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Airborne officers play key role in enforcement

Members of the Henrico Citizens Police Academy Alumni (pictured) got a rare peek at the “high” side of law enforcement recently, with a trip to the Metro Aviation Hangar adjacent to Richmond International Airport.

About 25 academy alumni gathered at the hangar July 11 to hear Officer Shaun McCarthy describe a typical day aloft - and some not so typical – in a Cessna owned by the Metro Aviation Unit.
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Keep Henrico Beautiful honors Land Lovers, Clean Business award winners

Five residents and five businesses recently received the 2017 Keep Henrico Beautiful Land Lover and Clean Business awards.

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee chose residential and business properties that are nicely landscaped and maintained. This year marked the 22nd year of the awards program.
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Henrico to hold Aug. 3 community workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a community workshop Thursday, Aug. 3 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas. It will be the second such workshop held this summer to gather input.
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“Made in Henrico” video showcases county manufacturers


Did you know that ChapStick lip balm, Chips Ahoy! cookies and Robitussin cough syrup are all made in Henrico County?

Those and other familiar products – and the companies that produce them – are featured in Made in Henrico: : A Look Inside the County’s Manufacturing Sector, a recent Henrico County Television program produced by Ryan Eubank.
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CVWMA recycling rate climbs slightly to nearly 59 percent


Nearly 59 percent of waste generate in the metro Richmond region last year was recycled and kept out of local landfills, according to new data released by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

The CVWMA's regional recycling rate for 2016 was 58.9 percent – one-tenth of one percent higher than in 2015 and its highest point in recent memory, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Price named director of Henrico’s Real Property Department


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Andrew S. “Steve” Price to serve as director of the Real Property Department, effective July 8.

Price, who currently works as the department’s assistant director, will succeed Jon B. Tracy, who recently retired from the position.
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Henrico serves criminal summonses against Essex Village management


Henrico County has obtained 11 criminal summonses against PK Management, which manages Essex Village, for violations at the northern Henrico property, a county official said Tuesday evening.

Nine summonses were served Tuesday, two more are pending, and the county will seek four more by the end of the week, Building Official Greg Revels said.
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James River Juvenile Detention Center to graduate its largest class

James River Juvenile Detention Center will celebrate its largest class of high school graduates June 27, as 13 residents receive their high school diploma or GED certificate.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the detention center, 3650 Beaumont Road in Powhatan County. The graduates will mark their academic milestone by walking across a stage in a cap and gown before an audience of family members. A reception will follow.
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Henrico to offer July 20 class on treating opioid overdoses with naloxone

The Henrico County Division of Fire and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services (MH/DS) will present a free class Thursday, July 20 on how to administer naloxone to potentially save the life of someone who has overdosed on opioids.

The Revive! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MH/DS offices at 4825 S. Laburnum Ave.
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Henrico planners hear input on future of Route 5 corridor


Protecting the beauty that exists along the Route 5 corridor should development arrive 20 to 30 years from now is big concern for many Varina residents.

On June 8, Henrico County planners hosted a community input open house at Varina Library to receive input about the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study. The study is a part of the Henrico County 2026 Comprehensive Plan. It focuses on an area 500 feet on either side of the center line of Route 5 for its 13.75-mile length through the Varina District.
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Northern, Eastern Henrico corridor upgrades progressing

Construction on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike bond referendum project to start next year
JUNE 14, 10 A.M. – Upgrades to the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike will cost $31.5 million, and revitalization projects valued at just under $7 million in the Laburnum gateway region and Highland Springs areas have been completed, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday evening.

The board received an update on the progress of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and revitalization projects in a special work session before its regular meeting.
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Witte wins Republican nomination for Brookland supervisor’s seat

JUNE 13, 10:30 P.M. – Brookland District Planning Commissioner Bob Witte will be the Republican Party’s nominee to fill the Brookland District seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors.

Voters in the Republican primary election district today selected Witte (51 percent) over Benjamin Dessart (40 percent) and Gilbert Wilkerson, Sr. (8 percent). Witte will face Democratic nominee Courtney Lynch in the November general election, with the winner filling the final two years of late supervisor Dick Glover’s four-year term.

Henrico voters also helped determine party nominees in several Virginia House of Delegates districts and for the statewide offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
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Parr named Henrico Social Services director


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Ty F. Parr to serve as director of the Department of Social Services, effective June 24.

Parr has served Henrico Social Services as its Children’s Services Act coordinator since 2014. He will succeed Cynthia J. Steinhauser, who is retiring after serving as director since 2012.
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Brookland District Supervisor Republican Primary – Benjamin Dessart, Gilbert Wilkerson, Robert Witte


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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Henrico wins National Association of Counties awards for 28 programs


Henrico County departments and agencies recently earned 28 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for innovative programs, with two also recognized in the new 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work category.

The County Manager’s Office received an Achievement Award and a 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work honor for an initiative to offer virtual town halls. The effort, led by Board of Supervisors Chairman Patricia S. O’Bannon, of the Tuckahoe District, allows residents to watch and participate in public meetings via a live stream over the internet.
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