Tag: American Rescue Plan

By Carol Vaughn — County employees who were not included in a prior decision to give bonuses to first responders will receive one in their Dec. 15 paycheck, after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to that effect Wednesday. The bonus applies to all full-time and part-time employees...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock Town Council will continue discussing the town’s comprehensive plan update at its next meeting, after some members at the Sept. 27 meeting said they want to hear more from their colleagues before approving the plan. Mayor Fletcher Fosque encouraged council members to submit questions about...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board on Tuesday night unanimously approved recommendations for spending the more than $13 million it will receive from the third round of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, following a public hearing on the matter. Karen Downing, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Aug. 24, to receive comments and vote on a plan to spend more than $13 million from the third round of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, about a week...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Police Department was recognized for being fully accredited. “These are agencies that are professional. These are agencies that want to do the best that they can do. … It takes a lot to be an accredited agency,” said Derrick Mays, program manager for the Virginia...
By Carol Vaughn — Alice Burton, of a northern Virginia animal rescue group, during the public comment period spoke about her experiences over the past decade in coming to Chincoteague to do trap-neuter-return of feral cats. Burton said the first time the group came “everybody on the island was pretty much...
By Carol Vaughn — Broadband, volunteer fire departments, and childcare were among items discussed at a work session the Accomack County Board of Supervisors held Wednesday to begin considering how the county should spend $6.3 million in federal money it will receive as result of the American Rescue Plan Act. No...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Town Council continued discussing problems with the Chincoteague Causeway at the council’s work session Thursday. Town Manager Mike Tolbert reported he spoke with Chris Isdell of the Virginia Department of Transportation about causeway safety, including the idea of making it a no passing zone. VDOT currently...
By Carol Vaughn — Representatives of Onancock Main Street and other community organizations spoke during a town hall meeting the Onancock Town Council held Monday to receive comments about how to use around $1.1 million in federal pandemic recovery funds the town is set to receive. Mayor Fletcher Fosque said the...