Virginians help save $1.6 billion in 2010 census
The people of Virginia deserve credit for helping save an estimated $1.6 billion in costs for the 2010 census, William W. Hatcher, regional director of the Census Bureau, said today. Hatcher’s statement followed an announcement by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke that the decennial census would come in 22 percent under budget this year.
posted 08.16.2010Puller Science Center is latest addition to CCS
When students return to Christ-church School later this month they will be greeted by the new Lewis B. Puller Jr. Science Center, a state-of-the-art building incorporating green technology.
posted 08.11.2010Supervisor 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.