For over fifty years my family has banked with the Middleburg Bank. It is a pleasure to enter the bank and talk with helpful, friendly people ready to discuss everything from loans to simply cashing a check.  I believe this is because the Town of Middleburg has been an oasis from the corporate world of malls and chain stores.  Now I fear that with the merger of the Middleburg Bank and Access Bank the character will change and corporate mentality will take over.  Access claims it is a community Bank which in my estimation means a bank for everyone regardless of wealth.  This does not jibe with the new policy eliminating free checking and charging unless one has a minimum of one thousand five hundred dollars. I hope that Access will reconsider their policy and will again be a bank for the people all people.

Elaine Broadhead, Middleburg, Va