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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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  • Tomato Patch: Missing my local station now that it’s gone

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    By Greg Glassner H-P Editor Emeritus “Will you miss me when I’m gone?” is a common theme in music lyrics, particularly bluegrass and country music. If you research that phrase you come up with songs performed by The Carter Family, Brooks & Dunn and others. WHAN radio probably aired some of those songs during its long tenure as Ashland’s locally-owned and operated AM/FM station. Ashland’s local station changed ownership and

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Feb. 19, 2015

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Remark on teachers deserves an award We would now like to announce the 2015 Beadle Bumble Award #1. The Beadle Bumble award was established by the old Richmond New-Leader about 50 years ago. We have, unofficially, opened up the “franchise” in Hanover County. Hollywood may have its “Oscars” but Central Virginia has its “Beadle Bumble.” Our first “award” goes to a member of the board of supervisors. A Dec. 5, 2014,​media article reported

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  • Editorial: Ethics, reformed

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    With a former Virginia governor out of his jail cell on appeal and his wife soon to meet her fate on multiple corruption charges, state lawmakers this week passed new legislation limiting the “gifts” they are allowed to receive. Under the new laws passed by both the House and Senate, many of the lavish gifts the McDonnells happily lapped up from then-Star Scientific CEO Johnnie Williams would not be permitted.

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