Opinion

READER VOICES DISAPPOINTMENT IN SUPERVISORS

Dear Editor Just wanted to express my disappointment in our Board of Supervisors voting in favor of the solar farm It is apparent that the citizens that live in District 3 have little say in their rights as landowners For the board to claim their reasons for voting in favor was that they had to recognize landowners rights is far-fetched. […]

READER BELIEVES BOARD ACTED AGAINST CITIZENS

Dear Editor: I have been attending the Board of Supervisors meetings for several months now. I have also been sending correspondence via U.S. mail and email to the supervisors. I am an Amelia citizen residing in District 3. Unfortunately, my supervisor does not have a voicemail to leave a message. Numerous citizens in my district have expressed to me their […]

READER QUESTIONS BANKING FEES

Reader’s Views

Dear Editor: Has anyone looked at your bank statement with a fine tooth comb lately? Do you know that you put money in the bank for “safe” keeping but if just 10 percent of the people tried to pull out all their money at the same time the bank would have to close. If you try to take out more […]

SCHOOLS NOT MAKING THE MOST OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES

In Our View

Before the Amelia County School Board (finally) adopts a new logo for the division, it should consider letting its art and computer classes make some submissions. If the schools have not already paid the graphic designer out of the grant money, perhaps that money could be awarded to the student artist or graphic designer whose logo is chosen in the […]

FINDING A HOME IN AMELIA

Wayne’s Wisdom

I recall one of my first assignments at The Monitor involved interviewing a man about something at his home. This was back in prehistoric times about 5 BRN (5 years Before Road Names) and I called to get directions to his residence. He assured me his place was easy to find. “You go down Route *** (I don’t recall the […]

AMELIA WILL BAND TOGETHER WHEN NEEDED – OR WILL WE?

In Angela’s Ideal World

The 2A Sanctuary movement rattled Amelia and over-filled the November Board of Supervisors meeting at the courthouse, leaving only standing room and overflowing on the courthouse lawn. Then the same occurred December 18, 2019, at the Amelia County High School auditorium. It was a moment our small town should be proud of for record-breaking attendance. One that should echo in […]

READER EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SOLAR FACILITY

Reader’s Views

Dear Editor, Amelia County leaders are considering the merits of a proposed solar project that will utilize up to 650 acres situated in the center of an expansive timberland plot of over 1,000 acres. The company developing the project first proposed the project last year, and has since shrunk the project based on concerns of adjacent property owners and community […]

SENSELESS VIOLENCE

In Angela’s Ideal World

I will be the first to say I don’t have a blanket answer to the senseless violence that has plagued our nation since April 9, 1891, when James Foster, 70, shot at students on the St. Mary’s Parochial School playground with a shot gun causing minor injuries to several students. While this is the first recorded incident of a mass […]

READER TELLS OF TAX RELIEF APPRECIATION

Other Voices

Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Amelia County Board of Supervisors for reducing the Personal Property Tax rate in this year’s budget. A seldom recognized result of our struggling economy is the tremendous increase in the value of used vehicles. Our board was aware of this increase and recognized what a burden […]

OZ FOR PREZ?

Wayne’s Wisdom

At this writing TV doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz is in a tight Republican primary race to determine who will be that party’s nomination for the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat in November. I have information from an almost totally reliable source (me) that Dr. Oz has as his ultimate goal the Presidency. Once elected President, he will use his position to […]


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