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Letters to the Editor

Industrial noise can hurt property values

I am one of several hundred concerned citizens who are working together to find ways to better coexist with our Elkins Industrial Park neighbors. Recently I moved back into town after many years up in the Glenmore hills. I am a professional artist, published author, educator, musician, and ...

Citizens’ concerns labeled ‘nonsense’

Two-hundred citizens (who signed a petition) were told their concern about the noise problem from the Hamer Fuel Pellet Plant is “nonsense” by Elkins City Council member Charlie Friddle at the latest Rules and Ordinance (R&O) Committee meeting on Sept.10. Furthermore, in an exception ...

Should MSFF flags be flown?

I would like to share the letter I recently wrote to the Board of Directors of the MSFF hoping that even without the festival as we know it we could enjoy the color of the banners and flags to celebrate the beauty of autumn in our locality. Mr. Cliff Marstiller President, MSFF Board of ...

How should Trump have responded?

I see September is half-gone and we are still living and dying with COVID-19. Mr. Ed Brenwalt believes Trump could have zapped this thing early on and he said as much in the Sept. 12 Inter-Mountain. More on that later. Did Trump try to stop the $2 trillion bonus payments that gave short term ...

Family objects to reports of death

My name is Matthew Hedrick and I am the grandson of Willie C Lambert, the 95-year-old man that was reported as the first death in Randolph County from coronavirus at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. I am writing this letter to address some issues that I, and my family, have with the ...

Reader: ‘Do what the officer says’

I have a simple solution to most of the riots and social unrest going on in our country. My simple motto is “Do what the cop says.” There would be no shootings, strangulations or beatings by the police if people simply listened to directions. Of course you are still going to have a ...

Veteran upset by alleged comments

I served my country 8 1/2 years in the U.S. Army, 12 1/2 months in Vietnam, and I was proud to do so. Until now. When we have a president who says those who served this great country of ours are useless and losers, I can no longer call him a president, or even a man. To call those who lost ...

Pandemic inspires many questions

As new information comes out, it is revealed more and more that Trump actually knew the full severity of what this virus would play on our country, our lives, our very way of living. He just chose to not care. He just chose to believe that it would only affect Democrat states and he could put ...

Election a wake-up call for America?

America, here’s your wake-up call. I’ve seen America at her best, and now her worst, but if Joe Biden ends up as president, you’re going to see how low the greatest nation on earth can sink. Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago and several other Democrat-controlled cities are a barometer for ...

Keep going during times of difficulty

September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From ...

Scarecrow Days to beautify downtown

Dear citizens and business owners of Elkins and surrounding areas: My name is Bobbi Trimboli and I have been a lifelong resident of Elkins. I have always valued this area and those who reside within our mountain valley. I believe that small communities and those who live within them survive ...

Reader opposed to BLM movement

For crying out loud! For all who choose to pursue their dreams, America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet. Anything else is a lie! It is time for everyone to do their part and challenge the lies and calls to violence that are at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement. ...

Warner’s plan a bust?

If a public official wanted to suppress the vote in November, what would he do? We may have the answer right in front of us. Secretary of State (SOS) Mac Warner has changed the rules on absentee voting for November. The coronavirus epidemic is worse now than in the spring, so most voters I ...

Great divide in America

I have a radio service that comes with most if not all new cars and decided to turn the dial over one spot from the Patriot Channel just to see what the other side was up to. My jaw hit the ground when I heard that Trump was going to declare the election illegal if he lost and set up his own ...

Past commander objects to city decision

Due to the city removing the handicapped parking sites in front of American Legion Post 29, I am compelled to write against this decision. The city cites it is a safety issue and they do not want any parking on Railroad Avenue. But apparently it is OK to leave two large marked “Bus Parking ...

Elkins Make It Quiet member responds

In response to the article in The Inter-Mountain on Aug. 14, ‘Business groups offer comments on Noise Petition,’ the Elkins Make It Quiet (EMIQ) group noted that the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, the Randolph County Development Authority and Elkins Main Street made similar comment ...

Reader senses despair across the country

I sense the despair in the Black Lives Matter protests about the police action against our neighbors because of their skin and how I escape such discrimination because of my skin. It is our country’s despair. I feel the despair of having a president that ratchets up every day his grasp ...

Running mate blames troubles on one source

I could go on and on about why Trump is the worst but I think today I’ll leave it to one Kamala Harris: “When other countries are following the science, Trump pushed miracle cures he saw on Fox News. While other countries were flattening the curve, he said the virus would just poof, go ...

City, veterans at odds over parking issue

I want to write in regard to the parking situation in front of the American Legion Post 29. Since 1942, the American Legion has had its Post home on the corner of 4th Street and Railroad Avenue, also called Veterans Memorial Drive. Since 1919, the American Legion has had a presence in ...

Past post commander objects to decision

The city of Elkins has recently eliminated parking on Railroad Avenue at the American Legion Post Home. This was pushed through without regard to the historical use of this area and a complete disregard to the members and guests of H.W. Daniels Post 29. As a past commander of H.W. Daniels ...