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  • Last Word on practice time, March 22

    Last Word on practice time, March 22

    Practice time Can someone please help me understand how it is OK for high school athletic coaches to have their own middle school children practice with the varsity and JV teams? We, as parents of high school athletes, had to pay an athletic fee. These middle school children did not have to pay...

  • Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

    Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

    Days Inn dorm In regard to the Days Inn controversy: Why not make use of the old Dillard complex, by the baseball and soccer stadiums? The two dorms there could be torn down or refurbished, and the smaller buildings currently used for administrative staffs could be done away with, making room for...

  • Last word on empty retail space, March 15

    Last word on empty retail space, March 15

    Retail space There is one new closure in New Town. The Mole Hole has re-located to Richmond Road at the old Daily Donut location. The rent and lack of traffic in New Town seems to be the culprit. I see Middleburg Bank is also leaving New Town and closing their Williamsburg location. The amount...

  • Last Word on fire departments, March 11

    Last Word on fire departments, March 11

    Power lines If you really want to put power lines over the river, take a few minutes to drive up Route 5 about two miles past Charles City Courthouse, to the Turner Lewis Jr. Park. There are two electric towers over the water there. Take a look at it because that's what you'll get, except that...

  • Last Word on lead pipes, March 8

    Last Word on lead pipes, March 8

    Lead pipes Why would we not, as a country, expect that there would be lead in our drinking water — or, you know, in the schools, etc. —when these pipes were laid 60-70 years ago and we used lead pipes? And if we haven't replaced any of this or a lot of it, it just shouldn't be a surprise to me...

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  • Last Word on airbnb rentals, March 4

    Last Word on airbnb rentals, March 4

    Airbnb rentals Pleased to see the Virginia legislature moving on requiring short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, to pay a registration fee in an attempt to regulate these rentals. In the same spirit, should we require short-term rentals of less than one year in the city of Williamsburg to also register...

  • Last Word on job training, March 1

    Last Word on job training, March 1

    Job training We've now heard that there are thousands of factory jobs available, but Americans lack the training. As a youngster, I went to an all boys' vocational high school and ended up becoming an electronic engineer working for a major computer firm. What is different is that the company I...

  • Last Word on messy roads, Feb. 25

    Last Word on messy roads, Feb. 25

    Messy roads Concerning the message about the trash at the motel near the Parkway/Capital Landing, it should be the responsibility of the residents throwing it to clean it up and stop disposing of it that way. People in this country have to start taking responsibility for their actions. There is...

    • 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...

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