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“You have to be very happy to live in a small city,” the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector once remarked, “because it enlarges happiness just like it enlarges unhappiness.”

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Rockingham Co. Schools to reassign employees in light of 36 position cuts, including counseling staff

Rockingham County schools will cut nine counseling and behavior support assistants across the district next year along with more than 30 other position cuts and reductions to rectify a budget shortfall of millions of dollars.

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Bridgewater College student sets up ‘banned book fair’ Thursday to offer access to titles removed from county schools

Rockingham County students can’t access “The Invisible Boy,” “The Kite Runner,” “Heartstopper” or 54 other books in their school libraries now, but a local college student wants to make them available in a different way.

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City schools implement restorative approaches to move beyond detention and discipline

With student behavior remaining a key factor in teacher morale, Harrisonburg city schools’ Restorative Practice Coordinator Isaiah Dottin-Carter said Tuesday he’s trying to use restorative approaches to address conflicts while ensuring that all voices are heard.

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County and city school boards agree on how to pick MTC’s attorney

After exchanges between Rockingham County School Board and Harrisonburg City School Board members, the two entities came together Monday night and voted to allow the two systems’ school superintendents to each propose new legal representation names for Massanutten Technical Center. 

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Broad Porch Coffee’s ‘big wins’ rejuvenates beloved downtown space

Harrisonburg has welcomed back a cherished community space with the opening of Broad Porch Coffee’s third location at 47 Court Square. It was the former site of the beloved and ultimately troubled Artful Dodger, a genre-defying cafe, music venue, and dance club affectionately referred to as “Harrisonburg’s living room.”

Roses, Roots, Branches, Buds

When you first arrived in the city, you were struck by the ghostly atmosphere of the parking lot of Roses Discount Store. That was before you knew the history of this place. Now you can’t help wondering: can a landscape absorb the vibrations of an event, can a loss curdle the air, can stones speak?

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Council denies townhomes development, allows for bow-hunting of deer

The Harrisonburg City Council turned down a rezoning request to construct several dozen townhomes off Port Republic Road in a rare 3-2 vote. The council also amended an ordinance to grant some leniency to bow hunters who plan to hunt deer and other game within the city limits during archery seasons.

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