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Editorial: Wading through a tricky business

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Land use can be a tricky business. A project that works perfectly fine in one location could be considered a nuisance in another area. Try as you might, there’s no real silver-bullet solution, or one-size-fits-all approach to zoning. Our elected officials, then, are tasked with taking these matters up case-by-case. We broach this issue in response to the board of supervisors’ recent “re-vote” on a rezoning case off the heavily

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Dec. 18, 2014

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Longtime educator will be missed Having been in education for 28 years, I have had the opportunity to meet outstanding educators. Some were great administrators and others were great leaders but most were one or the other. I had the pleasure of working with a gentleman that possessed both of these qualities. The first time I met Dr. William C. Bosher Jr. he made me feel special and someone that I wish

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  • Editorial: Proposed policy is ‘Much Ado’

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    The saga stemming from the airing of Thomas Friedman’s documentary “Searching for the Roots of 9/11” continues for Hanover’s public school system, much like a rendition of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” extended into its 10th act. Portions of the documentary, which dared to interview actual Muslims from the actual Middle East on their views of America and the possible reasons why terrorists decided to attack us – with the

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Dec. 11, 2014

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Many questions left unanswered Sept. 15, I sent an “Open Letter” to members of the Hanover County School Board. The letter asked for an explanation to seven questions. I stated in that transmittal: “There may very well be valid reasons behind each of these issues that would explain the cause and effect.” The board, as of this writing, has failed to adequately address six of these seven issues. The following

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  • Editorial: Sludge solution

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Back in September, following the outcry over an extensive industrial sludge proposal that at one time included Hanover, we applauded local officials’ efforts to request the state further evaluate the impact of the controversial agricultural practice and challenged state legislators to give counties greater local control. It appears 97th District Del. Chris Peace (R) has answered that call, though we begrudgingly can’t take full credit – the proposal drew fierce

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    ‘Misconceptions’ are causing me stress Another misconception issue for Hanover County! I’m thinking that Hanover being adjacent to a town claiming to be “The Center of the Universe” could be the reason these misconceptions come up. Maybe intelligent life does not extend outside their city limits. Past Misconception #1: Hanover taxpayers thinking it abnormal to pay a school crossing guard $3,336.67 a month for directing school bus traffic. Past Misconception

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  • Editorial: A bounty for us to be thankful for

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Thanksgiving. It’s odd that it’s even a holiday; that we need to set aside one, specific late-November day to remember to be thankful for all that we have. Nevermind that most of us use the occasion to binge on savory foods and the almighty American institution of football, shouldn’t we always give thanks? After all, we all have things to be thankful for every day – health and home, friends

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