Letters to the Editor

Senior Citizens Christmas Party cancelled this year

I would like the senior citizens of Randolph and surrounding counties to know that it has been a privilege to provide the Senior Citizens Christmas Party for the last 40-plus years. The dinners started in the 1970s at the Elkins YMCA, then to the National Guard Armory and then on to Orchard ...

Are you next?

Who’s next? Christians, Jews, Muslims, conservatives, libertarians, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, LGBTQ, rich, poor, middle class or anyone who voted for President Donald Trump. I should also toss in the never Trumpers and those who have walked away from the howling Democrat Party. The left ...

Reader touts Morrisey

President Trump made yet another visit to our beautiful state in support of Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate. It is obvious to me that the President needs a reliable ally in Washington, D.C., to help him make America great again, instead of our current senator, Joe Manchin, who sides time and ...

Veteran backs Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I’m proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what’s best for our state. Throughout his time as West Virginia’s Governor and ...

Amendment on ballot

This November, the people of West Virginia will be able to decide whether or not taxpayer dollars should be used to fund elective abortions. Amendment 1 will be included on the ballot to determine this. Over the years, the state of West Virginia has paid for abortion on demand with nearly ...

Concerns for the future

I write today about three weeks before the mid-term elections with grave concerns regarding our future and well-being as Americans. The federal government in Washington is extremely partisan and divisive. They and the elite media would like us to believe that we the people are divided to the ...

High court seats open

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. There are many important races on the ballot. There will be two seats for Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Like many others, this position is extremely important to regular West Virginians because it is the highest court in our state. I’ve had the ...

Party on the attack

The Democrats are on the attack and here’s why. Plainly put, the Republicans are winning, and they don’t like it. The Democrats have tried everything, but America is fed up. They’ve had their fill of the bully tactics, false accusation, lying under oath, the misuse of the justice system, ...

Usurping of power

I sent the following email to all our representatives in the legislature. Dear (Delegate/Senator), I attended the West Virginia Senate meeting yesterday. What transpired saddens me. As Sen. Karnes so eloquently stated, allowing Margaret Workman to control the outcome of her trial in the ...

Amendment prompts much controversy

Letters to the editor have been appearing in newspapers around the state, making extreme claims about what the effect of Amendment 1 will be if passed. It’s time to get the facts. The most common claim is that Amendment 1 will “make abortion illegal in West Virginia.” False. Abortion is ...

‘Gotcha!’ moment backfires in Senate

I cannot remember another time in my 68-plus years when there was so much hate coming out of so few people. When it comes to a certain handful of democrats in Washington, D.C., anything goes these days and there’s no shame, even when their stupid plots backfire and fail to deliver the desired ...

Manchin’s decision frustrating to reader

Joe Manchin has made a habit of obstructing the president and his administration. A president clearly supported by a large percentage of West Virginians. Manchin always has a reason for every one of his actions, an excuse for his votes and anything but results. His actions are far louder than ...

EHS Alumni group looks to help school

On behalf of the Elkins High Alumni Association, I would like to thank all for attending our gathering during the Mountain State Forest Festival. A thanks to Deloris Wilfong and her band of merry women and men for putting together another great gathering. Grads from as far back as 1942 came ...

Reader frustrated by turning lane work

One month. Just one more month. Two local West Virginia Division of Highways officials recently said that’s the answer to the most frequently asked question they field: “When will the McDonald’s turning lane project (in Buckhannon) be finished?” A.L.L. Construction was given notice ...

Voters have options in November election

It’s that time for us to voice our options, And we all need to go vote if we want our voice to count. If you like what has happened in the past two years with the Republican control in our state, Then vote Republican. Here is a reminder of what they have done. Like raising what we pay for ...

Economy is moving in the right direction

Things sure are looking up! America and West Virginia’s economy are finally moving in the right direction — thanks to Congressman McKinley and President Trump! I see Help Wanted ads all over on the internet and in the newspapers now. Unemployment claims are the lowest they’ve been in ...

Senators’ questions an embarrassment

The Democratic senators that spoke during Ford’s testimony began their questioning of her by stating that they “believed” her version of the attempted rape. How can you decide the truth before questioning the witness? These senators did not care about the truth, they wanted to derail the ...

Is signage a code enforcement issue?

City officials have been seen in the newspaper and on the television and social media celebrating the restoration of a Coca-Cola bottling sign on the Stalnaker Building in downtown Elkins. In 2015 City Council adopted a comprehensive change to the existing sign ordinance. The newly passed ...

Distressed properties and a strategic plan

Distressed properties, possible solutions and the strategic plan. What to do? I recommend waiting until the midterm elections this coming November. I do greatly encourage everyone to vote. Personally, I have not missed an opportunity to vote since I became of legal age to vote. I am now 65 ...

Racism in politics

“Trump: The worst racist of all times.” The following is an excerpt from an article written by “Wayne Allyn Root”, at Townhall.com. “I’m going to tell you the tale of two presidents: Trump and Obama. First, I’m going to introduce you to the worst racist ever in the White House. ...