Newspapers are true community watchdogs

Paul Wohlfarth

Ray Kisonas’s Sunday article, “Doors will be open and phone calls will be easier,” raises concerns that readers have called about. I have consistently called about diminished local news coverage and concerns about the loss of police news.

These issues have only grown as on many social media platforms. Worries about crime and traffic lawlessness has hit a fevered level in many communities. Frustration builds from a lack of information released about recent crimes that are rumored on social media. Crime outbreaks have spawned calls for increased policing and the formation of block watches in communities like Whiteford Township.

Facebook sites spew hate and rumors from lack of information. Add posters, out of frustration, call for vigilante justice. Lack of funding for increased policing leaves communities without protection.

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