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Drowning in debt? Water litigator warns of future shocks
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
52 comments Citizens who have seen their water bills triple over the past decade are facing another wave of price hikes and a suddenly-doubled debt load that could cause financial trouble. And they have just...
Draining feeling? Lawsuit challenges dam-pipeline plan
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
42 comments Related story: • Water wasters: Worrell decries waste, centralization   Past stories: • FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on • Goodbye...
If only the neighbors had rallied behind dredging...
Published on Sep 27th, 2011
21 comments Neighbors shocked to find that they live near dynamite blasting might have been better served by getting enthused about a technology that's much quieter and which might have saved the likely-doomed...
Hook has the real skinny
Published on Sep 15th, 2011
0 comments Being from New York I am a life long cynic and suffer from a terminal degree of sarcasm. It does my heart good to read the real skinny as to what goes on behind the stories we here have to live with...
Flaws a masterful exposé
Published on Sep 15th, 2011
0 comments Congratulations. With your July 28 cover story "FLAWS," in which you describe the dredge/dam issue, you demonstrate again why you are by far the most important local news reporter in Charlottesville....
Ragged Mountain dam a boondoggle
Published on Sep 8th, 2011
0 comments [Re: July 28 cover story: "FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on"]: Continuing on the present course, here is what this community is likely...
FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on
Published on Jul 28th, 2011
138 comments Just when you thought it was safe to save the reservoir, the war against dredging it has reached flood stage. Waterworks director Tom Frederick– perhaps rattled by a yank of his permit to build...
'Ballparking' RWSA: Record low water use and record high RFP?
Published on Jun 26th, 2011
49 comments In the long-running tragi-comedy over the local waterworks' desire to avoid dredging its main reservoir and instead build a sparkly new reservoir, two factoids emerge from the pages of the upcoming...
Git 'er blocked: City picks fencing, not fixing, Belmont Bridge
Published on Apr 25th, 2011
43 comments Fire engines, school buses, and even 18-wheel trucks routinely rumble over the east side of the Belmont Bridge. But not pedestrians. Since November, east side walkers have been temporarily banned,...
Thanks for the water stories
Published on Mar 10th, 2011
0 comments It is long overdue to thank the Hook and editor Hawes Spencer for shining the light on the curious matter of our community water proposal. For over three years, on more than seventy occasions, the...
Goodbye, dredging? Brown, Huja, Szakos opt for mega-dam
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
186 comments For months, Brown (inset) has been asserting that dredging won't supply enough water. Huja and Szakos now officially agree. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER In September, Charlottesville City Council...
Crutchfield proposes slimmer Parkway interchange
Published on Jan 10th, 2011
16 comments Crutchfield, with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES The entrepreneur who blasted the controversial Nature Conservancy-touted reservoir/uphill pipeline water plan as...
TheRutabaga- Brain drain: Persistent water debate leads to rare disorder
Published on Jan 8th, 2011
4 comments Franklin P. Bowers continues to follow the water debate from his bedside, even though it has made his head swell. PHOTO COURTESY BETTY BOWERS The cause of a recent case of hydrocephalus, more...
Water grab? Frustrated free marketeer proposes reservoir seizure
Published on Oct 20th, 2010
48 comments Williamson wants to seize land immortalized in a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just when it seemed the acrimony had peaked, the leader of an ostensibly free market...
Water shed: County's anti-dredge insert decried in Council
Published on Oct 18th, 2010
61 comments Liz Palmer and Jim Nix routinely scold Council for seeking dredging options. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Albemarle County's latest salvo in its war on dredging–- an info sheet purporting to...
Dredge time: Council to save reservoir... and dam when ready
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
197 comments Just four days after winning America's top experimental car competition, Oliver Kuttner urged Council to dredge. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER After an appeal from the victor in a car-of-the-future contest...
Suddenly Satyendra: Huja may hold key to region's water future
Published on Sep 16th, 2010
51 comments Huja has warned that wars will someday be fought over water. PHOTOS SKIP DEGAN, WILLIAM WALKER After a career spent tinkering within the limits of his job as the Charlottesville planning director,...
Fenwick puts on another dredge fest
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
12 comments The former City Council candidate with the engineering degree has decided to put on another public information session on the value of dredging the Rivanna Reservoir instead of spending over a...
Mayor Norris enters den of dam-lovers
Published on Jan 6th, 2010
26 comments Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, who famously pushed an effort to dredge the existing reservoir, has agreed to sit on a panel stacked with such avowed dam-loving interests as Charlottesville...
New view? Supe-elect Thomas eyes water plan for ax
Published on Nov 7th, 2009
8 comments Thomas refused to sign Palmer's anti-dredge pledge. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a first for a key official in Albemarle, Supervisor-elect Rodney Thomas–- who refused to sign a campaign-time...
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