Tag: Funding

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s middle and high school renovations and new construction will proceed with “no delay whatsoever” despite a recent decision to repurpose $20 million borrowed for the project to fund repairs and improvements needed at Northampton’s two elementary schools. That was the report from Supervisor John Coker,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore is part of the Black Belt, a southern U.S. region that curves from Virginia to Mississippi, covering many counties across seven states, which are in economic distress but may soon be able to receive federal assistance. The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) was...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore continues to keep its options open for the future of its sewer system and the plant’s operation in an effort to get the best deal for the town’s citizens, who are largely from low-and-moderate-income households. “We’ve got to get the best sewer deal we can...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors held a public hearing Sept. 8 on the second round of funding the county received from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, more than $1 million. Northampton will again give a portion of the funds to each of its incorporated towns...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Town Council voted July 16 to apply for funding for Phase IV of the Southern Tip Hike and Bike Trail that currently begins near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and ends at Capeville Drive, just north of Kiptopeke Elementary School. The bike trail is...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has borrowed about $25 million to date for a major repair and reconstruction project at Northampton High School, but members recently learned it might cost $35 million. Northampton County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski asked supervisors at their June 16 meeting to...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton will receive more than $1 million in relief from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski announced at the May 26 supervisors meeting. Federal funds will be distributed by the state of Virginia to Northampton and other localities...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools was one of three school divisions chosen to pilot a new early childhood education program, Director of Special Programs Keren Plowden announced to the school board Dec. 12. “I was really honored. … We were picked out of all the divisions...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton leaders are working to rebuild a foundation for affordable housing opportunities on the Eastern Shore. Ava Wise, president of the United States Sustainable Development Corporation, recently organized a housing summit on the Shore, with the encouragement of Ramona Chapman, from the Virginia Department...
Parksley has had lots to celebrate lately, but Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new library might have been the biggest of them all. Hundreds, including Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Lynwood Lewis, Del. Robert Bloxom, and students from Metompkin Elementary School, turned out for the galvanizing event. “I like to see projects...