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Letters to the Editor

Addressing veterans and mail-in voting

This is in response to Allan Talbott’s letter to the editor. Mr. Talbott this is to let you know that indeed Mr. Trump did say that the military are losers. I heard and saw him the day he said it. Calling someone (Mr. Price) a liar, which is basically what you did. Mr. Trump also said to ...

Constitution Party calling for action

Our government is a government of, by and for the people. It operates by rule of law and the supreme law of United States of America and the State of West Virginia as stated in their respective Constitutions. Being the supreme law, any laws which violate the constitution are null and void ...

Modern madness

Timeline: Oct. 4, 2020 President Trump demanded this afternoon to be shuttled through the streets around The Walter Reed V.A. Hospital so he could wave to his fans who were lining the sidewalks hoping to catch a glimpse and wave good wishes to him. It was announced a little later that he ...

Volunteeers needed

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor pandemic will stop the deliveries of Meals on Wheels of Randolph County. This was jokingly said at a recent board meeting, but it has definitely proven true over the last several months. Every Monday through Friday (including any holiday which falls on a ...

Political differences fueling controversy

As a U.S. Navy veteran and Trump supporter, I would like to say that Mr. Price’s Sept. 12 letter was full of lies. President Trump did not call deceased or wounded veterans “useless or losers.” That story has been debunked and found to be a lie from CNN and other liberal news ...

Reader: Candidate is energy policy expert

Second Congressional District voters have a clear choice on Nov. 3 to elect someone who will listen to all her constituents, hold in person town halls, not be beholding to outside corporate interests, and work for the many, not the few. That candidate is Cathy Kunkel! Cathy is an energy ...

Supreme Court and supreme suffering

While we debate the composition of our nation’s Supreme Court, there can be no debate about the supreme suffering taking place in our nation’s factory farms. Recent undercover investigations, show male baby chicks suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground alive because they can’t lay ...

Are we being fooled by ‘the big lie’?

I too am a Vietnam vet. Serving over two and half years in South East Asia and flying over 2,000 hours of combat time. I believe and trust President Trump and so should you. Dorothy and the gang truly believed in the Wizard, right up until they caught a glimpse of that man behind the curtain. ...

Did Trump dishonor American veterans?

West Virginians have always been extremely patriotic during wartime. Just in the 20th century, West Virginia soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice with more than 10,000 men and women losing their lives in military actions (WV Veterans Memorial Archive). Their sacrifices insured the ...

Should voting by mail replace going to polls?

Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service. The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the ...

Reader happy to see residents show respect

We hear, see and read about all the divisiveness and animosity and outright hatred between and among the various factions in our society that sometimes a person might think that there is no good left in any of us. I want to say that there is still some good left in our society. Monday I ...

Annual NWTF banquet deemed to be a success

The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Foundation were five days away from holding its annual banquet in March, when guidelines from the governor concerning the COVID-19 outbreak came into effect. Finally, after months of waiting, our banquet was held Aug. 29 at the Gandy Dancer in ...

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 ...