Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: October was National Principals Month. It’s an opportunity to honor and celebrate principals in our communities. I’d like to recognize Principal Mike Myers for his hard work to promote Northampton High School’s Breakfast After the Bell program. One in seven children in Virginia lives in fami-lies that struggle with...
Dear Editor: I have been coming to Chincoteague since 1975. We bought a house there in 2012 and moved permanently there in 2017. In the years since our first visit, we have seen dynamic migration southward and westward of the Assateague Island shoreline. The power of the ocean is massive...
Dear Editor: Thank you to all who lent me support, both as a candidate and in the effort to have an elected school board. An especially big thank you to the volunteers, who collected over 4,400 signatures to get the referendum on the ballot and all the people (74%) who...
Dear Editor: Political elections can be contentious times and this past election cycle certainly proved that to be true. Our country and local community appear to be sharply divided along political lines. But there are times when those lines blur and Tuesday’s rainy election morning was just one of those...
Dear Editor: I sent the following addressed to Del. Rob Bloxom on election day: I have been and am an ardent supporter of conservative political issues for the entirety of my adult and adolescent life. I have missed zero national elections and have supported every Republican nominee in every race to...
Dear Editor: The letter by Jim Belote that appeared in the Nov. 1 edition referenced ANEC’s Cooperative Sunshare program, which he correctly states is more expensive than “standard electricity.” What he neglected to explain is that this is not the best, most economical way to adopt solar power, but it...
Dear Editor: As related to the letter “Candidates’ Alternative Energy Statements Questioned” in the Oct. 18 edition of the Post, Mr. Phillips’ statements, from what I have seen printed, appear to be correct for the Eastern Shore. In regards to the cost of solar energy, I refer readers to the...
Dear Editor: The Northampton High School Homecoming Committee would like to thank all our community members and leaders for supporting the transportation efforts of Virginia State University’s marching band for our homecoming Sept. 27. We are truly thankful to Cape Charles Rotary, Mrs. Maxine Rasmussen, Mrs. Darlene Burton, Mrs. Jo...
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Ms. Kathy Scott’s letter in last week’s edition where she said “any members of the Chincoteague Fire Department, maybe you should abstain from voting due to conflict of interest?” If Ms. Scott had put forth the time and effort to either attend the...
Dear Editor: As a resident of Chincoteague for 20+ years with family history that goes back to before we were connected to mainland, I would like to respond to articles from the Beacon and the Eastern Shore Post regarding the Chincoteague Town Council’s decision to purchase the old firehouse for...