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Ghosts are good for business

September 2, 2016 It is clear from reports to the Town Council that the Ghosts of Shepherdstown have been good for business all around town. more »»

Dean of Students is not what’s needed

August 26, 2016 The Board of Education’s decision to hire another level of administration at Jefferson High School in the form of a Dean of Students is not what is needed--at least from listening to the discussion... more »»

Plan on fun at the Fair!

August 19, 2016 As we head into the final weeks of August, it’s time to head out to the Jefferson County Fair! This year marks the 64th annual fair for our county and the organizers have worked to make it one of th... more »»

May healing be found at JHS

August 12, 2016 As our students prepare to head back to the classroom next Thursday, Jefferson High School leaders have attempted to develop a plan to help students and faculty return to the school following... more »»

Know your role as a board member

August 5, 2016 I serve on several boards and commissions, and the first thing that I did when being appointed was to find out what, exactly, my duties were. more »»

True dedication to their students

July 29, 2016 I write this week to commend two Jefferson High teachers, as well as many parent volunteers and others who have devoted their time to ‘Band Camp. more »»

Thankful for a look into the past

July 22, 2016 What a joy it was for us at The Chronicle office this week to receive a visit from Charles Vanmetre, who stopped in to pay his subscription and took the time to chat awhile. Mr. more »»

Respect and protect The Blue

July 15, 2016 Never shoud the actions that took place in Dallas against a line of police officers doing their duty be justified, praised or accepted. more »»

So many things our children need to know

July 8, 2016 There are so many little details that our children need to know as they grow older. This week, I was faced with questions from a 25-year old now on her own about how to pay property taxes. more »»

West Virginians helping each other

July 1, 2016 The devastating floods that have wreaked havoc on much of the Mountain State have caused Mountaineers to band together for a common goal. more »»

Less information...more bliss

June 27, 2016 The infamous “they” say we live in the age of information. I?find that to be unfortunately tru. more »»

Remembering Father’s Day

June 20, 2016 This Sunday marks that special days designated to fathers. more »»

Remember. . .It’s Television

June 10, 2016 The hype is all around as Shepherdstown prepares for the upcoming “Ghost of Shepherdstown” that will air this Sunday evening. All I have to say is “Remember. . . more »»

Know and abide by laws of the road

June 3, 2016 Sometimes I think that we need to give adult and “experienced” drivers a refresher course. more »»

Let us be mindful of the day

May 27, 2016 As we look ahead with anticipation to a three-day weekend, let us all remember that Memorial Day is not just a day for us to sleep in, cook out or go to take advantage of some sale or other. more »»

Priorities for children are way off

May 23, 2016 With every turn of the TV or radio dial, all that comes from the news media is the story on bathroom usage. more »»

A shout out to the graduates

May 13, 2016 This week I take this space to give a shout of congratulations to all of those graduating this month! That includes our neighbors here at Shepherd University who bestowed diplomas last weekend; to... more »»

Be prepared to vote May 10

May 9, 2016 This coming Tuesday is the Primary Election in West virginia. Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. more »»

Where is the ‘guidance’ given?

April 29, 2016 It is once again the time of year that I realize how inefficient our so-called school “guidance” offices are. more »»

Why the need to start school so early?

April 22, 2016 I have heard many parents, not to mention students, express their dislike and concerns over the proposed school calendar for 2016-17 that has been posed by the Jefferson County Board of Education. more »»



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