McEachin, other lawmakers urge closure of PFAS reporting loophole

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  U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin and 37 other lawmakers from both parties are urging the closure of a loophole that they say has led to drastic underreporting of the use of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) by manufacturers, military branches and others nationwide. PFAS are eponymous chemicals – found in everything from non-stick cookware to stain-repellent […]

Savvy Senior: How to choose a Medicare Advantage plan

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Dear Savvy Senior, I will be 65 and eligible for Medicare in a few months and am interested in getting a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Ready to Retire Dear Ready, Medicare Advantage plans have become very popular among retirees over the past 15 […]

YWCA Richmond names ‘Outstanding Women’ honorees

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YWCA Richmond has announced its honorees for the 2022 Class of Outstanding Women Awards. The 42nd annual luncheon will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 11:30 a.m. on May 10 and will be presented by Dominion Energy, Markel, and Altria. The winners, who have been nominated in nine different categories, are as follows: ● Zenobia Bey – […]

Applications open for technology-based accelerator program

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Covintus Tech Tank, a technology-based accelerator created to help businesses start their technical-based teams, has announced that it will be accepting applications for its third cohort until April 30. Teams within the Batch 3 section of Covintus Tech Tank will take part in a 10-week virtual program that will run from June 14 to August 21. The criteria for the […]

Jones, Windom honored by Rotary Club for ‘Service Above Self’

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The fifth annual Western Henrico Rotary Club Service Above Self Awards ceremony was held April 12 at the Westwood Club, honoring Henrico firefighter Josh Windom and Henrico police officer Craig Jones. The WHRC made donations in Windom’s name to Tara’s Children and in Jones’ name to Mothers Against Drunk/Drugged Driving. Among the firefighters, police officers, club and community members who […]

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2022

The Highland Springs community remembers one of its own; a man is shot on Mechanicsville Turnpike; UR receives a grant to fund a program about GRTC’s history; DMV mobile centers now offer more services; U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s office has returned more money to constituents.

Hundreds mourn slain Highland Springs student, leaders call for end to violence

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  Hundreds gathered at Highland Springs High School on Monday evening to mourn the death of Jaheim “Jah” Dickerson, a 16-year-old student at the school who was shot and killed early Saturday in Eastern Henrico.  Dickerson was a standout player on the state-champion Springers’ basketball team. His friends, family and teammates described him as bright, fun, loving and loyal, with […]