Robert Brauchle

Writer

Robert Brauchle is the Associate Opinion Page Editor at the Daily Press. Prior to that, he most recently served as the editor for the Tidewater Review in West Point and deputy editor for The Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he reported for daily newspapers in Watertown, N.Y., and Utica, N.Y., for almost six years before joining the Daily Press staff in December 2011 as the city of Hampton city beat reporter.

Recent Articles

  • See the documents: Historic Triangle Tourism

    See the documents: Historic Triangle Tourism

    S942 Historic Triangle Sales Tax Amended Bill (PDF) S942 Historic Triangle Sales Tax Amended Bill (Text) Fiscal Impact Report Historic Triangle Sales Tax (PDF) Fiscal Impact Report Historic Triangle Sales Tax (Text)

  • Column: Williamsburg has a revenue problem

    Last summer, the Williamsburg City Council took aim at tourists, passing a series of tax increases and new fees that will collect more money to help fund tourism-related projects. This year, expect the city’s property owners to be the council’s next target. Why raise taxes on real estate owners?...

  • Colonial Williamsburg: Changing experiences, and admission success

    Colonial Williamsburg: Changing experiences, and admission success

    In a year when total revenues dropped and expenses ticked upward, Colonial Williamsburg had one thing to hang its hat on at the end of 2016: admission revenue to the 18th-century living history museum rose for the second consecutive year. The accomplishment was one Colonial Williamsburg had not...

  • Column: Native American bill in Trump's hands now

    President Trump didn’t win many friends Thursday during an Oval Office meeting on immigration, where he disparaged the countries thousands of African migrants flee from every year. His comments were crass and uncalled for, regardless of his policies on protecting our borders and removing illegal...

  • Colonial Williamsburg hires 2 senior vice presidents

    Colonial Williamsburg hires 2 senior vice presidents

    Colonial Williamsburg announced Tuesday it has hired two senior vice presidents who will report directly to CEO Mitchell Reiss. Ghislain d’Humières and Paul Scott will fill the roles Reiss created in October as a way of restructuring his leadership team. d’Humières will serve as the executive director...

  • Historic Triangle remains right-leaning region in statewide races

    Historic Triangle remains right-leaning region in statewide races

    Despite losing the state’s gubernatorial seat Tuesday to Democrat Ralph Northam, Ed Gillespie found he has friends in the Historic Triangle. Statewide, Northam defeated Gillespie; Democrat Justin Fairfax beat Republican Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor, and Democrat Mark Herring won a second...

  • Looking forward: A vision for Colonial Williamsburg

    Looking forward: A vision for Colonial Williamsburg

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final installment that takes a look at Colonial Williamsburg’s finances. To revisit the series, visit vagazette.com/colonialwilliamsburg. When Mitchell Reiss considers Colonial Williamsburg’s future, he focuses on two things: its balance sheet and an evolving...

  • Colonial Williamsburg's relationship with city becomes strained

    Colonial Williamsburg's relationship with city becomes strained

    Editor’s note: This article is the fourth in a series exploring Colonial Williamsburg finances. To revisit the series, visit vagazette.com/colonialwilliamsburg. Dan Clayton sees cooperation in Colonial Williamsburg’s nooks and crannies. Fire hydrants are painted green instead of the traditional...

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