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Planning Commission OKs Midtown Row site plan

Despite concerns from members of the public, site plans for the Midtown Row mixed-use commercial development were approved at a Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday. After being granted a special use permit for the project by City Council in February, Midtown Row developer Broad Street Realty...

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  • Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

    Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

    Jamestown’s E.A. Woolwine was named first team all-state among Class 4 baseball players. Woolwine, who helped lead the Eagles to the state championship game before Salem beat them on a walkoff hit, was the lone Williamsburg-area player to be named either first or second team. Bay Rivers District...

      • Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

        Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

        Two players from Jamestown’s state quarterfinal girls soccer team have been named as first team all-state selections. The Eagles’ Brianna Behm, a South Carolina commit, and Summer Haag, were first team selections for Class 4, as was Madelyn Bauman of Smithfield, which beat the Eagles for the Region...

          • Baseball UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors

            (Statistics are through Thursday in most cases): Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS; *Jake Cave, MLB, Minnesota, Twins, OF/DH, .211, 7, 19, 4, 4, 2, 5, .789; PJ Higgins, advanced A, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), Cubs, C, .275, 49, 171, 19, 47, 2, 24, .751; Ryan Hissey, AA,...

              • Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

                Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

                His coaches tried talking him out of it, however tongue-in-cheek. But Julian Boatner was stubborn, and as a result, he’s ahead of schedule in his career path. Boatner, who made 161 3-pointers for William and Mary from 2011-14, is now three weeks on the job as the Tribe’s newest assistant basketball...


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                  • Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                    Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                    For those seeking a more athletic alternative to this weekend’s Funhouse Fest, Skate Jam might scratch that itch at the James City County Skate Park Friday night. Sarah O’Reilly, recreation program coordinator for the county’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the event brings together the...

                      • After dark, June 20-24

                        Thursday Triangle: Joe Duggan and Friends, 6-9 p.m. Friday Virginia Beer Co.: The Jason Cale Band, 6-9 p.m. Triangle: Lovecats, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Po’ Boys, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Mykal, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Dusty Slay, 8-9:30 p.m. Cogan’s: Michael Clark Band, 8-11 p.m. Sunday Cogan’s: Audio...

                          • Limelight, June 20-24

                            Limelight, June 20-24

                            Baroque Flute and Harpsichord Recital: Williamsburg native and flutist Aidan Feldman performs inside Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. 8 p.m. Tuesday at 201. W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free. Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Taskinas Creek at night. One experienced...

                              • Freedom Park performer to share tales of freedom

                                Freedom Park performer to share tales of freedom

                                JAMES CITY COUNTY — Songs and tales of liberty will soon fill the woods of Freedom Park. Freedom Park will host Williamsburg storyteller Dylan Pritchett at its fifth Freedom Stories event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The free program will feature stories about freedom, as well as historical...


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                                  • Sacred music is passion for W&M professor

                                    James Armstrong, professor of musicology and director of choirs at the College of William and Mary, must be doing something right. Under Armstrong’s direction, the college choirs have been selected to perform at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, at the funeral of Ambassador Pamela Harriman,...

                                      • Juneteenth, a day to remember and celebrate

                                        Juneteenth is a day we should all celebrate. On this date in 1865, people held in bondage in Texas learned they were free at last. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on Jan. 1, 1863, it applied only to the 10 states in rebellion. This did not stop already freed people from...

                                          • Midtown Row plan doesn't respect community

                                            I commend reporter Roderigo Arriaza for his front page article in the Gazette on June 16, “Midtown Row’s final site plan gets review.” It was balanced and informative. He interviewed the Broad Street company CEO Michael Jacoby and spokesmen for the Architectural Review Board and Williamsburg Planning...

                                              • We need a better plan for Midtown Row

                                                I am truly disappointed in the government entities of the city of Williamsburg that they are allowing the loss of this grand opportunity to enhance and advance our city with the design and building of a dynamic, inclusive, neighborly community in the development of Midtown Row. It is obvious the...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...