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2016 in the rear-view mirror: Looking back on the events that took place in Gloucester

JANUARY: At-large supervisor John Meyer Jr. will chair the Gloucester Board of Supervisors and York district supervisor Phillip Bazzani will serve as vice chair for 2016 … A bomb threat at Peasley Middle School leads to students being evacuated from the campus for about two and a half hours on their first day back from winter break; nothing suspicious is found after searching the school … Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society changes its policy for accepting animals …  Johnathan Hirtenstein of Gloucester Point wins the $5 million top prize in the Virginia Lottery and Jimmy Lewis of Ware Neck wins $1 million … Contractors begin renovating the interior space (9,500 square-foot space located in Main Street Center) that will soon become the new Gloucester Family YMCA … Tonghun Choe, 76, of County Line Road, dies after being struck by a vehicle while walking along Route 33 in the county near the King and Queen County line … Lee Fuerst is hired as G...

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