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LETTER: View Keuerleber’s whole record
LETTER: Elect ‘Sheriff Shane’ in November
High turnover in the sheriff’s office is costly: Replacing an employee costs at least 25% of the employee’s salary. Overtime, recruitment, screening and training are part of this. Lost productivity of the newbie is another big piece. In the sheriff’s department, it’s also a safety issue.
by Chris Herig | 17 hours ago
LETTER: No one more qualified than Keuerleber
Since I have worked in the sheriff department, I got to know Sheriff Richard Keuerleber first hand, and there is no question of the passion he has for the people of York County.
by Ron Mumford | 17 hours ago
OP-ED: Former Sheriff Hose says it’s time for Keuerleber to go
After I retired as sheriff nearly 12 years ago I thought I was through with politics. However, many issues have come to light with regard to our current sheriff's office that have alarmed and even angered me.
by Bill Hose | 18 hours ago
OP-ED: Hynes: Neither candidate qualified to be York County sheriff
Indeed, I did try to donate to Shane Becker’s campaign for York County sheriff, and they did return the donation. I have never donated to or have been asked to donate to the current sheriff.
by Bill Hynes | 1 day ago
OP-ED: No matter how Supreme Court rules, Pa. must act on LGBTQ rights
Ten years ago, Iheard from LGBTQ students at the high school where I teach that they needed support. So after a student requested a Gay-Straight Alliance club, I was proud to sponsor its formation. What began with just a few people has grown into a strong group with more than 60 members.
by Lori Riddle | 4 days ago
LETTER: Tate for register of wills
The upcoming election on Nov. 6 is an important day for the citizens of York County. This is our day to elect many local officials who run our county government.
LETTER: Jacobs supports Sheriff Keuerleber’s re-election
It is with great pleasure and honor that I write this letter endorsing my friend and fellow York County row officer Rich Keuerleber for re-election as York County Sheriff.
LETTER: Write in Bob Cox for Springettsbury supervisor
I originally intended to serve only until my term expired in January 2020 but have since reconsidered.
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LETTER: You might not be into politics …
A professor once told my freshman Political Science class, “You may not be into politics, but politics is into you.”
OP-ED: Pa. citizens more concerned about environment than lawmakers
It’s a mystery how the walls of the Pennsylvania Capitol insulate our legislators from the reality of the climate crisis.
LETTER: Be visionary, vote Harrison for prothonotary
Visionaries are imaginative. They’re big picture-oriented, focused, present and open-minded. They inspire others to leadership. Sandra Harrison is all of that and so much more.
LETTER: Duckworth for York County Clerk of Courts
As a lifelong Republican and also a proud Desert Storm veteran, I do not vote straight red. I vote for the person who will increase the value of my community. That is why I plan to vote for the Democrat running for York County Clerk of Courts, Stacey Duckworth, this coming November.
LETTER: Local forecasters need to educate
I was surprised recently to feel how hot it was outside. On Sept. 11, I was watching the WGAL weather forecast and the meteorologist told us that day the Susquehanna Valley experienced its 30th day this year when temperatures reached over 90 degrees.
LETTER: ‘Frustrated, angry’ with REAL ID process
I think it's about time someone informs drivers in Pennsylvania about the "reality" of the REAL ID.
OP-ED: Making York County safer by collaborating on complex issues in criminal justice
Last month on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Lloyd Smucker recognized York County as one of the leading counties in the nation for boldly addressing the heroin epidemic on all fronts.
OP-ED: Folmer has plenty of questions for Wolf
A recent veto by Gov. Tom Wolf has me asking: Why? Who? What? Why? Why did the governor take this action? Who called him? What did they say to convince him to veto? Why did he issue a veto only to turn around and ask for similar proposed changes? Why hasn’t the governor been pressed for better answ
LETTER: Urge lawmakers to support veterans retirement act
It has come to our attention that Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that will have a meaningful impact on veterans’ and military families’ financial and retirement security. It is imperative we get the U.S. Senate to bring this legislation up for a vote.
LETTER: Where’s the ‘fix’ in latest property tax plan?
In reference to The York Dispatch article “Seeking a property tax fix”: I do not see a fix in this plan. I see a transfer from tax on my property to tax on my retirement income.
LETTER: Latest property tax plan defeats purpose of relief
Did Rep. Ryan have a brain malfunction or is that his normal level of thought?
LETTER: Shameful record on climate
The July 25 letter “Thankful DePasquale is taking on climate change denier” points out that Rep. Scott Perry “has not voted one single time for the climate in the 6 years he’s been in office. That is pathetic.” Lancaster’s Rep. Smucker has the same shameful record.
LETTER: York GOP puts others in the crosshairs
When the Democratic Party of York County does voter registration we have a sign on our table that says Register to Vote Here.
LETTER: Congressman Smucker should clarify his statement
Congressman Lloyd Smucker's recent statement in the wake of President Trump's latest ugly racist comments demands clarification.
OP-ED: Cannabis: The latest economic grower
It’s evident the cannabis industry is growing, thriving, and impacting the economy in ways we have only just begun to comprehend.
OP-ED: A York City resident on reparations, racism
Affirmative action dictates quotas based on race. It applies to several different activities from education to employment. It was necessary and relatively successful in its intent of advancing the status of minorities at the time it was instituted. But, because it is race centered, it needs to be re
LETTER: Thankful DePasquale is taking on climate change denier
The Republican Party is realizing its ridiculous climate change denial has become a political liability and will likely cost them votes in the next election.
OP-ED: ‘Very big mistake’ in North Codorus Twp.
Well, it’s official. After months and months of attending township meetings, sharing our perspective during public comment periods and even holding demonstrations before the meetings, on Jan. 1 the residents of North Codorus Township will lose the police department that we have grown to love over 17
LETTER: Klunk thanks HRC for Hanover town hall
I want to thank the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for hosting the “No Hate in our State” town hall meeting at Guthrie Library on Thursday, July 11.
LETTER: Try these changes to improve boring baseball
Let’s face it, baseball is a boring game. What started out as a kids’ game to be played in the backyard or an open meadow has turned into a game of high-priced, overly developed adult athletes.
LETTER: DePasquale should run for governor, not Congress
I was saving my vote for Eugene for governor. There's no one more qualified to be chief executive of this commonwealth. Why box him in to one congressional district?
LETTER: Thanks to golfers supporting Special Olympics
For the 31st consecutive year, the York County community banded together for the benefit of York County’s Special Olympics athletes.
LETTER: 42 criticize York City Mayor Helfrich’s appointments
Maybe Mayor Michael Helfrich found former Mayor Charlie Robertson's playbook in City Hall. That might explain Helfrich's following a Robertson stunt in trying to bypass city council scrutiny in appointing a department head.
LETTER: Puzzling statement from YCIDA on Yorktowne Hotel project
I don't understand the YCIDA's real reason for enlarging the Yorktowne to a size that would make it the largest hotel to open in York County in nearly a quarter century. What I do understand is that they're not doing it for the reason quoted above.
LETTER: Boost Medicaid funding for nursing homes
Pennsylvania seniors who count on nursing facilities for their care deserve stronger support from the commonwealth in the upcoming 2019-20 fiscal budget. Years and years of flat funding is catching up with a system that supports one of the largest 85-and-over populations in the nation. Pennsylvania
LETTER: Bryan Tate thanks voters, volunteers
It is with great appreciation that I say thank you to Republicans who voted for me on May 21, and to Democratic voters who wrote in my name on their primary ballot. Thank you for your confidence in me to serve as York County’s next Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans’ Court.
LETTER: Tell legislators to protect our drinking water
After the devastating events in Flint, Michigan, there have been concerns nationwide about the safety of our water. Aging infrastructure increases the risk of contaminating water in major cities, including in York County. Democrats and Republicans have not seen eye to eye on many issues, but there i
LETTER: Why is one college entrance tactic fair and the other not?
Many colleges are considering the use of “adversity scores” as a means of selecting students. This process would grant entrance to “under-served” student groups who could not gain entrance otherwise.
LETTER: Ask lawmakers to support Zero Waste PA
Infamous for Three Mile Island, York is no stranger to environmental hazard. However, most people living in the White Rose City don’t spend their days worrying about the threat that local environmental issues are posing to their health and neighbors’ well-being.
LETTER: Learn more about UPMC-accepted insurance
I’d like to take a moment to clarify a question involving health insurance plans accepted at UPMC Pinnacle.
OP-ED: Washington humbly asks for return to York City Council
Listening to our community members, assisting them with solutions to their concerns, as well as ensuring that their voices are heard and valued, continues to be the purpose of my service on York City Council.
LETTER: Thanks to participants of law enforcement remembrance event
Prospect Hill Cemetery and Cremation Gardens would like to thank all the participants who came out to support our 2019 Law Enforcement Community Remembrance event on May 7.