Henrico School Board set to adopt policies protecting transgender students

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The Henrico School Board is working to revise policies in an effort to protect the rights of transgender and non-binary students, as now required by state law.  The school board’s act to revise policy was compelled by legislation passed by the General Assembly last year, which requires local school boards to implement policies for transgender students that are congruent with […]

Henrico School Board flips policy, will require masks in schools for all

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The Henrico County Public Schools division will require masks for all students and employees – regardless of vaccination status – for the 2021-2022 school year, with a few exceptions, including P.E. and naps.  School board members voted unanimously at Thursday’s school board meeting to approve the updated recommendations from the HCPS health committee. Somewhat ironically, the vote came just as […]


Henrico reports 82 new COVID cases, 1 new hospitalization

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Henrico reported 82 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, up from 79 Wednesday, and is now averaging 66 new cases a day during the past seven days, according to Virginia Department of Health data. The VDH also reported one new virus-related hospitalization in Henrico Thursday. Henrico now has experienced five days with more than 78 cases in a 10-day period – the […]

Restaurant Watch

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JULY 27 Burma, 11216 Patterson Avenue – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: person in charge was not able to identify the “big six” foodborne illnesses and their associated symptoms; temperatures in sushi refrigerator (eel, crabstick, tuna, crab salad, shrimp) are elevated; tuna incorrectly thawed in reduced-oxygen packaging. Carini Italian Restaurant, 3718 Williamsburg Road – The following […]

Vote-by-mail applications from non-profit groups to be sent to Henrico voters

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Henrico voters may be receiving vote-by-mail applications from non-profit organizations Center for Voter Information and Voter Participation Center in the coming weeks as the fall general elections approach. A combined total of 110,000 mailings are expected to be sent out to county residents on Aug. 12, Aug. 23 and Sep. 8, General Registrar Mark Coakley said to the Board of […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 12, 2021

The Henrico School Board will set its mask policy today; free meals for all Henrico children will continue during the coming school year; COVID cases in Henrico continue to climb; Henrico has a new senior advocate. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB Prevention Services and Chess Counselor LLC.)

Sandston to celebrate centennial anniversary with Labor Day festivities

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The Sandston community will come together Sep. 6 to celebrate its 100th anniversary with festivities for all ages, including a select number of Sandston’s original citizens. “This shows what a community can do when they work together to accomplish something,” said Jimmy Mehfoud, a Sandston resident who was born and raised in the community. “It is just a tremendous celebration.” Mehfoud, formerly […]