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Monopolies and foreign 'customer service' need to go

July 24, 2014 The high winds of a storm or the corner of a tractor trailer—not sure which caused the collapse of the Comcast cable wire connection at my home this week; but the resulting phone calls to Comcast... more »»

Baseball worth watching

July 11, 2014 Despite the fact that the Charles Town Cannons have been playing locally at Jefferson High School for two years now, the attendance at their home games is often very light. more »»

Community facing tragic loss

July 7, 2014 This week I wanted to update everyone on the last two months of legislative activities, but instead I want to remember my friend Heather Renaud. more »»

County should have stepped up

June 27, 2014 The Chronicle shares the disappointment of Shepherdstown officials who were in attendance at Thursday's County Commission meeting where Jefferson commissioners failed to step up to assist with the... more »»

A lifetime of dedication to our community

June 20, 2014 The first full week of summer for local students also holds the first full week of retirement for local resident Joe Spurgas. more »»

Sharing a mother's pride

June 13, 2014 As I write this week, I am preparing to head to my youngest child's 8th grade graduation ceremony. I am still trying to figure out where the time went that indicates she has completed middle school. more »»

Is it ever possible to be prepared?

June 9, 2014 As I write this editorial, I sit in the beautiful Outer Banks where we began our family vacation this past weekend. more »»

Get out and vote

May 30, 2014 This Tuesday, June 3, marks the date for the election of Shepherdstown officials. more »»

Charge for graduation an outrage

May 23, 2014 Watching to news this week, I was amazed that a high school in Florida is now charging parents to come watch their children graduate from high schoo. more »»

What are we teaching our children?

May 16, 2014 An experience had this past week in a local store had me frustrated, but even moreso, saddened. The cashier, a young man probably college age or a little younger, told me my total. more »»

Ethical behavior is absolutely important

May 9, 2014 It was with complete shock and dismay that I listened to County Commission President Walt Pellish voice his thoughts that requiring ethics training or requiring members of county boards and... more »»

No drivers are immune to accidents

May 5, 2014 With the continued rainfall in our area, I have been amazed at the lack of courtesy and even common sense of drivers on our roadways. more »»

Give me good old paper and pencil

April 25, 2014 Despite the fact that I use a computer on a daily basis and I am a frequent (probably too much so) visitor to Facebook and email and cell phones are nearly essential, there are some days I wish fo... more »»

Celebrating Easter

April 18, 2014 Easter Sunday can truly be said to be the most important day celebrated by those of the Christian faith. more »»

Jump on the volunteer bandwagon

April 11, 2014 The cold, dreary weather is behind us and the time is ripe for volunteer opportunities. With multiple events coming up in the spring months, the number of activities continues to increas. more »»

The day the music died

April 4, 2014 My trusty Pandora played “American Pie” this week and I must admit, I sang along with every word. more »»

Don't be so quick to voice judgment

March 28, 2014 I write this editorial following the horrific accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning that has claimed the lives of three individuals at the present time and has several others critically... more »»

Outstanding under pressure

March 21, 2014 The winter season has worn out its welcome on every front. While hoping the snow this past Monday was the final blast, it appears another may be on the horizon. Somewhere out there, spring is hiding. more »»

County cuts at expense of public safety

March 14, 2014 As the Jefferson County Commission pared away at their budget attempting to fix problems long in the making, their blades hit hard on the fire and rescue services of the county. more »»

Time to spring forward

March 7, 2014 Despite Mother Nature's continued reign of winter weather, this weekend marks the surge forward into Daylight Savings Time. more »»



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