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Back to school image2Back to school image2014 Fall BACK TO SCHOOL Special Section ... Check out our special Back to School section in this weeks edition. Helpful articles with advice in getting students back to school safely. (See Pages 7-10, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York Supervisors Move to Regulate Farming Activities on Thousands of Properties ... The York County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday night, Aug. 5, to consider plans to regulate certain commercial agriculture and aquaculture activities on about 5,600 properties across the county. The board voted 4- 0 in favor of the resolution R14-96, with Supervisor George Hrichak absent from the meeting. The board reviewed the York County Planning Commission's recommendations and added revisions, which the planning commission will then consider at their next meeting. The resolution seeks to establish performance standards on commercial livestock agriculture and aquaculture. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Science image smallSummer Science Fun at the Poquoson Public Library ... On August 13, 19 3rd-5th graders gathered at the Poquoson Public Library to build and experiment with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows! Answering a resounding "yes!" to the program title question, "R U Curious?", the budding summer engineers learned about structure strength and design , and then set about the task of building the tallest and strongest structure they could, in the alotted time, out of just spaghetti noodles and marshmallows! It was terrific fun and a great STEM learning experience! (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Cobia fishing remains very good. SightFish image1 21aug14fishing in open water, running the buoys, and setting up on a chum slick are all productive techniques right now. Last week's Chesapeake Bay Cobia Classic was won by the team of Anthony and Dawn Martin, Trent Graham, and Craig Freeman of Poquoson. Their winning fish weighed in at 65.8 pounds. Anglers sight fishing for cobia are runningFish image 2 21aug14across some schools of big jack crevalle in the lower bay on out to around the Chesapeake Light Tower area. Red drum continue to be caught in good numbers. Schools of big reds are being encountered by sight-anglers and they are being caught by chummers targeting cobia throughout the lower bay. Anglers targeting big reds are having good Fish image 3 21aug14success on the shoals at the mouth of the bay and along the Eastern Shore seaside. Puppy drum are being caught in the shallows of the Mobjack Bay, in the York, Back, and James Rivers and up on Poquoson Flats. There have been a few really nice speckled trout caught up in the shallows also. A good sign for the future are the speckled trout fingerlings that have been showing up in minnow pots recently. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 21aug14Debt image$15 Billion in Unfunded County Debts Go Dark in Virginia ... Virginia has stopped reporting billions of dollars in unfunded county debts, leaving the public in the dark about the depth of the red ink. The last online report by the state Auditor of Public Accounts showed that Virginia's 95 counties had piled up $15.4 billion - $15,474,494,443 to be exact - in "unfunded debt" in 2012. Every county listed some unfunded balance, ranging from Highland's $934,771 to Fairfax's whopping $3,907,246,725. Raw numbers tell only part of the story, however. (See Page 3, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office ... A complete report of activity by the York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office for the week August 11 through August 17, 2014. (See Page 5, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Whale imageStranding Response Team and Other Authorities Work Together for Live Whale's Welfare ... The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has been monitoring a live whale daily since last Thursday, August 14. The 40 ft. whale was originally spotted by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in the James River between the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Monitor Merrimac Tunnel. It was immediately noted there were no obvious signs of entanglement or injury. Since then the whale has been seen actively swimming in circles and laps in various Elizabeth River locations, most recently in the river's Southern Branch near the Jordan Bridge and Paradise Creek. (See Page 5, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Foundation image1The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. Extends Thanks for their 15th Annual Golf Tournament ... The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. (YFPE, Inc.) continues to develop additional events and endowed scholarships which benefit the students, staff and faculty of the York County School Division. The Foundation's fundraising Foundation image2efforts proved to be very rewarding especially with the Annual Golf Tournament that brought in over $21,000. "We have had several teachers, staff members and students receive additional funding throughout the school year based on our significant fundraising efforts this year. I am once again proud to say that the YFPE, Inc. awarded almost $47,000 in grants and scholarships to the students, faculty and staff of the York County School Division in the 2013-2014 school year," remarked Peggy Myatt, Foundation Liaison. (See Page 9, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Tabb Elementary and Waller Mill Elementary Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb Elementary School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. Waller Mill Elementary All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Constitutional Corner: The 16th Amendment- Let's Review ... Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 gives Congress the "Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 states "Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers. Article I, Section 9, Clause 4 states "No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. (See Page 6, August 21, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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