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Poquoson City Council approves new curbside recycling program
The Poquoson City Council approved a new curbside recycling program that could save residents money. The agreement reached during Monday night's council meeting includes larger bins and fewer pickups.
The new company will provide larger — 65- or 95-gallon — rollable carts with lids to replace the 18-gallon carry-out bins that city residents use.
Because it is offering larger receptacles, the company will collect recyclables less often — every other week rather than weekly.
The new program will begin July 1. Educational brochures will be distributed in January so residents are aware of the changes.
In other business, the council held a work session before its meeting Monday to discuss three sewer and storm water programs that could result in increases to residents.
The state-mandated programs include upgrades to infrastructure and regulations that prevent contamination of water supplies.
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Friday - August 25, 2013
Brittany Frazier's two free throws lead Poquoson to 46-45 overtime victory against Tabb
Preseason chatter was that returning and new talent, particularly among the top five teams, will make the 2013-14 Bay Rivers District girls basketball season the most competitive in years. Evidence that talk is on target is Poquoson High's 46-45 overtime win against visiting Tabb on Tuesday in the district opener for both teams.
Brittany Frazier gave Poquoson (2-0 overall, 1-0 district) the one-point lead by sinking two free throws with 37.1 seconds remaining in OT. The Islanders were fortunate that the margin held up as Tabb (0-1, 0-1) got three good shots at a winning basket in the final 10 seconds, but could not connect.
"I'm really proud of us," said Frazier, who scored a team-high 13 points. "We wanted to prove that we're not third-place material and that we're going to make it to the top."
That the Islanders return their top seven players from a team that came within less than a second of reaching the AA Division 3 state semifinals a year ago, yet were picked to finish third, says something about the quality of the district. That Tabb, with only two returning starters, was every bit as good as the Islanders, says even more about the BRD.
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Tuesday - December 10, 2013
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Available in early June!
The Poquoson Museum and Poquoson Historical Society have worked closely with Acadia Publshing, the leading local history publisher in the United States, and are now happy to announce that their book, "Images of America: Poquoson"
, is now available for purchase.
With some 200 photos depicting early 20th century Poquoson, it is a treasure that many are sure to want. The book will be available at the Poquoson Museum gift shop for $22.00. Orders for the book can also be made through members of the Poquoson Museum and Poquoson Historical Society be calling either 869-4025 or 868-6899.
Did we mention this would make a great gift for your Poquoson move-away relative or friend?