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Editorial: Under review

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

It appears as though context is actually important. Tuesday, members of Hanover’s governing body and county administration met alongside school board members and central office staff. The “elephant in the room” at this Joint Education Committee meeting was the recent airing in a pair of Hanover High School classrooms of Thomas Friedman’s “Searching for the Roots of 9/11,” a compelling if not controversial documentary that explores Muslims’ attitudes toward the

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Oct. 16, 2014

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Help make Bumpass a little less bumpy I am concerned about the deplorable condition of the rough and uneven railroad crossing at Fredericks Hall Community on Route 618 known as Fredericks Hall Road. It’s difficult to understand why this condition has evolved for so many years without a remedy. I’ve observed vehicles rock and roll while crawling over the tracks, seen many commercial trucks stop to proceed while hearing contents

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  • Editorial: Untapped

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    The Richmond region, and Virginia, in general, has been enjoying somewhat of a craft beer renaissance in recent years. A couple sessions back, the Virginia General Assembly passed new laws that got rid of the need for restaurants to accompany small breweries. We presume the original fear was there would be too much drinking on an empty stomach. Since that point, the industry has flourished without the burdensome need to

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    New deputies join local sworn officers This week, 13 deputies will join the ranks of sworn officers in Hanover and Goochland counties to serve the public. Nearly a year ago, these dedicated souls began their journey with the rigorous application process, then six months of law enforcement academy training, then three months of field training to arrive at this date. At academy graduation in late June, the officers were challenged

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  • Editorial: Out of context

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    In his documentary “Searching for the Roots of 9/11,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman called the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 the most important story he’d ever covered. In the opening minutes of the film, Friedman said he sought to find out what motivated a small group of radical Islamists to kill “3,000 of my brothers and sisters,” and why many across the Arab world applauded the attacks.

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  • Tomato Patch: Sports car hobby, volunteering pay off

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Greg Glassner gives Miss Virginia Courtney Garrett a lift in the State Fair of Virginia parade.

    By Greg Glassner Editor Emeritus When I retired as editor of the Herald-Progress nearly two years ago I was inundated with opportunities to volunteer for an assortment of civic groups and car clubs. (“Inundated” may be too strong a term, but it was more than a trickle.) In addition, I intended to write the occasional column or newspaper article as well as contribute to the websites and newsletters of four

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 2, 2014

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    American view was lacking in 9/11 film On Sept. 10 of this year a controversial video by Thomas Friedman, “Searching for the Roots of 9/11,” was shown in Hanover Schools. This video gives the feelings and point of view of a number of people living in the Middle East. And while most prefaced their statements with, “I don’t agree with hurting innocent people, but…,” some of those interviewed went on

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