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  • Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

    Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

    Empty storefronts In response to “Empty storefronts:” The caller should be reminded that once the building is built, the city and county don’t care whether it’s occupied, just as long as the taxes are paid on it. So empty buildings equal income, not poor planning. To the person that’s counted the...

  • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Sept. 20

    Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Sept. 20

    Shopping center The initial conceptual ideas being proposed by Broad Street Realty for the Williamsburg Shopping Center are exciting, even more so with the possible future acquisition of the Monticello Shopping Center across the street. Regardless of whether or not the latter happens, a terrific...

  • Last Word on affordable housing, Sept. 16

    Last Word on affordable housing, Sept. 16

    Affordable housing Yet again, the conversation turns to "affordable" housing. Perhaps the workers employed in the local service economy should be consulted. They certainly do not consider "the low $200,000s" to be "affordable." I think you would find they would be elated to have access to smaller...

  • Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

    Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

    Recommended If you haven’t been to Johnstown Jewelers on Jamestown Road, you have missed out. They have beautiful jewelry and also do watch repair. Try them. You will like them. Tell one, tell all: If you are considering a new vehicle you must give the folks at Patriot GMC on Second Street, Williamsburg,...

  • Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

    Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

    Hurricane help Does anyone know what churches are collecting for the people of Texas, or any place that you could bring donations of clothes? Since Republican lawmakers are most likely going to demand offsets in the federal budget to pay for rebuilding South Texas, the first place they can start...

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  • Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

    Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

    Bicycle safety I am distressed by the number of bare-headed bike riders I encounter on the Virginia Capital Trail. As the survivor of a low-speed spill on a quiet country road that cracked my helmet and left me unconscious for more than an hour, I can testify that neither speed nor the presence...

      • Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

        Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

        Recommended I used John Stetzer and Sons to do several repairs at our home. He was efficient and didn't overcharge me. Reach him at 757-592-1903. If you are looking for an amazing handyman in the Williamsburg area, his name is Jeff Keirn and the number is 757-870-3868. He and his crew can pretty...

          • Last Word on food trucks, Aug. 30

            Last Word on food trucks, Aug. 30

            Food trucks To the Williamsburg City Council: Approve a liberal policy for food trucks to include historic areas. Restraint of trade and protectionism never works. Customer demand is not being met and all you'll do is drive customers to other areas outside the city. Redistricting I have two questions...

              • Last Word on removing monuments, Aug. 26

                Last Word on removing monuments, Aug. 26

                Monuments There is much clamor to remove the Confederate monuments on Monument Avenue in Richmond. Those monuments were paid for through private subscription by ladies' memorial associations and donated to the city. Removing them may be construed as a breach of public trust. In any event, it is...

                  • Last Word after Charlottesville, Aug. 23

                    Last Word after Charlottesville, Aug. 23

                    After Charlottesville The automobile attack in Charlottesville resulting in the death of one person and injuring of others was a premeditated act of terrorism with a weapon of mass destruction. The charges against the driver should be upgraded to capital murder during an act of terrorism, attempted...

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                    • New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

                      New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

                      Busch Gardens debuted its latest scares in store for visitors Friday to Howl-O-Scream during a passholders event at the park. Frostbite is a new, scary cool haunted house contained in the Curse of DarKastle building. Busch Gardens also added a new escape room, Case of the Haunted Hotel, to go...

                        • Matoaka Elementary principal is stuck at work

                          Matoaka Elementary principal is stuck at work

                          Students at Matoaka Elementary School paid money to tape principal Andy Jacobs to a wall in the school’s lobby. The proceeds will go to students in the Texas area whose lives have been adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wright can be reached by phone at 757-345-2343.

                            • Colonial Williamsburg moves forward with outsourcing

                              Colonial Williamsburg moves forward with outsourcing

                              Colonial Williamsburg executed contracts to outsource employment at its golf course less than a month after foundation CEO and President Mitchell Reiss announced there would be changes to the organization’s structure. In an open letter to the public in late June, Reiss announced Colonial Williamsburg...

                                • James City supervisors to discuss water supply

                                  The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled to talk a lot about water on Tuesday — both taking it, and injecting it back into the ground. The group will be briefed by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and the Department of Environmental Quality at its evening work session. Virginia’s Department...

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