The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project should see significantly reduced electricity bills once renovations to its building on Hill Street are complete sometime this summer.
The 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act required the state’s utilities to move aggressively into the renewable energy arena. Virginia Business reports that “Virginia’s largest electric utilities [Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power] are deploying an array of technologies as they decarbonize, digitalize and decentralize their power grids to meet the state’s and their own clean energy goals.” An SCC hearing examiner will issue a decision on Appalachian Power’s proposals “pretty quickly.” The projected costs of the utilities’ plans are raising concerns.
During the pandemic, schools nationwide looked for ways to safely bring students back to in-person learning. The outdoors, which had already exploded in popularity as a safe way to gather, became an essential tool in safe learning. And now, those spaces are not only sticking around as part of the educational experience, but the city schools are looking to expand and improve them.
In the latest in a series votes on developments, council members on Tuesday unanimously approved zoning changes for a commercial development at the edge of town on North Main Street and an apartment complex on Chicago Avenue.
On a warm, sunny Saturday, members of a Harrisonburg cohousing group hosted an open House to celebrate Earth Day at the future site of their community, Juniper Hill Commons, which could begin construction before the end of the year.
Schools solved internet issues for students during the pandemic. The long-term solutions are trickier.
As schools were forced to close during the beginning stages of the pandemic two years ago, Harrisonburg City Public Schools encountered a problem: 1,224 students with insufficient internet access.
A community perspectives piece by Tom Arthur After almost a half-century of teaching in an area with four institutions of higher learning, this retired educator keeps learning about what students here have achieved. A week ago, a former School of Theatre and Dance graduate, Wendy Bohon, visited Harrisonburg and I was able to meet and talk with …
The Harrisonburg School Board on Tuesday continued its efforts to name the new high school, and two names seem to have emerged as finalists before the board picks the name at its May 3 meeting.