Editorials

Eye on this publication: confessions

By Susan Gibbs Recently, I have written several editorials that I am told some have found controversial or offensive, or worse, written because I hold personal grudges. Controversial, I agree with. Offensive, perhaps. But motivated by grudges, not at all. … Continue reading

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Eye on Ruckersville Citizens Council: Where did it go?

By Susan Gibbs   About a month ago Greene County Board of Supervisors Vice-chairman Davis Lambs said, “Whatever happened to Andrea Wilkinson? We haven’t heard from her for a while.” That remark speaks to the heart of what’s wrong in … Continue reading

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Eye on *STAR*: too many people; too little done

By Susan Gibbs Last week Eye on Greene posted an editorial calling for accountability titled “A little transparency, if you please.” This week, because Stanardsville Area Revitalization (*STAR*) is applying for yet another grant that this time may very well … Continue reading

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A little transparency, if you please

By Susan Gibbs I have been in county for seven years and reporting on Greene County for six, first for the Greene County Record for five years, and then, after a hiatus that lasted a year, via Eye on Greene. … Continue reading

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Who’s leading the county?

By Susan Gibbs Here’s the situation: Three members of the Greene County Board of Supervisors took their seats, for the first time, at the beginning of last year. The county administrator resigned last fall. The superintendent of schools turned in … Continue reading

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Will county land be seized to accommodate mental health facility?

By Susan Gibbs The agent for the applicant says it’s a 7,000-square foot building; county planners say it comes in at 5,000 square feet. The agent says parking needs are met; a neighbor says they are not. The Virginia Department … Continue reading

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Unfunded education mandates: a history lesson

By Susan Gibbs  Over the course of the last several years, as the Greene County School Board has requested more and more funding from the local government, some residents, particularly those of us who came of age in the late … Continue reading

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County supervisors, school board issue calls for help

By Susan Gibbs The economy is slowly improving, but many of us are still focused on trying to make ends meet while bracing for an increase in taxes, if not at the federal and state levels, then at the local … Continue reading

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Is Region Ten request for expansion site-appropriate?

By Susan Gibbs As I sat in front of my computer last Friday trying to wrap my head around the objectivity that would allow me to write an unbiased report on a rezoning request which, if approved, will place a … Continue reading

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Beat the traffic and support the local economy: Shop Greene

By Susan Gibbs The Holiday Season is full upon us, and folks are fighting traffic on their way to parking lots filled to overflowing, and battling crowds in search of last-minute gifts. Why, when so much can be found right … Continue reading

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