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VFW fire investigation ongoing

FRONT ROYAL — Front Royal police are looking into a possible connection between a burglary and theft earlier this month and the July 11 fire at the VFW Post 1860 headquarters. Police said Wednesday that they are investigating whether the incidents at 1847 N. Royal Ave. are related but there has been no definitive connection made so far. "It's still an active investigation," Sgt. Crystal M. Cline said. The VFW post was the target of a burglary on the evening of July 3, Chief Norman Shiflett said in a news release shortly after the fire. "Unknown person(s) entered the VFW and pried open several gaming machines and took an undisclosed amount of money from each," he said in the release.

Warren County OKs memorandum on tax sharing

FRONT ROYAL — After returning from a closed session, the Warren County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a memorandum of understanding regarding the sharing of meals and lodging tax revenue from the Route 340/522 corridor with the Town of Front Royal. According to county attorney Blair Mitchell, a motion was made to provide the town with the equivalent of 30 percent of the meals tax and five percent of lodging tax collected in the corridor, including the Crooked Run West property.

Front Royal Council Oks first reading of solar deal

FRONT ROYAL — Town Council took a step Monday night toward construction of a solar power generating plant near the town’s wastewater treatment plant. The council approved the first reading of a sales, interconnection and lease agreement with American Municipal Power. Under the five-year deal, AMP would build a solar array on the town property, lease it for five years and sell the town up to 3,000 kilowatts of power.

Front Royal Council: Solar project, infrastructure to be discussed at Monday’s meeting

FRONT ROYAL — The Front Royal Town Council has a power-packed agenda for its upcoming meeting. The council agreed at its Monday work session to add the proposed solar energy project and a study of the town’s electrical system to the lineup for its meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Warren County Government Center. Joe Waltz, town director of energy services, updated council on the matters during the work session.

Warren Memorial Hospital’s president leaving after a decade at the helm

FRONT ROYAL — After 10 plus years of service as president of Warren Memorial Hospital, Patrick Nolan has resigned his position and will be moving to Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, New Jersey as the new Chief Operating Officer. Nolan came to Valley Health in 1994 as an Administrative Resident; he became Vice President at Winchester Medical Center in 1995 until 1999, Administrator at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital 1999 to 2004 and President of Warren Memorial Hospital in 2004.

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