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Strasburg

Panel upholds former Strasburg fire chief’s removal

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee has upheld a previous vote by Strasburg Fire Department members to remove former Fire Chief Dale King’s membership with the department. During the committee’s meeting in May, King appealed the fire department’s April ...

A new gymnasium for Sandy Hook Elementary

Sandy Hook Elementary School is getting its new auxiliary gym. “I was super excited but I did not believe it," Principal Robin Shrum said. "We have been asking for it for 12 years. I said I would not believe it until they broke ground. Crews came last week and took out the playground ...

Strasburg Fire Department interim president resigns

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department has a new interim president after former interim president Vince Poling resigned. Mayor Rich Orndorff announced Poling’s resignation during the fire department restructuring committee meeting Monday, following a closed session discussion. In a ...

Strasburg Planning Commission approves plan for renovated shed, building

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Planning Commission has approved the site plan application for a project aiming to renovate a shed to accommodate an elderly relative. During its meeting on Thursday, John Settle, the town’s planning and zoning administrator, said that the site plan applicants, at ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Rains have delayed farmers, affected some crops

Recent rains have had an impact on some area farmers. Jerod Stephens, owner of Stephens Custom Farming in Woodstock, farms fields in nine counties including Shenandoah, Frederick and Warren counties. He plants mostly feed corn and soybean crops. “There has been extremely wet conditions in ...

Strasburg Town Council approves budget

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council has approved its budget. During the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, council members agreed on a budget that will increase water and sewer rates for residents whose usage goes above town minimum levels, and for all commercial users. Under the approved ...

Town OKs extension of business incentive program with changes

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council has passed an extension of incentives for downtown businesses. During the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, council members agreed in a 6-2 vote to extend its arts and tourism district, which comes with reduced water and sewer rates and eliminates ...

Strasburg to vote on budget during today’s meeting

The Strasburg Town Council is set to vote on the town’s 2018-2019 budget during its meeting today. Under the budget proposed by town staff, the town would increase water and sewer rates for commercial users and for residents whose water and sewer usage goes above the town’s minimum ...

Public hearing Tuesday on I-81 study

Government agencies working on developing a plan to study the entire length of I-81 are seeking input from the public. Feedback provided by members of the community, industry, and others will be considered as agencies study the corridor. Concerned citizens are invited to attend the first of a ...

Environmental study delays Strasburg streetscape project

STRASBURG — The completion of a Virginia Department of Transportation streetscape project designed to include new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and trees alongside many of Strasburg’s streets has been delayed for months. On Monday, Ed Carter, a residency administrator for the Edinburg ...

Town Council moves toward vote on plan for housing development

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Town Council is moving toward a vote on the final plat application of a proposed housing development on Hite Lane. In a council work session on Monday, members discussed a plan that would bring the owners of Homewood at the Shenandoah Valley a step closer to ...

In measured tones, panel keeps debating state of Fire Department

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department held a special meeting Thursday after an article in the Northern Virginia Daily highlighted comments from the department’s interim vice president, Milton Painter, criticizing the training of department members and the maintenance of the ...

New trial dates set for appeals of former Strasburg firefighters

WOODSTOCK — New dates have been set for the appeals of former Strasburg Fire Department members Dale King and Nathan Hirschberg. Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp continued both cases Wednesday. The two bench trials will instead occur at 9 a.m. July 23. During the proceedings, Hupp said that he was ...

Strasburg police arrest man with outstanding burglary warrant

Strasburg police have arrested a man on an outstanding warrant on burglary charges. Police received a call about a suspicious person outside the 7-Eleven at 33982 Old Valley Pike in Strasburg. When they arrived at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, they found Anthony O’Connor, 49, outside the ...

In latest Strasburg mural, South African artist focuses on Pot Town history

STRASBURG — About two years ago, Wesley van Eeden had a request. The South African artist, who goes by the pseudonym Resoborg, wanted to be hired to paint a mural in Strasburg. He had heard about Staufferstadt Arts, the organization that has sought out artists to paint murals in ...