Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Those of us concerned about a proposal to bring the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) services to the ESVA seek a handful of actions before the starting bell rings, an event that might happen this week if the circuit courts in both counties decide to add our peninsula to...
Dear Editor: Not many things have been normal since COVID-19 changed the way we work and live beginning earlier this year. That is true for the Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club, but nevertheless, it has been a busy summer for our staff. Our club is closed until further notice due...
Dear Editor: I have guns. I used to hunt; I don’t anymore. The guns just sit in the gun rack. I wipe them occasionally to keep them from rusting. The news, sometimes our own eyeballs, show us some folks aren’t leaving their guns at home. They carry them to the gas...
By William P. O’Hare — A few years ago, I wrote a report for the yearly KIDS COUNT on the Eastern Shore Forum in which I compared the well-being of children in Northampton County to the well-being of children in other counties and independent cities in Virginia. The comparison was...
By Matt Strickler — Fall is an amazing time to be outdoors in the Commonwealth of Virginia, particularly for those of us who hunt or fish. Many of us will be out in the woods or on the water as much as possible, but we cannot afford to forget about...
Dear Editor: In the dark of night, the touch-and-go planes are flying over our house. To be exact, it is 8:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, less than two weeks since the crash of a similar plane near Bloxom on its way from Virginia Beach. This is disturbing to say the...
Dear Editor: As September turns to October, the leaves begin to fall, and the marsh turns to an increasingly golden yellow, we find ourselves in one of the more contentious election cycles in recent memory. Politics aside, it is imperative we all fill out the census. Why is this so important? The...
Dear Editor: I support the 1% sales tax initiative proposed by the Northampton County Board of Supervisors. Our young citizens deserve the best education the county can deliver, and this creative financing makes it affordable. The prospect that Northampton County visitors will pay 45% of the additional tax makes it...
Dear Editor: I was delighted to discover I’ll get a “two-fer” when I go to vote at the new location of the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at 24387 Joynes Neck Road in Accomac. Sawmill Park is a Wi-Fi hotspot for those of us who don’t get reliable internet service...
Dear Editor: September 11, 2001, 2,977 people died and 6,000 people were injured from a terrorist attack. As I write this, there have been 195,055 deaths from the 6,498,672 diagnosed cases of COVID-19. If left to run its course (called “herd immunity”), there will likely be 215 million infections and...