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NEW MARKET – Town Council members have set times for future meetings and given the mayor the authority to cancel future meetings in the event of severe weather.

NEW MARKET — Town Council members unanimously passed a series of resolutions Monday evening before convening a nearly two-hour closed session to discuss purchasing land for a water tower.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members finished the months-long budget process Monday night with all of the council members present voting to approve the budget presented to the public last week.

NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members rejected a proposed increase for conditional use permit application fees Monday night, suggesting the town raise the fee but to a lesser degree.

NEW MARKET – Despite a proposed sharp increase in water rates, only a few citizens showed up Monday night to hear about what to expect next year in the town's 2020 fiscal year budget. Town Council members are set to vote on the combined $7,113,821 budget next month.

New Market Town Council and the Planning Commission are holding public hearings Monday to discuss the upcoming year’s budget as well as increased fees for conditional use permit applications.

Shenandoah County will lose another staple business when CC Rosen and Son closes its doors on Friday.

NEW MARKET – After three work sessions, the Town Council is ready to advertise its budget for the coming year that will include at 68 percent increase in the minimum water bill.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members have agreed to administer a grant that will provide funding for 4-year-olds to attend a new daycare center.

NEW MARKET – A new interpretative historical experience weaving through town is underway after Town Council members agreed to work with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation on setting up signs and allowing it to use the town park.

NEW MARKET – The long-awaited, much-anticipated pocket park celebrated its grand opening Monday, the culmination of a years-long effort and relationship between the town and two property owners to bring some green space into the heart of town.

NEW MARKET - The Red Truck Rural Bakery helped revive a small Virginia town by tapping into basic, human needs - cakes, pies and granola.

NEW MARKET – Town officials trimmed about $344,000 off their initial budget proposal before Tuesday evening’s budget work session, but they still have a way to go.

One of New Market’s oldest residential buildings caught fire at 9516 S. Congress St. early Monday morning, causing roughly $95,000 in damages, according to Bill Street, director of operations for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday announced amendments to Senate Bill 1716 and House Bill 2718, legislation that would provide $151 million in dedicated funding for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan.

NEW MARKET – The town’s Chamber of Commerce wined and dined its community last week as it honored people and businesses with its annual awards.

Virginia conducted its annual statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, but a software glitch stopped the test alert from being broadcast on NOAA radios and some broadcast television stations.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members approved several action items during their brief meeting on Monday evening.

WOODSTOCK – County supervisors announced Thursday that Evan Vass, assistant county administrator, will take Mary Beth Price’s place as county administrator when she retires on April 1.

NEW MARKET – Dozens of citizens, business owners, landowners and real estate developers crowded into the Town Hall on Tuesday evening to talk with each other and town leaders about how to develop New Market for the future.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members are facing the constricting expansion of future developments as parcels of land in and around town are bought up and placed in conservation easements.

John “Jack” Otto Marsh Jr., who died Feb. 4 at 92, was buried Friday at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, a site he first visited in 1935 at 9 years old.

NEW MARKET – Several county localities are planning to band together to bring some much-needed business analysis to town, Town Manager Todd Walters told Planning Commission members Monday evening.

NEW MARKET – Planning Commission members have recommended that Town Council members approve Town Manager Todd Walters’ plan for major investments when they meet later this month.

NEW MARKET – Town Manager Todd Walters presented some of biggest expenses facing the town over the next five years on Tuesday night, concluding with the question of how the town will pay for all of it.

The New Market Town Council will meet tonight to discuss the capital improvement plan town manger Todd Walters is proposing. The meeting will help set major budget lines for the next five years.

New Market’s newest Planning Commission member said he is excited to dive into the nitty-gritty work it takes to help the town grow.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members approved a conditional use permit on Tuesday evening, allowing a fully licensed day care facility to operate in town.

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, along with Sen. Bill Carrico R-Grayson, introduced a bill Wednesday that spelled out funding options for a massive Interstate 81 corridor improvements project.

NEW MARKET – Yvonne Frasier asked the Planning Commission on Monday evening to help her bring a sorely needed service to New Market — high-quality, licensed child care. Commission members recommended Town Council approve the permit request.

NEW MARKET—Town Council members have agreed to write a letter of support for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation, allowing the foundation to apply for a grant to purchase land and place it in a conservation easement.

NEW MARKET—Town Council members renewed a franchise agreement with Shentel and approved a conditional use permit for a business transitioning from Mount Jackson to New Market during the last meeting of 2018 on Monday evening.

NEW MARKET—Planning Commission members will recommend the approval of a conditional use permit to operate an insurance business out of a residential building after hearing from the public on Monday evening.

NEW MARKET—Town Council is ready to move forward with plans to build a second water tower with the goal of offering residents improved service and providing a potential marker for the rebranding of New Market.

NEW MARKET – Town Council members met in a closed session last week to discuss the merits of increasing Town Manager Todd Walters’ salary.

Doug Baker, superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Berryville headquarters, stands in front of this 1966 Oshkosh snowblower outside the Stephens City VDOT headquarters on Tuesday. VDOT was showing off its fleet of vehicles during an annual winter snow news conference. …