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Letters To The Editor

Regarding article on town’s new email list

I appreciate the article in The Shepherdstown Chronicle's Feb. 26 issue, concerning Shepherdstown’s new email list as a vehicle for helping the Town Council communicate more efficiently with residents. I’d like to point out one important thing that was not covered in the article. The most ...

Caution about possessing dead protected species

Many wildlife species are protected against “takings,” whether you end up with them in your possession by killing them or by finding them dead. I have twice run into people who found dead birds along the highway, which they didn’t know were protected species. They thought it was a shame ...

Yardwork a sign of climate change

Yardwork is a measure of climate change. Just 35 percent of Americans believe climate change affects them personally, although 72 percent of Americans acknowledge that climate change is happening. If you are part of the 35 percent and live in a city apartment and pay no attention to your ...

Response to ‘Defund the Police’ column

I just read John Doyle's column in the January 1 edition of The Shepherdstown Chronicle, "Defund the Police? Really?" I have decided to write to express how grateful I am for a delegate to our West Virginia Legislature who is such a good writer, thinker, researcher and historian and who cares ...

Season’s greetings from Mayor Auxer

This year of coping with significant challenges is hopefully beginning to diminish. As we embark on a new year, we must rely on our resilience and positive attitudes as we navigate through this pandemic. Our community should look to this upcoming year as an opportunity for enriching our ...

We need to work together in the pandemic

I ask the town to go easy on its businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If there is a dispute on the historical correctness of additions to the exterior of a business, I suggest making a signed agreement with that business owner to suspend all fines enforcement for the time being until a ...

A contemporary view of Wizard Clip

History lives and evolves in mysterious ways. The November 20 article about Wizard Clip noted that an expert on the ghostly legend "has read more than 100 versions of the story." Just in the last few months local author Joanne Bario, who actually lived in the "haunted" Livingston house, has ...

Safeguarding each other’s health this holiday

Happy Thanksgiving! During the celebration of this holiday, we should be mindful of our blessings. We have the love of family and friends. A wonderful place to call home. The kindness and caring of our community. Positive voices from our neighbors, family and friends that provide hope for now ...

Response to Nov. 6 letter to editor

I write this response to Mark Kohut’s letter to the editor in the November 6 edition of the Chronicle on Veteran’s Day, which also is my late mother’s birthday. The Shepherdstown Community Club board takes COVID-19 very seriously. We are the owners of both the War Memorial Building and ...

A virtual applause for county polling measures

Throughout this pandemic, I’ve felt my heart swell with admiration and appreciation each time our citizens have applauded the tireless efforts of the first responders. When the throngs of people cheered loudly for our medical personnel in gratitude for their exhausting work hours and personal ...