First look at COVID’s educational impact on Virginia’s kindergarteners is ‘alarming’

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Virginia’s kindergartners lost academic and social skills between entering kindergarten last fall and finishing the school year this spring, new state data shows. The spring Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program assessment is the first look into how a year of pandemic-era learning affected Virginia’s kindergartners. The results are bleak. Less than half of kindergarten students statewide met the benchmarks for school […]

Since mid-July, children and people in their 30s lead vaccinations in Henrico

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Avula: Pfizer vaccine expected to earn emergency use authorization for children 5 to 11 within several weeks

During the past three weeks, more children, teens and people in their 30s in Henrico have gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 than have residents of any other age groups, according to Virginia Department of Health data analyzed by the Henrico Citizen. Nearly 7,500 Henrico residents received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine between July 19 and Aug. 9, and more […]

Henrico Police arrest 2 men in connection with double shooting

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Henrico Police have arrested two men in connection with a double shooting and homicide that took place Aug. 9 in the 1600 block of Hope Road in Glen Allen, just off Mountain Road near Greenwood Road. Twenty-seven year-old Trevon Lyles and 18-year-old David Leon Lyles, III both are charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, conspiracy to […]

Chalk art celebration of life

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Two-year-old London Bache and her family were among the more than 100 friends, neighbors, and family members who participated in a chalk art display in late July memorializing the life of Lucy Le, who died last year after being hit while walking along Welwyn Road in Henrico.  The event also served as a tribute to other traffic victims, and a […]

Taters to kick off CACGA 2021-22 season

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The first half of The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2021-2022 season will kick off Sept. 11 with The Taters in concert at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $30 and are now on sale. The Center Season performance series will feature additional concerts and musical performances as well as theater and dance, with tickets starting at $10 for select shows. Performances […]

Spanberger introduces bill to create funding stream for addiction recovery 

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) recently introduced a bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery services, allow states and recovery organizations to build long-term strategies to prevent drug overdose deaths, and help individuals in recovery from addiction rebuild their lives. Spanberger said she introduced the bill in response to the concerns of Central Virginia community leaders, […]

Virginia DMV expands online services 

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles continues to expand its offering of online transactions and has now added the ability for credentialed customers to establish a payment plan contract online. The new option will enable more than 150 weekly customers to skip a trip to DMV, creating additional appointment opportunities for customers who require in-person service.  Customers who owe fees as […]

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GRTC welcomes more riders, updates routes and policies

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GRTC continues to update passenger policies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is expanding space on-board for passengers.  The barrier cord in buses has been shifted forward, allowing for more standing room as ridership continues to increase on many local routes to near pre-pandemic levels. Because of the increase in community transmission resulting from the Delta variant, GRTC will continue […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 10, 2021

Henrico’s new daily COVID-19 cases reach a nearly four-month high; why Henrico’s housing market is squeezing out some would-be home-buyers; Innsbrook After Hours is back tomorrow night. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB Prevention Services and Chess Counselor LLC.)