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By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council voted for a leash law that will affect all dogs belonging to town residents and visitors, starting Jan. 1, 2020. “I think it’s important to note all of the various, meaningful public input” that contributed to the development of the new...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to join the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, get out of the sewer business, and remove the burden of billing and maintenance from town staff – but that may not be in the best interest of its citizens, the town council learned...
By Stefanie Jackson – Hampton Roads Sanitation District representatives met with Northampton and Accomack citizens, officials, and other stakeholders Aug. 15 to outline HRSD’s proposal to take over sewer service in parts of both counties and get several towns “out of the sewer business” by 2023. “We protect public health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents.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 closed the books on another successful fiscal year, and now the town looks forward to several special events happening later this summer and fall. Exmore grossed more than $2.25 million from water and sewer service, trash collection, taxes and fees, and other income in FY...
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...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore citizens and civic leaders got the opportunity on April 23 to ask a panel of state and local politicians what government is doing about current issues, at the Eggs and Issues breakfast organized by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The panel featured Sen....
By Linda Cicoira -- A local venture with a natural approach to cleaning up the environment is being nurtured “the old-fashioned way.” There is no rich tycoon with a huge financial investment involved despite that the concept is revolutionary. The principals of Eastern Shore Microbes, of Belle Haven, are hoping to...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season, and Exmore Town Manager Robert Duer is committed to keeping pace with Northampton County in the salary race. Northampton County employees will get a 3 percent raise in fiscal year 2020, and so will Exmore town employees, Duer announced on Monday. But Duer went...