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Letters To The Editor

The Shepherdstown Community Club’s recipe for lemonade

As the COVID-19 saga continues, the members of the Shepherdstown Community Club has checked its storage bins and found that the lemons that “life” had given to them (and to so many others during the pandemic) were perhaps “the new oranges." While the SCC is a non-profit supported in ...

Remembering to follow health guidelines

Please continue to wear your mask and follow the recommended health guidelines of sanitizing, not touching your face and maintaining physical distancing. As we adhere to these safety rules, we are protecting our neighbors, families, parents, friends and employees, and helping ensure our ...

Non-residents need to stop recycling glass in town

As a new member of Town Council and the Public Works Committee, I am excited to begin serving Shepherdstown, with a focus on recycling efforts and sustainable action. I serve as chair of the Recycling Committee and look forward to working with the Public Works Committee to increase public ...

A ludicrous conflict

The Shepherdstown Chronicle's August 14, 2020 issue reported that concerned citizens have been meeting with police and town representatives regarding loud mufflers -- indeed, a maddening experience that's gotten worse.Yet, in the same first-page article, two paragraphs before the muffler ...

Replacing an ineffective representative

So far in this state congress (116th), Alex Mooney has sponsored or co-sponsored 341 bills. That sounds impressive, doesn't it? But it isn't! All but 15 did not proceed beyond being introduced (i.e. 95.6 percent did not receive any action).Of the ones that went beyond just being introduced, one ...

1.8 million solar panels in Jefferson County?

Construction is underway in Spotsylvania County, Virginia of a commercial solar facility consisting of 1.8 million solar panels on several tracts of land totaling 6,300 acres. Is Jefferson County next? Yes, according to the actions of the Jefferson County Planning Commission!Without proper ...

Thoughts on the final counting in the Harpers Ferry election

As a concerned citizen and former mayoral candidate in Harpers Ferry, I appreciate Toni Milbourne's reporting on the resolution to our 2019 town election. However, ending her article with editorial speculation about whether newly certified council member Nancy Singleton Case should recuse ...

Thank you from the mayor

I was glad to see so many of you exercising your right to vote in the town election. I am appreciative of the support that I received to continue as mayor of our community. I not only congratulate the folks elected, but thank everyone that ran for office. Additionally, I thank the council ...

Thoughts on the cancelation of Minor League Baseball season

I'm a member of the local Shepherdstown boy scout troop, Troop 33.I'm writing to you regarding the article in the July 10 edition, "'The Mighty Casey' won't strike out this summer." My favorite team is the Frederick Keys, whose season was canceled. I feel that the closure of the season was an ...

Post-election hopes

This letter is being written before the Shepherdstown elections have finished. But, those who know of the strong early voting turnout indicate that the total vote will be the largest in anyone's memory.Which means we, the people, have won no matter the real winners. Our representatives.We must ...