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Mail Call - April 3

April 02, 2012

“I’d like to say I was downtown last Saturday, and much to my surprise, I seen where the Holly Place consignment shop is closed. I have been taking clothing down there for the past two years, I and friends and relatives of mine, and much surprised that they were closed. So I wish the gaming commission would take a double-take and think about donating money to the Holly Place. I know we need — I know it’s great to have a baseball field, and I went to see the games also, but I think it’s more important to take care of the elderly and people that need help.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the county commissioners, the Hagerstown city council, and the State Highway Administration. Now the election signs are going up, you see them everywhere. Let’s see what we can do on this, after the election, about taking them down off people’s right-of-ways, the county and city and state right-of-ways, and take them to appropriate discard places. This weekend out at the mall area, that was the most absurd thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s a hazard to everybody.”
— Leitersburg

“I would like to say something about the ball stadium. I think the best place for it would be right where it’s at. It’s very nice. I go there once in a while with my grandchildren.”
— Hagerstown

“I was a young teen when Berkeley Plaza in Martinsburg, W.Va., opened in 1965. Would love to see the original pictures of the plaza when it opened, and a list of all the stores way back in 1965 and 1966. Please? Anyone? We need to see the original, not after it had been there for a few years. Also a story about how the plaza came to be would be awesome, too.”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“I would like to know who chose the picture and the location of our police chief, taken in a back alley in downtown. That to me is not a very good gesture on the part of the paper and the photographer. Why not a nice, dignified picture, sitting behind his desk?”
— Hagerstown

“I was calling concerning the (comment) in Thursday’s paper from Boonsboro, about  recycling. I agree with it. I think it should be optional to us. If we have to pay for it, it’s not free. Personally, I live in Boonsboro and I oppose it. The water and sewer bill is high enough.”
— Boonsboro

“A great photograph of Sarah Zielinski in the paper this morning, and congratulations to her on her track achievements.”
— Shepherdstown, W.Va.

“The city needs to install some high-speed fans in the hot, stinky restrooms at (Municipal) Stadium before the season starts. Otherwise, the stadium is a reasonably good facility.”
— Hagerstown

“Maybe that small group of ‘recycling resisters’ in Boonsboro doesn’t know how to recycle. Maybe they think it’s complicated or something. Let me tell you, if a 5-year-old can learn, so can they. When curbside recycling starts here, I’m sure residents will receive instructions on how to do it. It’s really not difficult at all.”
— Boonsboro

“I would like to know where is all the help for the working class people out there that goes to work every day and that earns a decent living. I see on TV where they’re advertising people can get free cellphones and have minutes added to the phones, I guess free of charge. Where’s the help at ... yeah, I don’t feel that’s right at all and all. You have to be on some kind of disability or public assistance in order to qualify for one of those free cellphones.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

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