Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrd's Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.
Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the county's emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes.
Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers' Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.
Congratulations to the individuals who received American citizenship. Hard work and desire paid off. Bill Storm you know right that you can only receive Social Security if you have paid in? That goes for you,me and the "old lady".
So te old lady is a new american ? Guess next week she will want social security to start.
Tomorrow in The Star (6/14): Besides fun, Frederick County Sheriff's Youth Camp (pictured) builds confidence and appreciation in community service, Evan Goodenow writes. A fugitive accused of fleeing police in a high speed chase and swimming through Opequon Creek in December has been apprehended, Evan Goodenow reports. Also, Frederick County is opposed to adjusting its boundary on behalf of several residents who thought they lived in Warren County but were wrong, Brian Brehm writes.
Pictured: Frederick County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Kniceley, the Millbrook High School resource officer, shouts words of encouragement and claps for Sheriff's Youth Camp campers engaged in a tug-of-war contest Thursday. Some 85 youths, ages 10-14, participated in the 20th annual Sheriff's Youth Camp held at the Cedar Creek Christian Camp in Strasburg.
Tomorrow in The Star (6/13): Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill has announced he will retire next year, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The City of Winchester has learned that Southern Scrap is planning to stop accepting most recyclables, which could mean the end of Winchester's curbside recycling program, Brian Brehm reports. Also, state police haven't released a motive for the March 17 killing of Jeffrey B. Evans, but a search warrant affidavit indicates it may have been marijuana-related, Evan Goodenow writes.
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Dozens and dozens of people have the same ever so WONDERFUL things to say, so many personal experiences, but I'm sure every single one of them are false ...🙄 🤦♀️
Keep on diggin' that hole.
I am thankful I don’t have kids in school anymore and if this guy gets elected I feel sorry for the kids!
Glad my children are not in Frederick County
I hope everyone on here now understands that things that you post on social media can always come back to hurt you at a later date. That’s the number one reason I am not running for president of United States for 2020.🤦♂️😂😂😂😂😂
Sad day for the Opequon District and Frederick County Public Schools.
What about special education, Brian? Are you pro-education for them, too? Or are they all just a bunch of R-words?
Hey! We can all send him money!
I don’t know this cat but he looks like a beta male that plays video games in his parents basement.
Bradley Comstock is working on getting the signatures to also run! He has taught in the past and will be amazing
With the commenting history he had just here on Facebook how in hell with a straight face seriously run for "any" office, let alone on the school board.
Wait till the flood of screenshots come out!!!!
Omg this cant happen someone else needs to run
I am in the Opequon District, I am currently on the board of the Bass-Hoover PTO, what can I do run for the School Board.
Also, on the subject of local cyberbullies and cyber stalkers, Beau Allen Danger Stokes is even worse than this guy
Wow. I’ve been harassed by this person for just commenting online and it was very disrespectful. If you know me, you know I’m not about that. Very sad. -Nick
I have met him personally and I think he is a very nice person.... shame on anyone on this thread who is negative.
It's ironic that I recognize many of the people commenting here because I've seen your hateful, nasty, intolerant comments on this and other local Facebook pages. Maybe you shouldn't throw stones unless your own behavior is without reproach. Also - if you feel so strongly about local government and who should participate, then maybe you should run for office yourself. I don't see that anyone on this thread who is complaining has actually stepped up to serve on a local government committee or board...it's far easier to be a Facebook armchair warrior than go out into the community and try to promote change by actually working and serving the community, I guess.
For what it's worth, I've never known Bryan to harass or stalk anyone, online or otherwise. I'm not sure what "proof" the "Winchester Fire Police Chatter" page has of this, but that's not exactly the most professional/reliable local source, IMO. Didn't they recently misidentify a public servant as a criminal who was part of a cockfighting operation?
Just heard from a very reliable source that Mr. Nuri has an opponent who will be announcing after the dust settles. I’m already liking his strategy.
He made another name on Facebook , he has tons of names
I hope this guy is not serious! He is one of the few people on FB I have had to block. He is incredibly rude and seems to like to talk down to everyone. He is not what I want in anyway involved with my kids education.
This dude is a colossal cyberstalker that you don't want anywhere near your kids. Check out his Twitter feed for his harassment of young women: @solofalcon1138
The same guy who routinely antagonizes people through social media? The same guy who refuses to even hear the opposing side? No thanks.
I wish him the best, but it’s really tough to elect a person that is unwilling to see both sides because he doesn’t agree with one side.
I taught public high school for 17 years in rural St. Mary's County, Maryland. My theory of how to cut school budgets is to start as far away from the actual student as possible. Thus, you cut supervisors and administrators who work out of an office first. Then you cut administrators, assistant principals, etc. who work out of a school second. Only then do you start increasing class size, cutting electives, eliminating school nurses, counselors, etc.
How about cut the boards salaries and overtime’s so THE KIDS BENEFIT A PROPER AND HAPPY EDUCATION!
Put some of the loot you made from Apple Blossom” back into your schools. 😁
An why is this my taxes go up every year so I see no need to cut the budget if anything it should be increased these or our young people an they need the best !
It’s sometimes hard to keep children in school,so yea go ahead and cut more electives so they’ll hate going even more..
How do they plan to do this with all the new homes going in and bringing more children? Why are our taxes going up, but our children won't be benefiting? Ugh!
Too much bureaucracy, too much money spent on esl, too much money spent on free lunchs. Go back to your core responsibilities
As long as the bars are thriving on the walking mall, all will be well. This town needs to focus on what’s important. Smh. -Nick
How much of the $121.3 million from the State Lottery generated towards education in 2018 did the School district receive?
Like they need bigger class sizes. More kids would fall by the wayside than already do. Thank God my youngest just graduated from high school and this is no longer an issue for us.
Just keep building more housing. That should help.
Our children can barley get the attention they need in school from their teachers and staff now!
reduce sports programs / expenses.
The tax increase was to go to the schools. I think there needs to be some cuts at the top not the teachers the kids need a good education and we're failing them. Get on your horse and do something about it
I assume the teachers getting more students will get a pay increase....didn’t think so
Is there a process where local companies, civic organizations, even individuals can “adopt” an area that needs funding?
those dang liberals
It's pretty top heavy from an administration standpoint. You'd think it would be roughly proportional to other school districts.
Steve Lowe boy have you hit the nail on the Head of the sports they have so much expense to it is ludicrous to
We are too busy helping people who don’t deserve it. My Mom always said charity begins at home. Well said Dennis👍
Because there's no money to help them with dr bills and the increase on there property taxes. The government pissed it all way. So yes work or go hungry and or lose your house. Or die because you cant afford your medicine. No likes the truth but their it is.
Tomorrow in The Star (6/11): Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia has closed and been reborn as a new program called Baker's Anchor Mentoring, Brian Brehm reports. Several Shenandoah University students are helping contribute to an artifact-based book celebrating Winchester's 275th anniversary, Anna Merod writes. Also, a robbery suspect accused of threatening a man with box cutters and a man accused of throwing items, including a safe, at police during a high-speed chase were among the people indicted Thursday by a Frederick County grand jury, Evan Goodenow reports.
Pictured: With his planned golf outing at The Woods resort in Hedgesville, W.Va., postponed due to Monday's rain, Bob Ure of Pittsburgh headed to the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester looking for lunch, where he found conditions just as soggy.
did Va tech pay for the widening on 81 around blacksburg? Put the tax stickers back on the gas pumps so everyone knows how much the state is taking , they act like a pick pocket they dont wont you to really know or think about how much they take from us.
lets just drive the middle class right on out of Frederick County!!!!
They all have to collect it so how are you going to avoid it?
Tomorrow in the Star (6/8): Graduating Sherando High School senior Tyler Hazelwood, also known as "The Rev" at Sherando, said his experience with the school's FFA has prepared him to pursue a career in ministry, Anna Merod writes. Parents whose children were patients in Winchester Medical Center's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gather for an annual reunion, Josh Janney reports. Also, the city increased the admission price to the outdoor pool this year because of high maintenance costs, Brian Brehm reports.
Pictured: Kristen Chapman and her daughter Emma (left) reunite with Courtney Rose, one of the NICU nurses at Winchester Medical Center who took care of them. Photo by Josh Janney/The Winchester Star ... See MoreSee Less
Courtney Miller Rose was my sons nicu nurse as well and she’s one amazing lady! They sure do not get enough credit for everything they do! 💙 when we met her we made a new friend that we will forever be thankful for!
Tomorrow in The Star (6/7): James Wood High School will end its graduation ceremony tonight - the firing of a cannon, Anna Merod reports. Graduating Millbrook High School senior Ryan Baer (pictured) says the school helped steer him toward pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery, Anna Merod writes. Also, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative says there's nothing unethical about its board election process, Onofrio Castiglia reports.
Might be a good idea to have Frederick Co. Sanitation Authority and Winchester City Water plan for addressing the perpetual and habitual overflowing of their sanitary sewer structures along Greenwood Road that dumps untreated “black water” (raw sewage) directly into Abrams Creek with every single heavy or prolonged rain event.
It stinks, it’s ugly, it’s terrible for the Creek/Potomac/Chesapeake Bay and it’s poison to the numerous children that play and discover and live along that Creek. Not to mention it is completely illegal and not in compliance with the Department of Environmental Quality Standards or the Chesapeake Bay Act.
It is probably a good idea to start planning for the long term remediation of that environmental health hazard before somebody with money and a good lawyer move into the area.
Responses to the "Shape Winchester" survey include a wide array of suggestions for what the city should strive to be in 20 years. Responses varied from "Don't turn into Fairfax!" to "More progressive, modern."
I used the survey to express my view in wanting more bike lanes for a safer ride throughout the city. I’m glad the city is collecting our feedback and encourage city residents to do the same.
The Valley region possesses a unique and rich cultural heritage. Protect and promote it. Do not allow it to be subsumed into the illiberal NoVA/DC national amalgamation, as we have seen with so many other of Virginia's formerly rural and sub-rural communities.
We need more/better grocery store options!!
All concerns will be resolved with the reopening of the Triangle Diner
stop all this overcrowding Within the single family homes and fix our sidewalks
I'd stop expanding Winchester what was once a beutiful rural town is very quickly becoming another fairfax
"A more diverse, more progressive, highly educated and cultured community."
Wants diversity, as long as it’s progressive, educated, and cultured...
“...removing controversial, negative elements such as Confederate flags and landmarks." Hear, hear. Put the confederate soldier statue inside the museum.
Less DC area snobs.
Increase the industrial base. We're top heavy with service related and government jobs.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- less gentrification; more affordability.
Less comments from those that don't live here
Mayberry USA... Bring back Mayberry!!!!
Be really good to have a newspaper that wasn't a mouthpiece for the Republican party.
Just as well. The AB parade is going downhill .must of the decent country folk are doing other things now a days..
That Montgomery Ward building that's just sat there rotting for 20 years. Maybe do something cool with that I mean...cmon
Three Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board seats up for re-election this summer are being contested by members of the utility co-op upset by what they say are questionable practices by the current board.
There should not be "specific protections" for anyone. ALL students should have the same protections.
All children should be protected from hurtful words but it does happen to all of us in some shape or form. impossible not to be teased or called skinny, or fatty, weird, stuck up stipid ect, ect, on and, we just egnored, it mostly, sometimes cried, or got mad but kids can be mean to all kids not just jender kids. Best to just toughen up and be who you are and grow a thick skin. If you stand out all you can do is toughen up. Kids will be kids or brutal and tease other kids call names disagree,on things ect. kids are strong and if not they better learn to be. Life is and can be imperfect.. I use to be called skinny minny stuck up and blondy! Lol!
I’m so sick of this crap. If you want to walk around and claim your differences to the world then you bring the problem on yourself don’t feel the least bit sorry for you. Deal with it. I really don’t care who you want to sleep with it’s your business but if you put it in the face of a society that does not agree with your choice then you deal with the consequences. That’s the problem with today’s kids they have know idea how to deal with the consequences of there stupid actions because the are to coddled.
Remember when it comes time to vote, how these policies are, and who stands by them, under NO circumstance should ANY school have policies that do not cover every single student who is enrolled in their schools... disgusting!!!
I believed all children should be protected against bullying. No matter what!
What's wrong with "NO student will be discriminated against on the basis of race, sect, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political affiliation (except hate groups), sports team (tongue in cheek), whatever other category" and be done with it. NO ONE should be discriminated against period.
They should just be protected as kids in general. Who cares on how they identify themselves.
I agree in nondiscrimination. Ut also believe that there agenda should not be pushed on our children. Were raised by the bible and believe in such and our children shouldn't be hammered by them saying its perfectly fine. If someone is gay or what have ya why do they feel they have to go around making a spectacle out of it. You dont see straight people going around having parades celebrating being straight and sticking to the gender God gave us.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world . #homeschool
All shall be treated equally ...end of conversation.
Should be law 'Don't discriminate against ones who have less money' and can't afford lunches! And are made fun of cause they can't afford 'name brand' clothing 😠
Shame on the school divisions then - get with it. All kids deserve to be safe in school.
Favoritisms.....the game to be played these days! Are there "it" restrooms provided? SMH
Blah, blah, blah..
Here we go again so far from..... The Star
Maybe I’m dense but they’re kids. Protect the rights of them all.
Every kid gets picked on in school sometime or another. Not just lgbt kids. Maybe the reason the "thinking of suicide" rate is higher with the lgbt group us because they are encourage to be something they are not.
It doesn't have to be a school policy, when it is covered under their constitutional rights that protect them as an individual. The Constitution is not about color, religion , sex, gender, or other it is about INDIVIDUAL rights, which come with no label,as long as your living breathing , your protected...so, that said... a public school who challenges those individuals rights will never win in court or civil courts in regards to it not being " Policy" nice try VA...better prob concentrate on your racist policies under your VA GOV, your going to get better results with that one...
What instances have occurred that lead to this article being published? Are LGBTQ kids unsafe? Surely they're just as "safe" as any other child in the indoctrinating government schools.
Frederick county public schools are a joke they discriminate all the time, that's why they choose who they want to protect in bullying situations or even when a child lives in a different county but can still go to our county schools
This is corrupt politicians playing their election games
The children who are not gay should be protected from those who chose to be. This should not be allowed in our schools. If that is the lifestyle they chose then do it at home.
All the frickin students have the same protection. Fed up with 2% of the population getting all the attention. Gay Pride month. Glad to see they are organizing straight month in Boston. About time. Special month for deviant behavior. So ridiculous.
Tomorrow in The Star (6/5): Three seats on the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board up for election this summer are being contested by co-op members who question the current board's practices, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Winchester Planning Commission discusses input from a citizens survey, Brian Brehm reports.
Pictured: Handley's No. 1 singles player Nick Mueller stretches out to send a backhand hit from the back corner of the court to his Blacksburg opponent in the Boys' Class 4 tennis state semifinals Tuesday at Handley High School. Handley defeated Blacksburg to advance to the class 4 tennis finals.
Why should law abiding citizens lose our rights?? I stand with Vogel on this!! My guns, magazines and suppressors are nobody’s business but mine!!
Has to do with 'Mental Health' Gun don't go off by its self! 😢 Seems as if there is so much an attitude of anger in People in today's 🌎 world!!
So more gun laws are gonna stop mass shootings? Well considering that California has the strictest gun laws in the nation and these wonderful gun laws did absolutely nothing to stop the massacres at San Bernardino and Thousand Oaks...maybe we should consider beefed up security as an alternative.
More gun laws. Dumb idea. Laws are already in place that are ignored by criminals. We have a deeper problem with society that laws won't fix
I will vote for candidates who support gun safety regulations. I support Gov. Ralph Northam's efforts to get the General Assembly to pass such laws now, before another Virginia Beach or Virginia Tech.
It’s a impossible mountain to climb. I don’t think anyone could have known what that crazy sob in va beach was gonna do. The main thing that needs done is a proper mental evaluation for any and all purchasing a gun.
Guess we have to wait until it happens here and it will
Amazing how everytime this happens they want to pass more gun laws punishing law abiding citizens but when they apprehend a criminal in possession of a illegal fire arm they get a smack on the hand and put back on the street. I believe they should leave our guns the hell alone and start punishing the criminals. Criminals are criminals because they dont care about the laws and will get there hands on one anyway. We who follow the laws will be left with no way to protect ourselves from them and our government as well.
Well you could always have a war on guns just like drugs and illegal immigrants In the end the results will all be the same so do whatever
Good. Control the lunatics, don't penalize law abiding citizens.
What they are not telling you, is he was a Muslim. It was a sleeper cell .
Nationwide search making it sound as if Winchester is some big, important city. Existing firefighters in Winchester and Frederick County I’m sure sees no hope in being recognized as good enough for the position. Always looks good going out of area as it feels important.
A Stephens City man is accused of knocking out two teeth of a Burger King employee in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant at 1513 Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) in Frederick County about 10 p.m. on May 28.
Your all acting like Burger King employees have a lot of teeth to begin with...
Guess he didn’t get it his way lol
I'm sorry the employee got hurt but when I worked for Sheetz we were told not to confront customers that were drunk or unruly. We were told to call the police. This employee , even though not charged, should have not tried to be a hero or parking lot police... he should have called the police and let them handle it. Maybe next time he will not be so quick to confront...
The victim resonded by slashing him with a knife. It was considered self defense too.
Come on people, this sounds like a Front Royal article.
Guessing BK didn't hold the mayo....
Seems like a lot of people are in need of anger management classes.
Guess he wasn't getting things "his way"
Go burger king employees...
He screamed out "McD LIFE" after serving the King some of them McKnuckles
Tomorrow in The Star (6/4): New Winchester Fire Chief William A. Garrett (pictured) is sworn in to office, Evan Goodenow reports. Local legislators weigh in on gun control following the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Offender Re-Entry Transition Program at the regional jail has been successful in reducing recidivism, but program organizers are trying to provide more job opportunities, stable housing and drug and mental health services when inmates are released to keep them from returning, Evan Goodenow writes.
Pictured: Lauretta Garrett kisses her husband, new Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief William Garrett, after pinning on his badge during a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning at Rouss City Hall.
I’m proud of my hometown for helping to elect her. The comments, however, make me happy to be in Fairfax, where I’ve lived more than half my life now!
Thank you for doing a town hall! Refreshing change from your Republican predecessor. It's time to join the many other Congresspeople who have called for an impeachment inquiry.
Lol impeach someone who’s going to win in 2020 🤣 plus it’s wayyyy too late to start impeachment. They need the power from American Citizens to impeach, seeing as the whole country loves him, he isn’t going anywhere
Where's her tax returns? Has anyone seen proof of Residency in VA for the last seven years? She claims to be a lawyer, has this been verified or could this be another unfounded claim like Pocahontas?
Impeach yourself, it would be more productive
The Democrat playbook: confiscate private firearms, propagate the climate change hoax, and push homosexuality in everyone's face. "Election security" is a hoot, considering the phony collusion. It is documented the Dems were courting the Russians to the tune of a nice donation to the Clinton Foundation slush fund.
Shes a joke like all liberals , spend all our tax money on empty investigations and do absolutely nothing for the American people
Would you please focus on more positive things than the continuous BS against our great President! 🤦🏼♀️
Liberals have done nothing for their people in 2 1/2 years....I’d be pissed if I was on the left
Impeach for what. No crime has been committed
Thank you Ms Wexton! This is why we elected you! Stay firm.
Cant stand her we need Barbara back in office someone who cares about the American people and our veterans
Less energy used on impeachment and more energy spent on making life more easier for us. So tired of people using their political power to bad mouth our president. She wasn't elected to do that.
I LOVE ❤️ my President 🇺🇸 MAGA 🇺🇸❤️
Dont think the Democrats are too bright. Really wonder sometimes! Lol.
My gun rights are none of her business...
And the 2/3 of the republican vote to do this ?
Talk is cheap .
Notice how they don't have a plan to improve upon anything Trump has accomplished... All they can do is attack the president responsible for the greatest economy in their lifetimes.
There is no way in H-E-double toothpicks that a democrat will be voted in after all the crap they have pulled in the past 10 years !
Another that needs to go
Idiot about sums it up.
She's just another failure Democrat.
You mean she actually talked about something other than Trump?
31 states out of 50 spoke in 2016, and they will speak again in 2020
Tomorrow in The Star (6/1): Winchester rates for the Hepatitis C Virus for people 18-30, the age when most people are infected, are seven times higher than the state rate, Evan Goodenow reports. Westminister-Canterbury has purcahsed more than 21 acres of Fox Drive, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Beth O'Donnell has been named the new the principal of John Kerr Elementary, Anna Merod reports.
Pictured: J. Leocadia Conlon (left), director of clinical services at the Sinclair Health Clinic, listens as Veronica Salazar Stickley, community health worker, talks about working with patients with Hepatitis C.
Thank you, Congresswoman. I'm hoping to attend. Appreciate that you're doing town halls.
Frederick/Clarke would be better served rezoned into the 6th district where Valley interests/values are more likely to be represented. The VA 10th as currently zoned will never represent the Lower Valley over NoVA.
No thanks when she took the MIA flag out of her office that did it love Barbara Comstock
Leftist abortion til birth b—ch!
She's preaching to the choir instead of listening to her actual constituents.
I’m guessing she shouldn’t bother out here. Not too many votes for her BS out here. Stay on your side is the mountain crazy lady!
Not my Congresswomen!
These comments are hilarious.
Another liberal townhall at a liberal college. Shocking.
Scarily uniformed comments here lol.
It was a great event! I can't wait to see her again in the area!
Tomorrow in the Star (5/31): The annual Point in Time homeless count identified 146 homeless people in the northern Shenandoah Valley this year, a significant increase from last year, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Stephen Lilly, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Clarke County, is being honored by the Town of Berryville, where he worked, Mickey Powell reports. Also, information on the state-mandated spotted lanternfly quarantine that has gone into effect in Winchester and Frederick County. ... See MoreSee Less
I think its a great idea. There are places that help with that type of assistance; for anyone wishing to donate.
That's cool, but in the mean time what are you doing for affordable housing, affordable mental health access, jobs that pay a living wage, and substance abuse assistance?
Banning a side effect of a problem isn't resolving the actual problem. It's just hiding the fact a problem exists.
But this would stop the awesome bum fights over the best corner/intersection. Dunno if I want to live in a town with no bum fights.
Guess I'll have to be satisfied with my biweekly BlueFox drunk fights...
I personally think that the roadside panhandling should be banned because if one is in need there are places that can help. For instance there was a time I gave up $$$ to a person not in winchester but in another area and watched to see what he did and within 10 minutes he bought booze. Lesson learned.
It irritates me to see these people on the streets. Last summer I actually thought about giving one of these guys some cold bottled water (it was a very hot day)......then I saw that he was vaping. Sorry, if you can afford to vape, then you can afford to take care of yourself.
Because the majority of panhandlers are con-artists not actually People in need. Watched a man offer the one kid a job and the kid got angry at him for messing up his gig. We have lot places and help for people in need... these are not people in need they are professional cons!
Please do get these bums off the street corners
Maybe they will start breaking and entering and robbing ? It's a personal choice weather to give to them or not. I have worked in a pulp and papermill for 45 years and I may or may not give them anything.
In Waynesboro all we could do was put up signs telling people not to give money to them, but they still come out and do their thing. It's frustrating
I always wonder where these folks are coming from. They seem to have an organized system, where there's a different person panhandling on Featherbed, then another person on Adams, then there's the spot near the back road of the mall, just as you get into I-81 south. They change it up with different folks at each station, but they use the same spots. Do they all live together? How much do you think they pull in on an average day? I actually offered a job to a few of them, but they said they don't drive, or can't work due to a bad back, and one even said no because he makes more money doing this! Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all time low, and companies are frantically searching for people who want to work.
I agree it can’t happen soon enough there is several addicts that are panhandling and all they’re doing is getting enough money for their next fix.
It’s about time, get a job!!!
Featherbed Lane. Every. Day.
Now Front Royal needs to do this too! Really bad at the intersection on 522 at the Walmart entrance!
I've stopped a few times and asked these people of they would like a free lunch/meal and they always say no. Seems they just want more money.
Who the hell turns down a free meal (broke or not)
Donate to local charities, not heroin addicts
I know it must be harder for the older ones to get a job, but the younger people' if you can hold up a sign all day you could be looking for a job!!!
Maria Caldera Lopez
My lord I hope so tired of these bums.
So we can panhandling, great. It doesn't address the actual issue of homelessness
Clarke just did it
Say It Isn't So how am I supposed to make my money lol
Tomorrow in The Star (5/30): City Council adopts the FY 2020 budget and raises real estate and cigarette taxes, Brian Brehm reports. Winchester Rescue Mission Executive Director Brandan Thomas supports a proposed ordinance that would ban panhandling at city intersections, Brian Brehm writes. Also, Handley High School students got to "Walk the Halls" at their former elementary schools where it all began (pictured), Anna Merod reports.
Be nice if city would learn to live on a budjet and not keep wanting more .
Taxes being raised... shocking.
Do they support a ban on ringing the bell at christmas time too.outside walmart .cause that is like begging to .rather give to the bums where it all helps them instead of goodwill helping 6 digit exciutives
Yay more taxes, history will repeat itself soon if American Citizens are taxed anymore