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Pathways expansion put on hold

With a $5 million increase in next year's proposed budget, Williamsburg-James City County School Board members knew they had to make cuts. The expansion of Warhill High School's Pathways Program to Jamestown and Lafayette is the first major expense to be eliminated, a reduction of roughly $200,000....

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  • 5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

    5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

    Jamestown defeated Smithfield for the fourth time this season on Friday to win the Group 4A East boys basketball championship. Five takes from the Eagles’ win that earned them the top East seed in next week’s state tournament in Salem: ‘Kind of like the Warriors’ Jamestown’s twin backcourt duo...

  • Local products performing well for Tribe at CAA swim championships

    The William and Mary men's swimming team advanced 21 swimmers Friday morning to the finals of the Colonial Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships in Christiansburg including 16 in the championship heats. The Tribe continued to lead the team race early Friday with 500.5 points, which...

      • Powers shines in hometown swansong

        Powers shines in hometown swansong

        It isn’t often the Kaplan Arena public address announcer has to sound out “from Williamsburg” when reading the pregame starting lineups. Hosftra senior point guard Deron Powers, who had 19 points with five assists and five rebounds, received that treatment Thursday in the Pride's 96-82 win at William...

          • Warhill and Bruton players earn all-conference nods; Schulz named co-player of year

            Warhill and Bruton players earn all-conference nods; Schulz named co-player of year

            Warhill, which will start 3A tournament play Wednesday at VCU’s Siegel Center, put seven players on the All-Conference 25 girls basketball team including co-player of the year Olivia Schulz and coach of the year Bingo Brungot. Schulz shared the honor with Sondra Fan of Poquoson. First-team Warhill...

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              • Trump needs time to fix the nation

                I am so fed up with uninformed, unthinking people writing into the Last Word about President Trump and alleged chaos and lack of progress. He has done more in a little over a month to return the country to sanity than anybody in living memory. These people forget that it is the Congress that makes...

                  • U.S. needs a full circle of welcome

                    It is time we pondered this, as we contemplate a wall. Why do we have a Statue of Liberty facing eastward to white Europe, but nothing facing South or West ? We can change our minds and build a welcoming statue to our Latin brethren. Sam Royall Williamsburg

                      • Listen to women concerning abortion rights

                        Belated thanks for the excellent, well-written commentary on the need for Planned Parenthood written by Taylor Medley in the Jan. 28 Gazette. In the same issue, I read the article regarding a local church's trip to Washington for an anti-abortion rally. I have three questions: Did you see the difference...

                          • Keep a watchful eye on the oysters

                            When the protected status of oyster sanctuaries is threatened by hostile legislation, the health of our entire Chesapeake Bay is threatened. I therefore urge the people of Virginia to remain vigilant towards oyster- and Bay-related issues. As an individual who has spent a large amount of time with...

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                              • Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

                                Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

                                Jefferson statue Whoever decided that a deliberate attack on the statue is called for is wrong. That statue reflects on one great American who made many significant contributions to this country. Using today's values against his have no place today. Hopefully, the party will be caught soon, publicly...

                              • Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                                Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                                First impressions Getting off the Parkway onto Parkway Drive heading towards Capitol Landing is not the view that this town would want visitors to see. There is a motel on the left where a lot of people are living full time. They are throwing their trash over the hill. So as you approach Capitol...

                              • Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                Information, please I have been getting mixed messages about the disposal of televisions. Some people say they won't take them at the landfill; others say they do, and I really don't know what to do with my old television. I'd be willing to have somebody come by and pick it up and dispose of it...

                              • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                City redevelopment So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance....

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