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Middlesex County lawsuit hearing postponed
A Middlesex Circuit Court hearing on a $14 million lawsuit against Middlesex County scheduled for April 9 was postponed. The hearing has not been rescheduled. Developer Gene A. Ruark of Deltaville sued the Middlesex Board of Supervisors on October 2, 2008, claiming that the board’s failure to rezone his 630 acres from Low Density Rural to Residential amounts to “a taking of the Property.”
posted 04.22.2009

Land application to be considered
Following a “sewage summit” on April 14, Jim Pyne, chief of the Small Communities Division of Hampton Roads Sanitation Division (HRSD), said the HRSD Commission will consider a request to perform a land application study as a way to dispose of wastewater in the Saluda and Urbanna area.

posted 04.22.2009

Time to battle bagworms
imageThe bagworm is a general pest of trees and shrubs. The caterpillar of a moth, the bagworm constructs a carrot-shaped, or ice cream cone shaped, case or bag formed from plant material. They attack both deciduous trees and evergreens, but are especially damaging to Leyland cypress, juniper, arborvitae, spruce pine and cedar (most conifers).

posted 04.22.2009

Chesapeake Bay blue crab population increases
imageVirginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that the Chesapeake Bay’s adult population of blue crabs has increased substantially over last year, indicating management measures put into place in 2008 to address population declines are working.

posted 04.21.2009

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