Yes, John Gondeck, I remember what President Obama told John McCain that you thought was so disrespectful. Do you remember when candidate Trump said about John McCain that he was “a war hero because he was captured” and that he liked “people that weren’t captured?” Also, along the way, calli…

Your article’s headline, “Just a mile off Dorchester County, Fox Island is slowly disappearing,” in the Thursday, Nov. 7, Star Democrat is incorrect. Although the article mentions the proximity of Fox Island to Crisfield, Pokomoke Sound, Smith and Tangier islands (all somewhat distant from D…

Several times a year, the town of Easton hosts significant, large-scale events, such as Waterfowl, Plein Air and others. These events are well attended by both local residents and visitors. I believe that the sponsors and organizers of these events should provide a helping hand to Easton’s v…

As a proudly retired member of the Maryland State Police, I would like to thank The Star Democrat for not one but two recent articles highlighting the dedication of the K-9 cemetery at the Easton Barracks. It is refreshing in this day and time, when so much of the coverage of law enforcement…

As a resident of Tilghman, I feel compelled to respond to Dorothy Rosenthal’s letter of Tuesday, Oct. 29. She has called out this community and accused it of racism based on her perception of the landscape. She contends that when arriving in Tilghman she didn’t see enough flags at half mast/…

Whether your political views align with Never Trumpers or with the MAGA camp or somewhere in between, we all have a civic responsibility to educate ourselves to the facts surrounding the impeachment hearings against President Trump. That doesn't mean listening to your favorite talking head o…

I read today that a Mr. Herr from Catonsville gave his interpretation of history about the Talbot Boys statue. The statue is in honor of the Talbot County men who lost their lives in war. I find the statue of a slave offensive. As far as I know, no one in my family ever owned a slave and sla…

I have read several editorials from people who do not like President Trump. I think they fall into five categories. They are liberals, on the dole, stupid, pay no taxes or have no common sense.

We’ve come to expect that every possible opportunity to interject the concept of racial prejudice as being the cause of some form of conceived slight will raise the usual hue and cry. But this latest one — from a Dorothy Rosenthal of Tilghman — came as a surprise. Ms. Rosenthal is “disturbed…

In 2012, I had the privilege of touring eastern Turkey, including its city of Bitlis, from where my mother’s family had emigrated in 1905 because of Turkish persecution of Armenians. My grandfather was born in Bitlis, and I wanted to walk the streets he had walked as a child.

I find it unfathomable that in the last three days there has been not one mention in The Star Democrat of the impending congressional vote for impeaching the president of the United States. As a great believer in local news securing the success of a local paper, ignoring such a huge event in…

I was very encouraged to see my electric cooperative in front of the Talbot County Council. As a new mother and Realtor, I have the need to work from home quite often, making reliable, high-speed Internet access important to me. Choptank's vision through member regulation and being allowed t…

Donald Trump misses no opportunity to blame former President Barach Obama for all sorts of imagined or demonstrably untrue missteps that further diminish him and accomplish nothing more than perhaps assuaging his sense of inferiority and neediness. In his televised announcement this weekend …

Your Sunday, Oct. 27, editorial stated that media platforms should police political content, that it should be fact-checked, presumably before publication, as a way to safeguard the public against wrong or misleading assertions. This is not limited to social media. Such assertions occur freq…

Bravo, Easton Town Council and Easton Utilities for installing electric car chargers downtown. When my wife and I travel cross-country in our Chevy Bolt, we sometimes stop for an hour or two at a Level 2 charger (or Level 3 at some car or Harley dealerships) to get some extra miles. These ar…

I have been following the letters appearing in The Star Democrat written by Laura Price in her capacity as representative to MACo and a member of the MACo Board. Her most recent article on the Kirwan formula for funding education expenses and its impact on our taxes made a complex subject mo…

The golf tournament Choptank Transport sponsored, "10 Better Than Par," at Hog Neck Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, to raise funds for local charities was an extremely well-run event. The participation of the company's employees during the event was very noticeable. Every detail of …

It is nigh on impossible to reason with passion, and therefore I have no doubt that anything I write will dissuade the staunchest of Trump supporters from distancing themselves from him.

I am a physician who practices in Chestertown. I am a member of the Shore Regional Health Medical Staff and of the Medical Executive Committee of the medical staff. The Medical Executive Committee (MEC) voted to approve the move of the inpatient behavioral health unit from the University of …