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  • Last Word on mail delivery, April 26

    Last Word on mail delivery, April 26

    Mail delivery Here is an at-a-boy for the USPS: Under the circumstances, they do a great job. Case in point: we were out of town for a couple of months and our mail was expeditiously and accurately transferred. We unexpectedly had to return and the USPS quickly had our mail rerouted back to our...

  • Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

    Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

    A great show Fiddler on the Roof, Lafayette High School drama department's latest and most impressive production, truly reaches deeply into the core of the observer. The honed skills of a huge cast in song and dance accompanied by the outstanding school orchestra combined to present a most memorable...

  • Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

    Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

    Looking for ... I know everyone is doing their spring cleaning. I'm looking for a used, but in good condition, lawn table and chairs with umbrella that someone is throwing out or looking to replace. Please call me 804-413-1622. I would like to donate several canes, walkers, etc. and cannot locate...

  • Last Word on campus growth, April 15

    Last Word on campus growth, April 15

    Campus growth In reading the Gazette about William and Mary President Reveley's retirement, we were struck by the line, "he still plans on pushing growth in and around campus." Watching houses come down on Jamestown Road and hotels converted to dorms on Richmond Road, we are very concerned that...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

    • Last Word on littering fines, March 25

      Last Word on littering fines, March 25

      Littering fines This message is simple: Whatever the fines are for littering, they aren't high enough because people are still doing it. Every highway off ramp might as well have a sign that says "throw your litter here." With modern technology, we should be using cameras to enforce no littering....

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    • Williamsburg-James City County renew schools partnership

      Williamsburg-James City County renew schools partnership

      Five-year contract extends agreement between city, county

        • James City County announces winner for LPGA t-shirt design contest

          James City County announces winner for LPGA t-shirt design contest

          James City County and Kingsmill Resort announced the winners for its annual “Tee” Design Contest on Wednesday afternoon. The winners included:  First place: Hannah Ward, age 10 Second place: Lucinda Murdoch, age 9 Third place: Hailey Diggs, age 11 The county received more than 80 entries that were...

            • Jamestown High School ranked top 30 in state

              Jamestown High School ranked top 30 in state

              U.S. News and World Report ranked Jamestown High School in the top 30 public high schools in Virginia, in its 2017 list released Tuesday. The organization looks at overall standardized test scores, graduation rates, college-readiness and how well schools help disadvantaged students by looking at...

                • Creating more space where there is none

                  Creating more space where there is none

                  Too many students and not enough space. That's why James Blair Middle School will open next fall, and why redistricting talks started earlier this month. That's why the hallways in Berkeley Middle School feel so crowded — because they are. "You don't have that breathing room when a school is overcrowded,"...

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