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Letters to the Editor

Campaign funded by West Virginians

I love this state and I love this town! Although I’m a native Pennsylvanian, the majority of my life has been spent in Elkins, first as a public school teacher and now as a “professional volunteer,” so my husband tells everyone. Here are a few things you may or may not know about West ...

Elkins resurgence around the corner?

In my last letter, I talked about how an Elkins resurgence might be just around the corner for the city. Yes, taxes are going to need raised in various ways to fund the plans. Yes, annexation of large retail areas seems to correspond with thriving downtowns and environs. Look at Bridgeport, ...

Defending Democrats

Robert Ware’s rhetoric, much like Trump’s, is getting old. In his response to my most recent letter, he defends Trump and his political alliance with a list of things that, more or less, came straight from Trump’s Twitter account. But notice what he didn’t do? He failed to name a ...

Political parties are still at war

In the letter to the editor Mr. Brooks stated that Democrats are the lowest scum on earth, How can he have so much hate in him? I don’t hate Republicans. I’ve even voted for Arch Moore, because a rich man named Rockefeller came to our state to run for office. Later I did vote for ...

Reader wary of ‘Green New Deal’

The year was 1967 and a best-selling book was titled “Famine 1975: America’s Decision, Who will survive?” It spoke of the weather, the atmosphere and how we needed to change our ways on energy by 1975 or famine would strike. We have all shown a concern for the environment for many ...

Club expresses gratitude

The Emma Scott Garden Club wishes to express our gratitude to Tammy’s Floral/Delmonte Market for the great effort they have made to beautify downtown Elkins. The hanging baskets and the pots along the downtown streets as well as the baskets on the Davis Avenue bridge have done much to make ...

Politicians want to control everything

After reading Mr. W. Royal Stokes’ letter listing the Democrats accomplishments I thought: Whatever liberal Democrats disapprove of, they want banned, and whatever they approve of, they make mandatory. Democrat liberalism is an ideology that believes in control, not freedom. That’s why ...

Reader: Local politics like a serialized story

Reading about the goings-on of Elkins city government is a lot like a magazine serial story. That kind of story was popular when I was a youngster in the sixties. Does anyone remember the GRIT paper of old? If you don’t, there were many serials in there that ran for several weeks and covered ...

Listing political party’s achievements over time

Several recent letters to The Inter-Mountain have grossly misrepresented the policies of the Democratic Party and falsely minimized its contributions to society and its foreign policy achievements. One of the writers slandered the Democratic Party as being characterized by “stupidity.” ...

A community must include everyone

Community is about being in it together, working on solutions to make where we live better for us and for future generations. Disagreements should include compromise, not personal attacks on our neighbors. Yet there seems to be an ongoing trend in our community, to disparage our neighbors ...

Post 29 to celebrate 100 years on Sept. 21

American Legion Post 29 of Elkins is celebrating its 100th birthday Sept. 21. The Legion has much to celebrate with its continued service to our community, Elkins and Randolph County and the American people as a whole. The American Legion was the leading force behind getting the Legion Act ...

How to start a real resurgence in Elkins

With all the construction activities in Elkins this summer, and all the new plans in the works, it is starting to have the feel of a real resurgence — like the low point has passed for the town. The completion of the bike trail connection seems like a statement. With the desperately ...

Sensationalism also to blame in mass killings

I am very saddened by the mass killings in our country and around the world. However, I feel it is time that someone also points the finger at a major reason for these copy cat killings ,and that is the sensationalism caused by the media that includes television, radio and newspapers. We ...

Party emphatic about destroying everything?

Democrats are the lowest form of life on earth, and they proved it again by threatening the USSC, telling them they had better “heel” like well-trained attack dog or face a major restructuring if they regain control of Congress. They tried backtracking by saying they meant “heal,” not ...

Reader: Trump should keep tariffs coming

A story posted Aug. 18 described how President Trump was considering getting rid of tariffs that hurt Apple, after their CEO complained to Trump that Apple’s main rival Samsung had an unfair advantage because their plants were located in South Korea. I thought this was one of the reasons ...

Reader walking though today’s ‘insanity field’

It is not good, I will surely hear, to be as furious and bitter as I am right now while recuperating from life-saving surgery that saps your strength, the strength you need to get around and stay a little active and do the things your health care providers prescribe for home health healing and ...

Political party differences

Mr. Edward S. Brenwalt, recently demanded that I explain why I am not voting for any of the Democrat candidates for president: Well: here goes. The Democrats are desperate for a win and, as such, have pulled out all the stops to keep the House and regain control of the Senate as well as the ...

Common denominator in shootings is hate

With the shootings that have taken place in the past few weeks, I thought I’d take a look at some of the reasons these incidents took place. The common denominator that they had was one emotion — hate. Webster’s dictionary defines hate as an intense or passionate dislike. Regard with ...

Restore parks and create opportunity

America today misses a history-making opportunity: the chance to carry into the future a feature that permanently makes America great: our star-spangled national parks. I write to support the priority of this for West Virginia — where we have important, but imperiled, national parks. Here ...

Country must treat coal miners fairly

The country is leaving coal behind, and we need to treat coal miners fairly. As a society we need to cover miners’ retirement, health care, and transition payments when new jobs pay less than mining jobs. For each 100 miners who lose their jobs, a good 10-year transition program would cost ...