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By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Town Council Monday approved salary increases for police officers to bring police department salaries more into line with other localities, including the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and several town police departments. After research, “We found that we had the absolute lowest starting salary of any...
Dear Editor: I’m writing you again today regarding cats. I read your article in your paper about the Accomack County nonprofit group improving the lives of community cats. Communities must take care of the issue. Quit ignoring and complaining about it. It should not be a burden for just a...
Dear Editor: I have heard a lot about all the feral cats people are taking care of. They trap them, have then neutered, and then put them back into the wild. It seems to me if they really liked cats they would take them home and love them. Cats are predators...
By Carol Vaughn — Leaders of an Accomack County nonprofit group are working to improve the lives of community cats — and to reduce their numbers — by organizing trap-neuter-return events. After holding its first Neuter Scooter event in June, in which 31 cats were spayed or neutered, the group, Northern...
Dear Editor: My brother found four kittens covered under a plastic bowl yesterday at the dump in Northampton, barely alive. We took them to animal control in Melfa. One had to be euthanized; his intestines were hanging out. Three are in foster care to see if they survive. Approximately two weeks...
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 — 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 — Monique Roske, treasurer of Chincoteague Island Community Cats, spoke during the public comment period at the Nov. 2 Chincoteague town council meeting, providing an update about the group’s upcoming TNR (trap-neuter-release) weekend clinic Nov. 12 to 15. Volunteers are coming from as far away as New...
By Carol Vaughn — Julie Brommer updated the Chincoteague town council at the Sept. 8 meeting about activities the group Chincoteague Island Community Cats is doing. The organization had to cancel a planned Trap-Neuter-Release clinic in June due to the pandemic. The organization recently received its first grant as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)...
By Carol Vaughn . Chincoteague, like many communities, is home to a number of “community cats” — outdoor-dwelling cats that are sometimes fed by residents, but are not owned by anyone. Some on the island have expressed concern about the fate of upwards of 60 such cats that live in the Inlet...