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Dear Editor: This is a response to Mr. Landis regarding the removal of the Confederate memorial in Eastville. I think that people today have a very good idea of the history represented by that memorial. What is to be lamented — what is downright tragic — is the wasted valor and...
Dear Editor: This letter is in regard to recent articles about the school divisions’ use of Recovery Act funding and also the Aug. 27 Accomack-Northampton Electric Cooperative article. Regarding schools, I have worked for the government in the past. I understand that the giver of the funding will have requirements about...
Dear Editor: Living on the Eastern Shore, we often feel isolated and insulated from the politics of Washington, D.C., but the fact is that it affects us, our families, our friends, and our neighbors all day every day. Our families and future generations will be greatly impacted by the decisions...
Dear Editor: As I write, they are removing the memorial statue to Confederate soldiers at Eastville. It was said this memorial celebrated slavery and Jim Crow. NO. The memorial celebrates the cause for which they fought and sacrificed so much … independence. It is a sad day, and much to be lamented,...
Dear Editor: I’m writing you again today regarding cats. I read your article in your paper about the Accomack County nonprofit group improving the lives of community cats. Communities must take care of the issue. Quit ignoring and complaining about it. It should not be a burden for just a...
Dear Editor: This is not a complaint or a political or religious letter. I hope it may make someone smile. A few months ago as I drove from Parksley to Onley through Greenbush, I saw a rooster standing by a driveway; it made me smile. I observed this for a few...
Dear Editor: I own a parcel of land in Accomack County. On several occasions I have had to contact the county offices. On each occasion, the personnel were professional, helpful, friendly, efficient, and always went further than required to make sure everything was correct. These people are harassed and unjustly...
Dear Editor: So we question what behaviors are best given the impact of the new variant which has increased cases dramatically. We’re told six feet isn’t far enough now and to use masks inside no matter your status. When we need professional services at our homes (plumber, whatever), the service people and...
Dear Editor: This mantra echoes wherever teams compete, from middle school gymnasiums to Olympic stadiums: We’re No. 1! Our tribe is the best! In the Olympics, the medal count gives “the best” a number. The final count from the Tokyo Olympics rates the U.S., with 113, “the best.” With 88,...
Dear Editor: I have heard a lot about all the feral cats people are taking care of. They trap them, have then neutered, and then put them back into the wild. It seems to me if they really liked cats they would take them home and love them. Cats are predators...