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Editorial: A state park … finally

So, Gloucester County at last can look forward to the opening of its state park.

Surprisingly, the park will not be in the site long expected, a York River tract adjacent to Rosewell, but another river site somewhat east, on the old Timberneck Farm. Apparently with its infrastructure already in place due to a development that never materialized, the site became irresistible. The state still promises to make something out of the Rosewell site … someday.

In any case it is good news for Gloucester, as is the promised park next to Rosewell and the national park at Werowocomoco, still in the future. These three York River public spots will put the county on the map and in the sights of outdoor lovers and history lovers everywhere.

We hope preservation of the historic home at Timberneck is top priority. It must not fall a victim as the state’s plans move forward. ...

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