January 22, 2008
"If the Washington County BOE is planning on giving teachers another raise this year, the people of Washington County need to march on the BOE by the thousands. What other job in this county gives a raise every year, that's guaranteed every year? What other job, people are completely compensated according to the cost of living area? None. So why should the teachers be compensated and live like kings? Drive by the schools and look at the cars they drive. I think they make enough money.
September 20, 2007
"The government's had their hands in milk now, like the oil companies. " That just makes me want to give up dairy products. "I'd like for someone with the city government or someone of knowledge to explain. " Well, make up you mind. Which do you want? "Those of us that live out here in the country would prefer you keep your groundhogs to yourself. " - Boonsboro Isn't everyone entitled to their own groundhog? Or is it 'Opinions are like groundhogs; everybody has one'?
June 12, 2007
We need more alternative fuels To the editor: I keep reading in "Mail Call/You Said It" that people are objecting about others who write in complaining about the gas prices. These people then go on to say that gas consumption is up and because of that no one should be complaining because it is "supply and demand. " Well, this past Memorial Day weekend had fewer people going to Ocean City and other places on the other side of the Bay Bridge. The news stated it was the lightest volume of Memorial Day traffic on the bridge that they had seen in years.
May 20, 2007
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com . Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week's poll question was: Why do you think gas prices are so high and climbing? "Don't they always get worse as the summer vacation season approaches anyway?" "Hmmm ... Bush and his ties to big oil and the industry that helped him get elected?
May 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Selling gasoline is barely profitable. Gas can legitimately be more expensive in one county than another. A one-day public "boycott" won't mean a thing. As the price of gas rises yet again - AAA Mid-Atlantic said Wednesday's national average of $3.09 a gallon was a record high - facts sometimes are clouded by emotion. Those with fuel connections often hear people get it wrong. In a recent National Association of Convenience Stores survey, more than half of the respondents thought major oil companies own most gas stations.