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Rep. Wittman to hold public meeting Monday on Milford Haven USCG station

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) has come out strongly in favor of having Station Milford Haven in Mathews remain a full-time, year-round Coast Guard facility. According to a spokesman for the congressman, he has made arrangements for a public meeting on the matter at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2.

Along with the Congressman, Capt. Jennifer Stockwell, Deputy Commander of Sector Virginia, will be at the meeting, which will be held at the Piankatank Ruritan Club on Buckley Hall Road at Hudgins. She will provide any information she has about the proposed downgrade and listen to the questions and frustrations of area residents, said the spokesman.

The meeting is scheduled for approximately one hour.

After finding out that the Coast Guard plans to downgrade the station to seasonal status, Wittman on July 23 wrote a letter to Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard, in order to “express my significant concern and share my opposition to the Coast Guard’s proposal to reduce opera...

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