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A vaccination decision made

This ‘vaccinate or not to’ vaccination decision has caused division between families, friends, neighbors, and others. This is a message ...
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Twenty Years Later

Knowing that the 20th anniversary of 9/11 was fast approaching, I knew I needed to address it. I struggle writing ...
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Hometown Faces: So many good memories

As one who grew up in Front Royal, both John and Suzanne’s interviews brought back so many good memories to ...
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The Election of 1856 Redo

Instead of writing an entire new article, I want to recycle one I wrote back in January of 2019 but ...
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An unlikely friendship points a way for us all

In the midst of such a polarizing time in our nation, I keep coming back to the most unlikely of ...
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Support of masks and vaccines

I support the governor’s directive for schools to require masks while indoors for both students and staff as well as ...
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The Fall of Kabul

If you were to stop a Roman around the year 117 A.D. and ask about the future of the empire, ...
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Resignation from political office – what about due process?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned. That might have been a surprise to some (because he fashions himself a ...
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Is there a legal historian in the house? 

A recent article about the Afton redevelopment mentioned, with regards to the more recent history of the property and an ...
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Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates,18th District thinks we can do better

This week, the Virginia legislature passed the 2021 budget to spend the proceeds of the American Rescue Plan (HB 7001) ...
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Reader urges diligence, fact checking in analysis of COVID data

We have a good reason not to trust the government anymore. We should all be unwilling to risk our loved ...
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Reply to Forced Medical Treatment vs. Human Rights

Mr. Randolph’s letter was spot on to the division of American society over the pandemic and medical intervention. First, any ...
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COVID risks

Does the council also object to professional licensure as a requirement for employment in hospitals? The price Front Royal will ...
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Humane Society of Warren County

A challenging year at the Humane Society of Warren County

Much like every year, we are facing challenges associated with another difficult kitten season. When you think of our shelter ...
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Editor’s note on ‘Forced Medical Treatment versus Human Rights’

Might I begin by observing that I think neither side of the COVID-19 vaccination debate has cornered the market on ...
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Forced Medical Treatment versus Human Rights

A recent letter to the editor said people know what’s being said about the division of American society over the ...
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Editor replies to Kushner’s criticism and perspective on what a newspaper should be

Mr. Kushner has always taken my replies, clarifications, whatever you want to call them, personally. I have told him more ...
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Pandemic Vaccine Si, Pandemic Vaccine No

No one can really deny knowing what is going on around the world as the Covid-19 (and its variants) Pandemic ...
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Reaction to Roger Bianchini’s July 26 editorial notes

I consider Mr. McCool a friend and supported his 2020 candidacy for Front Royal Mayor.  Mr. McCool’s willingness to permit ...
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Thank you, Royal Examiner

Thank you, Mike McCool, owner, and the staff of the Royal Examiner for allowing explanatory comments on the Gary Kushner ...
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An Open Letter to Council and our Community – Small Town Charm or City Hustle? 

Though many emails were sent to our Town Management speaking against the proposed Special Events matrix system, the special event ...
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Editorial notes on several of Mr. Kushner’s assertions

1 – Regarding social welfare programs pushed by Democrats: “A core principle of the Constitution is individual freedom.” – While ...
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An open letter to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin

You previously professed a commitment to bipartisanship, which is a reasonable position because only half of America elected President Biden ...
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Stonewall District School Board candidate, Linda Martin

Greetings Stonewall residents, new and old! My name is Linda Martin and I am running for School Board in Stonewall ...
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Negative stereotyping – what does it say about you?

Recently, some residents speaking publicly or writing on Facebook have described others in the community as “communists”, “socialists”, and even more derogatory labels such as “evil”. Given ...
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Humane Society of Warren County

Can we talk about Olive’s Fund?

Friends and fans of the shelter, I’d like to talk with you a little about Olive’s Fund, and how that ...
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Take a Look at Morality!

Someone wrote about tolerance and acceptance of transgenders in our schools. Calling those that oppose this lifestyle, racist and haters! ...
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Front Royal/Warren County and Social Tolerance – sadly ‘Same as it Ever Was’ 

re: School Board declines transgender policy updates for WCPS As I attempted to digest the incomprehensible news that our county’s school ...
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An open letter to Sheriff Butler:

Congratulations to you and your men on their recent arrests of the people responsible for stealing ATVs, possession of drugs, and ...
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Would you like mustard with that hot dog?

I was going to write a letter about the now famed “Poop bust” and the ensuing temper tamper from the ...
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