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Book revisits tragedy of Americans in Soviet Russia

Robert Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg was flying recently from Richmond to Kansas City, reading the book, "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia," written by Tim Tzouliadis, a British documentary filmmaker and television journalist. "It was one of the most fascinating, yet troubling...

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  • Last word on school buildings, April 10

    Last word on school buildings, April 10

    'Falling apart' Reference the recent third round of funding increases to the school system and the quote attributed to the JCC Administrator Bryan Hill in the April 5 Gazette: "No one wants to see schools falling apart." Really? The roofs are leaking, the walls are coming down? This is a platitude...

    • Last Word on lacrosse, April 8

      Last Word on lacrosse, April 8

      Popular lacrosse I attended the Warhill vs. Jamestown girls' high school lacrosse game recently; the crowd was impressive and the game was great. Surprisingly, I found out that lacrosse is not officially recognized as a varsity sport in W-JCC. Just recently, I read that lacrosse is the fastest...

    • Last Word on public comment, April 5

      Last Word on public comment, April 5

      Public comment Well, you finally got what you wanted in regards to public comment at JCC Board of Supervisors meetings. You made the public comment section harder by having to fill out a speaker card beforehand. That didn't slow down the public comment section enough, so you had made the start...

      • Last Word has more on the fence, April 1

        Last Word has more on the fence, April 1

        Colonial Williamsburg This is in regard to Colonial Williamsburg putting a fence around their grounds downtown. The tickets are already too expensive. How does CW think they're going to increase attendance by putting a fence around CW? You won't have shoppers, you won't have people having dinner,...

      • Last Word on CW's fence, March 29

        Last Word on CW's fence, March 29

        Colonial Williamsburg It's hard to believe that CW wants to put a fence around the Colonial area and charge a fee to get in. Isn't it enough that there is an exorbitant fee to get into the buildings in CW? Now they want more money to walk the streets. This is completely absurd and is pure and simple...

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      • Gov. McAuliffe signs bill to crack down on domestic violence

        Gov. McAuliffe signs bill to crack down on domestic violence

        Gov. Terry McAuliffe took a step toward combating domestic violence when he signed a bill proposed by Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, on Thursday afternoon. Mullin's bill, HB2064, ensures that people previously convicted of violent felonies are ineligible for first offender status under the state's...

          • Art Museums break ground on $40 million expansion

            Art Museums break ground on $40 million expansion

            The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg broke ground Thursday on its first large-scale expansion and upgrade, a $40 million project which is expected to take two years to complete.  The expansion is the primary capital priority of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's $600 million Campaign for...

              • Fire destroys movie set being used for 'TURN'

                Fire destroys movie set being used for 'TURN'

                Officials say a fire has destroyed part of a movie set that was being used to film the final season of the AMC television series "TURN: Washington's Spies." News outlets report the fire occurred Wednesday on property owned by the Virginia Department of Corrections. Powhatan County Fire and Rescue...

              • VDOT: Eastbound I-64 lanes in York County reopen following crash

                VDOT: Eastbound I-64 lanes in York County reopen following crash

                The Virginia Department of Transportation says eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 have been reopened following a crash this morning at Colonial Parkway in York County.  Traffic is backed up for about 1.5 miles, according to VDOT.  Previously: A crash early this morning has shut down all eastbound...

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