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Mail Call - Nov. 6

November 05, 2012

“I just wanted to thank the Board of Election of Washington County at the Red Cross. Today’s Thursday. We went to vote and they were very well organized and the lines kept moving. It did not take but about 15 minutes. Get out and vote.”
— Williamsport

“Today’s paper reported that the city is spending $484,721 to renovate four apartments downtown. These apartments will join the rest of the empty apartments downtown. The city needs to get out of the private property business. The city employee behind these boondoggles needs to leave.”
— Hagerstown

“How in the world can TV networks have their people stand in high water and rain and tell us not to do it because it is dangerous? I get a kick out of their antics but I do think they should be more responsible. Do what I say, not what I do.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“What is going on? I just read in the news we are about to become the world’s largest oil exporter. What’s the deal with the price of gas here in this country?”
— Williamsport

“I would like to know how they expect senior citizens who live month by month on Social Security to get batteries, candles and generators and stuff when something like this comes up? We hardly have money for food, let alone to go and buy this extra stuff when an emergency comes up like this. How do they expect us senior citizens to do something like this? When this hit, I had no money left. How was I supposed to buy this stuff?”
— Williamsport

“It’s Tuesday, Oct. 30, and I’m sitting here right now reading the newspaper and the letters to the editor, and I want to compliment the people who write letters to the newspaper, but the first letter on the page by Christopher Breeze of Martinsburg (W.Va.) is one fantastic letter to the editor. I’ve never read one quite so good and plain and so much truth. Thank you for putting it in there.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d just like to thank all the paper carriers who have braved this wind and the rain, and delivered our papers. God bless you. You did a great job. Great.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“For those who think Obamacare is bad, please read the latest issue of AARP magazine, on the cover the article “The Medicare Myth: Get the Facts” on page 66. It’s about Medicare and affordable care. Please read.”
— Hagerstown

“I wanted to thank the nice man in the pickup truck who bought my iced coffee ... this morning. It was very kind of you. It’s so nice to know that there are still generous and kind people in this world. You completely blew me away by doing that. Again thank you so much.”
— Smithsburg

“Many thanks to the weather reporters for their wonderful coverage during this Sandy Storm. My hat is off to ’em.”
— Woodcrest Village

“I’m just calling to thank the Potomac Edison crew for doing such a good job. Thank you.”
— Clear Spring

“Can anyone help me with some information. My dentist ... passed away in July. ... I’ve called the office many times and the phone message memory is full and the office is closed. I need to obtain my dental records. Can anyone help? Could Mail Call run this important information?”
— Hagerstown

“I’d like to take a moment and thank the staff of the VA clinic on Eastern Boulevard. Some of the most kind considerate, passionate and caring people I’ve ever met in my life. A big thank you guys for what you do. And I’m a veteran in their senior years. I appreciate all you do and again thank you. You’re most kind and most professional.”
— Williamsport

“My hat’s off to the postal employees of the Williamsport and Hagerstown post office for delivering through the storm on Monday and Tuesday. The men and women in blue came through. But the guys in brown let me down.”
— Halfway

“Good morning. I would like to put in a big thank you and a good work that the electric company did Tuesday in getting the power restored up in the Clear Spring area. It was a great job. Just want to give them a big thanks.”
— Clear Spring

“We had a power outage in Maugansville Monday night during the height of the storm. Potomac Edison said service would be restored a soon as it was safe to work on the lines. I was very pleased that the power was restored in less than two hours.  Thank you, P.E.”
— Maugansville

“While decent folks were at home worrying about the effects of the storm, some individuals were out vandalizing the Maugansville Ruritan building and Little League concession stand and broadcast booth. The Ruritan had a number of doors kicked open and other items disturbed. The Little League had major damage to the scoreboard and broadcast controls as well as some spray paint damage. Parents, do you know where your children were last night? Contact the sheriff, if you can help identify the culprits.”
— Hagerstown

“Thank you, Washington County Public Schools, for keeping everyone up to date during Hurricane Sandy by using automated phone calls the night before. Calling the night before is a big help!”
— Hagerstown

“We are so quick to say harsh things about our electric company. But the other evening while I was sitting in my living room and Sandy was blowing outside our power went out. I called them and reported the outage. I didn’t think they would be out until the wind died down. But within an hour they were up and down my road looking for the trouble. Within three hours after being reported, our power was restored. My hat is off to those brave people who work in cold driving rain, high winds, and high voltage.”
— Clear Spring

“I’m calling to praise our county roads department workers who were just here at our home to cut up a huge tree limb that fell during the hurricane, completely blocking our road. The men were fast, efficient, well organized and quickly within minutes finished and on their way to more work that needed to be done. Many thanks and keep up the great jobs.”
— Clear Spring

“I will be so glad when this election is over. I’m so sick and tired of all these unwanted phone calls and robo calls. How is that legal for them to annoy us like that? It makes me sick to think people can abuse you like that.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d like to take my hat off to mail carriers and newspaper carriers during this storm, they never missed a step.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s Wednesday morning I’m reading Mail Call and last evening someone called in about the trash pickup. I and many, many hundreds of people on Potomac Avenue agree that it should be picked up twice a week also. You walk up and down the streets in the morning the odor about the garbage cans and the bags is pathetic. And I think we should bring that back. Not only that, my husband and I are retired and we cannot carry all these cans and bags back and forth along with the yard debris and the recycling. So please City Council reconsider and bring it back twice a week. This is pathetic.”
— North End

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