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Letters To The Editor

Why I support Donna Joy for Board of Education seat

I was asked recently by a good friend of mine, "Why are you supporting Donna Joy for Jefferson County School Board?" "What does she know about education, and when was the last time she stepped into a classroom?"The answer was easy for me. Donna Joy is an advocate for all. Donna fights for the ...

Vote for Donna Joy

People have been asking me who to vote for school board in Jefferson County. I have reviewed websites, forums and Facebook pages. There is one candidate who stands out to me, Donna Joy!From my research, I found this woman to have exceptional credentials. First and foremost, she's a mother. This ...

Personal finance needs to be a high school elective

Why should every high school student in America take personal finance before graduation? Because personal finance isn't an elective in life!Our state legislators have allowed only two weeks of personal finance education to be embedded in high school civics classes. That's all! But those weeks ...

Library grateful for community’s patience, support

The Jefferson County Public Libraries would like to extend our gratitude to our communities for their patience during this stressful and unusual time. We want you to know that we have missed you immensely and can't wait until we can finally welcome you back!The resumption of services will be ...

Independent voters can make a difference

Jefferson County has a unique arrangement of registered voters: Democrats (33 percent), Republicans (33 percent) and Independents (33 percent).Many Independents falsely believe they cannot vote in the Primary Election, as this is the case in some other states. Ironically, registered ...

Planning and Zoning Office still at work in Shepherdstown

As the Shepherdstown community, like the rest of the world, copes with the COVID-19 crisis, the Historic Landmarks and Planning Commissions want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these waters together.The review of project applications, under normal circumstances, ...

Thank you from the Elmwood Cemetery Board

As reported in The Shepherdstown Chronicle's May 1 edition, The Elmwood Cemetery Association was named as one of the beneficiaries of the estate of Mr. Henry K. Willard.The members of the Elmwood Cemetery Board of Directors wish to express their gratitude and appreciation for the generous gift ...

The West Virginia comeback to business

Week two of the West Virginia comeback to business is scheduled to begin on May 4, 2020.The plan for the second week of the comeback will allow many of Shepherdstown's businesses to reopen soon. According to the state's guidance, small businesses with less than 10 employees can reopen. ...

An empty agenda is our town leadership metaphor

This letter is about Friday's story regarding the latest Town Hall meeting.First. A disclosure. I do not know what some have accused Mark Everhart of. I do not care to learn, unless he is honestly "tried"--not literally, just fairly in the court of public opinion. This should include his ...

Keeping our children safe

Morgan's Grove Park is owned by the Shepherdstown Community Club. Groups of volunteers raise money to keep this park operating. We have house tours, book sales and community dinners. The fundraising takes work. In addition, we have volunteers that help to maintain the park. Volunteers come and ...