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  • Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]

    Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]
    President Barack Obama seems to be having quite a difficult time trying to find shelter for the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed into our country ("U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). His administration...
  • Meals tax referendum will be on November ballot

    A proposed meals tax in Mathews County will go before voters in November in the form of a referendum. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to allow the public to decide whether or not the county should levy the tax on prepared food and beverages...
  • Obama puts off plans to soften deportation rules

    A surge of young immigrants crossing the border is prompting President Obama to delay his plans to announce more lenient deportation policies, a sign that the White House has begun to guard against political fallout from the unprecedented influx of...
  • Obama warns Central American parents not to send kids to border

    President Obama is telling Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty to keep them at home.  “Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through...
  • Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border

    Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border
    Under fire from Republicans for failing to stem the recent flood of young immigrants, President Obama is delivering a message to Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. to escape violence and poverty at home: Don't risk it....
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'

    'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'
    This week’s cold open is just cruel. At first, it appears that our Eric Northman is alive, holed up in a nice hotel in a Spanish-speaking country. But It becomes clear that it’s a dream as soon as Jason pops up, upset that Eric had to get so...
  • Mathews receives $2 million to elevate flood-prone homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2 million to Mathews County to elevate nine homes that have received repeated flood damage during storms. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer want because of...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • Tolland Public Works Director's Wife Accused Of Stealing $10,400 From Town Of Tolland

    VERNON — Lori Langlois, the wife of Tolland's public works director, submitted phony or inflated invoices to the town of Tolland that netted her $10,400, according to the warrant for her arrest, which was filed Tuesday in Superior Court in...
  • Gloucester approves new flood ordinance

    GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated floodplain management ordinance that includes the previous two-foot freeboard requirement and a new flood zone. The plan is expected to save residents money on flood...