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OP-ED: Resilience of York Catholic students, teachers is inspiring
LETTER: Giant asks customers to buy only what they need now
By giving everyone access to essential items, you’ll allow everyone to care for themselves and their families.
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SCHREIBER: There is hope, helpers, and humanity to focus upon
It is yet unknown the toll that COVID-19 will have, or the timeframe which it will endure. We are, however, certain that there are those in need of assistance now.
EDITORIAL: Plan now for fall elections
It may not seem like it during these early days, with coronavirus cases spiking and the federal response still getting its footing, but we will eventually come out on the other side of what has become a once-in-a-century pandemic.
LETTER: Unneeded tax cut to rich leaves nation unprepared for crisis
This tax relief greatly increased the national debt. On the other hand, those dollars did have a stimulative effect on the economy — just when it was not needed.
LETTER: Add bar and restaurant workers to list of heroes
They're the tip of the spear in this fight against the pandemic. They're sacrificing revenue and salary to play their part in stopping the spread.
LETTER: Health care community can do more to combat opioid addiction
The health care community can no longer sit by and continue to think this is just a street drug problem.
LETTER: Heart valve issue
February is American Heart Month — a time to bring greater awareness to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
LETTER: Fracking is an environmental disaster
One of the main chemicals released in the fracking process is methane. It is estimated 4% of it escapes into the atmosphere. Methane is 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere accelerating global warming.
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LETTER: What strong front line on climate change looks like
Our front line in the battle against climate change got more thinned out when President Trump unveiled last week a draft budget that invests in polluters by slashing the Environmental Protection Agency budget 26.5%.
LETTER: Thanks to Casey for taking climate crisis seriously
It’s clear that climate change has gone from a distant threat to an urgent crisis. 2019 was the second hottest year on record, we’re seeing increases in extreme rainfall and flooding, and winters continue to get warmer.
LETTER: Tell Wolf to sign House Bill 1100
On behalf of the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania, I am writing to express our support to House Bill 1100 — a piece of legislation that has the potential to attract outside commerce to Pennsylvania and create thousands of family-sustaining jobs.
LETTER: Severance tax would hurt Pennsylvanians
I am writing today because it concerns me when Gov. Tom Wolf talks about passing a severance tax on an industry that is vital to Pennsylvania and our national security.
OP-ED: Budgets should reflect priorities, including those of everyday people
Do the poor and disabled need a safety net? Are the disabled and poor “deserving” of a lifeline? What was gained from the elimination of the Pennsylvania General Assistance Program stipend?
LETTER: Which party is Congressman Smucker’s?
Lloyd needs to start working for the people of Lancaster and York counties and our values. It looks like he completely changed his values once he got to Washington.
LETTER: Refurbish old iron Sheepford Road Bridge
I am writing to urge your newspaper, and its readers, to support the rehabilitation of the Sheepford Road Bridge.
LETTER: On landfill issue, let’s follow happy Scandinavians’ example
The Scandinavian dedication to making improved environmental technologies available has paid off, resulting in cleaner solutions as opposed to a mountain of trash.
LETTER: Article mischaracterized Boy Scout background checks
Nothing is more important to the Boy Scouts of America than the safety of children in our programs. Your Jan. 16 Spotlight PA article mischaracterized the New Birth of Freedom Council’s management of adult leader background checks and state-mandated clearances.
LETTER: College education prepares students for workforce and life
The suggestion that a college education is outdated misses the point that college prepares students for life as well as for the workforce.
OP-ED: A letter to my ‘son,’ Tommi
My anger rages. Your loss was not your doing or mine, but here we are, the victims of thoughtless reaction and child-like leadership.
LETTER: Have confidence in future elections, York County’s former board says
The County of York would like to respond to The York Dispatch’s inclusion of the Nov. 5 municipal election as a top story of 2019.
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.
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
LETTER: Perry’s primary challenger ‘wet behind the ears’
Jeffries could not hold a candle to Congressman Scott Perry’s resume. No one can.
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: 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: Trump gets no credit from ‘socialist’ media
Your newspaper has stooped to new lows as a shill for the left-wing liberal Democratic Socialist Party. The merciless pounding and untruths you print about Trump continue unabated.
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: 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: Tate is well-qualified, dedicated
Please join me in voting for Bryan Tate for York County Register of Wills in the upcoming Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
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.