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Letters To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: Senator Manchin should block Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has publicly opposed the Affordable Care Act, and his opposition to it may prove to be a threat to the 800,000 West Virginians who live with a pre-existing condition. If Senator Manchin listens to anyone during Kavanaugh's confirmation process, I hope that ...

Letter to the Editor: What to do about the Rockwool plant

Rockwool is not bad (except that the batts and boards contain formaldehyde, like plywood). Its insulation is a bit better insulation than fiberglass, and made similarly. In our buildings, in the long run, the insulation reduces our need for fossil fuels. However, Rockwool's new plant will emit ...

Letter to the Editor: Rockwool: Financial Questions and Other Considerations

I have lived in Jefferson County since 1975, and live within one mile of the Rockwool plant. Neither I nor any of my neighbors were contacted or notified about the plant.I have a number of questions about the Rockwool plant being built in Ranson. I asked the JCCC the following questions, but ...

Letter to the Editor: What is going on in our backyard?

So what is going on in our backyards? I'm not usually inclined to be much of a conspiracy theorist, but there's a lot going on that's concerning me and others about the future of our rural homes in Jefferson County. This all started for me during summer 2017, with the announcement of the Novak ...

Thank you from the Shepherdstown Public Library

The staff of the Shepherdstown Public Library would like to thank the following individuals who helped to make our "Libraries Rock!" summer reading program a success: Kaelynn Back, Sarah Barz, Amy Brown, Sandy D'Onofrio, Nathan Gageby, Sadie Hagerty, Jane Levitan, Lex and Pam Miller, Regan ...

Thank you to Fourth of July Parade and Picnic volunteers

Letter to the Editor:It turned out to be awfully hot and humid for Shepherdstown's Fourth of July parade and picnic this year, but many people turned out and enjoyed themselves regardless.It takes a lot of time and effort from a lot of people to make these events happen, and we want to thank ...

Respect the cemeteries

People's attitudes and behavior in regards to cemeteries vary, from respect and reverence, to fear and disrespect that is displayed by inappropriate behavior in a cemetery.Since about 2000, I have tended the Old English Cemetery on Church Street, because its condition bothered me after I first ...

Thanks for 43 years as educator

I have been asked many times over this last year if I am retiring. For the longest time, it was "I'm not ready yet; no way." But, as the days passed (especially during my second work stoppage - 1990 and 2018), it became clear that it was time for me to retire. This decision comes with many ...

Attacks on Donna Joy are uncalled for

Today's democracy upheld needs you-Each one, each one's genuine self brought forth.To hold in store wishes for good or bad to affect as any one prays or even works for is desecratious to all in these times. To feel morose at times is healthy, unbelievably so for the disbelief that is rampant ...

Egalitarianism is the only true democracy

It is a well-known fact and "little-known" idea that the Democratic Party, the one largely adhered to and subscribed to by women, is the "feminine," less warlike political party.It has been described as "weak," "soft," "socialistic," in favor of welfare for all beings, free and equal education, ...