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Mail Call - May 10

May 10, 2012

“In reference to the Herald-Mail on Wednesday, May 2, we should call that ‘Flip-flop photo op,’ and ‘Let’s take on more debt.’ I cannot understand what’s going on with the city and the county, and also, we’re always bailing out the city for different things. What does the city do for Washington County? I can’t think of too much. Thank you very much for a few county commissioners who use their head on debt.”

— Leitersburg



“Given the economic circumstances involved, $400,000 a year from the county taxpayers, for 20 years, for a ball stadium, is ludicrous. It should never occur.”

— Washington County



“In regards to the write-in from the Republican, supposedly, about not wanting to vote for Romney, he’s not a Republican. Sorry, but he’s a hypocrite, because any Republican understands the importance of voting. If he can’t vote for Romney, then do a write-in, but the process has been long and difficult for Mr. Romney in order to come near the nomination. Good men let evil flourish when they do nothing. Think about that. The office of the president ... it has arms that go all around the world and appoints all the cabinet members, etc.”

— Hagerstown



“The paper should put the mayor and council, plus the county commissioner meeting, in the comic section, because they are hilarious. Today’s paper, the mayor said, ‘In regards to the stadium downtown, I believe there’s a great opportunity for everyone.’ It should have read, ‘There’s a great opportunity for a select few.’ Look at who owns most of the properties there. And Metzner says there’s a growing public support. What planet did he just come from? It’s about eight out of 10 against it going there.”

— Hagerstown



“Sounds like Mr. Baker and Mr. Cline are the only ones who have their heads on straight. Building the stadium downtown is ridiculous. Just think of the parking of all the people coming and going. It needs to be close to an interstate.”

— Hagerstown



“Washington County has plenty of empty buildings around, including in the downtown area. Our government needs to put companies into the empty buildings in the downtown area. Then renovate the stadium and tear down the light plant, for more parking. Also make use of the fairgrounds for their multiuse activities. We need roads fixed, not this chip-and-seal junk. They also need to put a freeze on groceries, rents, taxes, etc., like they did years ago. Not everyone is as well off. Please, governor and commissioners, reconsider, will you?”

— Hancock



“Oh sure, at first look, it seems that you’ve done something spectacular for the seniors in Washington County, by agreeing to fund a redesigned senior center on the grounds of Hagerstown Community College. However, when compared to your pledge of $400,000 a year for the next 20 years for a new ball stadium, the cost of the originally designed two-story senior center is peanuts. Please explain to the public how by continuing to have Commission on Aging offices pay rent on Franklin Street, you can justify reneging on your original commitment to provide a one-stop point of service for the elderly.”

— Hagerstown



“To the Republican who’s just not going to vote, because he didn’t want to be a hypocrite: I’m sure that was written by a Democrat, because he wants all Republicans not to vote, so that President Obama won’t have a problem getting in. Don’t believe the rhetoric. Go vote.”

— Hagerstown



“This is Wednesday, May 2, the editorial by Andrew Joliet: It was absolutely wonderful. I wish he would run for office. I would certainly vote for him.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m concerned with our present county commissioners and city council, about the senior center and downtown sports complex. I think the decisions about them should be put on hold until after the election. It should be up for a vote by the people.”

— Hagerstown



“Visit the local library and check out the book, ‘The Real Romney.’”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.



“This is in reference to the stadium. They could build it across the street from the old stadium, where the plant that has sat idle for years is sitting, and that Mr. Sager had the city invest in, and tear that down. They’d have enough room for two ballparks, everything they’d need, and they could still keep the old ballpark.”

— Smithsburg



“Remember when President Obama was running for president in 2008, his slogan was ‘Yes, we can.’ Now his new slogan is ‘Let’s move forward.’ Well, I hope you do a lot better than what you did the first 3 1/2 years, because all we did was move backward.”

— Williamsport



“They say President Obama tried to raise the debt ceiling. I think he raised it to the ceiling.”

— Hagerstown

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