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School Payments Get Techie

9 Oct

If you look at the history of technological advancements, we are living in a very impressive time. It has become clear that things we once did a certain way have become fully automated; or the tech is very close. This trend has started to leak into the Monongalia County Schools. This week’s School Board Meeting […]

National 4-H Week Comes to Monongalia County

9 Oct

It’s national 4-H week, and The Monongalia County School Board was greeted with a special presentation at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Lucy Lambert, a former Skyview Elementary School student, and 4-H Camp Helper, was accompanied by her former teacher at Skyview, Christie Cumberbatch, as she came to tell the Morgantown school board just how […]

Walnut Street Business Owners Clarify Prior Claims and Concerns at City Council Meeting

9 Oct

For the second Morgantown City Council meeting in a row, Walnut Street business owners voiced concerns and complaints about undesirable behavior near their store fronts, believed to be related to the presence of Friendship House — a shelter and resource center operated by Milan Puskar Health Right. At the Sept. 17 meeting, Gary Tannenbaum of Blue […]

Star City is getting a pricy renovation

9 Oct

Star City better be ready for some new flowers and trees, because next Tuesday and Wednesday, Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City will be under construction. On Tuesday, the plants that grow along the lower river bank will be trimmed, and the trees in front of the pavilion will be removed. In addition, the large […]

Social problems in Morgantown, WV

2 Oct

Social problems in Morgantown, WV In my blog today, I want to bring to attention some very serious social issues that are negatively affecting development in Morgantown. These are homelessness, drug addiction and crime. The problem of vagrancy in the town is so dire that you cannot walk down the streets without encountering a homeless person. […]

“Community Means Unity”

2 Oct

Inclusion. It’s something everybody wants to feel whether it be in school, at work, or in their community. That was the hot topic of the Morgantown City Council meeting held on October 1, 2019. Many citizens of Morgantown came forward that evening to discuss that simply putting up a sign saying that Morgantown is inclusive […]

2020 Census poses problems for W. Va.

2 Oct

It’s tough to get an accurate count of West Virginia’s citizens, thanks to the rural landscape and the lack of technology here, and that could result in one less U.S. House of Representatives seat. I found that out first-hand when I sat through a Committee of the Whole Meeting on Sept. 25 at Morgantown’s City Hall. […]