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Firemen feeling the pinch

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News editor

WINDSOR — The Windsor Volunteer Fire Department has gone 10 months without funding from Isle of Wight County as of the end of April, according to Capt. Dale Scott.

Meanwhile, it’s getting closer and closer to the end of what Windsor can manage to pay on its own, Scott said.

“Then what will we do?” he asked, adding that residents are giving donations to keep the station running, but everyone is hoping the Board of Supervisors will finally open its eyes to the situation.

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Board missed seeing capital funds were cut

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Some members of the Board of Supervisors learned last week that the budget they thought they had approved was not exactly what was approved.

Requested, but not funded, were capital project monies for fire and EMS apparatus replacements, as well as a fire and rescue facility analysis, at $1.1 million and $50,000, respectively.

“We simply didn’t pick up on it,” said Board Chairman Rex Alphin.

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Schools financial woes force cutback of Relay

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Finances have become so strained for the Isle of Wight County School Board that it won’t waive nearly $1,000 in fees for this year’s Relay for Life event.

“We would love to help them, but it’s just not in our budget,” said School Board Chairwoman Denise Tynes at an April 23 meeting.

Every year, the Isle of Wight/Surry chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life holds a ceremony tallying its donations, celebrating survival and honoring loved ones lost.

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Planners to vote on 2040

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The Isle of Wight Planning Commission was expected to make a recommendation Tuesday night concerning the controversial ISLE 2040 plan.

The plan now moves on the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors and is scheduled to be presented July 16. From there, the Board has 90 days to act or send it back to the Planning Commission.

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