Editorials

Congressional committees recently brought the top executives of opioid manufacturers to Washington to explain their role in America’s opioid epidemic. Sadly, the executives largely shifted the blame elsewhere.

It’s no coincidence that September is National Preparedness Month. September has brought this area some particularly nasty hurricanes over the years — most notably, Isabel in 2003.

Access to clean water is essential to your health and well-being. The Department of Public Works Utilities Division is responsible for ensuring the county’s water supply is safely and effectively managed and wastewater is handled appropriately to protect public health. County staff operate t…

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Letters to the Editor

This is just a brief letter to the Charles County Fair Board. Our county fair was this past weekend and I attended three of the four days. We should be very proud of the work that our fair board does to put on our fair every year.

Charles County Public Library would like to urge residents of the community to reach out to their congressional representative about net neutrality being absolutely critical for modern libraries. The Senate has voted 52-47 to pass bipartisan legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CR…

As a long time Indian Head/Bryans Road resident, I am very concerned about the pending proposal of donating 207 acres of county owned land to the Conservatory of Charles County.

Question: If a candidate refuses to debate or fails to give voters the time of day while running for office, what makes someone think he’ll listen to them once he’s elected?

I am grateful and proud to have been the first in Southern Maryland to provide a platform solely dedicated to the writers and authors (i.e., the lovers) of the literary arts — Life Journeys Writers Guild (LJWG). Together with nearly 100 of our organization’s members, we have nurtured, inform…

The Charles County Retired School Personnel Association’s annual golf tournament was held on Aug. 24 at the Swan Point Yacht and Golf Club in Issue. One hundred eight golfers enjoyed a perfect weather day. The association made more than $9,000 thanks to the generosity of numerous members and…

Democrats are hoping a “blue wave” recaptures the government this year. They are ignoring the red tsunami that formed since 2008 when they controlled the presidency and Congress.

Our internal tribal warfare of late has made for unnecessary divisions.

President Trump took a bad use of the word “enemies” from President Obama’s referring to his adversaries as enemies; “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” Using the IRS? Where was the media to condemn him? P…

The revelations about the Catholic Church coming from Philadelphia and Washington leave me deeply saddened. As a cradle Catholic, I am ashamed and feel betrayed that the problem goes well beyond those who actually abused the victims. The larger problem is there appears to be a long, coordina…