“The county commissioners and Hagerstown City Council, and all elected officials in Maryland, remind me of a saying on the old Sunday comics: What fools these mortals be. Thank you, Herald-Mail.”
— Washington County
“On this solemn Memorial Day, several good articles were published in The Herald-Mail. In his true fashion, Leonard Pitts chose to contribute his column to the TV remote control. Why does The Herald-Mail continue to publish his biased and worthless articles?”
“After everything the Williamsport High School baseball team’s been through, for them to win the state championship is awesome. Thanks, team.”
“I’m reading the Tuesday Herald-Mail. Not a word about the thousands of people without power. What a shame.”
“This is in response to a comment in today’s paper, May 29. Yes, John Delaney is a labor union progressive, running for the congressional district as a Democrat, against Congressman Bartlett. But I’d like The Herald-Mail to tell me has Mr. Delaney bought a house in the 6th District, or is he still hanging on to his properties that are not in the 6th District? He’s a wannabe, for sure. And one way to make sure he is not our congressman is to vote. Please, please, people, vote.”
“I was reading the comment from a Hagerstown caller about comparing Hagerstown to Greenville, S.C., and other South Atlantic leagues. Did this caller take into consideration the per capita income, which is very low in Washington County; the proximity to larger venues that offer the same thing; the taxes that Maryland residents are already smothered under? These things need to be taken into consideration, too.”
“I have a suggestion for the dangerous curve on Route 66, featured in ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ on May 28. The State Highway Administration should reinstall the amber blinking lights that they removed from the curve that was redesigned, and install them at least 300 feet before the curve, which is downhill from the redesigned curve, which causes more speed when entering the hazardous curve ... until the curve is redesigned.”
“Question: Is Frederick a vital city? Question: Is the ball park for the Frederick Keys downtown? Answer and conclusion: A ball park downtown is not necessary for a vital downtown. Putting a ball park downtown Hagerstown is a terrible idea.”
“I wonder when (they) will finish what they started on Route 11 in Greencastle? They come in, tear up a road, and leave. Meanwhile, those who have to use the road has their tires, shocks, and wheel alignment messed up by the bumps and humps they have created. Doesn’t anyone ever check on these contractors?”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“I have a quick question. I was wondering who is still collecting these empty medicine bottles? I have a couple that I just don’t want to throw out, because it wasn’t too long ago there was an advertisement of an organization collecting them. Please respond.”
“I think it’s a shame The Herald-Mail cannot give Rose Hill Cemetery more coverage on all the Veterans and Memorial Day celebrations that Mr. Divelbiss has over there. And the worst part about it is, The Herald-Mail even had the dates in the paper wrong. So I think they really owe Mr. Divelbiss an apology for this mistake, and not giving him better coverage.”
— Brightwood Acres
“As a lifelong member, contributor and volunteer at St. John’s Lutheran Church, I agree with the Mail Caller’s comments printed on the 29th of May. Why should the church bear any burden for using a card to enter their own property’s parking lot? It does not fit in with the historical nature of the district. I am thoroughly opposed to the stadium being built where it is.”
“Dear veteran: Thank you for serving our country’s independence and for personal freedom I enjoy in America. I know that you made great sacrifices in the defense of our nation. What you and your fellow veterans have done for me is forever etched in my memory. It is too important to ever be forgotten. Without the heroic actions of our men and women in uniform, America simply ... I send to you this note because I just want you to know how I honor and respect you. Thank you very much, and a right-hand salute to all veterans.”
“I have a trust fund. My father did not leave me at the poverty level, but the doctor wants to leave me in poverty. I want the doctor to give me her account number, so I can transfer her wealth.”
“Seems to me that the city of Hagerstown, which has tried to beautify our city by planting trees, which are beautiful, but they never maintain them, there’s never any mulch put around them, or any flowers, to maintain, so why plant them if they’re not going to maintain them?”
“I’m a Vietnam veteran, and I just wanted to tell you what the wonderful returning from Vietnam story, my story, is. We got off the plane and ... going into the terminal, this and that, and they, public was there waiting on us. A lot of them spit on us, and they also took and put Clorox in water guns and sprayed them on our uniforms, ruining them, and we had to buy new uniforms each time they would do this. This is the way we were treated. I’d like to know why people do things like that, especially when we was just doing, ordering to do our job, and we did it the best we could.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.
“After many years of observation, I have come to the conclusion, the only exercise most people endure with a treadmill or other such exercise equipment, is when they carry it from the store to their home, and from their home to their yard sale.”
“Do any of the Mail Callers know whether or not there is a provision for petition and recall of the Hagerstown mayor and city council? Just curious.”
“I read the Mail Call every day, and I think it’s funny to see that all the Obama supporters bashing Mitt Romney. You should be bashing the governor and the people that you voted in office in that state, the third most taxed state in the country. But you guys keep on having your tax raises and your good times, supporting Obama and loving Obama, but just make sure you guys stay in the state of Maryland, the state that does not have ... effect on the electoral impact of the vote coming in November.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“I’ve been following presidential elections since 1956, and I’ve got to say that without a doubt, Mitt Romney is the most unprincipled person I have ever seen run for president.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“On the article about the woman working for the library, on May 30, the circulation manager that is honored for her work, I think she deserves it, that’s very great; however, when you look at the folks that came to give her the appreciation, the director, assistant director, public relations director, and assistant director of the Washington, Western Maryland Regional Library, do you think they’re a little bit overbloated?”
— Brightwood Acres East