know the roads are going to be bad (treacherous), the roads would be safer.

But, motorists don't like slowing down or using their brakes for anybody or anything. They just drive on the roads as if there's nothing on them. such as snow, sleet or even human beings. Some of the motorists act as if they are the only ones allowed on the roads to travel. People today, as I have noted in past letters, are just all out for themselves.

Pete Seville
Greencastle, Pa.




Don't stop praying



To the editor:

The secret of success:

"...no one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying."

- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Larry D. Kump
Falling Waters, W.Va.

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