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Mail Call - June 14

June 13, 2013

“What’s all this uproar about the government monitoring phone calls? It’s been going on for seven years. It’s part of the Patriot Act. All the senators and most congressmen voted for the Patriot Act. It was happening under George Bush, but nobody seemed to care. Everybody wants to protect America, as long as it doesn’t infringe on their so-called rights. You can’t have it both ways. Get over it.”
— Fairplay

“To the Hagerstown mayor and council, and the administrator: Say goodbye to the Hagerstown Suns. Now if we could only say goodbye to the sitting and fragmented mayor, council and the administrator, the town would prosper, or at least not be any worse off. Mr. Metzner will swing any way the wind blows, even in the same interview. I hate to agree with Penny Nigh, but we, too, say let them go, we, too, are tired of the games. But then we, too, are tired of a do-nothing-but-talk council that seldom takes any action that has the citizens as a first priority.”
— Hagerstown
 
“Penny Nigh says she is tired of the games being played by Suns owner Mr. Quinn? At what point did she ever sit down at the table to get anything done? ... We did not need these retread politicians to start with. Ms. Nigh has an agenda of her own, and what’s best for Hagerstown and the surrounding communities is not on her agenda. Maybe it’s time to recall this city council before it’s too late.”
— Hagerstown

“I am quite sure this will not be published. Step up to the plate, Herald-Mail, and tell the story like it is, or at least put it in the paper after you have distorted the information. I am so tired of those people who choose to continue praising President Obama. ... Every day, scandal after scandal, I’m surprised they are not trying to blame Bush for these episodes that are currently happening. The people who are being named in all these scenarios were put in power of their positions by who? The ‘current’ president in charge.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in response to the citizens of Hagerstown who feel that the answer to all of our problems about speeding comes from the speed cameras, especially those on Northern Avenue. I received a letter on May 16, telling me that I had a citation that I shouldn’t have gotten, because the speed cameras were not functioning properly. I called the number at the bottom of the paper. I was to receive my check within full in 15 business days. I called the number, it is not in Hagerstown, I don’t know where, I don’t even know if it’s in the U.S., but I was told it was going to take another three weeks. This was issued in error. I did not have that long to pay.”
— Hagerstown

“The BOE just bought a building for $5.5 million, and plans to spend another $6.5 million in renovations. They approved the superintendent’s contract renewal for $196,000, which includes a 3 percent pay increase. But the BOE cannot give a teacher with 25 years experience a $750 pay raise? That’s embarrassing.”
— Washington County

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“On the WCTA/WCPS impasse and superintendent’s raise: ‘I was ecstatic. ... Each of you every day as you shine in your job, allow me to shine a little bit brighter, so thank you very much for that.’ Superintendent raise: 3 percent/$5,715 pay increase plus 3 percent for ‘community engagement.’ Teacher/ESP/admin proposed raises: 1 percent. Subliminal message to employees about how much they are valued by BOE: Priceless.”
— Hagerstown

“The Hagerstown Suns need to build a stadium along the Interstate, 70 or 81. Now we’re going to say goodbye to the Suns, because Hagerstown officials have sat on their hands for years, not building a stadium. Goodbye, Hagerstown Suns. Hagerstown doesn’t support anything.”
— Hagerstown

“In the Friday, June 7, Herald-Mail, a caller from Hagerstown is complaining that he says David Limbaugh on June 1 is devoid of any factual substance regarding the president or the economy. I went back and read that article, and I can’t find anything that is either incorrect or even slightly misleading. So I don’t know where the Hagerstown caller is getting his news, but I think he needs to get a more accurate news.”
— Clear Spring

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