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Letters To The Editor

Supporting Morrisey for Senate

Dear Editor,Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says one thing and does another.It was reported that he had promised Vice President Pence he would support President Trump's tax cuts, then voted NO on President Trump's tax cuts. In doing so, he sided with Senator Chuck Schumer.Now, to protect ...

Library budget cuts are concerning

I've been a frequent patron of the Bolivar Harpers Ferry Public Library since moving here in 1999. I have spent countless hours browsing the stacks, accompanying my daughters to many wonderful children's programs, attending interesting presentations, volunteering, serving on the board and now ...

Tribute to Denny Barron

There was a gentle man in our little town of Cedarville who always said, "A man is no better than the life he lives." Denny Barron, what a life you have lived!We all have been touched by your life and your chosen profession. No matter if it was discussing municipal bonds or a young farmer ...

A public ‘thank you’

The residents and staff of Canterbury Center Nursing Home in Shepherdstown would like to publicly thank all of the members of our local Shepherdstown Fire Department, and those in surrounding Fire Departments including Berkeley County and Jefferson County, who responded to the facility's fire ...

Identity politics and American values

Now that we are in the new year of 2018, the previous remarks of Washington Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti about the continual clamoring and tragic travesty of "identity politics" continue to resonate in my heart and mind.More and more, the practice of attempting to govern through the ...

Mountain Valley Pipeline Bad For State

A November 2016 state Supreme Court ruling said West Virginia law would not allow Mountain Valley Pipeline to use state eminent domain to survey pipeline routes without permission from landowners. In response, MVP asked the WV Legislature to overturn the ruling - but the requested measure never ...

President’s Tax Plan Will Benefit West Virginians

President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration.Last May, I was there when he stood in the Charleston Civic Center and pledged to "put the miners back to work." In his first few months ...

When Will We Stop Attacking Each Other?

Yet again. We're horrified, anguished. We scream, rant and rave. How can this be happening - yet again? A lone gunman shot up a church. The cries ring out.This must stop. We blame the lack of God in our lives, the shooter's drug use, his being radicalized by an anti-(fill in the blank) group, ...

Wopila Shepherdstown

Wopila is Lakota for thank you with all my heart, and Shepherdstown responded to a request for coats for the Lakota Sioux with all its heart.In October a request was made for coats and other cold weather clothing. Maria's Taquiera welcomed the WV Women's March for a one day collection event, ...

SNAP Cuts Will Hurt Many

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly one in seven West Virginians are "food insecure." Food insecurity means that some point during the year that household has a difficult time putting food on the table due to lack of money, lack of access, or lack of resources in general. In this land ...