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Grateful for all of the local support

July 22, 2016 I greatly appreciate the opportunity to express my gratitude to the many individuals in the community who have come forward to help advance Shepherd University’s mission during these financially... more »»

Roads need action now

July 15, 2016 Last week we found repainted traffic lines on Shepherd Grade Road. We were quite pleased, since this road carries a lot of traffic. more »»

Success dependent upon many

July 15, 2016 Shepherdstown lucked out again with the weather on July 4th this year and we managed to get through all of the town’s parade and most of the picnic that followed without any of the rain that had... more »»

Many thanks to supporters

July 8, 2016 The American Conservation Film Festival hosted its second annual spring fundraiser by screening one of the Festival's most popular films from the past year, bringing a special guest for discussion... more »»

Thanks from the town

July 8, 2016 The Mayor and Town Council would like to thank Rotary, Peter Smith in particular, Shepherdstown Fire Department and all participants and volunteers for organizing one of our best ever July 4th... more »»

Nostalgia is selective memory

July 1, 2016 Nostalgia is an interesting phenomenon. Soothing to be sure. Yet, it tends to selectively focus on the most comfortable regions of our memory. more »»

Jim Price, the storyteller

June 27, 2016 The recent articles occasioned by the passing of Jim Price remind me of a story he once told me while we were doing a “windshield tour” of Shepherdstown, probably 20 years ago. more »»


June 27, 2016 The ghosts of Shepherds-town have been around for a very long time--causing some mischief, some amusement and some fear. During the 1960s and '70s, I lived in town for almost 10 years; in Mr. more »»

AWS appreciates Bark in Park friends

June 20, 2016 I would like to take a moment to send a huge thank you from the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County to all who made our 10th annual Bark in the Park a succes. more »»

Outraged by editorial

June 20, 2016 I was outraged by the editorial in the June 3, 2016 issue of the Chronicle titled “Knowing and abiding by laws of the roa. more »»

A response to Mr. O’Brien’s Wise Guyde column

May 27, 2016 I am sure I speak for most of The Cafe Society's regular attendees when I say, we would Love to have you [Mr. O'Brien] attend any Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. more »»

Recognize U.S. Foreign Service Day

May 13, 2016 Every year, Americans celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11. more »»

Begin a Tradition – Memorial Day in Shepherdstown

May 13, 2016 Memorial Day is just another day in Shepherdstown, as it stands now. more »»

The irony...the thanks

May 9, 2016 The Irony: Hundreds of Earth Day revelers at Morgan's Grove Park were listening to music, eating and drinking, listening to lectures and just talking about the environment while... more »»

To the voters of Jefferson County

April 29, 2016 I have had the opportunity to know Erica Logan and her husband, and children for a number of years. Erica has always been informed, prepared and willing to listen to anyone who gives input. more »»

Libraries thankful for needed funding

April 15, 2016 This is an important time for local library funding in Jefferson County. more »»

Alternative view to Wise Guyde

March 25, 2016 Have you ever felt that it is easier to love your dog than it is to love your neighbor? (Even when the dog decides to eat your flip-flops?) I suggest that in our culture we overvalue animal life... more »»

Learn and vote

March 18, 2016 The very close results in several key Presidential primaries this spring remind us all that every vote matters! The West Virginia primary will take place on May 10. more »»

Personhood required

March 11, 2016 The Bible says in Proverbs 14:34 that “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.” Any nation that allows the murder of its unborn children will never be exalted by God. more »»

Hope to raise my flag

March 11, 2016 Antonin Scalia with his keen intellect and unique brand of judicial activism, bypassed law, overturned precedent, and consistently tipped the scale of justice to the advantage of power and money a... more »»



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