Tag: Letters to the Editor

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...
Dear Editor: I attended the Lovefest 2020 in Cape Charles. I am appalled at the negligent disregard of mask-wearing and safe distancing for proactive containment and limit of dispersal of COVID-19. This reckless, inconsiderate irresponsibility to assist in the eradication of this virus is incomprehensible. I don’t understand why most of...
Dear Editor: During this pandemic period when we have to stay home I would like to thank some of the places that stayed open and/or had food that we could pick up or have delivered, especially to us elderly who seldom cook big meals anymore. Many thanks to Bill’s Restaurant who stayed...
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: 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events impacting the globe in a way that many of us have never seen. In a time where one would imagine people rallying together to overcome our common plight, instead we are seeing amazing shows of divisiveness. Reaction has overtaken listening,...
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Ms. McGuire’s letter of Aug. 28 (“Trump Hasn’t Evolved”). Black Lives Matter started after the totally justified Ferguson police killing during the Obama administration. And with Antifa, which grew dramatically during that administration, the two together are causing great turmoil. No fault of...