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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

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 ...