Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Deny asphalt company’s request

Editor: When the new industrial park in Strasburg was proposed, it was presented as light industrial. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary online defines light industry as "Production of small goods that will be sold to the people who use them rather than to another manufacturer." The Online ...

Letter to the Editor: Send Bob Goodlatte the bill

Editor: Bob Goodlatte just voted for the new American Health Care Act bill. Whether this bill becomes law or not is a moot point now. Mr. Goodlatte's affirmative vote will stand for all time as a testament to what he represents. If you have a preexisting disease or "condition," you should ...

Letter to the Editor: Government working for the wealthy

Editor: Many of those who voted for Donald Trump are understandably beginning to question the wisdom of their vote. Trump repeatedly pledged to address the needs of Americans who rightly feel they have been left out of the prosperity enjoyed by many.  He promised "terrific, ...

Letter to the Editor: Take look at motive behind ‘cleansing’

Editor: Recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, several Confederate monuments were removed from a downtown park. In nearby Charlottesville, a statue of Robert E. Lee is threatened by removal by the City Council, and if moved, would be in violation of Virginia law. My thoughts are that this is ...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to all involved in play

Editor: Congratulations go to teacher Rich Follett, cast and crew at Skyline High School for their production of "Dark of the Moon." Thank you for your time, dedication and sharing of your talent for an awesome performance.  Keep up the good work! Jerri Ridgway, Front Royal

Letter to the Editor: The insurance companies need customers

Editor: We have three players in the health care problem:  the patient, the care providers and the bill-payer (us, the state, and the insurance companies).  We keep shoving this little ball around, trying to figure out the best combination of who pays how much.  Remember, it's your money ...

Letter to the Editor: We must speak out against threats

Editor: I must say that I give Leroy Donald high marks for consistency in his lemming-like support of presidents who show no compunction in resorting to egregious lies in order to pursue their respective agendas. As one of those “mad liberals,” I support Mr. Donald’s right to voice his ...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to those who helped at auction

Editor: The North Shenandoah Ruritan Club held its "Spring Auction" on April 22. It was a tremendous success due to the support of the local community. The club members would like to thank the citizens and businesses of Lebanon Church, Strasburg, Woodstock, Front Royal, Middletown, ...

Letter to the Editor: Obama spent $100 million on travel

Editor: This is in response to Jack Rickel's Letter to the Editor on April 17. Where in the world have you been for the past eight years? The watchdog group, Judicial Watch, received the following information through two separate Freedom of Information Act requests:  according to ...

Letter to the Editor: Teen actors, teacher deliver awesome performances

Editor: It happened in a local school gymnasium. The floor was covered with a plastic tarp anchored with duck tape. Bleacher seating was available, and rows of old metal folding chairs in disrepair provided additional seating. Table lamps on the floor gave light to the walls when the ...

Letter to the Editor: Board needs to listen, stop fighting

Editor: After reading the article "Surprise board vote cost county $11,000" in the Northern Virginia Daily on March 30, my response is why should it cost the county anything? My opinion is that the three Board Of Supervisors who created that problem should pay for that out of their own ...

Letter to the Editor: Those on far left are acting childish

Editor: My very first letter published by a local newspaper some 15 years ago focused on the prolonged doom and gloom following George Bush's defeat of Al Gore in the 2000 election. The progressive outrage following that loss dragged on for months with reports of hanging chads, dimpled ...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s be grateful for those wanting to help

Editor: In John Massoud's letter to the editor of April 17, he takes issue with a local businesswoman who spoke at the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors in support of the higher real estate tax rates in order to fund our schools.  I attended that meeting, and heard her explain that the ...

Letters to the Editor: Time to say thank you, and use common sense

Editor: I think so many people work tirelessly with no words of thanks and are subject to so much criticism. Maybe it's time to say thank you. Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and his crew are some of the most professional working people I have encountered. Always very helpful, ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump raising debt by flying at taxpayer expense

Editor: On April 12, the morning news stated that the national debt is increasing out of control.  One of the reasons for this is the enormous amount of money President Trump is spending flying Air Force One all over the country to keep in contact with his personal needs.  This is the most ...

Letter to the Editor: Higher taxes affect those who can’t pay

Editor: At the most recent tax night public hearing a young businesswoman from North Shenandoah County talked about the need for raising her taxes. In her speech and in an email to each of the six Shenandoah County supervisors, this young businesswoman talked about how she owned multiple ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Level funding’ will harm citizens

Editor: Before a tax rate is set on April 25, it is important for citizens to know that calls for "level funding" do not mean "business as usual" for our school division. "Level funding" means cuts to education. With "level funding," covering mandated retirement and health plan ...

Letter to the Editor: Easter is not about bunnies, egg hunts

Editor: It’s spring, and the beginning/renewal of life in all its beauty and complexity, is evident everywhere. Always present also, however, is death and the grave. Thus, in its temporary and fleeting state, the most precious of all things is life itself. Consider: God said that sin ...

Letter to the Editor: Hunting is part of state’s rich tradition

Editor: The Northern Virginia Daily has been a part of my life for years. Before me, my parents subscribed to your paper. This quick note is to thank you for the photo of Evan Bowers, age 9, and his first turkey, in Wednesday's paper. Hunting and fishing have been a part of the rich ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump, Putin have betrayed voters

Editor: As leaders, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have an awesome responsibility. It’s past time for an assessment of their ability to lead. Let’s get them outside of their selves and take a look. As former Vice President Joe Biden recently suggested for Trump, “Grow ...