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Community Perspective: ‘Can’t Feel At Home’ – a review and appreciation

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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.

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Local author Sofia Samatar finds shiny objects in a historical journey — and within herself

Sofia Samatar wrote fantasy fiction. But in her newest book “The White Mosque,” she channels her “magpie” disposition to explore Mennonite culture, a historical journey and her own identity.

Community Perspective: Protecting the land from sprawl at the local level

A contributed perspectives piece by Evan Knappenberger I understand the interest in the movement for affordable housing. It seems unjust that for many the necessity of clean and safe living space is out of reach. And indeed it is unjust, especially for those of us in the millennial category that have been squeezed out of home ownership …

School leaders say Bluestone Town Center would accelerate need for new schools

Harrisonburg School Board members told city council members Friday afternoon that if the council approves a proposed Bluestone Town Center development, the influx of potentially 3,000 more residents would stress school capacity and increase the need for building additional schools.

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Residents, council member call for more debate over Bluestone development; And proposed city park clears key hurdle

Following a contentious planning commission meeting last week, three residents brought concerns about the proposed Bluestone Town Center to Tuesday’s city council meeting — as council members brace for the debate to come before them next month.  

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Huge proposed development sparks massive public discussion, then earns planning commission’s support

After considering arguments Tuesday for and against a nearly 900-unit housing development along Garber’s Church Road and Erickson Avenue, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission ultimately voted unanimously to recommend the project for the city council’s approval. 

Officials investigate ‘non-credible’ threat at high school; Board explores ways to improve teacher morale

School officials and police determined that a threat of a student bringing a gun to Harrisonburg High School on Tuesday morning was “non-credible,” but not before it caused “disruption”and “nervousness,” Superintendent Michael Richards said. Also at Tuesday’s school board meeting, district leaders outlined six ways to help address issues that have sunk teachers’ morale.

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