Shenandoah County Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley stands inside the hallway surrounded by students at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a school tour that was open for members of the School Board and Board of Supervisors on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

Constructive solutions

STRASBURG — There’s a common refrain heard in the halls of Shenandoah County Public Schools, where creative space making could be its own class.

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Board deliberates on school problems

April 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — After two hours of discussion at a Thursday work session, the Shenandoah County School Board came to a consensus. They need to solve the problem of overcrowding in schools as soon as possible and develop a timeline for a short-term solution.

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April 24, 2015

Woodstock Mayor Jeremy McCleary signed a proclamation during an informal ceremony on April 24 honoring the 10th anniversary of Woodstock

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Let the fun begin

Kevin King, left, of Alexandria, and  Samantha Givans, right, of Arlington,  taste wine outside of the old Frederick County Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest that started Friday afternoon. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day to kick off the start of the 88th Apple Blossom Festival, which runs through next weekend.   Rich Cooley/Daily
Kevin King, left, of Alexandria, and  Samantha Givans, right, of Arlington,  taste wine outside of the old Frederick County Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest that started Friday afternoon. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day to kick off the start of the 88th Apple Blossom Festival, which runs through next weekend.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 24, 2015

The United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest kicked off the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Friday afternoon in Old Town Winchester. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day. Many more events will be held over the next week during the annual celebration. Rich Cooley/Daily

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Letter to the Editor: School system is prudent with its funds

April 25, 2015

I’m writing in response to Cindy Bailey’s letter on April 22 in which she attempts to create a false dichotomy about school spending, cherry picks irrelevant statistics in an attempt to bolster her argument, and unfairly accuses the school system of poor management.

Jonah Goldberg: O’Malley should just stop talking

April 24, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O’Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things.

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