Feb 26

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has agreed to adopt a formal and official policy and rules procedure that establishes a code of ethics and standards of conduct at meetings; citizen and media policies; and policy and procedure on appointments and service on boards and commissions. The code of ethics policy includes specific rules concerning supervisor conduct. A supervisor cannot make private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of any office; cannot engage in any business with the county government or the school system; can never use information gained confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means of profit; and must avoid adopting policies, supporting programs or engaging in activities that discriminate against or offend individuals because of race, sex, age, religion, creed, country of origin or disability.
 
 
Severe mold and roof leaks in Family Inn on Airport Road may result in condemnation, leaving 53 people scrambling to find new homes. The hotel has not yet been condemned as James City County officials consider whether some rooms are fit for living in for short periods of time. The Family Inn came under county scrutiny briefly in August 2012 and then again in February this year. Residents say the roof leaks did not just damage their room’s ceiling, but also the walls, lamps, headboards, and one of the beds, and dampened the carpet. Representatives from Social Services visited Family Inn throughout the day Monday to offer transportation to United Way
 
 
THE END OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION HAS DEMOCRATS LOOKING FAIRLY STRONG, AND REPUBLICANS SPLIT ACCORDING TO JJMU POLITICAL ANALYST ROBERT ROBERTS.   ROBERTS SAYS THE TRANSPORTATION DEAL IS MUCH CLOSER TO WHAT DEMOCRATS WANTED THAN WHAT THE GOVERNOR AND REPUBLICANS ORIGINALLY PROPSOED.  HE ALSO SAYS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ACTIONS IN THE FINAL DAY, SUGGESTING THE IDEAS FOR HANDLING MEDICAID EXPANSION WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SHOWS THAT KEN CUCCINELLI IS NOT MOVING TO THE CENTER AS WOULD MOST GOVERNOR CANDIDATES.  HE SAYS THAT LEAVES AN OPENING FOR LIUETENANT GOVERNOR BILL BOLLING TO GET INVOLVED.
 
 
Three people were injured in a reported stabbing on Atlantic Avenue Saturday night. One victim was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Two other victims suffered minor injuries like a cut or puncture and did not require medical attention. A male suspect was taken into custody at the scene, Police have no motive for the stabbing.
 
 
Newport News firefighters  said the cause of a fatal fire Saturday morning was careless smoking. The fire, on 73rd Street, took the life of Bernard Fitzgerald. A dog was also killed in the fire. No smoke detectors were found in the home. “The Newport News Fire Department wants to impress upon the public the life saving value of properly installed and operable smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the home,”. The department offers free detectors by calling  “Smoke Detector Hotline” at 926-8009 to arrange, or visiting www.nngov.com/fire.

February 26, 2013 |

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