Autism has risen to 1 in every 68 births in the U.S.
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its report concluding the prevalence of autism had risen to one in every 68 births in the United States, almost twice the 2004 rate of one in 125. The rate for boys is almost one in every 54 boys.
posted 04.19.2017Proposed town budget shows slight decrease
The proposed budget for the Town of Urbanna for 2017-18 (FY18) does not include increases in water rates or town taxes. The budget was presented at the town council’s April 13 work session meeting.
posted 04.19.2017Volunteers sharing love cited as Rotary presents Pride of Middlesex award
It was Christmas in April when the Rotary Club of Middlesex presented Fred and Bettie Lee Gaskins its Pride of Middlesex award on April 8. The annual award recognized the Gaskinses’ positive influences on the county since 1966 when they bought the Southside Sentinel, said Rotary emcee John Koontz.
posted 04.12.2017Feral cat concerns get airing here
Urbanna’s feral cat colonies were the subject of a “special called meeting” of the Urbanna Town Council on Thursday, April 6. Only three members of council showed up—Larry Chowning, George DeVries and Diane Gravatt—who set up the meeting. Mayor Steve Hollberg, a CPA, said via email that he was very busy because this is tax season and would not attend.