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Local Editorials

City-wide clean-up Thank you to the work of the city and those at Prairieland for continuing to partner together to put on several city-wide clean-ups each year. Items that need to be disposed of can be brought to the Martin County Highway Department at 1200 Marcus Street today from 9 a.m. to ...

Booster debate doesn’t change benefits of vaccine

Local Editorials

To boost, or not to boost, that is the question being weighed by health experts and advisors in the FDA. There are differences of opinion in the federal government regarding giving booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. President Joe Biden and his top health advisors are pushing booster ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Lions Club says thanks To the editor: On behalf of the Fairmont Lions Club I would like to thank the people who participated at our Fly in Breakfast this past June and our Ring Toss Stand at the Martin County Fair. The funds generated will be forwarded onto local Head Start, Lets Go ...

Manchin’s ‘modest’ spending limit

Local Editorials

Sen. Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia, stands like a lone bulwark of sanity amidst a sea of Democratic spending excess in Washington, D.C. As President Joe Biden stumps in the western states to push his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” spending package, Manchin is ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Witnessing firefighting efforts To the editor: Maybe we have to live through watching something cherished being destroyed by fire to appreciate the effort of those who are fighting to control the devastation of property. This was true when watching the Fairmont Fire Department as they ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Praying for families of 13 killed To the editor: Certainly the leaving of Afghanistan by our troops will be talked about for months, even years; it will be overly discussed and analyzed to the nth-degree on talk and news shows. But my prayer today is for all the families who lost loved ...