Page News and Courier

Page County Schools Superintendent proposes 2.9 percent increase from county

Page County Public Schools wants raises. Superintendent Donna Power told school board members Monday night she is including a 2-percent raise for all school employees in her fiscal 2014 proposal. The division has not seen a pay increase since fiscal 2008. The school system has unsuccessfully sought a 2-percent raise for all employees in its last two budget cycles, beginning in 2011. That year, the division asked the county for $13.9 million; instead, the county contributed $13.2 million — the same amount it contributed the previous year.

Citizen response to police alert nets robbery suspect in Luray

An alert citizen responding to a “Code Red Alert” in December led Luray police to a suspect they believe may be responsible for more than two dozen vehicle break-ins and thefts, including an armed robbery at the Cardinal Inn in late November.

$137,000 raised in six weeks for Page One

Fundraising efforts secure Page One operations through 2013 to help needy with food and financial support

Health Officials Stress Importance of Rabies Prevention

Two skunks test positive for rabies in December after attacks on dogs north of Luray

Broadband expected to be operational in Page County by Feb. 28 deadline

With the installation of microwave equipment to a water tank tower owned by the Town of Shenandoah, the final installation of towers, microwave antennae and equipment and fiber optic cables that will bring broadband access to Page County should be completed by the end of this month. Martha Shickle of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission recently told the Page County Board of Supervisors that the 39-mile “middle mile” network should be operational by Feb. 28, 2013, the date targeted in the federal grant awarded in 2009 to finance the project.

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