Tag: safety

By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam’s goal for getting “back to normal” after the coronavirus pandemic is for each of Virginia’s 8.5 million residents to receive both rounds of the COVID-19 vaccine, or a total of 17 million shots. “Our country – your country – needs your help to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school sports enthusiasts asked the school board Tuesday night to reinstate winter sports that were canceled due to COVID-19, but school officials were not big fans of the idea. It was the first meeting to allow public comments since the school sports “ban” was...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...
By Stefanie Jackson – For years, ships have anchored outside of Cape Charles, and the U.S. Coast Guard did not have the authority to ensure their safety and security, but last month, its fifth district commander, Rear Adm. Keith Smith, signed a final rule and made it official. “The Coast...
By Stefanie Jackson – At Arcadia High School, two alleged threats of violence made recently by students prompted local members of the activist group, Virginia Organizing, to speak at the March 19 Accomack school board meeting to raise awareness of a bill passed by state legislators that may help...
By Connie Morrison A former Eastern Shore resident, now living in Connecticut, has invented a device that prevents drunk driving by measuring blood alcohol content on drivers’ hands. “My sensors will calculate your alcohol level through the perspiration of the palm of your hands, and if your alcohol level is above...