Letters to the Editor
Position on Puerto Rico inaccurately stated
May 22, 2015
Unfortunately, recent news stories have inaccurately stated my position on allowing Puerto Rico to utilize Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Because of these stories, this confusion recently made its way to the Northern Virginia Daily in a letter published on May 20 [“Congress should not bail out Puerto Rico”]. The record must be corrected. Allowing Puerto Rico to utilize Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code deserves close and deliberate examination, but by no means have I backed such a proposal.
Letter to the Editor: Rinaldi should withdraw from race
May 21, 2015
Ralph Rinaldi ran a close campaign for the Republican open primary, but he lost. Traditionally, one would concede and ask supporters to contribute, work and vote for the winning candidate. This gives the defeated candidate and constituent consideration after the election.
Letter to the Editor: Congress should not bail out Puerto Rico
May 20, 2015
I have great concern on a bill that Congressman Bob Goodlatte is supporting — a proposed bailout for Puerto Rico (H.R. 870).
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our nurses!
May 20, 2015
For years, May 5-10 has been recognized as National Nurses Week. This year, it seems they were upstaged by teachers.
Letter to the Editor: Candidate disregarded nominating process
May 19, 2015
As the chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee, I was very disappointed to receive the resignation of the candidate who was defeated by Tom Sayre in the Shenandoah District Supervisor Republican canvass.
Letter to the Editor: Everyone should wear a seatbelt
May 18, 2015
Very sad to read of another teen dying in an automobile accident.
Letter to the Editor: Local teen showed his strength during speech
May 18, 2015
I felt compelled to write this to tell of a courageous young man I met recently.
Letter to the Editor: Net neutrality rule bad for consumers, industry
May 16, 2015
We work in the broadband industry for Shentel, a midsized company serving rural areas in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. The FCC’s recent work on broadband Internet policies, loosely referred to as “net neutrality,” rose like summer thunderstorms scaring consumers, encouraging them to take shelter in the safe confines of an FCC regulatory environment — originally designed for the railroad industry in the 1930s.
Letter to the editor: Thank police officers for their dedication
May 14, 2015
During this time commemorating Police Week, we should all thank the men and women in law enforcement for their dedication in the just cause defending the thin blue line that separates the rule oflLaw from anarchy.
Letter to the Editor: Candidate had promised to support nominees
May 13, 2015
As chairman of the Shenandoah District for the Warren County Republican Committee, I am greatly disappointed that the candidate who was defeated by Tom Sayre in the Shenandoah District supervisor Republican primary election has announced that he is running again as an independent candidate against Sayre.
Letter to the Editor: Educating children most important job in society
May 12, 2015
In regards to the editorial in your paper on Wednesday, May 6, in support of our teachers, I wish to say thank you and how much I agree. That was indeed a very well written column. I know of no other job more demanding and more important than that of our teachers, especially for the salary they are paid. Training our children is probably the most important job in our society today.
Letter to the Editor: Raise gas tax to pay for road repairs, maintenance
May 11, 2015
Virginia’s state tax on a gallon of gasoline went up 5 cents per gallon on Jan. 1. It is now 16.2 cents per gallon. This increase was caused by Governor McDonald’s bipartisan transportation funding bill of 2013. The governor and members of the General Assembly, such as Del. Beverly Sherwood, received harsh criticism from some who said it was an outrageous and un-American tax increase.
Letter to the Editor: PTO sent out packet to honor teachers, staff
May 9, 2015
In responding to Ms. Ingram’s letter published Thursday, I hope to clarify and correct some the points that she made.
Letter to the Editor: Del. Mark Berg is an exceptional representative
May 9, 2015
The fact about the expansion of Medicaid often overlooked, or not fully explained, is the federal funding provided to the states is only to pay the subsidies for the participant’s premiums. None of it is available to pay for the cost of implementation. Eventually, these subsidies will be reduced to 90 percent of the cost for premiums leaving the state to make up the difference.
Letter to the Editor: Supervisors can’t govern with closed minds
May 8, 2015
Many of our supervisors recently accepted an invitation from Superintendent Jeremy Raley to tour our public schools and see first-hand the concerns SCPS administrators, teachers and staff members have lifted up in the recent public hearings on the county’s budget. However, two members of our Board of Supervisors choose, once again, not to take advantage of the school visits to educate themselves about essential programs and needs of our public schools.
Letter to the Editor: Packet listing gifts to teachers is shocking
May 7, 2015
Absolutely appalling! W.W. Robinson Elementary sends home a Teacher Appreciation Week packet encouraging gifts [gratuities] and it is disgusting in my opinion! Not only does this packet lists school supplies, it also lists gift cards and the teacher’s favorite restaurants, places to shop and likes, such as coffee, candles, jewelry, books, movies.
Letter to the Editor: Educators are denying there is a problem
May 5, 2015
There is one significant point that has not been addressed in the ongoing discussions about the Shenandoah County schools budget issues. It is the lack of spelling capability by members of the School Board and the school administrative officers and all of their supporters. The demonstrated spelling weakness is glaring in its simplicity to spot, but nobody has picked up on it. Until now.
Letter to the Editor: Candidate thanks his supporters
May 5, 2015
First, please allow me to thank our Lord for his guidance and grace.
Letter to the Editor: Support Berg for House of Delegates
May 2, 2015
I am hereby stating my public support of Dr. Mark Berg in his re-election bid to the House of Delegates for the 29th District.
Letter to the Editor: Let the mega site firms go elsewhere
May 1, 2015
In response to the letter to the editor on April 28 by Kim Woodwell, executive director for Shenandoah Forum, I am in full agreement. It seems to me that the last thing we need in Shenandoah County is to spend monies in an attempt to compete “with thousands of other localities to attract new businesses.” After all, we have three mega sites that I know of sitting empty in the county after those businesses came, conquered, and left.