Arlington officials discuss repairs to village fire hall

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday was updated on the progress of repairs to its fire hall. Replacement is underway on the building’s roof, according to village officials. Also, council will spend $7,900 to fix the slick fire...

Repairs underway at McComb pool

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Village pool repairs and park improvements required McComb Council’s attention Monday. A leak in a pipe in one water slide area of the swimming pool has been fixed, village officials said. And a smaller water slide at the pool has...

North Baltimore considers changes in tall grass law

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Tall grass and weeds on properties prompted North Baltimore Council to reconsider its regulations Tuesday. Unmowed grass, including one lawn with grass 4 feet high, drew council’s attention. Village Administrator Allyson...

Fire-damaged house owner in Arlington pledges repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday was updated on repairs to a North Main Street home damaged by fire a year and a half ago. Neighbors have complained about the debris and smell from the property. Homeowner Noelle Moss said the repair...

Official vote confirms defeat of Patrick Henry tax issue

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Voting results recently made official confirmed that a Patrick Henry school district levy was narrowly defeated in the May 8 primary According to the Henry County Board of Elections, a 4.2-mill emergency renewal levy was defeated, 531...

Arcadia mulls transgender student bathroom policy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board and parents on Wednesday struggled with legal and privacy concerns about a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use the school restroom of their choosing. The proposed policy was prompted by...

North Baltimore schools to limit use of cellphones

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Starting next school year, restrictions will be placed on North Baltimore students using cellphones and other electronic devices, the district school board was told Tuesday. “There is no educational purpose to possess a...

Arlington discusses complaint about fire-damaged house

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday took steps to address complaints about a fire-damaged house on Main Street, a situation that has existed for a year and a half. Neighbor Mike Best reiterated his complaint that the vacant house is unsafe,...

NB seeks grant for street work, park improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Village Council on Tuesday said it will apply for a grant to upgrade some streets and the village park in North Baltimore. Some of a proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Grant of $452,000 will be, if approved, directed to...

McComb prepares for pool season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The McComb community pool will be filled with water Friday, Village Council learned Monday. New caulking has been added at the swimming pool, and the facility will be painted this week, according to Village Administrator Kevin Siferd....