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Missing Williamsburg girl found in Maryland

A Williamsburg girl was found in Maryland on Tuesday at around 1 p.m. after she was reported missing last week. Williamsburg Police officers responded to a report of a missing person in the 300 block of Roland Street at around 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, Williamsburg Police spokesman Greg Riley said. Ruth...

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  • Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

    America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

      • Butterfly Festival a huge success

        It was a great pleasure for the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to welcome about 3,000 visitors to the Second Annual WBG Butterfly Festival earlier this month. Our visitors were able to listen to speakers and programs on butterflies and the plants they love, visit tents with more than 300 butterflies...

          • Test schedule must change for SOL scores to improve

            The stagnant results for the Williamsburg-James City County schools SOL tests reported in the Aug. 17 Virginia Gazette were particularly disheartening because I know that our teachers invested major time and energy last year revising instruction, implementing test-taking practice for all students,...

              • Students are large, transient voting bloc

                Welcome back Voters! This may be a more appropriate sign to welcome back William and Mary campus students. Students who live in a dorm are entitled to be counted as a residents of the city, voters, if they choose to be. With such a low bar to qualify as a voting resident, City Council elections...

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                  • Last Word on Humelsine Parkway, Aug. 27

                    The correct number The correct number for Keep Kleen Dryer Vent Cleaning, which was highly recommended in the Last Word, is 757-707-0803, not 757-707-0308. The lady at the 0308 number keeps getting calls from people who want this service, and the business owner is losing business. The original Last...

                      • Last Word on New Town fountain, Aug. 24

                        Last Word on New Town fountain, Aug. 24

                        Fountain woes For the past several months, I have taken my out-of-town visitors for dinner and a stroll in New Town. I have been disappointed to see that the fountain in front of the theater does not function. It takes away the ambience of a beautiful area. We used to love to buy yogurt and sit...

                      • Last Word on teacher pay, Aug. 17

                        Last Word on teacher pay, Aug. 17

                        Recommended Following up on a previous recommendation in the Last Word, I called All Smiles Roof Cleaning and House Washing. William gave me a very reasonable price and did an excellent, thorough job washing my two-story house, brick work, driveway and shed. I, too, heartily recommend him. If interested,...

                        • Last Word tries to help, Aug. 13

                          Last Word tries to help, Aug. 13

                          Looking for … Dr. April Guminsky will be back in practice January 2017 but does not know where she will be in practice, yet. I'm, also, anxiously awaiting. Thank you. I'm still seeking a new church that's not geared toward younger members. I'm 55 years old. I'm looking for a church that is quiet....