Mail Call

July 18, 2009

"I was wondering why the town councilmen doesn't consider a curfew here in Williamsport. We used to have curfews in Williamsport. I think it would be a good idea." - Williamsport

"Great, now Obama wants to spend $12 billion for community colleges to prepare for jobs of the future. With his out-of-control spending, the only requirement for the available jobs will be the ability to say, 'Would you like fries with that, sir?'" - Smithsburg

"Since our kids were little, the Harpers Ferry flea market has been a regular Saturday family outing. There's always been a lot of neat stuff to be found. Couldn't another location be found to build apartments, instead of wiping out the flea market? It's a treasure." - Sharpsburg

"This is concerning Medicare. Everybody's talking about the economy, but did anybody ever think that if everybody carried their own load that we wouldn't be in the mess we're in today?" - Sharpsburg


"I cannot understand how our government, such as it is, can give billions and billions of dollars to other countries, and yet turn their backs on the retired people here, as well as any individual that qualifies for Social Security, but yet we're not getting a raise this year. I don't understand. I would like to know the reasoning. Have our congressmen done anything about it?" - Hagerstown

"It would do everyone well to remember that the Obama cry is that there are millions of people who do not have health insurance - not that there are millions of people who do not have health care, because they do. Anybody who thinks that health insurance is the equivalent to the guarantee of health care had better speak to someone who has health insurance." - Smithsburg

"I just had a question. I'm wondering when they're gonna widen the northern part of Robinwood road there, and get the speed limit up to about 40 mph." - Hagerstown

"Why all the fuss about Obama Care? It's change you can believe in." - Halfway

"I had attended the meetings with County Commuter and the planning commission for regarding the buses. I thought it was a very good meeting, and I wish that more people would come out that ride the buses when they have these meetings again, and they'll advertise it in the newspaper, because it was very good. We need the buses, we need more bus system in this area because the area's growing, and the politicians locally need to be aware of this and they need to fund it." - Hagerstown

"Well done - great job to the 11- and 12-year-old Maugansville baseball all-star team. Even though we were eliminated in two straight games, we played hard to the last out. We had 11 total players, and seven of the 11 players are only 11 years old. We will win it all next year." - Hagerstown

"This is just in reference to the people that live in ... different apartment town houses that they made get rid of the gas grills or charcoal grills. Does it apply only to Hagerstown area, or is it also county law?" - Maugansville

"To the BOE: Athletics lead to scholarships. You're cutting the money to the athletic sports in the schools. It's ridiculous. This keeps kids out of trouble, and gets them in college. Plus, they have to pay. Let's take Barbara Ingram's money and give it to the athletics of Washington County. Barbara Ingram school parents, if they want that arts, let them pay - not the Washington County public schools. My taxes go to public schools." - Washington County

"When I was a kid, they used to tell me the moon was made out of green cheese. Now that I'm older, I've found out it's not the moon, it's global warming." - Hagerstown

"I read in the paper again this morning about the smokers saying they have rights. I grant you, they have rights, but those rights should be considerate. I have COPD, which is asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, and I have never smoked a day in my life. I have gotten it all from secondhand cigarette smoke. I think it's a shame that I have to suffer now in my life because of somebody else's smoking." - Falling Waters, W.Va.

"I just heard a report that insurance companies been ripping off billions and billions of dollars from overcharging on deductibles, people's deductibles. ... We've known that for years. We need a public office to make them insurance companies have some kind of people ... option, do I want to pay such-and-such, or do I want to pay that high price of the insurance companies?" - Falling Waters, W.Va.

"How much longer are they gonna continue to use that equipment, pounding on the ground or whatever they're doing over at the hospital day and night, 24 hours a day? Isn't it time for it to stop? Aren't there any laws to prevent that kind of noise?" - Brightwood Acres

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