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By Linda Cicoira -- Benjamin Mathai, the first person to be given jail time and a fine for clear-cutting protected wetlands and soil disturbance without a permit in Northampton County, was congratulated by Judge W. Revell Lewis III of the county circuit court Monday for complying with the requirements that...
By Linda Cicoira -- It took decades, but John Smith, of Hallwood, finally appears to have turned the tables. Last week, he was victorious in getting the town council to give him $250 for dental work even though the move immediately brought another resident’s plea for assistance.  And Smith came to...
By Linda Cicoira -- Tangier Islanders were raising their glasses (of water) Wednesday and toasting thanks to those up and down the Eastern Shore mainland, the Tidewater area, and parts of Maryland that came to the rescue with bottles of drinking water after their main water line broke and their...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Rosenwald School Restoration Initiative, a local nonprofit organization, purchased the historic African-American elementary school last month after nearly a decade of fundraising, and it is ready to restore the structure and give it back to the community. The school located on Old Cape Charles...
By Connie Morrison -- Feliciano Ortiz, grandfather of  3-year-old Sofia Escalante, sobbed into the phone as he described to a reporter how his “beautiful” granddaughter would run to him saying, “Give me a kiss!”  Ortiz said her body was one of those found in the aftermath of a blaze last Friday in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood clerk who was storing town financial records in her car in 2017 when the vehicle and contents burned in a mysterious fire, was charged last week with 65 felony counts of embezzlement that involve more than $22,000.  Accusations, betrayal, missing...
By Stefanie Jackson – Robert Duer, Exmore town manager and Northampton supervisor, announced at Monday’s Exmore town council meeting that he will not run for re-election to the board of supervisors this November. “I went down there to do three things. One of them was to keep chicken houses out of...
By Linda Cicoira -- Eastern Shore of Virginia residents  -- along with the rest of the state -- were taken on a wild ride by Gov. Ralph Northam and other top-ranking Democrats this week. It started last Friday with the discovery of a circa 1984 racist photograph that appeared on Northam’s Eastern Virginia...
By Linda Cicoira -- Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood clerk who was storing town financial records in her car in 2017 when the vehicle and contents burned in a mysterious fire, was charged last week with 65 felony counts of embezzlement that involve more than $22,000.  Accusations, betrayal, missing...
By Linda Cicoira -- William “Bill” Wrobel, director of NASA Wallops Flight Facility, is leaving the Eastern Shore for a new job in Washington, D.C., a spokesperson for NASA confirmed this week.  A source close to the move told the Eastern Shore Post that the new job is a demotion and...