“I think it’s a great idea, putting these cameras in the school zones. That’s the smartest thing Hagerstown’s going to do in a long time. Now, my question’s this. When are they going to do the red-light cameras? I hear people are crying because somebody might get a profit off the use of the stoplight cameras. Well, whoever makes money off of it, whether it’s a local (company) or a company based in the state of Maryland, I don’t care, as long as it’s not taxpayer subsidized and they cut down on these people running red lights, I’m all for it. Let’s progress a little bit further now, Hagerstown.”
“It’s no wonder that the Suns are threatening to leave. The stadium in Hagerstown is a disgrace. It’s one of the oldest ones along the East Coast, and it is uncomfortable. The city and county wasted money on Fairgrounds Park so a bunch of grown-up little boys can play softball, which would have been a great place for a new stadium or a convention center for all.”
“Merry Christmas and happy New Year to Mitch, my soulmate, my husband, my friend. I love you always and forever. We are one, and each day is a precious gift from God, and I thank Him for us. Love always, LouAnn.”
“This for the Hagerstown caller and their comments on E-Verify that it is a Republican do-nothing bill. You obviously don’t have a clue as (to) the reason for E-Verify. Illegals use stolen Social Security numbers, nonexistent ones, and ones of the deceased. The employer has no way of knowing when they hire someone if it is a good Social Security number. You have to prove your age to get a license to drive; what’s wrong with an employer making sure your Social Security number is yours?”
“In response to an article in The Herald-Mail on ‘History comes alive,’ dated Dec. 16, 2011, I am very disturbed about teaching our (young) people about the horror of war. With all the violence that has happened in our country and all the violent crimes we read about on a daily basis, I feel it is wrong to actually teach our youth to carry out any re-enactments of a terrible civil war that happened in our country. Isn’t it enough to read about the sad event, than teaching our young people to actively participate in the actual horrors of war?”
— Warfordsburg, Pa.
“About the possible move of the baseball stadium: Well, Washington County, you may have done it now. With your ancient ways of thinking and wanting to keep Washington County the way it was back when the dinosaurs walked the earth, you have made it where no one is interested in visiting, no advancement, or bringing in new businesses. You have made it where you have no way of getting revenue to help with the improvements of the stadium. Shame on you. Advancement and progression isn’t a bad thing. It brings in tax money.”
“The best letter to the editor of The Herald-Mail for the year 2011 was ‘What constitutes a ‘fair share?’ This unusual, fact-filled analysis by Karel Henneberger of Smithsburg, Md., published Thursday, 22 Dec. 2011, made clear to all thoughtful readers the differences between ‘rich’ and ‘poor,’ as well as the role of the ‘1 percent’ versus the ‘99 percent’ in paying federal income taxes — yet without patronizing depictions of either winning or losing politicians or two major political parties. As a contribution to knowledge, Ms. Henneberger’s splendid letter lived up to the age-old letter-writing goal stated decades ago by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She stated, ‘much in few words.’”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.
“As to the Mail Call piece about animals being put on this earth for our enjoyment and not to eat, please be aware, I and many others enjoy animals by eating them.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“About every four years, the paper is flooded with suggestions on how to bring back the downtown. A lot of talk these days, while most people are starving for cash to make ends meet. I, for one, will consider voting for anyone who has the political courage to suggest not another nickel of taxpayer money should be spent on that sinkhole.”