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Hanover assessor: real estate values on the rise

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

So far, Hanover County continues to see an increase in real estate values. Richard Paul, director of real estate assessments, presented good news for the 2015 “interim” numbers for the county at a Dec. 10 board of supervisors meeting.

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  • Committee finds space to spare at HHS, Oak Knoll

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    A recent facilities review finds that Hanover High School, the newest of the county’s four high schools, is being underutilized, as is the neighboring Oak Knoll Middle School.

    A facilities work group determined that Hanover schools are not using their space efficiently and a number of recommendations have been proposed to solve the problem. The committee’s findings and four solutions were presented Dec. 9.

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  • Curbside recycling in Rutland OK’d

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    A truck picks up curbside recycling in Ashland, one of several areas in Hanover County where the service is offered. Rutland hopes to join their ranks. (Photo courtesy of Hanover County)

    Next summer, Rutland residents will have curbside recycling in their neighborhood. Dec. 10, the board of supervisors voted in favor of adding the neighborhood to the county’s recycling district.

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Pa.-based steel maker holds ‘grand opening’

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

A privately owned Pennsylvania-based “metal service center” expanded their business in 2012 by adding an Ashland location. Recently, the business introduced itself to the community during a grand opening.

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  • Downtown merchant, Train Day sponsor, ‘noticed’

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Tiny Tims_uve been noticed

    By BOB BROWN Special to the H-P   We have a new toy store in town to feature in our “You’ve Been Noticed” program. Have you seen it?  The Ashland Main Street Association is proud to introduce everyone to Tiny Tim’s Toys at 104 S. Railroad Avenue in the heart of our historic shopping district. The Hemingway family have exhibited their LEGO Trains at Ashland Train Day for six years.

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  • Lazy Creek Farm launches first food truck out of Beaverdam

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Gary Layne and Alexann Rahini of Lazy Creek Farms in Beaverdam.

    Running a farm is a family affair, especially for Gary Layne, who is the fifth generation to live on Lazy Creek Farms, which spans roughly 100 acres in Beaverdam. After Layne graduated college, he started raising cattle on the land, which was previously owned by his great-grandfather. And, he plans to keep the farm in the family.

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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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