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Alewynse Won’t Reapply For WJCC School Board

  John Alewynse has served on the school board for almost a decade. John Alewynse, a longtime member of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, will not reapply for his…

Amendments Pass Statewide, Triangle’s Results Different

All three constitutional amendments proposed on the Virginia ballot earned voter approval Tuesday, two by an overwhelming margin and one with little room to spare.…

Hoteliers Hear Bad News, Good News About Tourism

Tuesday evening, a crowd gathered to hear bad news they already knew: Williamsburg’s hotel industry isn’t in good shape. They also heard some ideas on how they might fix the…

Voters Say Yes To Wittman, No To Stormwater Referendum

  Signs like this one popped up all over James City County Tuesday morning. Voters in the Historic Triangle kept poll workers busier than expected on Tuesday. The voter registrars…

Tunnel Vision: My Gas Tax Malaise

I have turned on the television in the past month. Therefore, I’ve been subjected to countless political advertisements from the aspiring members of Congress who received the good or bad…

Good to Know: Loose Ends

A few recognitions, folks who make a difference and the causes they support.…

Tabb, Grafton Field Hockey to Meet in Regional Semi

The Region I AA girls field hockey tournament championship won’t have an identical finish as the Bay Rivers district tournament final.…

Eagles Cruise Past Islanders in V’ball Tourney Opener

Emily Ortiz (3 solo blocks) and Kieley Sutton attempt to block Kathleen McGonigle’s spike during Game 3. After finishing second behind Grafton (16-0, 16-0) in the Bay Rivers regular season,…

Supervisors Share Split Opinions on Stormwater Vote at Last Minute

James City County supervisors, who unanimously agreed earlier in the year to put a $30 million dollar stormwater vote on Tuesday’s ballot, have come out in the last days before…

ECOfreak: Oh, Dry Up!

I’ve generally shied away from writing blog entries directly about climate change because it has become such a political subject over the last several years. I’m dipping my toe in…

City Goals: Character, Bike Lanes and Schools Contract with JCC

Williamsburg City Council continued to narrow its focus for its Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes at a Monday night work session attended by a mix of longtime residents and college students.…

CW Librarian Solves Mystery of Unknown Artist

  A CW librarian has identified John Rose as the painter of “The Old Plantation.” Since Abby Aldrich Rockefeller acquired it in 1935, an 18th century watercolor has stymied scholars,…

What the Constitutional Change Questions on Today’s Ballot Say

ALEXANDRIA, Va.- As voters head to the booths today, they won’t just be deciding on who to send to the U.S. House of Representatives – three proposals to amend the…

$1.1M Gift Establishes Civil Liberties Project at WM

H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. with William & Mary President Taylor Reveley. (Photo by Gretchen Bedell.) A $1.1 million gift from a pair of William & Mary alumni will establish a…

Poll Shows Virginians Want a Clean Bay

Virginians want a plan for a clean Chesapeake Bay, according to a poll of 500 Virginia voters.…