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One of several options presented by Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc. would demolish the existing pool and replace it with what is essentially a miniature waterpark at a cost of $1.3 million. (design by Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc.)

Ashland’s knee-deep in options for Carter Park Pool

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

On a chilly Tuesday night, one of the first real harbingers of the winter season to come, Ashland officials had fun in the sun on their minds as they weighed the future of the Carter Park Pool. Nov. 18, council members, town staff and members of the parks and recreation committee met with Doug Aurand, of Norfolk-based Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc., the same firm that designed the original town pool.

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  • Atlee Walmart targets January opening

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Workers make progress at  Atlee’s “Walmart Neighborhood Market” on Sliding Hill Road, where construction is well underway.

    The Walmart Neighborhood Market, which will be located on Sliding Hill Road, is expected to be open for business at the end of January. But local citizens are still worried about the impact the grocery store could have on their community.

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  • Hanover’s first roundabout proposed for dangerous crossroads

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    An aerial view of the proposed roundabout at the Studley-Rural Point Road intersection. (Photo courtesy of Hanover County)

    Henry District residents could get the county’s first roundabout at the intersection of Studley and Rural Point roads.Tuesday night, county staff held a public meeting to inform citizens about the project and allow them to ask questions.

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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: ‘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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  • Editorial: Voluntary scrutiny

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hanover Public Schools is weighing a proposal to require volunteer athletic coaches to undergo fingerprinting procedures in addition to a basic background check. Frankly, we were surprised similar protocols were not already in effect in a school system known for running a pretty tight ship.

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Nov. 13, 2014

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Comments on piece by FOHS members This letter is in reference to the Nov. 6 guest commentary in the H-P written  by the Friends of Hanover Schools. I thought the article was well-done and very conciliatory toward the school board. I offer the  following comments relative to the seven points raised in the article: More teachers. Yes, but the emphasis needs to be on quality, not just high SAT scores. We

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