Hank Silverberg on New Dominion Podcast

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June 12, 2024

In the final episode of Season One of NDP, Hank Silverberg joins Shaun and Marty.

Hank Silverberg is a veteran reporter and Virginia mainstay, best known for his multi-year presence on WTOP in northern Virginia. Silverberg shares his experiences in the media, how the landscape has changed, and how Virginia (and her politics) has changed over the last two decades.

Listen Now.

Have you missed an episode? See all previous episodes from Season One.

To view local obituaries or to send a note to family and loved.

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Fredericksburg School Board – June 10 Meeting

An overview of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting.

Spotsylvania School Board – June 10 Meeting

An overview of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting.


Unadjusted SOL Scores in Fredericksburg Show Ups and
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Division shared information about preliminary results on Monday. City students’ unadjusted SOL
Cell Phone Ban Adopted in King George County
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School divisions in Stafford and Caroline are also considering banning mobile devices
FOIA Requests Ignored in Spotsylvania
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Lisa Phelps and April Gillespie were asked by School Board Chair Lorita
EDUCATION 540: Yes. Smartphones Need to Go …
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… but bans won't deliver the results people expect until adults realize


- News -
June 7, 2024

At Thursday’s memorial to those who stormed Normandy’s beaches 80 years ago, at chance to speak with those who lived that day, and a call to remember what brought us to that point.

The very young and the very old, those who served and those who did not, those family members whose.

BooksAnd Culture

June 8, 2024

This week’s reviews include an Irish romance in Jenn McKinlay’s “Love at First Book,” and a resilient and talented Indian woman in Alka Joshi’s “The Henna Artist.”

Sunday Books & Reviews is edited each week by Vanessa Sekinger. Interested in writing reviews? Contact Vanessa.


- Guest -
May 16, 2024

City must move on its goal of powering municipal operations with 100% renewable energy by 2035.

In 2019, the City of Fredericksburg made a pledge to its residents that it would power all municipal operations—city works, parks and recreation, schools, and (where possible) police and emergency response—with 100% renewable energy by 2035.


President Troy Paino of University of Mary Washington
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Whether it's the university and the surrounding community, or the liberal arts and Artificial Intelligence,
Meet Carl Bedell
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Carl Bedell is the only Democratic candidate competing for the 7th District who is not
Interview: Terris Todd
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by Martin DavisEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Terris Todd is a Republican candidate contending for a chance to represent

Why Mary Isn’t Sticking the Landing

April 30, 2024

Bear with me, but I have a terrible knot in the back of my right shoulder that neither heat nor medicine nor water can seem to unlock.

Political differences can seem that way as well. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, the problem just seems intractable — sometimes because the players want to make the problem intractable, and sometimes because the problem is just difficult to untangle. As the father of four daughters and a now-expert in the hairbrush, the temptation to apply the Gordian Knot can be overbearing at times.

Perhaps even convenient.

Which brings us to the tricky question of Mary’s Landing — a 63-unit development whose neighbors are shocked at both the speed and scale of the project. City staff seems at pains to figure out what they have done to earn the ire of what.

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