- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00
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The Westmoreland Supervisors met on Sept. 10 and put their stamp of approval on the set of documents the jurisdiction’s Industrial Development Authority had ratified four nights earlier. As this edition of The Journal goes to press, all the ink has dried and Maryland-based building contractor W. M. Schlosser can begin preparing the ground immediately adjacent to the George D. English Building, where the new complex will stand.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 22:44
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After two months of closed door deliberations, the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors approved a final contract that will enable the County Administrator of 19 years to continue those duties until July 1, 2020.
The contract made available to this reporter late last week is dated July 30, 2012 and is signed by County Administrator Norm Risavi, Board of Supervisors Chairman Darryl Fisher and County Attorney Thomas O. Bondurant, Jr.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:34
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A new Verizon Wireless communications tower will be the subject of next month’s public hearings when the Westmoreland Planning Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday and the Supervisors conduct their land use business at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. Both sessions will be held in A.T. Johnson auditorium.
Verizon Wireless is still in the process of installing its infrastructure in the service challenged jurisdiction whose low lying waterfront areas are difficult to reach. Weak signals in areas where service has already been made commercially available results in operational limitations, despite the infrastructure that already is in place.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:21
- Published on Monday, 27 August 2012 20:01
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Citizens in Westmoreland shores were a little riled last Wednesday when Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Westmoreland Sheriff's deputies and the Dahlgren Department of Defense Bomb Squad showed up in their neighborhood.
Rumors quickly surfaced that a bomb threat was occurring on Holly Vista Drive even hours after the actual incident was over.
On August 22, Westmorleland Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from a citizen in the 1200 block of Holly Vista Drive reporting what could have been an explosive device.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00
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The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors met last Monday evening with Extension Agent Stephanie Romelczyk and the brief exchange resulted in adoption of a resolution that asks Virginia’s governor to designate the jurisdiction as a drought disaster area.
The Aug. 13 action had been in the works for nearly a month, as rainfall data and estimates of crop damage were gathered and evaluated. Romelczyk told the Supervisors that rainfall is nearly eight inches below normal and the outlook for the county’s farmers is becoming increasingly dire.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:48
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The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) public hearing previously scheduled for Monday, Aug. 20 has been moved back to Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. in the George D. English Building’s General District Court Room. County Administration advised The Journal of the change in that meeting’s location on Aug. 16, two days after the previous edition of this paper went to press.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:34
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The public hearing that Westmoreland Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will convene at 6 p.m. next Monday evening in old A.T. Johnson auditorium is the last chance residents have to express their sentiments concerning the 40-year debt service obligation and nearly $16,000,000 cost associated with the county’s proposed judicial center project.