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Letters To The Editor

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, ...

Donna Joy is good choice for School Board

We are privileged to have several qualified candidates running for Jefferson County school board, but I wanted to take this opportunity to bring attention to a highly qualified individual who can bring a unique skillset and other attributes to the board if she is elected.I won't spend much time ...

Every vote counts in the midterm primary election

Dear Jefferson County voter,If past history of voting participation in midterm elections is a forecaster, this year's May 8 midterm 2018 primary election is a place where your individual vote can truly make a difference.According to the WV Secretary of State's records, Jefferson County had a ...

Tech and young kids

Thanks to the organizers at the Shepherdstown Community Club, on March 17 I had the chance to be in the same room as eight candidates for the Jefferson County Board of Education. Along with hearing long lists of credentials, I heard inspiring visions from some (increasing teacher morale, ...

Thanks for article

Dear Shepherdstown Chronicle,I want to thank the Shepherdstown Chronicle for the wonderful article about The Bodice Project, written by Vanessa McGuigan, in the March 23 issue! The headline was perfect: "Bringing Back the Humanity."The Bodice Project has been a huge effort by our Board of ...

Open letter to Commissioners

Dear Commissioners Compton, Hudson, Noland, Onoszko and Tabb:On behalf of Jefferson County residents and all library patrons, current and future, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you for having the vision to allocate such a significant percentage of available county capital ...

Low salaries not fault of GOP

Harpers Ferry:West Virginia just completed a bruising legislative session. The most noticeable challenge faced by all three government branches this year was the proposed pay raise for teachers and public employees. Throughout all the commotion and vitriol surrounding the pay raise, our elected ...

Thanks for help during walkout

The Shepherdstown Community Club was transformed into a Fun Free School for students on March 6. To support the West Virginia Teacher Walkout, the SCC opened its doors for an afternoon of reading, art, learning activities and fun for children.Volunteers included retired teachers, students from ...