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Can I please talk to a person?

September 29, 2014 There is nearly nothing worse than dialing the phone and being “greeted” by a computerized voice. more »»

Athletic officials need to rethink flow at field

September 22, 2014 Jefferson High School held their first home football game of the season Friday evening. The players did a fantastic job defeating Hampshire County 51 to . more »»

Common Core creating a problem

September 12, 2014 As a parent of a freshman at Jefferson High School (as well as a sophomore), I did my parental duty and attended “Meet the Teacher” night last week. more »»

Why not try behavior modification?

August 29, 2014 In reading much of the “research” that has been released in the past week or so on the issue of starting school later for teenagers, I find I am just not fully convinced we should all change... more »»

Some behavior is never acceptable

August 22, 2014 At The Chronicle don't often weigh in on the national issues; however, the activity in Ferguson is brought home to us daily by the news media. And some things just can't go without commen. more »»

We are losing hands-on memories

August 15, 2014 In celebrating my son's birth month on my Facebook page, I have changed my profile picture each day to show a different photograph. more »»

Great season, Cannons!

August 11, 2014 What an awesome win for the Charles Town Cannons Tuesday night as they closed out their home field play at Jefferson High's Sager Fiel. more »»

The same state but worlds apart

July 25, 2014 Having traveled last week to Huntington with a side trip to New River Gorge, I was enlightened by seeing the southern part of West Virginia through the eyes of my 15-year-old daughter. more »»

Monopolies and foreign 'customer service' need to go

July 24, 2014 The high winds of a storm or the corner of a tractor trailer—not sure which caused the collapse of the Comcast cable wire connection at my home this week; but the resulting phone calls to Comcast... more »»

Baseball worth watching

July 11, 2014 Despite the fact that the Charles Town Cannons have been playing locally at Jefferson High School for two years now, the attendance at their home games is often very light. more »»

Community facing tragic loss

July 7, 2014 This week I wanted to update everyone on the last two months of legislative activities, but instead I want to remember my friend Heather Renaud. more »»

County should have stepped up

June 27, 2014 The Chronicle shares the disappointment of Shepherdstown officials who were in attendance at Thursday's County Commission meeting where Jefferson commissioners failed to step up to assist with the... more »»

A lifetime of dedication to our community

June 20, 2014 The first full week of summer for local students also holds the first full week of retirement for local resident Joe Spurgas. more »»

Sharing a mother's pride

June 13, 2014 As I write this week, I am preparing to head to my youngest child's 8th grade graduation ceremony. I am still trying to figure out where the time went that indicates she has completed middle school. more »»

Is it ever possible to be prepared?

June 9, 2014 As I write this editorial, I sit in the beautiful Outer Banks where we began our family vacation this past weekend. more »»

Get out and vote

May 30, 2014 This Tuesday, June 3, marks the date for the election of Shepherdstown officials. more »»

Charge for graduation an outrage

May 23, 2014 Watching to news this week, I was amazed that a high school in Florida is now charging parents to come watch their children graduate from high schoo. more »»

What are we teaching our children?

May 16, 2014 An experience had this past week in a local store had me frustrated, but even moreso, saddened. The cashier, a young man probably college age or a little younger, told me my total. more »»

Ethical behavior is absolutely important

May 9, 2014 It was with complete shock and dismay that I listened to County Commission President Walt Pellish voice his thoughts that requiring ethics training or requiring members of county boards and... more »»

No drivers are immune to accidents

May 5, 2014 With the continued rainfall in our area, I have been amazed at the lack of courtesy and even common sense of drivers on our roadways. more »»



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