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Editoral – Further proof of unhealthy growth in Isle of Wight

Just in case the U.S. Census Bureau isn’t reliable enough for town and county elected officials, the esteemed Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:21 pm

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Marble earns dean’s list honors in Pennsylvania

Jaylen Marble of Smithfield, a mechanical engineering major and member of the class of 2027 at York College of Pennsylvania, was named to the dean’s ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Friday, February 16, 2024 10:27 am

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Editorial – Town Council does the right thing on tax rate

We’re never thrilled about a tax increase, but the Smithfield Town Council made the right decision by adopting a 16-cent real estate tax rate, up ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 7:10 pm

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Editorial – Rural Virginia under assault in Richmond

Virginia’s ambitious quest for carbon-free electricity production might mean the ruin of its beautiful countryside. As our Stephen Faleski reported in Jan. 24’s edition, two ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 5:49 pm

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Editorial – Bryan is right about text change in zoning law

We agree with Charles Bryan: The Town of Smithfield is stepping onto a slippery slope if it begins letting individual developers rewrite its zoning ordinances. ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 5:41 pm

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Editorial – Be transparent on cause of public schools’ fiscal mess

The last thing Isle of Wight County Schools needs right now is a crisis of citizen confidence in the division’s fiscal management. Tens of millions ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 4:54 pm

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Editorial – Growth task force is badly needed

It might be a couple of years too late, especially for the Town of Smithfield, but we hope an important conversation is sparked by Isle ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 5:45 pm

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Editorial – Give voters say on how to fund new schools

We fully grasp both sides of the debate over whether income taxes or consumption taxes are the fairer way to fund the activities of government. ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 4:19 pm

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Editorial – 2024’s most urgent question

The floodgates are open. Will elected leadership shut them before residential growth overwhelms not just this community’s infrastructure but indeed its citizens’ very way of ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 5:04 pm

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Editorial – Tip of the hat  to IW planners 

The Smithfield Planning Commission should take a cue from its companion body in Isle of Wight County and begin to take seriously the rapid growth ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Thursday, December 28, 2023 1:10 pm

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