Tag: Eastern Shore

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is the number one county in Virginia for the total persons per 100,000 who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, Eastern Shore Health District Chief Operating Officer Jon Richardson announced Feb. 23. The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 persons is “the ultimate measure of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore Rural Health (ESRH) has received a $132,100 grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation to hire a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Eastville Community Health Center. “The Virginia Health Care Foundation applauds this important addition of mental health services at Eastern Shore Rural Health...
By Connie Morrison — Arcadia Middle School building is closed to staff and students from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 "for proper sanitization procedures," according to message posted to the school's Facebook pagee. "All students should check their email accounts today for further information and letters will be sent home...
By William P. O’Hare — A few years ago, I wrote a report for the yearly KIDS COUNT on the Eastern Shore Forum in which I compared the well-being of children in Northampton County to the well-being of children in other counties and independent cities in Virginia. The comparison was...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition is working not only to create more affordable housing opportunities in Accomack and Northampton counties, it’s raising awareness of proven homebuying tips, strategies, and financing options for individuals and families of practically every income. During an online housing conference hosted...
This article first appeared in the Virginia Mercury. It is republished here with permission. By Sarah Vogelsong  Virginia Mercury A legislative attempt to force Virginia to reveal more information about COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s poultry plants and other workplaces, introduced after months of stonewalling from Virginia health officials and their insistence...
By Stefanie Jackson – Finding affordable housing isn’t easy whether one rents or buys a home, but the Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition made it a little easier by hosting an online housing conference Aug. 21. Local real estate agents, lenders, and state and federal housing program associates shared their...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition recently surveyed local housing developers and real estate professionals, and the results showed “no particular surprises” but highlighted the difficulty of developing housing in Accomack and Northampton counties. The housing coalition’s committee on private sector collaboration discussed the survey results...
By Jim Ritch — A remote location surrounded by water grants Eastern Shore stargazers an excellent location for viewing the Milky Way. The light pollution of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ocean City, Md., fades away. The ocean to our east projects nothing more than an occasional celestial reflection, a visual accent...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today he will tighten coronavirus-related restrictions in Hampton Roads due to its increased rate of positive cases of COVID-19, but other Virginia regions, including the Eastern Shore, will remain in Phase III of the state’s reopening plan. Starting Friday, July 31, in...