County ends workers’ hazard pay
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

County ends workers’ hazard pay

By PJ Ferguson After a long, heated debate, Washington County’ has ended its hazard pay policy providing time-and-a- half compensation for all hourly employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hazard…

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No FEMA funds for hazard pay, county learns
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

No FEMA funds for hazard pay, county learns

  By PJ Ferguson The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not be reimbursing Washington County’s hazard pay for its employees, as previously reported. County Treasurer Al Nolette delivered the…

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County faces financial ‘uncertainties’
The Washington County Board of Supervisors

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris Debolt revealing that the Governor’s orders regarding non-essential businesses and…

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Virus strikes here, county mobilizes

By PJ Ferguson Washington County’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus was confirmed Wednesday morning and the county, which had earlier declared a state of emergency, held an emergency…

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County marshals response to virus

By PJ Ferguson   Washington County officials are working to be “proactive” in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hitting New York, which has become the state with the highest…

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County seeks state funding for protection in schools
SPRINGFIELD, VA - JANUARY 18: Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, stays armed with his service pistol as he patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA. Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe. Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

County seeks state funding for protection in schools

By Matthew Saari With many regional schools now looking at adding school resource officers, Washington County is hoping the state will help cover some of the expenses. County supervisors passed…

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County creates position with jobs on mind

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last week to approve the creation of an Economic Development Coordinator, but there was debate as to whether the position…

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