Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: COVID-19 has stopped much of the world as we know it. It has been heartbreaking to witness the effects of this virus on the residents of the Eastern Shore but so heartwarming to see people continue to work to make a positive impact on people’s lives. There are many...
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to “Random Facts About ... the Man Who Saved Your Life,” by David Martin, published October 16, 2020 Shortly and sweetly, thank you, Vasily! My dad, Orville L. Harmon, who lives in Mappsville, was aboard one of those U. S. Navy ships. In 1962 when...
Dear Editor: I was glad to see the article, “Eastern Shore Gets New Perspective on Affordable Housing,” in the Oct. 9 issue. I’ve been lobbying for years to encourage Habitat for Humanity and other local organizations to make energy efficiency a priority in the houses they build. As the article rightly...
Dear Editor: The Democratic Party of Virginia has sent out reminders to voters who have requested an absentee ballot, but may not have sent it in yet. We’re all busy and may have forgotten to exercise our constitutional right to vote. This is a courteous reminder. Of course, there’s no...
Dear Editor: Scott Taylor’s campaign staff attempted to rig the election in 2017 by getting folks to sign forms so that Shaun Brown would be included in the election. He hoped that this would take votes away from Congresswoman Elaine Luria. Scott says that he knew about the effort; however,...
Dear Editor: My friends’ house was burnt down. They lost everything except the clothes they were wearing. So my other friend and I went to the convenience centers in Northampton County to see if we could pick some things up in the Put-and-Takes. I was shocked by how terrible the centers...
Dear Editor: I would like to address the person who committed an act of aggression against our family at the end of September. Were you the one who trespassed on our property late Friday night/early Saturday morning, Sept. 25-26? Were you the one that tore our flagpole down and stole our...
Dear Editor: On Thursday, Sept. 17, my father was walking on County Road near Parksley when he fell, sustaining serious injuries. A complete stranger who was passing by stopped in the pouring rain to assist my father. He remained with him until the ambulance arrived even after others had stopped to...
Dear Editor: The current Northampton High School/Middle School complex was completed in 1954, and then expanded in 1978. The facility has served Northampton County well in the education of our students. The current high school/middle school complex has run its course, and it is not meeting the needs of the...
Dear Editor: If you live near an airport, you have planes — leaving and returning. Some come to train (touch-and-go). Planes do crash. They are man-made and will crash; not often, but it does happen. Embrace the fact that four navigators were able to get out of a bad plane...