June 12, 2013
“Instead of the city and the county wasting money on studies and seeing where we can put a new stadium, why don't they use that money to improve the roads and the streets? They are in terrible shape. It's a wonder everyone doesn't have broken cars, from bumping through the streets and the county roads.” - Hagerstown “Using the IRS to punish your political enemies is a criminal act. It's time to hold President Obama responsible.” - Chambersburg, Pa. “As a person who drives all over Washington County for my job, I would like to weigh in on the speed camera issue.
June 5, 2009
Fundraisers net money for Pa. nonprofit group To the editor: The Arc (Advocacy & resources for citizens with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities) of Franklin & Fulton Counties raised more than $6,000 at two recent fundraisers. The Arc's annual golf tournament at Whitetail Resort raised $3,900. The fundraiser was a success thanks to the support of The Arc board of directors; Rich Hogan, the golf pro at Whitetail; the staff at Whitetail, the golfers; and the hole sponsors.
May 12, 2009
"It's high time a traffic light was installed at the intersection of Stotler Road and Halfway Boulevard. We are told that the tractor-trailers coming up the hill cannot stop at a light because of a loss of momentum. Sheer baloney. The people exiting Lakeside Park are taking their lives in their hands every time they try to go east or west with trailer drivers too lazy to change gears. " - Hagerstown "I have mixed feelings about the speed cameras, but I have made up my mind I will try and pressure our elected officials into OK'ing use of speed cameras, especially in school areas.
April 26, 2009
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 there were three poll questions. The first question was: Do you support the idea of cameras for speed limit enforcement? "If you don't break the speeding laws, then why should it matter?
May 29, 2013
“This thank you goes out to the gentleman that was behind my fianceé ... last Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. She put the groceries on the conveyor and after ringing the items up she was short $45. Starting to put back items, this good-hearted gentleman behind her with his daughter told her to 'just put those items back up there, I'll pay for them.' She didn't get his name, but the both of us want to thank him very much for paying the difference....
April 20, 2009
Last week's question: Some members of Washington County's General Assembly delegation say they feel that cameras that detect speeding in construction and school zones are an invasion of privacy and "un-American. " Do you agree? o Yes. If the police aren't there, speeders shouldn't be ticketed. - 12 votes (17 percent) o No. The police can't be everywhere that scofflaws are. - 13 votes (19 percent) o Yes. The Founding Fathers would not have approved.- 6 votes (9 percent)