Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A gracious thank you

Editor: On Feb. 13, we had a fire in our home in Woodstock. The local fire company was the initial responder but due to the nature of the fire the response quickly escalated. County EMS and at least eight companies from the area came to check on us and help to save our home. We would like to ...

Letter to the Editor: Stop kicking can down the road

Editor: It is time to stop "kicking the can down the road" over budget issues. There are many issues about what is needed for Shenandoah County. First, we must make the county competitive for economic development. Quality education that is available for personnel and families of any ...

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to our vineyards

Editor: On behalf of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, I congratulate the vineyards mentioned in your March 21st article for awards granted as part of the 2018 Virginia Governor's Cup Awards. Wine produced from grapes grown in Shenandoah County has been recognized as outstanding for ...

Letter to the Editor: Quotes left out of news story

Editor: The April 4 Board of Supervisors public hearing on the tax rate and budget was one of the most important meetings of the year. I was disappointed that the brief article about the hearing was not published in print until April 9, and included no quotes from the many speakers. My ...

Letter to the Editor: School funding no laughing matter

Editor: How disappointing it was to read that Mr. Richard Walker is continuing what I hoped was an outgoing trend of disrespect for our educational professionals. The challenges our schools are faced with are certainly no laughing matter. Belittling the public comments of a constituent in a ...

Letter to the Editor: Parking lot potholes need to be fixed

Editor: Have you been to Woodstock Square shopping center lately?  If you have, you probably noticed the large potholes all over the parking lot. Maybe you have even had the misfortune to hit one! They are pretty hard to miss when they are everywhere. Recently I contacted the Woodstock ...

Letter to the Editor: Melania may be sending a message

Editor: My appreciation for Melania Trump has increased over time. As most people probably know, Melania has taken on the issue of cyber-bullying as a focus for her role as first lady. It’s an important issue, one that she seems to genuinely care about. But it seems that every liberal ...

Letter to the Editor: Reign in Trump

Editor: We are in perilous times requiring bold courageous actions on the part of U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock and U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner. We must protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller at all costs. Failing to do so opens the door wide for the decline of our democracy and ...

Letter to the Editor: Goodlatte’s predictable response

Editor: Representative Goodlatte recently supported the firing of yet another FBI official on questionable grounds. How very convenient that Rep. Goodlatte's response echoes the Trump administration so closely. It must be a relief not to have to question his party's leader. As head of the ...

Letter to the Editor: Our president is out of control

Editor: For our president of the United States to call and congratulate Vladimir Putin for winning a sham election is indefensible. How on earth can the president of the United States abandon American values in such a call? In addition, he did not even mention the situation in England let ...

Letter to the Editor: Youth will make America great again

Editor: The stunningly articulate expressions of anger by Parkland, Florida, students and their peers across the country, as well as their rock-hard determination to make their murdered classmates' brief lives count for more than thoughts and prayers, should be an inspiration to their ...

Letter to the Editor: Zinke is gouging the taxpayers

Editor: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently dismissed as an insult the charge that he used a private jet, which he charged to the government, for personal travel.  It turns out, according to him, it was a prop plane, not a jet. I don't think the American taxpayer cares whether Secretary ...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to cooperative

Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to say "thank you" to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. During the high winds that blew through the area recently we lost power, certainly understandable. But even with winds still howling the power was restored rather quickly, much ...

Letter to the Editor: Headlines as editorials

Editor: Every day when I retrieve my newspaper from the box, I am curious to see what creativity and imagination the Northern Virginia Daily editor will devise to craft negative news headlines relating to the president. Even considering the spate of ham-fisted and negative examples that ...

Letter to the Editor: Just wondering …

Editor: During the recent windstorm, while enduring a sleepless night and toggling between nonsense and "revelation" in my brain, I wondered how our planet might be different if we had more female leaders and if we could be free of nuclear weapons. What kind of world would this look like? We ...

Letter to the Editor: Lift burden on local banks

Editor: Communities across Virginia are strengthened when Main Street banks provide capital for building homes, businesses, and schools. These banks are catalysts for economic vitality and serve as community bedrocks by investing in financial education, community revitalization, and charitable ...

Letter to the Editor: Questions about options for the homeless

Editor: Many options are known to aid those experiencing homelessness if they want help. All of the constructive, documented options have positive effects on specific persons, which points to needing multiple options. Yet not all options or even enough are available locally for adults. Then, ...

Letter to the Editor: The Left is destroying our country

Editor: We are witnessing attempts of the Democrats and extreme left to destroy this country! The Left is doing Russia’s bidding. Hillary, Holder, Lynch, Obama, and many more hide in the bowels of our government. They claim to love this country and are patriots. Bull! They are patriots of ...

Letter to the Editor: Find other ways to vent frustrations

Editor: There ought to be a way for people to vent their frustrations other than threats and shootings. One way is sports. Also, a yearly ritual I had when I was growing up was watching “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Things like that stabilize you. In a sometimes ...

Letter to the Editor: The Second Amendment

Editor: In light of recent events, it should be understood that 16 year olds who have to be told not to eat Tide Pods really should not be deciding how to amend the Bill of Rights. Mike Garcia, Winchester