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.

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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.

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…

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…

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…

After reading Beverly Bowen’s letter in the Aug. 17 Independent, “Incumbents recall your oath, find your spine,” I feel that now I definitely need to call the White House and speak to President Trump.

On Aug. 26, I had the pleasure of attending an ice cream social sponsored by the Charles County Republican Women. All the candidates impressed me.

In spite of research indicating that megalodon became extinct about 2 million years ago, this monstrous apex predator is still alive — in an even deeper section of the Marianas trench concealed by a thick cloudy layer of hydrogen sulfide.

The Charles County Public Library’s mission is to create opportunities for the community to engage, discover and learn. We provide access to information for everyone in our community without discrimination. Our community is diverse and we strive to provide collections and programs that speak…

I respect and support anyone who courageously demonstrates against any injustice or discrimination. But as a veteran, I do not support disrespecting the flag in the process. Especially the disrespect we see today by NFL players. When the National Anthem is played you stand, remove your hat, …

Having moved to Waldorf 28 years ago after spending my childhood and adult life moving around the world as a daughter and wife of active duty military members, I was delighted with the “small-town feel” of a growing area. Living in various countries was enlightening and allowed me to witness…

This is in response to Sue K. Myers’ Aug. 15 letter to the editor headlined “Writer's morals should not be forced on others.”

My name is Sam Faddis. I am writing in support of Jesse Peed’s challenge to Sen. Mike Miller that he meet him in a public debate in advance of this November’s election.