Tag: Hampton Roads

By Stefanie Jackson – Judge Revell Lewis III granted two petitions of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Oct. 2, adding both Accomack and Northampton County to the district’s boundaries and allowing the counties to negotiate contracts with HRSD for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of their sewer systems. Neither the...
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...
Dear Editor: Is there a dire need for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s expensive sewer pipeline plan? Priorities for the Eastern Shore of Virginia just might be cell phone service that is reliable and affordable, as well as electronics-protective, surge-free electricity! Is raw sewage devastating our aquaculture industry? Are our current...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents. Town Manager Robert Duer called it a “100-year decision” because it will impact residents for generations. The council may decide to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s town manager and council members reflected on the past and looked to the future at their May 6 meeting. Town Manager Robert Duer said, “We’ve come a long way in five years,” referring to the fact that Exmore is financially sound, with nearly $3 million...