April 29, 2012
“My child plays Little League baseball at one of the parks in Hagerstown. I'm calling in hopes some of the adult spectators will read this. Even though smoking is allowed at the park, which I don't think it should be, I ask that you at least use common sense and refrain from smoking during games. It's setting a bad example for the kids, and also bothering the nonsmoking spectators.” - Hagerstown “I just wonder what happened to the lilac blossoms this spring. Some bushes don't have any, others have one or two; very scattered.
April 19, 2012
Editor's note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail has run over the last several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West Virginia primary on May 8. Republican Elliot Simon is trying again for a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, this time in the newly redistricted 67th District. The district covers Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Shenandoah Junction and the Blue Ridge Mountain area north of W.Va.
March 31, 2012
This spring, let's make Maryland greener To the editor: As citizens of an Appalachian state, we are lucky to be home to one of the largest varieties of tree species in the world. From New York to Alabama, there are more than 140 species of trees that make Appalachia the beautiful region of America that it is. This spring, let's honor this great heritage by making Maryland greener. It's no secret the environment is changing, but whether you believe in global warming or not, it is objectively true that trees improve air quality, water quality, property value and can increase money savings.
March 22, 2012
Some rules, noted the late comedian George Carlin, shouldn't be necessary. “No running with the scissors,” for example, was one that he said made eminent sense, even to a little kid. Texting while driving would seem to fit in this category, yet many still do type away with their thumbs on the keyboard and their foot on the gas. Most recently, Pennsylvania has made texting behind the wheel illegal, soon to be joined by West Virginia (where...
November 2, 2011
“I see where a Smithsburg caller in Friday's paper stated that they've been driving through Robinwood area in and around the hospital several times in the past week, and where's all the traffic. If you go out to work in the morning and you come home about 3, 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and you go out anytime during the day, there is lots of traffic. I have no idea where they are driving, and common sense tells you that you can't put everything on one road in Washington County. That's the problem.
August 21, 2010
"You know, it amazes me, people are still using nails to put yard sale signs up on telephone poles. People, don't you realize that's a fine? And if the police ... they'd go get your signs - it's got your address on it - take that sign, take a picture of your nails in the sign and then fine you the maximum amount of money they can fine you. That creates a serious, serious safety hazard for the people that climb those poles. I mean, come on, use some common sense. " - Hagerstown "I'm responding to the person about the foreclosures ... and they think that the banks are to blame.