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Mail Call - June 24

June 23, 2011

“My call is concerning the two Greencastle school board phone-in votes to raise taxes. I believe this ... should be illegal. There is no way of knowing who was on the other end of the phone, and since these two were not present, their votes should not count.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“If West Washington Street and West Antietam Street both run west to east, how can there be a wreck at the corner of both of them, when they are a block apart?”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“Everybody’s complaining about the county doing away with the recycling bins in the city. It wasn’t the county’s idea, it was the city’s idea. This was published in The Herald-Mail, where the city council said they didn’t want the recycling bins because they were ugly. So don’t blame the county for that one. Blame the city.”
— Chewsville

“This is to the person who asked about Montgomery Ward’s closing. I think it was April, maybe end of March, but year 2001. And this issue on the scooters and mo-peds, in my opinion — I got a bike, I got my tags and helmet and everything, insurance and everything else — if they haven’t got a tag, they don’t belong on the road. They belong on the shoulder ... they get tags, they can be on the road ... And they’re just not obeying the rules, and (what) one guy in Williamsport said about going 20 mph, that’s true.”
— Smithsburg

“I just went out to mow my grass, and I discovered someone stole my lawnmower from my garage. I am old and on fixed income. Now I have to go buy one. Don’t know where the money is coming from; only get money once a month. I hope you feel guilty and return it to the owner. Remember, God knows who you are, and one day we have to stand before Him. I hope someone does the same thing to you. Second thought, maybe you would come back and mow my grass.”
— Hagerstown

“Regarding the article about the city buying the downtown building: So let me get this straight. Now the city of Hagerstown is going to let landlords let their properties go down hill, and when they get bad enough, then the city will pay them more than what the property’s worth.”
— Hagerstown

“Regarding the recycling bins in Funkstown: Driving by the other morning, saw the county employee picking up about five or six mattresses wrapped up in plastic. Someone was throwing them out from a motel or a hotel, probably for bedbugs. Residents want to know why the blue bins are being hauled away? There is a perfect example. The public just cannot behave correctly.”
— Washington County

“This is in response of page A3, Washington County, it’s ‘Commissioners raise tip-jar costs.’ This is to the board of commissioners and the gaming office. You have lost revenue because you took smoking out of bars. ... we stopped smoking in the clubs, clubs have lost big money. They’re hurting because when you took the smoking out, the gamblers stayed away. So your 35 percent that dropped is because of you people.”
— Hagerstown

“I have the correct answer to the trash bin problem. Too many people in Washington County cannot read. The trash bins have signs on them; cans, bottles, plastic on one end, paper, cardboard on other end. There’s also a big sign that says when trash bin is full, do not put items on the ground. Hire an independent trash hauler. They are listed in the yellow pages of the phone book.”
— Washington County

“The city council wants to encourage yet more development on Eastern Boulevard. Have they ever been on Eastern Boulevard between 6 and 9 a.m., or 3 and 6 p.m.? What are these people smoking?”
— Washington County

“It’s a shame the people of Hagerstown had to use the recycle bins as a dump site. It has ruined it for everyone in the county. As far as the bins in Funkstown, as long as the county keeps them maintained and dumped on a timely basis, I see no problem with anyone recycling in Funkstown. All of the people from Funkstown saying to not bring your recycling to Funkstown must not be true Funkstowners. As a longtime Funkstowner, we welcome people into our community, especially for such a worthwhile thing. So please, bring your recycling to Funkstown, just not your trash.”
— Funkstown

“Based on Mail Call, people in Funkstown don’t want us driving on their roads or using their recycle bin. What’s next, not breathing the air over Funkstown? I can accommodate them and not go to their businesses. I’ll be glad to do that.”
— Hagerstown

“People need to call and write in to AARP and tell them that this idea they have about not trying to block any cuts in Social Security, it’s a ridiculous idea for them to say something like that. And as far as the government goes, how can we give to other countries, and then cheat our people that have been paying in for all these years to Social Security, by cutting their Social Security?”
— Hagerstown

“Well, I see our county commissioners caved in again to the school teachers. Going to give them a raise. You know, that’s strange, they give the schoolteachers a raise, but we got a president that doesn’t give the seniors any additional increase on their Social Security. There’s something wrong with that picture. Why not freeze the teachers’ pay scale, too, for a while? It won’t hurt them a bit. Where else are they going to go and get, make that kind of money that they’re making?”
— Hagerstown

“The people who are upset because Washington County is supposedly moving backward with recycling, moving the dumpsters: It’s because the people use it as a landfill and dump their trash, not because they don’t want to recycle. Because people use it as a dump site. All you need to do is look around at the recycling centers. On Monday morning, in front of the old County Market, two dump truck loads of trash from people. So if you use it as a recycling center as it’s supposed to be and not a landfill, the boxes would probably still be there.”
— Williamsport

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