LOCAL HISTORY: Old Fredericksburg Jail

Tucked away behind its more famous neighbor, the Renwick Courthouse, the old jail seldom generates any interest for passersby.  Little significant research has been done on it, and it is not a stop on any of the city’s historic tours. Yet it is one of the more interesting and unique buildings downtown. Fredericksburg’s first recorded […]

Guest: Make Mark Taylor the Most Over-Paid Janitor in the State

“Either you support parents’ rights or not, That’s how simple it is for me,” Spotsylvania School Board Chair Lisa Phelps, said in an August 17 Free Lance-Star story about implementing a new conservative transgender student policy. “If you support parents’ rights or not, this vote is very telling.” Oh really? So now the chairwoman of the county […]

Guest: UMW’s Student Conduct System Underwent External Review – Concerns Remain

On April 22, 2022, University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino sent a community-wide email calling for an external review of UMW’s entire student conduct system. The call was in response to an investigative piece I published in The Weekly Ringer, UMW’s independent student newspaper, exposing how the Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility had mishandled on-campus […]

Guest: Mark Taylor’s Untruths Demean the Legal Profession

On Thursday, August 3, I received a phone call from a concerned parent, a friend, who was trying to access her child’s records through ParentVUE. That’s the online tool that gives parents and guardians access to their child’s bus information, class schedules, grades, immunization records, and attendance records among other important student information. She told […]