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Gloucester adds 6 COVID-19 deaths (1/20/2021) - While the Three Rivers Health District moved to Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination program on Tuesday, offering some hope of relief from the pandemic, the post-holiday surge in cases…
Three Rivers moves to next vaccination phase (1/20/2021) - The Three Rivers Health District—which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties—began vaccinating people this week in the Phase 1b priority group. The vaccinations are not open to the public. Those eligible…
Gloucester approves one-time bonuses for employees (1/20/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors approved a one-time bonus for county employees at a total cost of $191,086 during an electronic work session on Jan. 19. The motion came from…
Gloucester sets up Vaccination Resource Center (1/20/2021) - Gloucester County, in coordination with and in support of the Three Rivers Health District, opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center on Tuesday in the Community Room of Gloucester Library, Main…
Chesapeake Bay’s health gets a D+ in biannial CBF report card (1/20/2021) - The overall health of the Chesapeake Bay has stagnated the last two years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation reported last week, with upticks in water quality offset by a worrisome decline…
Coleman Bridge maintenance work today (1/20/2021) - Alternating single-lane closures are planned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today on the George P. Coleman Bridge over the York River, for maintenance work, the Virginia Department of Transportation has announced.
Economy proving resilient, despite pandemic (1/20/2021) - Gloucester County officials have been closely monitoring local economic indicators since onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and are pleased to report that, since the low point in March/April of last…
GCF makes COVID-19 grant awards (1/20/2021) - The Gloucester Community Foundation has been helping to address the continuing COVID-19 crisis by funding nonprofits working on the front line of the pandemic. In March, GCF created a COVID-19…
House fire (1/20/2021) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire in the Holly Beach neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The first units on the scene found the fire concentrated at the…
Roadside cleanup (1/20/2021) - D’Shawn Wright of Body By D/Wright Cuts organized a cleanup last month of Indian Road in Gloucester, lending a hand to make the county a little less littered. Among those…
Pizza delivery (1/20/2021) - Linda Triolet, a team member in the Clinical Documentation Integrity department at Gloucester’s Riverside Walter Reed Hospital bought and delivered a large number of pizzas on Friday for fellow team…
Super Bowl BBQ (1/20/2021) - The Guinea Heritage Association will be selling BBQ for the Super Bowl. The cost is $10 per pound with a limit of five pounds per customer. People can order online…
Three Rivers moves to next vaccination phase (1/18/2021) - The Three Rivers Health District—which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties—scheduled Tuesday as the day to begin vaccinating people in the Phase 1b priority group. The vaccinations are not open to…
5 new Gloucester deaths attributed to COVID-19 (1/13/2021) - COVID-19 continued its post-Christmas surge during the past week, with five Gloucester residents dying from the virus—the most of any week since the pandemic began—and 174 new cases identified, also…
RWRH delaying elective procedures (1/13/2021) - Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester, has delayed most elective inpatient surgeries as of last week. According to Dr. Mike Dacey, Riverside Health…
The Mobjack returns home to Guinea (1/13/2021) - The Mobjack, a large Chesapeake Bay buyboat built in the 1940s, returned to Perrin Creek on Dec. 30 after spending two months at Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore for…
Offices close for MLK Day (1/13/2021) - All post offices, courts, county offices, libraries, schools and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.…
Gloucester Meals On Wheels important for older adults in isolation (1/13/2021) - The Meals on Wheels program in Gloucester is important now more than ever as older adults continue to self-isolate at home while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Pam Allen, Gloucester Senior…
Riverside offers ways for older adults to remain fit (1/13/2021) - While some older adults may feel isolated amid the current COVID-19 pandemic due to concerns for their health, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers are working to encourage them to remain…
Pandemic loneliness: Older adults coping in self-isolation (1/13/2021) - Almost a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many continue to struggle with the devastating effects of a health crisis still out of control. Older…
Gloucester planners vote to recommend proposed solar farm (1/13/2021) - The Gloucester Planning Commission voted to recommend a conditional use permit seeking to establish a utility-scale solar energy facility on the south side of Daffodil Lane (Route 693) at its…
Supervisors to consider capital expenditures (1/13/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will be presented a proposed Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 during its meeting Tuesday. The presentation will be given by County…
Work to begin soon on Rt. 14 bridge (1/13/2021) - Construction is starting later this month on a project to replace a bridge over Poropotank Creek on Buena Vista Road (Route 14) at the Gloucester/King and Queen county line. Traffic…
Emergency service truck (1/13/2021) - This is one of two Ford F-250s obtained and converted by Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue and are ready for service. The company said the “off-the-shelf” vehicles have been transformed…
VIMS, W&M grad named to White House staff (1/13/2021) - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named Dr. Ike Irby as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Vice President. Irby, who earned joint graduate degrees from…