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Visiting the dentist can be scary for so many but, for those in low-income areas of the United States, it can also be costly. So, to learn that many Amish remove their teeth willingly to essentially prevent multiple visits to the dentist isn't that surprising, even if it seems far too drastic of a solution to some.
Members of the Fillmore County Swartzentruber Amish community have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case on whether the government can force them to install a septic system for the disposal of bath, laundry and dish water on their rural Fillmore County farms when it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
SARASOTA, FL – An all-ages crowd jammed the Softball Showdown between the aging Amish All Stars and the Sarasota Seniors Wednesday morning, in what’s turning out to be an annual event at 17th Street Park. But winners and losers were apparently a secondary consideration as this convivial clash of cultures split their doubleheader.
New York - We have many Amish and Mennonite families in Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. Amish buggies have been granted an exception to the requirement to display a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) symbol on the rear of their buggies and wagons for religious reasons.
BROWNINGTON, VT — On a darkening December day several years ago, the temperature dropping to 10 degrees, a van with out-of-state tags pulled off I-91 and up beside the Sunoco station near this rural town. The passengers were 10 men carrying the whiff of barns and cattle. Most had bushy, untrimmed beards. All dressed plainly, as their faith demands — coarsely woven dark suits and broad-brimmed straw hats.
LANCASTER, PA - Prison inmate David Stoltzfus Smucker died Tuesday, less than a year after his sentencing in a case that highlighted the growing awareness of sexual abuse in his Amish community and related groups.
According to the last census there are around 344,670 Amish people currently living in the United States – a number which has steadily been rising with the population doubling during the past two decades.
Two ordinances relating to road maintenance and safety in regards to Amish horse-drawn buggies passed the Lawrence County Council Tuesday night, paving the way for those in the plain communities to begin paying what is being referred to as a “buggy tax” to offset the damage the carriages cause on county roads.