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September 30, 2011 This year, 56 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in the Blue Ridge area. more »»

Lights should illuminate at once

September 23, 2011 As our town begins to launch the Shepherdstown250 Celebration, I am reminded of the white lights that always outline the buildings on German Street beginning sometime before Thanksgiving and coming... more »»

Parking been a problem for far too long

September 23, 2011 I retired to Jefferson County in mid-1993. At that time, Shepherdstown’s downtown and then-Shepherd College’s major need was a parking garage for students — and perhaps a few townspeople and visitors. more »»

Lifelong learning just what we're looking for

September 22, 2011 What! No tests? Yes…that’s right! You have the opportunity to participate in a new adult learning program at Shepherd University which features interesting and topical courses. more »»

SMC looks for 250th celebration volunteers

September 16, 2011 The Men’s Club (SMC) wanted to do something special to help observe our town’s 250th anniversary. We resurrected an old event that gives us maximum flexibility and has lots of charm. more »»

Rubber duck race a success

September 15, 2011 Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (GSIVC) thanks the community for their support of our recent Good Shepherd Caregivers 1st Annual Rubber Ducky Classic at the Town Run in Shepherdstown. more »»


September 8, 2011 In an Aug. 12 article entitled “Council OKs $30K for consultant,” officials felt it was unclear expectations laid out in the request for proposal for the consultant. more »»

What's in a name?

August 19, 2011 For years the Shepherdstown Men’s Club (SMC) has struggled with an unusual problem – its name. more »»

'Gone to the Dogs' event a success

August 19, 2011 Last month the Shepherdstown Visitors Center held its annual fundraiser, the 3rd Annual “Shepherdstown Has Gone To The Dogs,” family picnic. more »»

Building revamp a wonderful undertaking

August 12, 2011 I was pleased to read the great news that one of the last original Shepherdstown houses will be saved from decay and will be restored. A number of townsfolk have wished for years for this news. more »»

SMC looking to make changes

July 29, 2011 I would like to make a correction to my letter last week which encouraged community members to join the Shepherdstown Men’s Club (SMC) if they wanted to have a voice in important decisions that will... more »»

Government contracts can be terminated

July 28, 2011 The Doyle Report of July 15 published in The Chronicle dealt with “the ins and outs of contracting services. more »»

SMC to experience changes

July 22, 2011 In the coming months the Shepherdstown Men’s Club will be making a number of key decisions that will impact the greater Shepherdstown community as well as SMC members. more »»

Ethanol legislation vote blocked

July 15, 2011 Last month the Senate voted 73-27 on an amendment to abolish ethanol subsidies and tariff protection, but later the overall legislation — to which the ethanol amendment was attached — was blocked. more »»

Healthcare should be available to all

July 8, 2011 John Doyle’s column on June 24 about the Affordable Health Care Act and its potential for West Virginia was very informative and timely. more »»

Street Fest a success thanks to many locals

July 1, 2011 As President of Shepherdstown Street Fest, this title doesn’t mean that I worked the hardest; it only means that I lost the coin toss with Chris Stroech. more »»

UGB, SmartCode needed

June 17, 2011 Josh Stella is a superb public servant who does his homework and thinks things through. He now feels the proposed Urban Growth Boundary gives Shepherdstown no advantages. True, by itself, it does not. more »»

PSC: not consumer friendly or accessible

June 10, 2011 Due to many recent high-profile cases, the West Virginia Public Service Commission has become common dinner table talk in the mountain state. more »»

Planning chair explains position on UGB, annexation

June 10, 2011 I noticed that The Chronicle pointed out my position has changed on the Urban Growth Boundary from last year to this and wanted to explain why my position has changed. more »»

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June 4, 2011 Middle and High School students should have a later time to start school. Studies show that there are many factors that affect teenagers’ ability to sleep. more »»



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