Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Government & Business

Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

JCC Parks & Rec Department Celebrates 40 Years With Proposed Expansions To Local Parks

JAMES CITY-The James City County Parks & Recreation Department is commemorating its 40th Anniversary this year. The department first began with a successful summer playground program, and later introduced one of its first parks in the mid-1980s when then-Mid County...

Virginia Governor Announces Return to Earn Grant Program

On June 11, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a new pilot program as an incentive to bring employees back to the workforce following the covid-19 pandemic. The governor’s new $3 million Return to Earn Grant Program will match payments from...

Offshore Wind Project First To Use Federal Permitting Initiative

The Commonwealth of Virginia Offshore Wind project will be among the first in the nation to use a new federal permitting process designed to accelerate offshore wind development in the United States. This comes as the Bureau of Offshore...

Williamsburg Approves 4-cent Property Tax Hike

WILLIAMSBURG-After much contention, Williamsburg City Council adopted a $62.5 million budget for the new fiscal year. The new budget includes a 4-cent increase on the real estate property tax rate. Williamsburg City Manager Andrew O. Trivette originally proposed an 8-cent...

Newport News Anticipates A $5.5 Million Budget Surplus

NEWPORT NEWS—Based on third-quarter projections, the City of Newport News is expecting a $5.5 million surplus at the end of the current fiscal year. The budget, which was created at the height of the covid-19 pandemic, took into account potential...

Those On Unemployment Must Once Again Show Proof Of Job Search

Individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits in Virginia must once again prove that they are searching for a job in order to continue to receive those benefits. The change went into effect on June 1. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam decided...

Williamsburg City Buildings Reopen To The Public

WILLIAMSBURG-Effective June 1, all of the City of Williamsburg’s facilities will reopen to the public, with the exception of Quarterpath Recreation Center. In addition, face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals when entering any of the...

Statewide Pandemic Restrictions Lifted

Following up on a promise he made on May 14 when he lifted the statewide mask mandate, Governor Ralph Northam officially ended all social distancing and capacity restrictions at 12:01am on May 28, two week earlier than originally expected. The...

James City County Partners With O-I On Glass Recycling Program

JAMES CITY-James City County is introducing a new glass recycling pilot program in collaboration with Owens-Illinois (O-I). As part of the program, glass-only recycling containers will be stationed at several locations throughout the county. The recycled glass will be taken...

Colonial Williamsburg Lifts Covid-19 Restrictions

WILLIAMSBURG-Following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s lifting of nearly all covid-19 restrictions on May 28, including the need for social distancing, Colonial Williamsburg has also announced changes to its protocols. Colonial Williamsburg will begin to reopen all of its sites, return...

York County Adopts Budget For New Fiscal Year

YORK-York County’s budget for the new fiscal year does not include any personal property or real estate tax increases. The county's Board of Supervisors, however, did increase fees in other areas, including those related to certain criminal and civil convictions,...

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Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...