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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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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Nov. 27, 2014

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Hanoverians have reason to give thanks Well, this Thursday is the day that we take time to give thanks. You know, I hope we take time to give thanks everyday, because we have so much to be thankful for. I think that is especially true for those living in Hanover County. We know that when we go to  bed at night, we have “Hanover’s Finest” patrolling our roads and streets

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  • Editorial: ‘Controversy’

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    A committee assembled by the Hanover School Board continues its work on reviewing the school system’s policies regarding “controversial materials,” after the airing of a documentary at Hanover High School in September that sought answers to why America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The board hasn’t taken any formal action yet, but last week, school board members received an update from the division’s superintendent of instruction, who said the

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