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By Stefanie Jackson -- Local efforts by an international organization for ocean conservation, Oceana, are helping drive the movement against offshore drilling in Virginia by creating public awareness of the risks it poses not only to Eastern Shore citizens but also to marine life in the surrounding waters of the...
By Stefanie Jackson -- The U.S. Coast Guard has a new proposal to formally establish an anchorage three miles from Cape Charles and to locate another anchorage near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, six miles from Fisherman Island, but will it appease Eastern Shore citizens after a similar proposal two years...
By Stefanie Jackson -- More than a dozen parents and grandparents of current and former Northampton students and other concerned citizens told county supervisors Tuesday night that “we can’t afford it” is “not acceptable” as an answer to the structural issues at Northampton High School that require the facility to...
By Linda Cicoira -- The 13.5-acre KmX Chemical Corporation in New Church was closed in late June due to “poor business conditions for recycled chemical,” CEO Hubert Fleming told the Eastern Shore Post this week. “The plant has been placed in care and maintenance with the objective of selling to a...
By Linda Cicoira — Lance G. Fisher, who dumped an estimated 120 tons of trash, including more than 100 tires, on his property on Shad Landing Road in Sanford last year, will not have to pay the $13,500 fine proposed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). He “claimed an inability...
By Linda Cicoira — Water withdrawal, wastewater runoff and unlined dumps are all sources of concern on the Eastern Shore in the quest for a safe environment and clean water for all.  The state requires groundwater withdrawal permits to be obtained if the usage of a well or well system exceeds...