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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Voting for a delegate who says something

The Honorable Congressman John Lewis said, "If you see something, say something." Delegate John Doyle does just that -- he saw teachers and service personnel fighting for better salaries and decent health care in 2018, so he took the floor in the West Virginia House in their defense. In 2019, ...

Be an educated voter

The elections are right around the corner. This election is critical because of the economy, COVID 19, violence, riots, criminal activity and uncertainty in America. The leaders we elect will set the tone for the next four years and beyond. Each person should educate themselves about the ...

Thanks to the volunteers and Corporation of Shepherdstown

Kudos and thanks to the hearty volunteers who recently mowed, cleaned, spruced up and generally beautified the Rose Hill Cemetery off West High Street in town. And thanks, as well, to the Corporation of Shepherdstown crews who provided haulage for the substantial cuttings and trimmings of brush ...

Supporting Delegate John Doyle’s re-election

I'm very pleased to ask my Shepherdstown neighbors and other residents of the 67th House District to vote for and support Delegate John Doyle for re-election. Delegate Doyle has a very distinguished record of public service fighting for good jobs, healthy small business and an economy and ...

Health and safety at Halloween

At the September 8 Town Council meeting, the Shepherdstown Town Council unanimously adopted the following motion relating to Halloween/trick-or-treating related activities. "The Town Council does not endorse any Halloween events and discourages any Halloween related activities, including ...

The Shepherdstown Community Club’s recipe for lemonade

As the COVID-19 saga continues, the members of the Shepherdstown Community Club has checked its storage bins and found that the lemons that “life” had given to them (and to so many others during the pandemic) were perhaps “the new oranges." While the SCC is a non-profit supported in ...