Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It was a normal rainy day on September 3rd of 2020.  Two high school friends, now adults  and the boys of one of the friends, went to Douglas Falls.  They wanted to take pictures from the top of the falls not knowing that by the end of the...

Letter to Tucker County Residents:

Letter to Tucker County Residents: EMS presence in Canaan Valley is very important to the Tucker County Ambulance Authority, its citizens and visitors. On July 27, 2021, Tucker EMS received correspondence from the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. requesting EMS vacate the leased space known as Station III in Canaan...

Increased alcohol consumption

Dear Editor, Over the last year there has been an increase in alcohol consumption amongst many of those stuck in lockdowns or working from home. Over 100 million people have been affected by substance abuse this year – and even more have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Help point...

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of Davis, I am grateful to be elected as your next mayor. I am humbled and it is an honor and a privilege. I will serve you to the best of my abilities. I would like to share a little about myself. I was not born in West Virginia;...

Response to letter by Mimi Kibler

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to the recent letter by Mimi Kibler. Too many people are getting their news from the likes of MSNBC and CNN, especially on their evening programs. They have innumerable guests to come on and do their lying for them so they don’t have...

Bolstering West Virginia’s Infrastructure 

As Congress is working to strengthen our nation’s infrastructure, we have a unique opportunity right now for West Virginia. The Build America’s Libraries Act would allocate $5 billion for the construction and renovation of libraries nationwide, with an estimated $32.2 million for the Mountain State. Federal library construction funding ended in 1997....

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The American Rescue Plan became law in March, with only 50 votes in the United States Senate. Not one of the 50 Republican Senators voted for it. That didn’t stop elected Republicans all over the country from claiming credit for the $1,400 direct payment checks, and extra help...

Walking-biking trails

Letter to the Editor: The two walking-biking trails are in bad shape.  The trail in Parsons, leading to Porterwood, after you get past the flood wall, needs paved from there to Porterwood.  The City of Parsons uses this trail and they should use some of the Harman money to pave...

Equal Pay Day

Editor Imagine what equal pay for equal work would look like. Last week, March 24th, was Equal Pay Day which recognizes the pay gap between working men and women. March 24th is the day into the year in which it takes women on average to earn what men did in 2020. This day...

Separate Entrance Needed 

Editor,    I applaud efforts to increase health care access to rural locations, especially for evenings and weekends when most physician offices are closed. Thus, I wish Davis Medical Center and the Davis ShopNSave all the best in their new joint venture. I must protest, however, their current plan as...

Good things, and not so good things.

Editor,  Things really changed when President Biden was elected. Immediately, he acknowledged the seriousness of the pandemic, and took steps to control it. The vaccines are being delivered faster than expected. The new pandemic relief bill, the American Rescue Plan, was signed. It will provide a big boost for the...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: I am amazed and appalled at the number of adults I continue to see in our local stores who are shopping without masks. I wonder why they think the clearly visible signs on the doors saying “Masks are Required” don’t apply to them. If they choose...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor I am writing this letter before the results are final regarding the Nov. 3 election, to give my prediction on how this nation is still a Republic under God with liberty and justice for all. We allowed the minority of people that do not love this...

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Editor               Thursday, November 19, 2020 has been designated as “World Pancreatic Cancer Day,” all over the world which calls attention to the urgent need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.             Annette Fetty-Santilli, Community Advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer...

Letter to the Editor

Editor, Now that the election is over, I know all of us are getting to or have gotten to the point of Covid fatigue. I know I have. Like everyone else, I wish things would go back to “normal.” However, through all of this, people are still dying of all...

Letter to the Editor

Editor, Dear Mr. Nichols, I am writing to you as the President of the Cortland Acres board of directors. I wanted to bring to your attention my disappointment in the administration of the nursing home. Over the past few months, I have been assisting. David “Boots” Humphrey, while living out...

Joe has it wrong!

“My vote is the process and I am not going to be part of setting a precedent. We’re going to rue the day that we did this,” “This is setting a precedent that’s never been set in 240 years,” he said. That’s not quite right , Joe. John Adams appointed...

The Importance of Tucker County’s EMS Ordinance Fee

Dear Editor, As an EMS physician, I am fully aware of the importance of funding emergency medical services. While I understand concerns one may have related to voting on EMS fees, I don’t understand why one would not want to fund such a necessary community resource. I applaud efforts the...

Miss Schilansky

To The Editor: How pleased I was when I opened my Advocate and saw my favorite teacher, Miss Schilansky. She taught in our schoolhouse in Douglas. She was kind and taught us how to make so many things. In fact, I still have most of them. It was a treat...

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