Judy Carberry, Charleston: “Why not have the people vote on the bike lane in lieu of having the council decide everyone’s wishes? The entire time that lane was shut down, there were precious few people riding bikes, especially during the rush hour. I saw the picture of three bikes and how many cars? I would be interested to know how many days someone had to wait to even get a picture of the three riders. “
Jim Rex, Great Falls, S.C.: Your tribute to former Mississippi Gov. William Winter serves as a powerful reminder that much can be achieved by a single individual when he or she persists in their belief that our “better angels” can prevail. Also: Letters on carriages, photos.
Kay Chandler, Mount Pleasant on a hero: “His name is Joe Elmore of the Charleston Animal Society. His article on the carriage trade industry told in depth of the serious and sad conditions the animals face daily. I was born in Charleston and grew up downtown where we would see a real carriage with a few tourists or a bride and groom riding around the Battery.”
George Graf, Palmyra, Va.: I strongly agree with Mr. Kaynard, but would like to add my two cents. Concerning education and good jobs, I also strongly believe that we as an American society and more so, the parents need to address the problem with a child’s education at an early age. Many research studies have shown that the overwhelming majority of children of a low socio-economic class are far behind higher economic classes on the first day of formal schooling.
Rachel Covington, East Windsor, N.J.: The following is my response to the article written by Andy Brack. The innovative writer brilliantly spoke truth to power. “Trump’s rise rooted in S.C. politics from 50 years ago” was indeed the best food for thought since apple pie for taste.
Charles Smith, West Ashley: One of the great legacies left to us by the Riley administration is a highly competent city planning commission comprised of knowledgeable appointees, each of whom brings a valuable skill set to our city’s planning process. This process ensures that any development proposal heard by the city planning commission is thoroughly vetted and that their decisions are as far removed from the political arena as possible.
Dave Brown, Daniel Island: “My compliments on your thoughtful and incisive editorial included in the 5/30 issue. You have provided a service to the electorate by reminding people how the words “conservative, liberal, and progressive” have come to vary from their original meaning. “
Tom Brown, James Island: While expanding ferry service could help traffic congestion, there is another piece to the puzzle. To be truly effective, ferries must connect with other forms of public transportation.
Folks need to get to the ferries and then get to their ultimate destination. In New York this means train, subway and bus service. In Charleston this probably means reliable bus service. 00_icon_feedback
Judy Carberry, Charleston: “What is the old saying – what goes around, comes around? Maybe a new ferry system would provide people with a pleasant commute and lighten the traffic issues? If places as busy as NYC and Seattle can do it, we should certainly be able to figure out a way to utilize what we have so much of — waterways.” Also, letters by Amelia Dias and Justin Alexander.
Today’s issue includes two letters on a recent commentary about whether to keep Confederate statues on town squares. One suggests to keep ’em up to continue to be reminded of the past; another says to put ’em in a museum. Also, a letter on help for first responders.