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Mail Call - April 4

April 04, 2011

“I’m in agreement with the person who complained of loud music in church. Well, I can add to that: The distraction that’s caused by fussy children whose parents won’t take them into — or have the consideration to take them into the crying room. Secondly, we are constantly bombarded by other people’s lack of consideration, and that’s people that use cellphones in public places where you’re forced — anyone around them is forced to listen to their private conversations.”
— Hagerstown


“I recently had an opportunity to see how closely the economic development teams for the City of Hagerstown and Washington County work. Their teamwork is impressive and provides great value to our community.”
— Hagerstown


“After reading in the Sunday’s Herald about the appointment of Sassan Shaool to the planning commission, as a resident taxpayer I am also outraged by this appointment. What a farce. What’s wrong with this picture, county commissioners and taxpayers of Washington County? Jim Laird of Citizens for the Protection of Washington County is absolutely right when he stated that it is like putting a fox to oversee the henhouse. ... Recusal is not an option for Shaool. His only option should be to resign from the planning commission. Kristin Aleshire is a better appointment.”
— Saint James


“I am writing about Saturday’s article regarding Williamsport’s consideration of property maintenance codes. Williamsport property owners should talk to Hagerstown property owners, who have had to deal with the steadily increasing demands of code compliance for many years. Do not be fooled by the assertion that these codes will only address eyesores — that was how it started in Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown


“Your employer ‘would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent,’ and ‘I have ... been (in) 57 states’ were statements made by Barack Obama. In Allan Powell’s latest Sarah Palin love letter, Powell forgot to add those little gems to his list of classics. Maybe ‘forgot’ is not the right word. Progressives like Powell, who love to tell us how educated they are, always seem to be leaving out important details. ... Correcting progressives has become standard operating procedure lately, as they try to rewrite history to fit their agenda.”
— Smithsburg


“Why don’t these people who keep calling in complaining about teachers teaching to the test wake up? If the test is a body of material that a youngster is supposed to know when they get out of fifth-grade math class, what’s the matter with teaching to it? Same goes for the ninth-grade history class. Same goes for the 12th-grade calculus class. Get real, people. The test embraces a body of information that they need to know.”
— Hagerstown


“We’ve got widespread unrest in the Middle East, gas is $4 a gallon, and the usual suspects in the Maryland legislature are pushing a bill to delay — that is, prevent — natural gas drilling in Western Maryland that would increase our domestic energy supply and bring much-needed jobs to the area, while outrageously, O’Malley touts his offshore wind- power boondoggle that adds a surcharge of up to $9 a month to our electric bills, just to give to rich developers, who just happen — surprise — to include O’Malley’s former chief of staff.”
— Frederick, Md.


“Concerning Allan Powell’s editorial March 25, Friday: Allan, that’s crosshairs on a scope, not a gun. And if you’re going to cut down Sarah Palin for zeroing in on Democratic strongholds, why don’t you tell the whole story, Allan? About the Democrats and their bull’s-eye on different targets of Republican strongholds. You have to tell the whole story, Allan. You know better than that.”
— Hancock


“I just went to the downtown, to the arts and entertainment district. I’m confused; is the tax assessor’s office arts, and the code enforcement office is entertainment, or is it vice versa? Somebody needs to wake up.”
— Hagerstown


“I see in the paper about this one woman from Hagerstown called in about police chases. I think police should chase them if they’re robbing a bank or they just killed somebody. I think they should have police chases. Keep chasing them until they catch them.”
— Hagerstown


“The old ordinary common people in this county sure miss Don Munson every day.”
—Mount Lena

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