By Diana McFarland
The Norfolk water contract continues to be a major county expense this year, but Isle of Wight has also significantly increased its spending on all aspects of public safety since 2008 and before the “great recession,” when economic activity here was at its height.
That trend includes fire and rescue, emergency services, the Sheriff’s Office, Animal Services and several new facilities, including the Young-Laine Courts Building, the new rescue squad building, the new Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department building and the new animal shelter. . ...(Subscribe!)