- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 14:42
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Westmoreland school division’s budget request goes to BoS
The Westmoreland School Board conducted its public hearing this Monday on the next year’s budget. When no one objected to the proposal that would result in a 35 percent increase in taxes, the budget was adopted.
The approved 2011-2012 budget’s $19,006,494 is down by $827,784 when compared to the budget that governs the division’s 2010-2011 operations and accounts for employee step increases and 11 additional instructional and administrative employment
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 00:00
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Noisy rapid fire shooting from the O'Gara range sparked comment when the Westmoreland Supervisors met this Monday. During the discussion it was revealed that the site plan governing O'Gara Group's range activities was amended to allow the tactical security training establishment to engage in range activities on weekends.
Nomini Creek resident Margaret Quinn told supervisors she had been tasked with addressing the subject on behalf of others who had been disturbed by O'Gara's recent shooting activities.
- Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2011 21:05
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Anthony M. Green, 20, and Sidney A. Green, 26, were arrested today in the woods behind 129 Grainery Road, just outside Montross. They are suspects in a shooting that took place in Tappahannock on March 9.
At approximately 2 p.m., shots were fired into a car at the Queen Street Sunoco. Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with the Tappahannock Police and the Virginia State Police, picked up the two Greens, who are both from Tappahannock, but are not brothers, without incident.
Each of the Greens is charged in Tappahannock with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, firing into an occupied vehicle, and reckless handling of a firearm, and in Westmoreland County, with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony and possession of marijuana.
— Peggy Garland
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 00:38
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The Westmoreland supervisors met Monday afternoon with consulting architect Rick Funk and the result was a determination to go forward with construction of a new judicial center.
Funk’s previous sets of preliminary drawings failed to satisfy the judges who currently hold court in the George D. English Building.
Judges previously put county government on notice that existing court accommodations pose safety hazards and do
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 14:59
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The 58-year-old Prospect Bridge on state Route 621 is going to be replaced. No construction dates have been established, but Virginia Department of Transportation has announced its intention to conduct an informational session on Wednesday, March 30.
Billed as a public hearing, the session will run 4-7 p.m. in A.T. Johnson auditorium. Residents will be able to review the proposed project plans and the National Environmental Policy Act documentation.
During the March 30 hearing and informational session, private citizens will have an opportunity to deliver oral or written comments on the bridge replacement project.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:00
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The Westmoreland supervisors voted last week to join Essex County and two other Northern Neck jurisdictions in creation of a regional billing service that promises to optimize collection of ambulance fees. The proposed in-house collection agency will be headquartered in Warsaw in the District Planning Office.
With the exception of Northumberland County, every jurisdiction on the Northern Neck has independently contracted with a private collection agency