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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...

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  • 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....

  • Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

    Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

    Williamsburg Inn The Williamsburg Inn is not just another outstanding luxury hotel. It is an historic American treasure, a beautiful guest house. Change is not always improvement. Please leave this charming building alone. Just like the Augusta National Golf Club/Resort, it stands above change...

  • Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

    Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

    Pancake supper Thursday, I was driving on Richmond Road when I saw a sign that read "Pancake Supper Tonight" in front of Astronomical Pancake House. As I like pancakes and am new to the area, I thought I would give it a try. It turns out there was a women's organization called Soroptimist that...

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  • Virginia High School League has academic event at William and Mary Sadler Center

    Virginia High School League has academic event at William and Mary Sadler Center

    The Virginia High School League held its twentieth annual scholastic bowl on Feb. 25 in the Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary.   More than 20 teams from around the state competed in by answering questions whose subjects ranged from Beethoven's music to foreign policy, 19th-century...

      • State won't study 'fiscal stress' of local governments

        RICHMOND – A bill ordering a study of the "fiscal stress" of local governments was halted in the House Rules Committee this week. More than 53 percent of counties and cities in Virginia have reported above-average or high fiscal stress, according to a report by the Commission on Local Government....

          • Williamsburg Regional Library chooses new director

            Betsy Fowler is the new director, and she'll start in mid-March

              • Virginia Airbnb rentals may face increased regulation

                Virginia Airbnb rentals may face increased regulation

                RICHMOND – People renting out their homes through websites such as Airbnb could be forced to pay a registration fee to their local government under a bill that passed both chambers of the General Assembly. Senate Bill 1578, proposed by Sen. Tommy Norment, R-Williamsburg, would allow Virginia localities...

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