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Mail Call - April 19

April 19, 2013

“Drag racing on Sharpsburg Pike: You young people, beware. You might think it’s fun, but it is a deadly game. Police were called, but were too busy to respond.”

— Williamsport


“This is for Hagerstown, who gives kudos to the Connecticut legislature for their strong gun control laws. Why do you defy the data? Where there is strong gun control, the crime rate goes up. Check with Chicago, Washington, D.C., Great Britain and Australia. Then check the crime rate where there is little gun control. I believe the bigger problem is printed on page A3 of the same paper, April 11. The criminal pleads guilty, and charges for assault, theft and use of a firearm in a crime of violence are dismissed. Does this not tell all criminals it is OK to use firearms?”

— Rohrersville


“Recently someone asked people to buy packets of carrot seeds to place in shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. This seems like a good idea, but that is not an approved item for the shoeboxes. Seeds are considered an agricultural product, and would not be allowed through customs when the shoeboxes are shipped. Therefore, the packets of seeds would be removed from the shoeboxes when they are checked at the distribution center in Charlotte, N.C., before shipment.”

— Williamsport


“In response to all those who persist in painting downtown Hagerstown as the crime center of Washington County: In today’s Herald- Mail, page A3, a man is charged with stabbing a dog and threatening to kill its owner. Location: State Line Motel. No crimes reported in Hagerstown today.”

— Hagerstown


“I am a senior citizen, and I am on disability. I loaned a very close friend of mine, relative, money, because they were getting ready to get evicted from their apartment. I have been waiting on this money and waiting on this money. ... I just want to know, are any more senior citizens out there who have been taken advantage of like I have, and now all of a sudden they said I can’t remember them paying me back.”

— Hagerstown


“Well, this is to the person who called in and said that they didn’t get a new ball stadium, that’s strike one, you’re out, they said, and strike two, they didn’t have the BOE, is not coming downtown, and that’s strike two, and you’re out. Well, as far as the way I look at it, that’s two good things they’ve done. I don’t think not doing those things is bad at all. That’s two good things they have done.
We don’t need a ball stadium, and we don’t need the BOE downtown.”

— Hagerstown


“This is considering gunshots being heard during the night toward Rest Haven Cemetery. Has anybody heard them during the middle of the night? Because it’s very disturbing to be woken out of your sleep and hearing what sounds like gunshots going off, and we’re just wondering what is going on, because obviously, something’s going on. ... We need you to stop because those gunshots end up going somewhere and it’s going to hurt somebody. So we ask you to refrain from it. Maybe the police could check on it.”

— Hagerstown


“Good article about the county might split the grant money. We’re lucky to get it. I’m a Republican, but thank you, Mr. Donoghue, and what Mr. Busch said down there, Michael, from the House. ... The only one who brought it home was Donoghue, a Democrat. So you Republicans, we better look who we’re voting down there, because we’re not getting anything out of that crew down there, because of our stand on these issues.”

— Hagerstown


“Everyone is concerned about revitalizing downtown. What are they going to do about revitalizing the state of Maryland? Because with all the taxing going on, the state of Maryland is running out the working class and middle-income households. The only one that’s going to be left is the free handout households. All working class will need to move to another state, to have a paycheck that isn’t taken in all the taxes. Then Hagerstown will be a drop in the hat, compared to the whole state going under.”

— Clear Spring

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