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Government & Business

Williamsburg ARB Will Host Building Products Showcase

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) will host a Building Products Showcase of possible additions to its list of permissible building materials. The event will take place on Monday, May 10 from 2pm to 6pm outside of the Stryker Center on North Boundary Street. The Building Products Showcase will provide an opportunity...

Newport News Partners with HRT For Vaccine Transportation

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News residents having trouble getting themselves or loved ones to get COVID-19 vaccinations now have an extra option. The City of Newport News is partnering with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), to make it easier for residents to get to and get home from vaccination clinics and sites. “Access...

Governor Northam Begins to Ease Pandemic Restrictions As More Virginians Are Vaccinated

A day after quietly lifting the ban on restaurant bar service, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced additional loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions that are set to begin on May 15. As more Virginians become vaccinated again covid-19, the governor has decided to expand numbers on social gathering limits for sports...

Virginians Can Resume Eating And Drinking At The Bar

On April 21, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam quietly amended an executive order and is now enabling restaurants, breweries, and the like to resume service at the bar for the first time since the covid-19 pandemic began. Since March 2020, such establishments were forced to close their bars to eating and...

Hampton Public Libraries Are Now Open

As of Monday, April 19, all Hampton Public Libraries—including the main branch on Victoria Boulevard and the Northampton, Phoebus, and Willow Oaks branches—will now be open on the weekdays from 10am – 4pm, and on Saturdays from 1 – 5pm. In an effort to enforce social distancing guidelines, patrons are...

Williamsburg Considering A Real Estate Tax Hike

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg residents can likely expect their real estate taxes to go up later this summer. The city is proposing an increase of 8 cents to the real estate tax rate, raising it from 60 cents to 68 cents per $100 of assessed value. If approved by the City Council, the...