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Thumbs up, thumbs down

June 05, 2009

Thumbs up to the Western Maryland Blues Fest organizers, for all of the sweat and effort to put on another fantastic weekend of music and fun. It was Hagerstown at its best. Superb job!

Thumbs up to the City of Hagerstown, which listened to its constituents and voted to change the dates it holds its municipal elections to coincide with presidential elections. This might mean more voters at the polls and definitely will save the taxpayers money.

Thumbs down to the City of Hagerstown, for needing to put a question on the ballot to change the municipal election dates when it was obvious the dates needed to be changed.

Thumbs up to Ruth Ridenour, for 31 years of dedicated service as an educator and leader of Williamsport High School's SophistiCats. Hundreds, if not thousands, of students interested in theater, dance and music have benefited from her passion and willingness to work long hours. Good luck with your new assignment at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

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Thumbs up to Jessica Swarner and Katie Bohrer, who represented the Tri-State area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Although they did not advance to the final day of competition, they can say they were among the less than 300 students in America to qualify for the event.

Thumbs down to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Ed Rendell, for dragging their feet on the 2009-10 state budget. The impasse is leaving school districts in the dark regarding how much revenue will be available for their budgets, which must be passed by June 30.

Thumbs up to all of the high school and college graduates in the area who walked across the stage this spring to accept diplomas and degrees. The future is theirs.

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