Board caves; votes to hire more EMTs

Supervisor raid cookie jar to meet citizensí demands
Shenandoah County supervisors Tuesday caved to public pressure for additional emergency personnel at a volunteer fire station serving rural Conicville, a decision that could prompt similar requests from remote communities countywide and drive emergency services costs to unsustainable levels.

Helsley keeps chair in ugly display of governance

Retired Strasburg dentist Conrad Helsley retained his position as chair of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Tuesday after board members failed for a second week to reach a decision.

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