As COVID looms over school year, Rep. Joe Kennedy hits Sen. Ed Markey on 1996 Telecommunications Act, broadband access; both press for stimulus deal to help parents, students

Rep. Joe Kennedy on Tuesday night took aim at one of Sen. Ed Markey’s signature bills, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, arguing too many families still cannot afford cable service or access broadband at a time of confusion and concerns for public health as teachers and parents grapple with COVID-19 […]

Gardening: Act now to stop early spring weeds

Henbit is among the first broadleafed weeds to start blooming in spring. Neil Sperry Special to the Star-Telegram You get one chance and only one chance to get rid of annual bluegrass (Poa annua), and that chance is now. You get rid of it by never letting it get started! […]

After initially focusing on small purchases, Pittsylvania County pursuing several large expenditures with CARES Act funding | Local News

During Tuesday’s finance committee meeting, the supervisors approved an allocation of $1.7 million to Pittsylvania County Schools that will cover the cost of 3,000 Chromebooks, the purchase of 1,000 internet hotspots with data included to be sent home with students, and bipolar ionization air scrubbers for the division’s elementary schools. […]