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Mail Call - Jan. 12

January 12, 2012

“Having just seen the North Hagerstown High School show choir picture in the paper for Veterans Day at Morris Frock, I’d just like to say to the choir, you did a terrific job. It was wonderful, and I certainly hope you come back again. Thank you very much.”

— Hagerstown



“This is concerning the increase in registration fees and gas tax in Maryland. Is this needed to continue to provide state highway employees with vehicles to commute to and from work, or to use to drop their kids off at school, or attend high school and Little League baseball games? They also use them to go to the grocery stores. This benefit is provided for residents of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and is regardless of the commute distance. So stop this abuse of tax dollars, and start looking out for the taxpayers that they represent.”

— Hagerstown



“Being honest: In Washington County, a judge takes leave of absence, but doesn’t know how long. It’s called full retirement. People talked to someone about robocalls, but don’t remember. School board spends $40,000 for new super, for expenses. Bet you didn’t get $10 for gas when the maintenance guys went to apply for a job. People, remember at election. Maybe our leaders should be going to Berkeley Springs, to see how they’re growing and cutting taxes.”

— Hagerstown



“I am not pleased with the paper. You’ve took the comics out, the good ones.”

— Clear Spring



“I’m just thanking The Herald-Mail paper for naming Howard Kaylor the Person of the Year. He certainly deserved it.”

— Hagerstown



“What do the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals and the U.S. Congress have in common? They can’t get the job done.”

— Greencastle, Pa.



“I don’t like to rebut someone’s opinion, but in this case I believe the caller was not only biased, but incorrect. The caller made comparison between tea party rallies and the action of the occupiers. Well, I’m a news watcher, and I have never seen nor heard of the tea party participants being arrested or accused of actions similar to the unlawful ones that were made by occupiers. If there was any such actions, you can bet the news media would have covered it 24/7.”

— Hagerstown



“You know, I was listening to this Romney who is running for the presidential nomination. He really tickles me. He complains about President Obama bringing our troops home, he thinks that’s terrible, but guess where his five sons are? All dressed up in swanky suits beside  him, out campaigning, and where are they but they’re home, where it’s safe and dry. So I think if he wants the troops to be over in the war zones all that time alone, let his five sons go down and join up. I’m sure they would like for him to do that.”

— Hagerstown



“Please put ‘Mary Worth’ and ‘Rex Morgan, M.D.’ comics back in the paper. I really miss them.”

— Williamsport



“Well, major league baseball had a minor league team here for at least 30 years. That’s all in jeopardy now, because Hagerstown doesn’t want to have a new stadium. If I’m not mistaken, I believe the (Frederick) Keys have a situation where if Hagerstown loses a ... team, they have a stipulation in their contract, there’ll be no more ... teams within 35 or 40 miles of the Keys. So if Hagerstown leaves, they will go probably to Winchester, and you’ll never see ... baseball here in Hagerstown again.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m a city of Hagerstown resident and taxpayer. I think it’s a good idea, what the city’s trying to do, with one-day-a-week trash pick-up. Now, my one complaint — and it’s an ongoing complaint — is, can the city do anything about people coming from out of the county and out of state and dropping their trash off at people’s front walks, and now out-of-state trash and out-of-city trash is being picked up? If any citizens witness this, turn the people in. Save our tax dollars.”

— Hagerstown



“To the caller who stated that Christ was by no means (malicious) in anything He did or said: I would challenge you to read your Bible. Jesus said to those He judged as hypocrites, ‘Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?’ To those He judged to be defiling the temple, ‘And when He had made a scourge of small cords, He drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables.’”  

— Williamsport



“I have been reading in Mail Call about Hagerstown going to once-a-week garbage pickup, and the stink this may cause. I have worked in Hagerstown many a year, and my co-workers would say ‘Waynesboro stinks.’ I thought they were referring to the town government or management. Now I realize it’s our garbage cans. We only have once-a-week garbage pickup. Wow, if that’s the reason, I can live with that. I use garbage can lids.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“When will the traffic engineers of Hagerstown ever get the light at Locust and Washington (streets) correctly synchronized? For months now it has been out of sync, and it’s going to cause an accident, because people know it, and have tried to beat the clock and rush from the intersection of the square, down through Locust. It’s almost impossible to get it, unless you’re going above the speed limit. A simple resetting should suffice. Please, traffic engineers, will you please ... it greatly impedes traffic as it is now.”

— Hagerstown

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