Author: Bridget Manley
Innovative approach lands Harrisonburg poultry supplier a $3.6 million grant for expansion
The U.S. secretary of agriculture and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine delivered the news in person Tuesday that Farmer Focus, a local organic chicken supplier, received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand its chicken processing facility in Harrisonburg.
‘Connected by things more powerful than grief’
In the year since the fatal shootings of Bridgewater College Police Officer John Painter and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson, the college and surrounding community have endured the grief, sadness and disbelief that accompanies such violent acts, while trying to heal and memorialize the two lives lost.
After Jewish faculty and staff boycott Holocaust Remembrance Program, concerns about event planning linger
A week after a letter was delivered to James Madison University President Jonathan Alger from Jewish faculty, faculty emeriti and staff concerned about an International Holocaust Remembrance Program at JMU, many are still asking why university officials pushed for JMU’s “agenda and preferences” and held the event despite concerns from Jewish voices.
New school board picks familiar faces as leaders, while superintendent lays out goals for 2023
Harrisonburg’s school board will revise its public comments process in 2023 and draft programming for Rocktown High School. Meanwhile, the board unanimously elected Deb Fitzgerald as chair and Andy Kohen as vice-chair Tuesday night at their yearly organizational meeting at Harrisonburg City Hall.
Judge’s ruling says plaintiffs failed to show that school policies about student names and pronouns violated parents’ rights
In an apparent win for the Harrisonburg School Board, Rockingham County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Baugher denied a motion for a temporary injunction on the district’s policies and approaches related to students’ gender identities and pronouns.
‘Their actions are hurting us’: How HHS students have turned up their advocacy against critics
Ellie Tjaden, Lee Jenkins and Finn Maddox, students at Harrisonburg High School and members of the Gay-Straight Alliance, have weathered COVID shutdowns, masking and remote learning as part of their high school experience. But they have also experienced another strange phenomenon.