VIMS to study how sediment plume from Irene and Lee might affect Bay
The researchers’ main concern is the heavy rainfall that the consecutive storms brought to the Bay watershed, and the resulting plume of river-borne sediments now entering Bay waters. The sediments decrease water clarity—potentially affecting sunlight-loving baygrasses—and can bury bottom-dwelling organisms such as oysters.
posted 09.19.2011Repairs slated at Saluda courthouse green
Middlesex County officials are expecting to have the two large fallen oak trees on the courthouse green in Saluda removed within the next couple of weeks and repairs will be made soon to the historical marker and the Confederate monument damaged in Hurricane Irene.
posted 09.14.2011New Urbanna administrator has been busy
Urbanna’s new town administrator, John Bailey, brings with him a variety of work experience. He started work in Urbanna on Monday, September 12. Bailey said he’s worked around the state but never near open water, and he’s looking forward to living in Middlesex.
posted 09.14.2011Landfill engineer fees, related actions by some officials, still debated
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors tabled action Tuesday, September 6, on allowing Saluda District representative Pete Mansfield to read his letter into the minutes concerning payments to Joyce Engineering, the firm hired to monitor the county’s closed landfill at Stormont.