LebTown invited a few columnists to respond to last week’s New York Times article about mask wearing in Annville. Here’s the first response, from LVC professor Michael Schroeder.
Lucy Bickel, a junior at ELCO High School, writes about how the pandemic has affected her high school experience.
Lebanon senior Liann Melendez discusses how her senior year is being impacted by COVID-19.
State Rep. Frank Ryan writes: “The decisions will be tough, the choices real, and the urgency of acting the primary focus for the remaining budget.”
Electronic resources are vital during the pandemic and as we continue to face challenges with schooling and everyday research needs. However, some of our best resources are not found on a digital screen but are still within easy reach.
Amaury Abreu: “In (a recent Bloomberg) study, Lebanon tops the list of cities that suffer from this issue. But why is that, and how can we fix it?”
“Counties have the utmost confidence that all of our voting systems are secure and that every Pennsylvanian’s vote will be properly counted.”
State Rep. Frank Ryan writes: “Our fire and emergency services are still in crisis and will be for the foreseeable future until we see the effects of the changes we are making.”
As you or your student navigate online, in person, or hybrid higher education options, do not forget to take advantage of an often-overlooked resource—the college or university library.
Lebanon Valley Chamber president Karen Groh: “It is critical to understand a few things for our community to move forward.”
CLSD board member: “Unfortunately, our local school districts must consider these legal issues as schools prepare to reopen.”
Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames: “I want to state for the record that I did not support or sign the settlement agreement between the governor and Lebanon County.”
“I write now not as rebuttal but to ask for considered clarification in our dialog on these matters.”
“I encourage students to speak up for what they think is right, which is why I’m writing this letter.”
State Rep. Russ Diamond responds to the column from earlier this week by Rev. Dr. David Zwifka.