Letters to the Editor - June 19

June 19, 2012

Suns shone on Pa. couple’s wedding day

To the editor:

We recently held our wedding — yes, a wedding — at Municipal Stadium at a Hagerstown Suns baseball game. We must say we had a wonderful day.

The staff responded quickly and positively to all of our questions and requests, they added many special elements to our very special day and they treated our guests remarkably well. We were seeking a unique, fun and memorable wedding, and the Hagerstown Suns delivered. We heard from many of our guests that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better experience.

The Hagerstown Suns proved to us that baseball isn’t the only thing they do amazingly well.

Thelma and Christopher Reibsome
Chambersburg, Pa.

Taxes should reflect declining assessments

To the editor:

Drop the assessments and drop taxes.

Everyone has lost 40 percent of their home value. Most people don’t have much life savings. So that’s 40 percent off their life savings.

And with the stock market losing money for people, the middle-class people have taken a licking.

But what I want to know is this: Why has 40 percent not been taken off their taxes if a $200,000 home is only worth $120,000 anymore?

Everyone is assessed too high, and this has got to be taken into consideration. The assessors will tell you anything, but it’s all in black and white.

What’s happened to the middle class?

Ellis Duffey

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