Fri10312014

Last updateThu, 19 Nov 2015 8pm

   20140901MetroCastweb

Montross Festival Winners

MONTROSS FESTIVAL PARADE WINNERS 2014

Civic            &nbs...

Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

The popular Westmoreland County Museum in Montross is in the middle of a $1 million expansion that w...

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

Inn at Montross has new lease on life

The historic brick building at 21 Polk St., Montross, has been many things.  

The original build...

Montross eyes moving election day

Montross Town Council discussed moving May elections to November at their Aug. 26 meeting. The move ...

Moving day at the judicial center

Moving day at the judicial center

Workers with moving trucks spent Aug. 23 unloading furniture and boxes at the new $9 million Westmor...

Bowen’s 20 years as area educator rewarded

Bowen’s 20 years as area educator rewarded

He’s named assistant principal at Montross Middle School

 

 eyecareofva201403-web

 chesapeake-auction-web

Office-for-rent Jrnl Bldg 20130925

BOS, state lawmakers tackle transportation

Supervisors, Stuart and Pollard engage in funding summit
The Westmoreland Supervisors met last week with Virginia Senator Richard Stuart and Delegate Albert Pollard for the purpose of soliciting creation of a revenue stream dedicated to road im-provement needs.
At the end of the day the only accomplishment was the exchange of frustrations, Pollard’s distri-bution of dismal statistics detailing the state’s diminished revenues, and Stuart’s certainty that state lawmakers lack the will to introduce any new tax in the currently distressed economic envi-ronment.
Board Chairman Woody Hynson’s extemporaneous opening comments set the tone for every-thing that followed in the exchange of June 16.
“I think we all know what the problems are,” Hynson told the Senator and Delegate. “We hear daily from our constituents and we consider it our duty to warm you all up on what we hear from the 17,000 people in this county every day.

“The money for roads has kept drying up and drying up and no one in Richmond has looked for other ways to fund road improvements since the 1970s. During that time the number of cars has increased and so has the mileage they get on a gallon of gas.
“Paid highways or toll roads are fine in urban areas, but how would we ever have paid for the new bridge in Kinsale if we had to collect the revenue from the cars that cross that bridge?
“Rural roads don’t have the traffic to support the toll alternative,” Hynson said. “The roads we have in Westmoreland County could never pay for themselves that way.”
Hynson expressed satisfaction that the issue of funding for road improvement and the Northern Neck’s representation in Virginia’s General Assembly “isn’t partisan. We have a Democrat,” he said of Delegate Pollard, “and our Senator is a Republican.”
“You’re correct that we’re not partisan,” the Senator concurred.
“Really,” Hynson continued, “I feel no one has wanted to ask the question of where the money for road improvements is going to come from. There isn’t anyone who would want to raise the tax on gasoline when facing an election.”
The Board Chairman recognized the Department of Transportation’s Northern Neck Residency Administrator, Sean Trepani, who attended the supervisors’ meeting with the district’s state lawmakers.
“It isn’t fair,” Hynson stated. “Every month [Trepani] attends our meetings and we throw rocks at him. Everyone knows that isn’t right, but how can anyone expect the state’s highway system to continue to serve transportation needs when the problem of identifying funding streams really hasn’t been addressed since the 1970s?”
Hynson drew from his knowledge of 20th century history when he recalled a federal road con-struction initiative from the 1950s that served as a major impetus for large-scale economic de-velopment initiatives.
“When General Eisenhower returned from Europe after the war, he remembered what he had seen and learned in Germany and pushed for an interstate highway system. That interstate high-way system was probably the greatest thing that could have happened for creating growth in America.
“We need help right now with our Westmoreland County roads,” Hynson concluded. We need to figure out something we can do, because there seems to be plenty of money for the roads in Northern Virginia and in the Hampton Roads area compared to what we’re getting here.
“The kind of traffic we have on Route 3 most of the year isn’t going to support a toll. Toll sup-ported highways aren’t a solution here. I just hope there is someone who can come up with some revolutionary ideas. That’s what it’s going to take to get a handle on funding the kind of road improvements that we already need.”

Betsy Ficklin

Print Shop pens 2013 sml

 

narfe

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024


 

Quikey

Bulletline


 

Balloon House


 link4

Wedding invitations and other announcements

201410chamber

201410getaway

 

201409pr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EDITORIAL
Robert Berczuk • 540-775-2024 Main
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REPORTING
Leonard Banks • 540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Farneth
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leonard Banks
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING
Tanya M
540-775-2024 Main
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING SALES
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dennis Verdak
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMERCIAL PRINTING & SALES
Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tanya M.
540-775-2024 (Main)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OFFICE
Jessica Herrink
540-775-2024 (main)

540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMUNITY
Lori Deem
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal Print Shop

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

link4

Your Invitation Place

Balloon House