Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: To all those wondering, I am the 60-year-old Painter woman who was stabbed the night of Aug. 25. I want to address this issue because it was my daughter who wielded the knife, yet it was not my daughter. She has a mental illness that led to this and...
Dear Editor: The death of Mr. George Floyd reignites our indignation, as ALL LIVES MATTER. As leaders, we cannot remain silent as senseless acts such as this occur. Rather, we lift our voices in protest against police brutality, recognizing that the actions of the few do not outweigh the many...
Dear Editor: The coronavirus pandemic focuses our attention on the link between cleanliness and avoidance of disease. As much as possible, people are sanitizing their hands, social distancing, and covering their faces to prevent the virus from spreading. Yet most people consume products from chickens and other animals who have...
Dear Editor: The undersigned are pastors in Accomack and Northampton counties who are deeply concerned with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities and people. As leaders of our communities of faith, we have continued to provide comfort and hope to our congregations even as the coronavirus...
Op-Ed By Jane Cabarrus Region 1 Director, Eastern Shore NAACP The world is struggling with a global pandemic and citizens of the Eastern Shore are not escaping the impacts. Clearly, the world was not ready and neither were the United States, individual states, and the local public health infrastructure. We quickly learned...
Dear Editor: In response to the “Impeachment Is Justified” letter to the editor (Jan. 24). I would like to say that Elizabeth Warren would be a great choice to set this country back (as president). Want to talk about impeachable acts? How about a governor that stayed hidden for several months,...
Dear Editor: Unquestionably, the proposed G3 (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back) program’s affordable path to higher wage, high demand jobs will satisfy a major need in Northampton County and is a step in the right direction for the Eastern Shore. The program levels the playing field for both low-...
Dear Editor: This is a response to the lengthy article in the Jan.24 issue on the recent pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond (“Thousands Descend on Richmond to Protest Proposed Gun Laws”), and the reports from the legislature by Sen. Linwood Lewis and Del. Robert Bloxom. The concern by Virginia gun...
Dear Editor: I read with dismay about the widening of T’s Corner into a four-lane divided highway (“Supervisors Ask VDOT for Improvements to Chincoteague Road,” Jan. 24). I have two concerns: 1. Widening to a four-lane highway from T’s Corner to Atlantic will only cause a bottleneck at Atlantic. A similar...
Dear Editor: There are currently 758 students in Accomack County Public Schools who receive special education services. As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), they are entitled to a free, appropriate, public education which meets their individual needs. Special education students, like their non-disabled peers, have the right...