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OP-ED: A letter to my ‘son,’ Tommi
LETTER: Supler thanks election supporters
Most folks after the election were asking me, “Did you win?” Sadly, no. The other common question I got was, “When, or for what, are you running next?” That typically is followed up by, “You are running again, right?” The last question always squeezed a smile out of me, made me feel good.
LETTER: An insult to Ebenezer
By Republican-era standards, Ebenezer Scrooge was a nice guy. Even Scrooge didn’t take pleasure in others’ suffering, or in spending money to make the lives of the poor worse. We can’t say that about Republicans in leadership in D.C. or Harrisburg.
OP-ED: Civil discourse is no joke
A Republican, a Democrat, a Green, and a Libertarian are sitting around a table at the public library ... While that may sound like the start of a joke, it’s actually the beginning of a community building exercise we should look to replicate regularly throughout York County.
LETTER: ‘That’s the government!’
I ask you: Why can’t you issue a Real ID when presented with a passport, birth certificate and current driver’s license, etc.?
LETTER: Relief at polling places — really?
Regarding your Dec. 11 editorial “Clock ticks on election fixes,” not only do the York County Commissioners not want to be blamed for this stupidity, they hire an outside consulting firm for a tidy sum of $14,550 in taxpayers money to take the blame in case the taxpayers don't really like their idea
LETTER: Time to charge carbon polluters for their garbage
As your editorial points out, we have much work to do in reducing global emissions, not only other countries’, but our own as well. According to the Rhodium Group, which tracks greenhouse gas emissions “CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion rose by 2.7% in 2018, the second largest annual increas
LETTER: Add this to you holiday to-do list
The York Dispatch’s Nov. 29 editorial “Time to do the chores” is a good reminder that combating climate change can’t keep being put on the back burner. Much like an overfilled garage will stop accommodating new items, our planet will stop sustaining life if greenhouse gas emissions raise the global
LETTER: Why are North Codorus supervisors changing police plan?
After withdrawing from Southwestern Regional Police Department, taking 48% of the budget, and causing that regional department to disband, our supervisors have now decided we should become a “member” of Northern York County Regional Police Department instead of “contracting services” as they unanimo
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LETTER: Raining cash paid off in Capitol
On May 6, 2019, a half dozen March on Harrisburg activists threw a total of 500 one dollar bills marked with the words “ban bribes” from the balcony of the Pennsylvania House gallery while chanting “Some are guilty; all are responsible!” and “Pass the gift ban; stop taking bribes!”
OP-ED: Scott Perry betrayed Trump, condemned America First agenda
The American People elected Donald J. Trump for many reasons. One, in particular, was his pledge to withdraw our troops from endless foreign wars where our inherent interests are just not clear.
LETTER: Let’s keep voting reform momentum going
There seems to be so much corruption and political fighting in both our federal and state government that few good laws get passed.
LETTER: How do criminals relate to ‘stand your ground’ law?
The York Dispatch editorial on "stand your ground" was lengthy but did not say how it related to the daily shootings in York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
LETTER: ‘Storming’ hearing an amateurish stunt
This behavior was a cheap photo op for your base of supporters because, as you well know, there were Republican members of the House engaged in these closed-door hearings as well.
LETTER: Not all regional police departments equal
With Southwestern Regional Police Department dissolving, I encourage the residents of Heidelberg Township and Spring Grove to get involved in the police decision of their municipality.
LETTER: A laugh at Smith’s answers
In one, he stated the York government needs to be transparent to be an effective government. Well, I am wondering where that transparency is on Dallastown Borough Council, where he is president.
LETTER: Keuerleber is the sheriff we need
Judge Penny Blackwell, my wife, and I are writing to encourage you to re-elect Sheriff Rich Keuerleber on Nov. 5. We have known him professionally and personally for more than 12 years.
LETTER: Re-elect Sheriff Rich Keuerleber
I am proud to support Richard P. Keuerleber for reelection as York County sheriff. I have been an employee of the York County Sheriff’s Office and have worked under Sheriff Keuerleber’s command for over 13 years, with the last 11 as sheriff.
LETTER: Byrnes a man of character
I wanted to take a moment to show my support to my friend, fellow Marine and candidate for York County Clerk of Courts, Dan Byrnes.
LETTER: Smith is right for York County commissioner
Many York County voters have had the opportunity to meet Ron Smith during the past year as he has been running for county commissioner.
LETTER: Duckworth eager to serve
My name is Stacey Duckworth, candidate for York County Clerk of Courts. I am a first-time candidate and eager for the opportunity to serve my community.
LETTER: Tate has my vote for register of wills
Bryan Tate represents an opportunity for our community, and he will be an outstanding register of wills.
LETTER: Ryan Supler for York County Treasurer
I am voting for Ryan Supler because Ryan is a people person, he is for the people, with the people and also one of the people himself.
LETTER: Send a message; vote straight Democratic
Tired of seeing human beings penned up in cages in the United States of America? Tired of ignorant people using positions of power to deny climate change?
LETTER: Thompson seeks community support
I am Sandra Thompson, candidate for judge for the York County Court of Common Pleas, and I ask for your vote on Nov. 5.
LETTER: Sandra Harrison is a unifier
I am a Republican but on Nov. 5 I will not be voting my party exclusively. I intend to take a good look at the candidates and vote for those individuals who will best serve our community. The easiest decision I will make at the polls will be to vote for Sandra Harrison for prothonotary.
LETTER: Vote Duckworth for clerk of courts
As a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom after graduating from Annapolis and now leading a Pennsylvania manufacturing business, Stacey has my full support.
LETTER: Not saying anything all about these candidates
I once read if you don’t have anything good to say about someone you shouldn’t say anything at all.
LETTER: Keuerleber has proven track record
As a life-long resident and taxpayer of York County, when voting in an election I look for candidates who have the experience and knowledge to perform the duties of the position and are sincere in their efforts to serve the citizens of the county.
LETTER: Sheriff Keuerleber has been a leader
For the past 16 years, in my role as the prothonotary of York County, I have been blessed to work with many outstanding and hardworking public servants. One of those is Rich Keuerleber, the sheriff of York County.
LETTER: Wheeler will be citizen representative
A friend of mine is a candidate for York County commissioner, and I am strongly supporting her because she is both a friend and a smart businesswoman who can add value to the office of county commissioner. She can handle the issues of the county.
LETTER: Retired judge endorses Keuerleber for sheriff
I write to endorse the re-election of Sheriff Rich Keuerleber. I have known Rich for over 25 years. He is a person of integrity and dedication to public service. He has been an outstanding sheriff.
LETTER: ‘Disgusting, wrenching’ presidency might actually drain the swamp
Castor oil tastes terrible and has an unpalatable viscosity. It is hard to get down. It is loathsome. But, in a wrenching process, it cleanses our system. In a strange way, Trump’s candidacy and presidency might serve a somewhat similar function.
OP-ED: Healing our nation and our climate
It’s become abundantly clear climate change is not going to stop and wait for all the distractions going on in Washington, D.C.
LETTER: View Keuerleber’s whole record
I am proud to support my friend Rich Keuerleber for re-election as our York County sheriff. For 15 plus years I served alongside Sheriff Keuerleber, first when he was assistant chief deputy to former Sheriff Bill Hose and then as York County's elected sheriff while I served across the hall as York
LETTER: Wheeler for York County’s future
I have known Julie Wheeler and her family for many years, and it is with great pleasure and honor I write this letter in support of Julie and her quest to become our next York County Commissioner.
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.
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.