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Editorial: Never ban books

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

Hanover County has gone through quite a bit in the almost two years I’ve been away. Some developments are great (the upcoming live streaming of Board of Supervisors meetings is a big win for transparency). Others are less great, such as the school division’s recent policy on “controversial” materials. Under this policy, if teachers choose to use any of six items deemed to be sensitive materials—a list that includes five

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  • Thanks for Noticing: Hello again from the H-P’s new editor

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor Boomerangs are cool, aren’t they? They’ll look like they’re flying away, but then they’ll circle right back around to more or less where they started. So anyway, hello, I’m Dan Sherrier, and I’ll be your new editor—even though I’m not exactly new. I was a reporter here at the Herald-Progress from February 2007 through May 2013, and before that I mostly grew up in Hanover.

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of March 5

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Perfection attained I went to a Finance Committee meeting recently and I was very pleased as to what I heard. Ms. Kathleen T. Seay, Director of Finance and Management Services, reported to the members of the county administrative staff and Board of Supervisors. The IRS gave a perfect—that’s right, a perfect—rating when its representatives audited the county’s financial records. I just wonder how many of us would get a perfect

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  • Editorial: Turning the page

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Well, here I am again, writing another editorial on deadline – behind deadline actually. Generally it’s the last thing I do for each week’s edition, a last reflection before the news pages fly off to the printer, returning to us in tidy bundles, ready to be shared with the world. In many ways, this week is the same as most others, only this will be my last editorial for the

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  • Guest Commentary: New development comes with a price tag

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    By Pattie Bland Coalition for Hanover’s Future According to Hanover County records, more than $31.5 million in cash proffers, or developers’ fees, have been eliminated in one year’s time since the board of supervisors voted to eliminate more than $52 million on previously zoned land slated for development. Historically, proffers were used for capital funding, the building costs of schools, parks, libraries, public safety (fire and EMS), roads and major

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Feb. 26, 2015

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Taxpayers stewing Giving back. OK, what does it all mean? If I work for a paycheck, insurance and retirement, is that considered giving back, or is that considered getting paid for giving back? Could this actually mean, “No Pay, No Give Back?” I had a “give-back” incident once. After a late Black Friday night shopping spree for car parts and later getting back in the light where I could see

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  • Editorial: Access granted

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    It’s official: Hanover citizens are about to have much better access to their local government. Last week, the board of supervisors unanimously approved a proposal to live-stream county meetings online, ensuring anyone with an Internet connection and an interest in local public affairs can easily keep up with Hanover’s top elected officials. We applaud the board for seeing this initiative through. We hope they make good on extending the streaming

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