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Easter, a time for renewal and giving thanks

It was Easter Sunday, not Thanksgiving Day, but for me, it was a time for giving thanks. Much to Dad's chagrin, I was thankful for the tufts of wild onions that sprouted up on our less-than-perfect lawn. Our neighbor, Mrs. Blanchard, who lived across the street, must have looked over at our house...

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  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                Last Word, Feb. 17

                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

                  • Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Looking good To whoever is decorating Lake Powell Road and Brookwood Drive with decorations: They look amazing. Can’t wait to see what you put up for Easter. This is harassment I worked at a big box hardware store. Every day, the male customers would make degrading sexual comments to any of the...

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                      • W-JCC names Teacher of the Year finalists

                        W-JCC names Teacher of the Year finalists

                        Ahead of naming the W-JCC Teacher of the Year later this week, Williamsburg-James City County Schools announced the division's choices for the Elementary, Middle, and High School level Teachers of the Year. The three finalists were chosen from the Teachers of the Year chosen by each school in the...

                          • NWS: Weak tornado tore through Queens Drive neighborhood during weekend storm

                            NWS: Weak tornado tore through Queens Drive neighborhood during weekend storm

                            The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado hit upper York County during a severe storm last weekend. There were no injuries. Starting at the Colonial Parkway near the Queens Drive interchange around 8:05 p.m. Friday, the tornado touched down and tore through the area for almost...

                              • George Mason dean Peggy Agouris selected as new William and Mary provost

                                George Mason dean Peggy Agouris selected as new William and Mary provost

                                A national search comes to an end as Peggy Agouris will become William and Mary’s new chief academic officer, President Katherine Rowe announced today. The current dean of George Mason’s College of Science, Agouris will become William and Mary’s sixth provost. She will begin her new position July...

                                  • W&M Board of Visitors will meet this week; here's a look at their agenda

                                    W&M Board of Visitors will meet this week; here's a look at their agenda

                                    William and Mary’s Board of Visitors will meet this week to discuss the school’s budgets and long-term plans that are up for review. The 17 governor-appointed members of the board will convene from April 24 to 26 in a series of committee meetings they hold four times a year. The meetings are open...

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