Tag: USDA

By Stefanie Jackson – As Exmore continues to weigh its options for replacing its outdated sewer plant, including opportunities for both public and private partnerships, one citizen suggested a “third option.” Ken Dufty, an Exmore business owner, opposes an offer from the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to take...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore again will have a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office to help low-income Accomack and Northampton County families purchase or repair new or existing homes, thanks to Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s team. “For too long, Eastern Shore residents were unable...
By Stefanie Jackson – The “free lunch for all” program is back on the menu for the Northampton school board’s consideration as of its Nov. 14 meeting. “This issue’s just not going away, and if the board of supervisors is willing to ensure us that we’re not going to lose...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton public school officials spoke with parents and community members Oct. 10 to make it easier to swallow the decision not to give all students free breakfast and lunch this year through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). “We want...