Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: The following letter was sent to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. I spent 30 years as a licensed wastewater professional with the Commonwealth of Virginia ultimately holding Class I licensure. This enabled me to operate any wastewater treatment facility within the confines of the commonwealth regardless of size...
Dear editor and local staff: I want to say great job to Sheriff Doughty, his team, and all concerned citizens who came to support the Second Amendment rights at the Dec. 10 Board of Supervisors meeting. It was an important step and move in the right direction to draft and...
Dear Editor: In light of the “2nd Amendment sanctuary cities” movement, a few observations from what I hope is the sensible center. Why would any law-abiding responsible gun owner or would-be owner feel impacted by universal background checks? The 2nd amendment starts with the words “a well-regulated militia.” Shouldn’t that imply...
Dear Editor: This letter responds to the December 6 article “A Shore First: Exmore Is Second Amendment Sanctuary.” While I applaud the intent and actions of the Exmore town council, I find it very distressing that there is a need for any of our rights to need “sanctuary.” America should be...
Dear Editor: I write in support of our supervisors’ resolution in response to calls to make Accomack County a Second Amendment sanctuary. It clearly states their compliance with their duties as our elected representatives, to respect our Constitution —including the Second Amendment —and to obey the laws of our state....
Dear Editor: As a graduate of Arcadia High School, the mother of an Arcadia High School graduate, a long time mentor of youth and an engaged community member, I must share my concern for the seemingly lack of or minimal advocacy from the community for our children’s education and also...
Dear Editor: Please relay my appreciation to Bill Sterling for his beautiful story about Peggy Downing and her family. I put a link to it on my Facebook page, but I feel it needs to be shared as widely as possible. Everyone concerned with services for the disabled should be sending copies...
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...