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Another hearing sought on proposed sewage plant
Roger Martin of Urbanna, an opponent of the proposed sewage treatment plant, has filed a written request with DEQ asking that the public hearing period be reopened for 60 days. DEQ staff replied negatively to Martin’s request via email. “The State Water Control Law requires the State Water Control Board to give the applicant a decision within 90 days of the close of the (public) comment period. The only way the Board can delay a decision is if the applicant agrees,” wrote Rick Weeks of the DEQ.
posted 07.15.2009

Habitat for Humanity’s $60,000 Building Campaign
imageWhen we hear “Habitat for Humanity” or just “Habitat,” the two most common responses are “that is the movement that Jimmy Carter started,” and “they give away houses.” Both of these common statements about Habitat for Humanity are false.

posted 07.15.2009

Storm rips through Lancaster
imageThousands of trees were downed and hundreds of power lines severed Sunday afternoon as a storm system tore through Lancaster County. The storm, which moved down the Rappahannock River around 3:30 p.m., brought with it heavy rains, strong winds and hail.

posted 07.14.2009

Dredging of Broad Creek to begin this fall
The Norfolk District Army Corps of Engineers has received federal stimulus funding to dredge Broad Creek in Deltaville, reported Corps official Douglas H. Stampers in a June 10 email to Middlesex County officials. “The funding should be sufficient . . . to dredge the channel and prepare the upland site to accept the material,” said Stampers.

posted 07.08.2009

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