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It takes a village

May 15, 2015 The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. Using only the first phrase of the saying, I offer that it takes a village to make a community event successful. more »»

Giving the 'Gift of Life' is important

May 8, 2015 The 'Gift of Life' is a gift that many can give, but don't. The short time it takes to stop in at a blood drive and share what can benefit another is something we should all conside. more »»

Mysterious exam policy benefits no one

May 1, 2015 Teachers and guidance officials at Jefferson High School were told last week that a policy is in place with no exceptions, that students who may miss exam week for whatever reason, will receive zero... more »»

All it takes is a little effort and self-control

April 27, 2015 In preparing the paper this week, I was struck by the information on the upcoming May Day celebration with a focus on the beauty of spring. more »»

Board of Ed should have listened to teachers

April 20, 2015 The recent decision by the Jefferson County Board of Education to deny a request for an exam waiver for Jefferson High students at the end of the second semester was made against the desires of th... more »»

In customer service, be customer oriented

April 13, 2015 Shopping is a fact of life that nearly all of us have to deal with—many on a daily basis. For some it is a joy, therapeutic in its entirety; to others, it is a chore hated above all others. more »»

We won't see the likes of him again

April 3, 2015 The Chronicle joins the rest of the Shepherdstown community in mourning the loss of Connie Hammann. Connie was truly one of a kind—a blessing to all who knew him. more »»

Words and actions defining our society

March 27, 2015 Webster's New World Dictionary defines manners as “polite ways of social behavior. more »»

Housing a player can be a blessing

March 23, 2015 Over the past few years, we have voiced our support of the Charles Town Cannons baseball team, a collegiate team that makes its home in the summer months at Sager Field at Jefferson High School. more »»

And the light changes for whom?

March 13, 2015 With all of the major issues happening around the state and the nation that can cause one stress, this week, for me, it's the little thing that drives me crazy. more »»

Commission move on impact fees reckless at best

February 27, 2015 Spending more than $60,000 of taxpayer money for a study on impact fees and then basically throwing out the information collected in a random act gives little room for faith in the actions of our... more »»

We need to remember not everyone has internet

February 20, 2015 As our children faced another day of canceled classes because of weather, I heard the grumblings of a possible loss of spring break. more »»

Why such an outcry over voter ID?

February 13, 2015 I simply am flabbergasted at the outcry against providing a photo identification to vote. more »»

Amazed by reaction to feast and gun giveaway

February 6, 2015 On Saturday evening I was honored to be a part of the Wild Beast Feast and Gun Giveaway hosted by Fellowship Bible Church at the Ranson Civic Center. more »»

Oh that blasted weather

January 30, 2015 This time of year has many guessing exactly what the weather is going to do and what havoc it will cause. more »»

A little early for exaggeration

January 26, 2015 Exaggeration—defined by Webster's as :The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical... more »»

Canal user fee is a bad idea

January 16, 2015 The reach of the federal government into the pockets of its citizenry continues to look beyond reasonable limits. more »»

Resolve to seek to serve

January 9, 2015 With those pesky New Year's resolutions upon us, let's take the time to commit to serving others. more »»

Nothing is more important than family

January 2, 2015 As I write the final editorial in 2014 (although it will print as the first in 2015), I debate whether to do the traditional piece on resolutions and what to plan for or eliminate in the future. more »»

Killing of police sends ripples beyond New York

December 26, 2014 The move toward violence against our law enforcement officers was brought to the forefront with the execution of two New York officers this week. more »»



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