Letters to the Editor

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...
Dear Editor: I was wondering if I was the only one getting the horrible smells from the six chicken barns across from the convenience center on the road from Hwy. 13 to Wachapreague? I am certain the odor is not coming from the dump. If it were, I think people would...
Dear Editor: I’ve known Brandy Custis Childress for many years socially and from when I was a customer at PNC. As part of the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary executive committee, I was fortunate enough to work with her several years ago when she was a co-chair of the Hospital Ball....
Dear Editor: With the November election fast approaching, I just wanted to take an opportunity to say how fortunate we are to finally be able to vote for Connie Burford for the Accomack County School Board. I don’t think there should be a doubt in anyone’s mind how much she is...
Dear Editor: I am an employee of Accomack County.  All departments in the county from the airport, to food service, to parks and recreation have a working relationship with James Lilliston daily in the treasurer’s office.  He is a humble Christian man of the highest integrity, honesty, and experience. James is a dedicated employee...
Dear Editor: I am pleased to offer this recommendation and my support for Brandy Childress and her quest to become the next Accomack County Treasurer. Brandy is an extraordinary woman who possesses intelligence, sensitivity, and leadership skills that well position her for elected office. She is a very pleasant person, and...
Dear Editor: This letter responds to the letter by Mr. Richard Saunders in the Oct.11 issue. He urges gun owners to vote Democrat, and assures them that the Democrats don’t want to take their guns away. However, in the past 20 years, the top leaders of the Democratic Party have made...
Dear Editor: At the candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Oct. 8, two candidates for the board of supervisors made statements that need to be addressed. Mr. Harrison Phillips (incumbent, District 4) expressed concern about the loss of agricultural land if we permit large-scale solar installations. I have never heard this concern raised...
Dear Editor: I read in the Post that a Virginia offshore wind farm has been approved, although I don’t recall any hearings involving commercial fishermen. Offshore wind farms change ocean currents and the vibrations drive away fish. This has happened off England. Wind farms, so far, do not lessen the need for conventional energy sources since there...