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Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Nancy Proto, a member of the Northampton County School Board, recently reacted to the school board’s unanimous approval of her request to form a committee that will research how other school divisions have implemented restorative discipline – an alternative to traditional school discipline methods such...
By Stefanie Jackson – The new Eastville Community Health Center under construction is nearly half built and almost fully funded, Eastern Shore Rural Health CEO Nancy Stern announced last week. “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” Stern told Northampton supervisors before she showed them video footage of the ongoing construction....
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board made a unanimous decision June 27 to research restorative discipline and how it may be implemented in the county’s public schools, after school board member Nancy Proto and community members made the case that punishment does not change behavior. “What we’re doing...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Spencer Murray threw one of the rules out the window Tuesday night at a public hearing on the event venue that John and Linda Cleaveland proposed for hosting weddings and other special events at their creekside home in Wellington...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles-Northampton County African American Heritage Festival will return this coming July Fourth weekend, with food, games, music, and more. The fifth annual festival will celebrate the history and legacy of African Americans in Cape Charles and greater Northampton County who have contributed to the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools attempt to manage student behavior using a broken discipline system that simply needs “restoration,” not a complete transformation, according to one school board member. “We have challenging students, and we need to be responsive because that’s the hand we were dealt,” said school board...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nearly 40% of Northampton residents receive Medicaid benefits since Medicaid expansion took effect in Virginia on Jan.1, requiring Northampton County Social Services to commit 2.5 full-time employees to manage the enrollment increase. “This is one of the best investments that we make,” Spencer Murray, chairman of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission voted 3-1 Wednesday night to recommend the rejection of John and Linda Cleaveland’s special-use permit application to use their Wellington Neck property to host outdoor weddings. The decision was made in spite of the argument made by the Cleavelands’ attorney, Carl Eason,...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020 that will be funded without a tax hike, totaling approximately $42.5 million, not counting funding for the Northampton school division. But Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors, gave fair warning that taxes will likely...
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By Stefanie Jackson – When U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Cape Charles May 30 for a meeting with Northampton County leaders, the senator appeared to have the most confidence in the ability of Congress to pass an infrastructure bill that would benefit the Eastern Shore. “It’s the one area where...