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Letters To The Editor

Labor Day picnic serenade

Thanks to a dry Monday this week, the Shepherdstown Community Club was able to continue its tradition of bringing the delightful Rohrersville Band to Morgan’s Grove Park as part of SCC’s annual Labor Day picnic. In the pavilion on the knoll, an enthusiastic audience clapped, sang along, ...

Biden needs to use the power of his office to end the filibuster

Biden has a choice to make -- does he want to establish his legacy as a president who fought for voting rights, or not? In order to be remembered as a president who fought for voting rights, Biden must do more than ask the Senate to pass voting rights legislation. He knows as well as we do ...

Heartfelt thanks from the Shepherdstown Public Library

Youth Services Librarian Tish Wiggs of the Shepherdstown Library would like to thank the following individuals who helped to make our 2021 Summer Reading Program a success: Tina Barton, Jennifer Bean, Sarah Brumback, Anne Eden, Rachel Heller, Jane Levitan and Suzie Patrick. Thanks for helping ...

Health is wealth

“The first wealth is health,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote. The Shepherdstown community prides itself on our coming together for the common good. The COVID-19 crisis has renewed its attack upon us. Therefore, it seems imperative that we make effort to thwart this foe. Please vaccinate, ...

Reaching out to former Blue Moon Cafe employees

Shepherdstown Shares was created in response to the hardship brought on by the COVID-19 coronavirus to many Shepherdstown area residents. Our primary focus was on hunger and unemployment, loss of retail and restaurant business. The generosity of this community allowed us to quickly and ...

Problem between ‘gown and town’

Last week, I turned onto Shepherd University’s Duke Street entrance/exit. Driving this way to Route 45 would have saved me time on the road, since classes are not in session. A speeding blue vehicle came down on the right from the Moler Dormitory area. The car neither slowed, nor stopped, as ...

Fourth of July wishes

Happy Fourth of July! Everyone, please enjoy the long awaited summer and take advantage of Shepherdstown’s upcoming events. We all have earned this time, through our commitment to caring about the safety of others. This pandemic did not break us, but united us as a community. Thanks to ...

Putting buildings to good use

Is it possible to do an adaptive re-use of the Shepherdstown Middle School building across from Elmwood Cemetery to be the site of the proposed new library? Instead of building a new one, talk about its great location --- walking distance and virtually in town. Yeah, it needs a going over, but ...

A call for JCC to change

Democratic forms of government are fundamentally based on citizen participation. Voting, advocating one's position and speaking out at public meetings make up the foundation of a government that values the people's opinion. This brings us to the actions of our county commission that run ...

Mary Stanley legacy continues

Many of us fondly member Mary Stanley’s manifold contributions to the Shepherdstown community and the far corners of the Eastern Panhandle. Following her tragic death in an auto accident last fall we have often remembered her role in key events, such as the Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea, ...