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‘Public access-way’ issue heats up
Even when English is well written it can be interpreted differently — when it’s vague and is the law, things can get tangled to the point of a lawsuit being threatened. Consider one sentence in the Urbanna Zoning Ordinance: “A public access-way to the water shall be provided for each 100 feet of water frontage the project occupies.”
posted 03.02.2011

The importance of servicing your boat
imageWhile the economy was booming, people bought boats as though there would never be anything other than a stick floating. Sex was the big driver: the sexier the boat, the faster it went out the door. No one gave a thought to driveline service, and by golly it turned around and bit ‘em in the butt at the first routine maintenance.

posted 03.02.2011

Fire burns 524 acres at Jamaica
image“They (homeowners) were burning debris earlier in the week and thought they had the fire out,” said Collier. “On Saturday, they noticed it was smoking and attempted to put it out, but the wind made it jump into the woods.” The fire was first reported at 12:10 p.m. Saturday.

posted 02.23.2011

Boat operator pleads guilty in fatal crash
imageThey were returning to their cottage after a day on the water. The music was loud, some of them danced in the front of the bow rider boat. No one seemed to be paying attention as the 23-foot boat approached Channel Marker #10, including boat operator Steve W. Nixon. He let go of the wheel and yelled “Woo-hoo.”

posted 02.23.2011

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