Supervisor criticizes pay bonuses for jail employees
Middlesex supervisor Fred Crittenden, who represents the county on the Middle Peninsula Regional Jail Board, reported to county supervisors at their August 3 meeting that he is concerned how unspent funds in the 2009-10 (FY10) jail budget will be used.
posted 08.11.2010Urbanna town council to consider condos, again
After more than three years of debate and two lawsuits, the site plan for 14 condominiums proposed at Urbanna Yachting Center will come to a head on Monday, August 16, at 7 p.m. when the Urbanna Town Council holds a public hearing on the latest site plan proposal.
posted 08.11.2010Schools to focus on dropout rate
On Monday the Middlesex County School Board voted to accept plans to strive “harder” to bring student dropout rates down by emphasizing the importance of staying in school—starting at the kindergarten level.
posted 08.11.2010Hitchhiking bacteria can go against the flow
A new study co-authored by professor Kam Tang of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying hitchhiking bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.