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Boots on the Ground Against Racism: Book anthology pre-release launch, voters registration drive held

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- On Saturday afternoon, community members gathered together in a socially-distanced group under Morgan's Grove Park's pavilion, for the pre-release launch of the anthology, "Why I Stand: Boots on the Ground Against Racism." The launch featured a number of the anthology's contributors speaking about their experiences with discrimination. Following the launch, a voters registration drive was held, to encourage participation in the General Election in November. According to Boots on the Ground Against Racism organizer and anthology contributor Teresa Holmes, of ...

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Joy L. Snyder

Joy Lavine Tutwiler Snyder, 86, of Winchester passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Born May 13, 1934, in Augusta, she was the daughter of the late Clyde O. Tutwiler and Flora Daugherty Tutwiler. Joy attended Shepherd University for two years. She taught elementary school in Hampshire County ...

Editorials

‘For the 95 that have died’

On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced his executive order mandating face coverings to be worn when a person is in a public indoor space where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Children eight-and-under, people who are eating and people with trouble breathing or the inability to ...

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Health and safety at Halloween

At the September 8 Town Council meeting, the Shepherdstown Town Council unanimously adopted the following motion relating to Halloween/trick-or-treating related activities. "The Town Council does not endorse any Halloween events and discourages any Halloween related activities, including ...