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Al's absent these days

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Staff writer

Since being elected to the Board of Supervisors seven years ago, Smithfield District Supervisor Al Casteen has been a regular at Smithfield Town Council meetings — until September.

“I just haven’t been attending. That was the calmest answer I could give you,” said Casteen about his longest absence since first briefing the board in 2008.

His absence coincides with the county’s decision not to give the town a piece of property off Battery Park Road and the town’s announcement that, as a result of the county’s action, it would consider annexing that property as well as other sites.

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$2m more needed for school priorities

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Staff writer 

More staff and new buses top the list of budget priorities for the Isle of Wight School Board.

Preliminary estimates show those may increase the school division’s 2016 budget by $2.1 million.

The 2015 budget was $51.7 million.

However, Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera said at a Friday School Board meeting that her staff will revisit those numbers.

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Take a shot of Windsor Castle Park — or a happening there — and enter The Smithfield Times Windsor Castle Park photo of the week contest.

Weekly winners will be printed in The Smithfield Times and entered into a year-end prize drawing in December. Photos are judged by The Smithfield Times news staff and local professional photographers. Judging criteria is based on exposure, lighting, composition and subject. One submission per person per week and photos must have been taken within the past year. To enter, send your JPEG digital image by 4 p.m. Friday to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include name, address, phone number, age and any additional information about the photograph. 

For more information,  calls news editor Diana McFarland at 357-3288.

 


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