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“Interesting story about the city and the utilities, the water and sewer. I cannot believe they let 402 people go without paying and then finally they levied down on them, and 218 paid up. That is irresponsible for anybody that can’t pay a...
“I just can’t understand the Hagerstown City Council. They say they need more money to operate, but they just keep on spending the taxpayers’ money and then talk about raising taxes. This mayor and council is the worst that I can recall,...
email@example.comMany who have not studied West Virginia history believe it became a state in the middle of the Civil War because the people who lived in western Virginia objected to Virginia’s vote to secede from the Union. True for some, but the schism between...
Celebrate commitment of farmers, ranchers every day To the editor: On March 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined millions of Americans in celebrating National Agriculture Day. National Agriculture Day provides an important opportunity...
Hardly more than a year ago, I made my first contact with “Little Dorrit” when I read a newly published biography of Charles Dickens. Then, a friend, the late Robert Molten, bound several editions of Harper’s Magazine (1856) into three...
In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson,...
Lincoln most certainly would not be a Democrat To the editor: Screenwriter Tony Kushner, for the movie “Lincoln,” and Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the book “Team of Rivals,” on which the movie was based, suggested that if...
Frederick News-PostIn May 1862, Robert Ford was captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to the officers’ jail in Richmond, Va., known as Libby Prison. A black resident of Frederick in his early 30s, Ford had been working as a teamster for the Union Army’s...
Many of us are familiar with Jeffrey Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN who frequently interprets legal events. His sixth book, “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court,” is further evidence of his skills as an analyst and...
Special to the herald-MailIt's funny how beloved Quentin Tarantino is as a director despite the shortness of his filmography. Ignoring his work with television and contributions to anthology films (I'm willing to forget his awful segment of "Grindhouse" if you are), the man...
Associated PressSteven Spielberg’s Civil War epic “Lincoln” led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Tied for...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe American Civil War has been very good for a Charles Town author who, in the last six years, has been researching the area’s history for material for historical novels based on real people and real situations connected with that conflict. Bob...
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