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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Thinking positively

I'm thinking positive. I love my family, present and past, and honor their love, their sacrifices, their humor and their love of science and God . . . stars that shine in the dark night, love and light against all odds! I'm thinking positive. I love my friends, present and past -- they double ...

Appreciation for Legendary Book Sale success

The Shepherdstown Community Club Board would like to extend their sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the Legendary Book Sale: donors, customers and cheerful volunteers. It was a challenge to carry on, in light of the pernicious COVID-19 virus that has altered our lives, but we ...

Concerns over SCC’s COVID-19 precautions

The Shepherdstown Community Club's annual meeting is coming up next week, which the club is urging the community to attend. This is the only "club" in town whose remit is the whole community, including the community's major playground and conservation preserver, Morgan's Grove Park. The meeting ...

Keeping up the good fight

Please wear masks, practice social distancing and good hygiene. The COVID-19 virus continues to threaten our wonderful community with serious and deadly challenge. We must unite in our efforts to survive the pandemic by continuing to be caring, cautious and vigilant in our struggle to keep our ...

Vote for Mike Chapman

As sheriff, Mike Chapman’s experience and skills will provide Jefferson County with a well-managed and responsive sheriff’s department, accountable to the public. I worked in a state government agency in Pennsylvania evaluating law department practices and providing law enforcement ...

The secret to preventing COVID-19 spread

Shepherd University has been extremely fortunate and successful in addressing the challenges presented by COVID-19. Our containment strategies started in January 2020 and continue today -­- led by the Campus Health Task Force, in partnership with the local health department and the community. ...

Joe Manchin support for Amy Coney Bennett?

During my 34 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates I had the honor to serve with many state legislators, including Joe Manchin. During those years in the 1980s and 1990s, he seemed to operate in a nonpartisan fashion, generally representing the conservative values of our state. It is ...