Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – A public hearing on Eastville’s Confederate monument drew participation from citizens who agreed that something should be done about the war memorial, but they didn’t agree on what should be done. Northampton supervisors held the public hearing during their Oct. 13 meeting. Speakers appeared divided on...
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 – Across the U.S., recent protests against racism and social injustice have turned violent, leading to an array of destruction including defacing and toppling historic statues and monuments. In light of those events, attention has turned to the Eastern Shore’s two Confederate monuments – one in Parksley,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 23 to appropriate nearly $30.5 million for the general fund in its fiscal year 2021 budget. More than $18.5 million of county revenue, or about 60% of the general fund, will come from real estate and...
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...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County borrowed $25 million for repairs and new construction at Northampton High School – following more than a decade of debate with the school board and two opinions from architectural firms on the condition of the building  – but it’s not nearly enough money. A...
By Stefanie Jackson – Jon Richardson, chief operating officer of the Eastern Shore Health District, updated Northampton supervisors on the coronavirus pandemic during their May 12 regular meeting, which was held electronically. As of May 12, Northampton County had 171 cases of COVID-19, and more than half of them –...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton board of supervisors special-called meeting held April 2 – the evening before the release of information on the county’s second known COVID-19 infection – became a weekly event that has overseen and guided the county’s response to the novel coronavirus. As of the last...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton community prevailed Tuesday night when county supervisors heard their plea and unanimously voted to deny a major special-use permit for an event venue at Huntington Farm, in Cherrystone, a small neighborhood near Cheriton. Eastville attorney Andre Wiggins had asserted the event venue would promote...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors have learned of another building repair issue at Northampton High School, but it has nothing to do with the size of the project or its cost. No contractor has bid on the job. “That has turned into a disappointing endeavor for us,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence...