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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Reader: Something new in the election cycle

Have any of you readers noticed something happening in the political fray of this election cycle? It’s something we haven’t seen before and, quite frankly, may not see it happen again for a long time. I’m talking about the exodus of many prominent and well known black politicians ...

Reader: Exception needed for veterans

“There is no parallel parking on the street in front of your house.” Authority “Such and Such” says as a city, we are required to do it. Find parking somewhere else in a safer place for your own safety. “Such and Such” will put a handicap spot around the corner from your ...

Pandemic worsening child hunger issue

As the coronavirus rages on across our state, it has caused yet another crisis — child hunger. Thousands of families with kids right here in West Virginia are now dealing with unemployment, rising food prices, eviction and hunger. And yet Congress continues to fail these children by leaving ...

Reader amazed by national political scene

“We have met the enemy and they are ours…” Navy Commander Perry wrote the statement in 1813 just after he walloped the Royal Navy during the war of 1812, and sank or captured about a half-dozen British ships in the Battle of Lake Erie. President Trump can do the same thing in ...

Church Women United increases donations to local nonprofits

The Elkins Area Church Women United has great news to share despite the current uncertainty of the pandemic. We would like to inform everyone of our continuing support within our Elkins area community. In the past, we have provided yearly monetary donations to several different local ...

Not wearing masks is maddening to reader

This week I drove my mother home and returned to West Virginia. Along the way, in our neighboring states, I passed through many a door with precautions on state masking laws. Yet inside the stores, neither staff nor customers wore face coverings. In West Virginia I didn’t even see ...

Washington touted as statuary replacement

Each state is represented by two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. West Virginia is represented by Francis Pierpont, the state’s founding father, abolitionist and the only governor of the Restored State of Virginia, and John Keena, a once-popular senator who is now largely ...

Coronavirus causing problems nationwide

When our president and vice president say we have COVID-19 under control and cases coming down, that is not true. It is just a bald face lie. When it comes to wearing a mask, we are told that to enforce mask wearing would be against our rights. Yet when it comes to seat belts or helmets, ...

Coronavirus threatens public education

Thanks to COVID-19, universal public education as we’ve known it in the United States may be dead. Here are just some of the areas of concern: — Parents/kids. Many parents had already been concerned about sending their kids to school where classmates had colds or the flu or something, ...

Ways to support our veterans of combat

More than 20 combat veterans commit suicide every day. The armed forces have many programs to help stem this horrible plight, but I was wondering what you or I could do to help. If you’re behind a service member in the gas station check-out line, offer to buy their tank of gas and thank ...

Understanding what police go through

Not many in our society know what an officer of the law goes through. of the police officers are pretty durable and have the mental capacity to hold up. There are psychiatrists when needed. But, for the most part, they are able to put things into perspective and handle whatever it is that ...

Reader baffled by public’s support

How can people support a president who has no leadership except lies? He has lied to us about COVID-19. His lies are: We have one case. Then we have 15 cases. We have it under control. It will just go away when it gets warm. It will all be going away by Easter. We have control on it. It ...

Who will keep up county cemeteries?

I am thinking today about the younger generation and what is going to happen once the older generation is gone. I am involved in the upkeep of two country cemeteries, Kerns Cemetery at Sully and Kelly Mountain Cemetery near Elkins. They are both beautiful cemeteries. Both are nicely ...

Resident grateful to Beverly VFD

I am aware that the Beverly Fire Department fixed dinner for several employees as well as Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center employees. As a member of a community, I would like to say thank you for taking care of our health-care workers. God bless and keep you safe. Stanley ...

Who are the real patriots today?

How do you destroy the U.S.? Vote for a Democrat. Is America really that bad? It is if you accept the lies and propaganda from the anti-American Left in our country, our state and even right here in our own community. This dismal, distorted view of the greatest, freest nation in ...