Month: May 2014

Fairfield meeting June 9 to highlight regional planning agencies

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, June 9 to spotlight the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC) and Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RAMPO) and their work in Henrico County. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Robert […] Continue reading Fairfield meeting June 9 to highlight regional planning agencies

Henrico 4-H team wins Virginia title, ties for fourth nationally in LifeSmarts

A Henrico County 4-H team recently completed a successful run in the LifeSmarts consumer education competitions, capturing the Virginia championship and finishing tied for fourth nationally in Orlando, Florida. A program of the National Consumers League, LifeSmarts is a consumer education competition that challenges students in ninth through 12th grades with questions about personal finance, […] Continue reading Henrico 4-H team wins Virginia title, ties for fourth nationally in LifeSmarts

Henrico temporarily shuts down intake pumps overnight; no oil detected

Henrico County is continuing to test water quality and is taking other precautionary measures to protect its drinking water supply following Wednesday’s crude oil spill into the James River after a CSX train derailment in Lynchburg. Officials shut down the intake pumps at the county’s water treatment plant from approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday until 6 […] Continue reading Henrico temporarily shuts down intake pumps overnight; no oil detected

Henrico commits multiple resources to effort monitoring oil spill in James River

Henrico County continues to monitor Wednesday’s crude oil spill into the James River following a CSX train derailment in Lynchburg and is taking a number of precautionary measures to protect its water supply. County officials anticipate the oil could flow into the region after 6 p.m. today, based on estimates from state agencies and CSX. […] Continue reading Henrico commits multiple resources to effort monitoring oil spill in James River

Henrico officials monitoring oil spill, taking precautionary steps

Henrico County is taking precautionary measures to protect its water supply in response to a CSX train derailment in Lynchburg today that is spilling crude oil into the James River. There is no indication the oil will enter the county’s water supply. County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said officials are monitoring the spill and are […] Continue reading Henrico officials monitoring oil spill, taking precautionary steps