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Letter to the editor: Hempfield needs police

| Friday, January 18, 2019 10:00 a.m

Another year has passed, and Hempfield Township continues to mooch off Pennsylvania taxpayers to pay for its police services.

Added revenue from the new mall casino could allow Hempfield to fund its own department or “kick in” to support the Pennsylvania State Police.

Is it fair that Pennsylvania’s largest township, in this time of low unemployment, depends exclusively on other Pennsylvania residents to protect its residents? Hempfield has been described as affluent. Take a drive through the township, and you will see new housing developments and new businesses.

Response time to schools and other emergencies put children and residents at risk. It’s time Gov. Tom Wolf and state Sen. Kim Ward work out a plan to fund police.

George Macesic

Penn Township, Westmoreland County

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