Letters to the Editor

Some people feel the need to shame themselves by posting heedless accounts about our public school system for the entire county to read. Therefore, I deem it necessary to make something crystal clear: trading five eight-hour days, for four 10-hour days is NOT working less, not to mention they...
Dear Editor: I am a retired deputy sheriff and served in Northampton County in the ’70s’ and ’80s. I was chief of police in Exmore, and I also worked for the Cape Charles Police Department. I served as vice president of the Virginia State Arson Investigators Association. I am proud...
Dear Editor: In March, you ran a letter by Norma Hurst about harassing phone calls. We get them all the time. I have a business answering machine and I will get one hang up after another or strange messages to call back immediately to straighten out an account problem. Now my...
Dear Editor: During the late 1990s through the early 2000s, the citizens of Willis Wharf met in a series of community planning exercises and village meetings to structure a vision for their community. The vision progressed into the current planning and zoning requirements. With the exception of those who have...
Dear Editor: This letter is in regard to the article “Citizens Bring Concerns Over the Comp Plan” (May 28, page 11). As the chairman of the Northampton Planning Commission, I am responding to your article concerning Mr. Ken Dufty’s analysis of the comprehensive plan that is being considered for approval by...
The Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club is grateful to good Samaritan, Jim LeCato, the president and chief of the Nassawadox Fire and Rescue Station. Because of Chief LeCato’s generosity, Kathy Custis and staff were able to offer academic support to club members in the station’s community space throughout...
As the Shore struggles to solve the difficult problem of getting affordable high-speed broadband to 100% of its homes and businesses, we ask, “What is the Accomack-Northampton Electric Cooperative doing to help?” In some Virginia counties, the electric co-ops are taking the lead role. In Nelson County, the Central Virginia...
Dear Editor: Did you know Accomack County School year-round employees (not teachers) have more paid time off than state and county workers? I listened to a recent school board meeting where they talked about and voted on just working four days a week this summer. They also managed to give...
Dear Editor: The Salvation Army is motivated by a love for God and a concern for the needs of all humanity. This motivation is expressed in the Salvation Army’s work. Its purposes are to preach, teach, provide, and work. The Salvation Army gladly helps all people in need, regardless of race,...
Dear Editor: Twenty million dollars sounds like a lot of money to most people, and it sure is to me. All things being relative, my friends and I all wish that was our business construction budget. Well, in case some of you haven’t noticed, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is happy to...