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Op-ed — The true cost of water

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

By Shannon V. Becker President, Aqua Virginia   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Virginia needs to invest $6.7 billion in its drinking water infrastructure and $6.8 billion in its wastewater infrastructure through 2030. These investments are vital to public health and the economy, but the people they serve rarely see them. When you turn on the tap or flush a toilet, you expect that all the pipes and

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  • Letter to the Editor — Forged petition threatens integrity of process

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    To the Editor: I sent a letter to our district Supervisor, a member of the Caroline County Board of Supervisors, to point out and make abundantly clear that the promotional “Support for Chaney Enterprises” petition presented to this Board was in fact a fraudulent and illegal document. This questionable falsified document included my name and forged signature along with the names and signatures of deceased persons and numerous others that

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  • Letter to the Editor — If he owns the school, he should pay the taxes

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    To the Editor: I was appalled at the way a Caroline County superintendent, Dr. Gregory Killough, acted to two adults, School Board member Dr. Mary Anderson and Board of Supervisors member Jeff Sili. I guess he has been around children so long that he has started to act like them. If he owns the school (which I honestly believe that he did say it. Dr. Anderson and Mr. Sili would

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  • Letter to the Editor — Supervisor writes about forged petition

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Editor’s note: The writer, Jeff Sili, represents the Bowling Green District on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors.   To the Editor: This letter is in response to the many phone calls I have received regarding the petition with forged signatures presented as part of the Special Exception Application for Chaney Enterprises to mine sand and gravel on Rt. 17. The property is located in Caroline County and owned by

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  • Letter to the Editor — School Board was wrong to censure member

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    To the Editor: Incredibly, there have been three recent, and related, events in Caroline County that have both the newspapers and the social media-verse all abuzz. First was the alleged removal of a Board of Supervisors member (Mr. Jeff Sili) from Bowling Green Elementary during the recent National School Lunch Week activities (which Mr. Sili has attended in the past). Mr. Sili, who was accompanied by School Board member Dr.

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  • Letter to the Editor: Many reasons to deny proposed mine

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    To the Editor: Your editorial on the Chaney Enterprises mine (“Board has tough decision on mine,” Nov. 6 print edition) made some good points. However, there are several additional facts that should be stated. All mitigate against the approval of another mine on Route 17. First of all, there are currently three mines on Route 17 that have previously been approved by the Board of Supervisors that have not opened

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  • Caroline YMCA could cost taxpayers $8 million

    Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    This is a letter to the editor from Jeff Sili, now in his second term on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors. We welcome letters to the editor from other members of the Board of Supervisors. Sili will answer questions sent to his email address at Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to shed some transparency on the financial obligations concerning the building of the YMCA in

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