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Port Royal Town Council considering water options

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Port Royal is weighing the question of whether it should retain control of its deteriorating water system or allow Aqua Virginia to take it over and run the utility privately. As an early step toward making that decision, Town Council members heard a presentation at their Aug. 19 meeting from Aqua Virginia. Currently, nearly every component of Port Royal’s water system is nearing the

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  • Board likely to publish list of delinquent taxpayers

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Western Caroline Supervisor Jeff Black

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Delinquent taxpayers may soon face the disapproval of not just the county but also their fellow citizens. On Tuesday night, the Board of Supervisors decided to move forward with publishing in the local newspapers the names of people who have failed to pay their personal property taxes between 2008 and 2013. The Board had discussed this possibility for the past several meetings but without

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  • Planning Commission votes 3-2 to endorse Chaney mine application

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   By a close vote, the Planning Commission is recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve a request by Maryland-based Chaney Enterprises to establish a sand and gravel mine southwest of Route 17. After several months of work sessions and a public hearing on the issue held June 18, the commission’s discussion of the Chaney application at its Aug. 20 meeting was fairly brief. A

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Visiting Food Fanatics chef Tom Macrina stands behind the Gallina family who own and operate Giuseppe’s: Brianna Knoff, Lia Gallina, Sal Gallina, Rosie Gallina, and Angela Collins.

Giuseppe’s is finalist in US Foods competition

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Ladysmith is one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the nation, according to US Foods Food Fanatics Top Family Friendly Restaurants Contest. The restaurant near Ladysmith Road and Route 1 was named one of 10 finalists in the contest Aug. 11. Last Thursday, Tom Macrina, a Food Fanatics chef who resides in Philadelphia, visited Giuseppe’s to compile a report for the

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  • Anthi’s Family Restaurant serves hot food in a warm environment

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Anthi's WEB

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In an area that has more than its share of fast food restaurants, Leontios Dimosthenous has brought a breath of fresh air. Leo, as he is called, and his family started Anthi’s Family Restaurant at what was the Port Royal Tavern on Route 301 in the north end of Port Royal in February 2014. It was probably the worst time of year to start

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  • Scammers continue to target Rappahannock Electric Cooperative members

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Posing as representatives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), potential thieves have attempted to scam members by calling to demand immediate payment of bills. With REC members experiencing encounters with these scammers over the past several weeks, REC warns all of its members to not become a victim of this crime. “We want all of our members to be aware of the threat of scammers calling to demand immediate payment for

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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 jmsili@verizon.net. 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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  • ‘…give each other grace…’

    Posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    (Editor’s Note: Christian White, a third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, wrote the following message, which was distributed by principal Howard Pellegreen to the school staff. White gave permission for its publication.) Last Friday afternoon, the day of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I stayed late at school trying to finish up some things for this week. Preparing to leave, I looked up from my desk

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  • Caroline, its schools at crossroads

    Posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    OPINION/By Wendell N. Sims Caroline County is at a crossroads between ‘rural preservation’ and providing adequate levels of services for county residents, including good public education. Over the 12 years I served on the Caroline County School Board, I have seen significant levels of progress in every area of service in the county, including public education. Law enforcement, fire and rescue, new library resources, a new courthouse, new county offices,

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