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Council approves lofts on square

A long sought-after downtown Richmond addition got another green light Tuesday evening. With the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission having already backed the move, the Richmond City Council unanimously amended…

Powell campaigns for ‘new ideas’ in clerk’s job

Glenda Powell might have her work cut out for her in about a week and a half. She knows that. She also might have her work cut out for her…

$1M Dear school storm shelter, gymnasium near completion

Inside and outside, Dear Elementary School’s new addition looks like any other grade-school gym. But the differences are significant. The walls, for example, are made from two layers of blocks,…

Henrietta sewer system an expensive fix

Henrietta’s sewer system may face an uncertain, expensive future. Still, a $400,000-plus water infrastructure project will soon begin. Engineers, contractors, Henrietta city officials and Richmond City Clerk Tonya Willim and…

Merits of police board debated

Neither Richmond City Attorney Chris Williams, nor interim Police Chief Chad Burnine, nor Police Personnel Board Chairman Terry Compton returned multiple requests for comment about the Police Personnel Board’s possible…

Street project to wrap up around Nov. 1

Within a few weeks, Lexington Street stormwater issues will go down new drains. Following meetings with engineers, City Administrator Ron Brohammer reported that the $206,193 Richmond project to alleviate flooding…

City to consider ending police, cemetery boards

This Tuesday, the Richmond City Council’s Ordinance Committee will recommend eliminating two citizen committees. With a majority vote, the council can dissolve both the Memory Gardens cemetery board and police…

R-XVI School Board rents unused tower to TurboNet

It may not qualify as a windfall, but Richmond Public Schools isn’t going ho-hum at the prospect of receiving $14,400 in unexpected income. The money is the result of two…

Orrick principals review standardized-test results

The Performance and Instruction Report was the main topic of conversation during the Oct. 18 Orrick School Board Meeting, but an update from the superintendent was also on the agenda.…

News not good for Henrietta sewer lines

Henrietta officials recently received the findings of a sewer study, and City Clerk Margie Long told the Board of Aldermen Saturday they’re “not good news.” One recommendation – giving a…