WOODSTOCK — Strasburg Community Development Director Michelle Bixler and Strasburg Mayor Brandy Boies gave the Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority an update on plans for the Northern Shenandoah Business Park and Borden Mowery Drive project.

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Millersville is a man-made village re-imagined to showcase historic Strasburg through the early to mid-20th century.

Strasburg Town Council members put a long-standing issue to bed Tuesday night at a special meeting when they voted to move forward with plans to extend Borden Mowery Drive to Radio Station Road along a new route.

A prolonged process of assigning Town Council members to committees in Strasburg led one new member to seek an amendment to the town code that would put mayors on a deadline and give council members a say in committee assignments.

A civil suit brought against the Town of Strasburg is on hold for the foreseeable future as the local business seeking damages for a broken water line that flooded its property moved to nonsuit the case last week.

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Depressed state revenues are causing Strasburg Town Council members to keep an eye on the clock as they close in on deciding how they want the town to move forward with its project extending Borden Mowery Drive to connect it to Radio Station Road in the Strasburg business park.

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Police are still looking for information after a prank call drew several officers to a home near Strasburg on Saturday night, prompting law enforcement to send an alert to residents to avoid the area.

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Police arrested a Strasburg man on Tuesday night after he allegedly forced his pregnant girlfriend to stay inside their home.

Strasburg took steps forward on Tuesday night to carry out two of its biggest plans for using federal money allocated for cities, towns and counties as a result of the economic fallout of COVID-19.

Strasburg is almost ready to roll out its hardship assistance program to help citizens facing water and sewer cutoffs, but some council members are asking for a few more safeguards to be put in place.

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Days after Strasburg Town Council member John Massoud posted and removed a crude meme referring to Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, town residents and fellow council members expressed their frustrations with him publicly Monday evening.

After considering the financial toll COVID-19 took on the town at the end of the last fiscal year, Strasburg Town Council members adopted a pared-back budget for Fiscal Year 2021 but will consider revisiting its original budget before the end of the calendar year.

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A local GOP leader is under fire for using derogatory language in a post about the vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

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Strasburg Town Council members expressed frustration this week that they feel they have been locked out of discussions about how the town will plan to use its CARES Act funding. 

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Financial situations have improved for many in Strasburg as people began going back to work but on Tuesday night the town’s finance manager reported that handfuls of hardship applications are still coming in. The town turned off water and sewer access for roughly 46 households last month.

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Long after the safety concerns about meeting in person have abated and COVID-19 is no longer a topic of everyday conversation, Strasburg will still broadcast its meetings online for viewers at home to participate as if they were in the room.

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Concrete plans aren’t finished but Strasburg Town Council members decided on Tuesday night they are set to approve any feasible, appropriate plans Verizon submits for its bid to add a new halo to the town’s water tower.

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Quarantines, school closures and advice on preventing the spread of illness sound all too familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. But such news stories also appeared in local newspapers more than 100 years ago when the Spanish flu and an infantile paralysis (polio) outbreak raged thro…

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Strasburg resident Eva Mae Pifer, 93, was born almost a decade after the Spanish flu attacked the valley. But her life has been marked by the pandemic that killed her father-in-law, Joseph Edwin Pifer Sr.

Volunteers at the Strasburg Museum have been working on new projects and upcoming exhibits while the museum remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strasburg Town Council members during a Monday night work session started discussions on a project that could bring new revenue into town and improve cellphone service for Verizon users.

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After a nearly week-long search for a Strasburg man who led police on a multi-county chase Sunday evening, police said they arrested Justin Cook and his father on Thursday.

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Judge Dennis L. Hupp joined the Strasburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night to swear in the members who won their seats in May.

A Strasburg man was still at large Monday after a chase by Strasburg police from town to Warren County and back failed to result in an arrest Sunday evening.

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The new Town Council in Strasburg is leaving the remnants of the last council in place for the time being.

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In its last act as a Town Council, Strasburg council members voted on Monday night not to condemn a piece of property in the Strasburg Business Park that would have led to allowing the town to extend Borden Mowery Drive to Radio Station Road.

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Several of the area’s localities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations and festivities this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others plan to hold Independence Day events either as scheduled or at a later date.

The Strasburg Town Council approved a $13.9 million budget Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. It was reduced from about a $17 million budget previously under consideration before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In 1943, Lana Le Vine’s father, Leo J. Farber, wrote a postcard from a German prisoner of war camp in Poland to his college football coach at the University of Dayton.

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Several local law enforcement leaders condemned the actions of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd last week that ultimately ended in Floyd’s death and sparked nationwide demonstrations protesting police brutality against African Americans.

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Brandy Hawkins Boies won the single contested mayoral election in Shenandoah County on Tuesday, picking up 44% of the vote to unseat incumbent Richard Orndorff Jr. 

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Strasburg Town Council members say they are ready to advertise a budget for citizens to comment on but some pieces are still up in the air.