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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Waller Mill Park, Quarterpath Rec Center to Close Early Friday

Waller Mill Park will close at 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Quarterpath Recreation Center will close at 4:30 p.m.

The park will remain closed Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. Quarterpath Recreation Center will remain closed Saturday, Oct. 1.&a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Waller Mill Park, Quarterpath Rec Center Adjust Weekend Schedule

Waller Mill Park and Quarterpath Recreation Center have announced closures due to the expected storm this weekend.

  • Waller Mill Park will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Quarterpath Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1.
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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Williamsburg Public Art Council Awards Mural Design for Midtown Row

The Williamsburg Public Art Council voted to select the mural design by artist Silas Baker for Midtown Row after a bid process earlier this year. 

In partnership with Midtown Row, Baker has been contracted with the City of Williamsburg to install ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Williamsburg Public Art Council Awards Mural Design for Midtown Row

The Williamsburg Public Art Council voted to select the mural design by artist Silas Baker for Midtown Row after a bid process earlier this year. 

In partnership with Midtown Row, Baker has been contracted with the City of Williamsburg to install ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

WPD Seeks Information on Robbery Suspects

On Sept. 23, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Richmond Road for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The initial investigation revealed that two unidentified men walked into the restaurant, and one of the men p...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

WPD Seeks Public Assistance on Burglary of Landscaping Equipment

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance concerning a recent burglary of landscaping equipment from the Colonial Williamsburg area.

On Sept. 7, 2022, at approximately 6:45 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Visitor...

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Brush Fire Damages Footbridge at Redoubt Park; Area Closed to Public Indefinitely

A downed power line caused a brush fire in Redoubt Park during the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. 

Williamsburg Fire crews arrived at Redoubt Park, 510 Quarterpath Road, at 12:51 a.m. to find a fire in progress at Redoubt #1. The f...

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

City Asks Residents to Fill Out Priorities Survey

The City of Williamsburg is asking the public to provide input on the City’s priorities for the next two years through an online survey.

The survey can be found at williamsburgva.gov/giosurvey22. It closes at 11:59 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. The survey...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

In-Person Early Voting for November General Election Begins Today

In-person early voting for the November General Election begins today, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.  

The races for the 1st Congressional District and two seats on the Williamsburg City Council are on the ballot. See a sample ballot at williamsburgva.g...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Stolen Property from Vehicles Remain Unclaimed

The Williamsburg Police Department is currently in possession of property recovered earlier this month during an investigation of larcenies from vehicles in the City of Williamsburg and York County.

If you have claim to the recovered property, please conta...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Williamsburg Fire, Police Face Off in Charity Softball Game

The City of Williamsburg’s Fire and Police departments will go head-to-head in a charity softball game to benefit Heritage Humane Society on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Quarterpath Park. 

The game begins at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

VDOT to Host Public Information Meeting for Route 199 Corridor Transportation Study

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), along with locality study partners City of Williamsburg and James City County, will hold public information meetings on Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 for the Route 199 Project Pipeline Study.

The p...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

HTRFA Selects Firm to Design, Build Sports Complex

The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) voted unanimously on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to negotiate an interim agreement with MEB to design and build a regional indoor sports facility on property in the City of Williamsburg.&n...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

City of Williamsburg's COVID Budget Strategy Wins Innovation Award

The Virginia Municipal League awarded the City of Williamsburg with the 2022 Innovation Award in the category of Risk Management for its Reserve Protection budget strategy through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The statewide competition recognizes innova...

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Missing Person with Disabilities

On Sept. 4, 2022, at approximately 7 p.m., officers took a report of a missing adult with mental disabilities from the 200 block of Parkway Drive in the City of Williamsburg.  

The initial investigation revealed that James Robert Cox, 61 of Willia...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

8th Annual Adventure Race Returns to Williamsburg

The 8th annual Great Williamsburg Adventure Race will feature over a dozen local businesses and organizations in a multi-day adventure race throughout the City of Williamsburg from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Teams of two or four players will complete a ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

WPD: Two Men Wanted on Fraud Charges

On June 29, 2022, at approximately 5:35 p.m., officers responded to a bike shop at 100 College Row for a report of a suspicious incident.  

The initial investigation revealed that two men purchased five OneWheel electric boards totaling $12,757.31...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

City of Williamsburg Wins Gold Award for Water Treatment

The City of Williamsburg’s Water Treatment Plant was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Waterworks Operations/Performance Gold Award from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water.

The Gold Award is given to localities that meet the excellen...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Labor Day Schedule, Closings

The City of Williamsburg will observe Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. All City offices will be closed. This includes the offices in the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

City of Williamsburg to Celebrate National Night Out on Oct. 4

City of Williamsburg residents are invited to attend the 2021 National Night Out event on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at High Street, 1430 Richmond Road.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

VDH: Fox Tests Positive for Rabies Virus

The Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts would like to notify our guests and residents that on Aug. 22, 2022, multiple fox bites and sightings were reported in the City of Williamsburg, specifically in the areas of Mimosa Drive, Boundary Street, Couns...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Budget Is Now Online

The complete Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Budget can now be viewed in its entirety on the City of Williamsburg website. 

You can read and download the full budget at williamsburgva.gov/budget.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Fox Bites 5 People, 1 Dog and 1 Cat; Rabies Test for Fox is Pending

A wild gray fox bit five people, one dog, and one cat in the City of Williamsburg during the overnight hours of Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Fox bites and sightings were reported in the areas of Mimosa Drive, Boundary Street, Counselor’s...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

City of Williamsburg to host Future Festivals to gather public input

The City of Williamsburg will host a series of Future Festivals to gather public input as part of its biennial Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes (GIO) process.

Every two years, the Williamsburg City Council identifies strategic objectives for the City gover...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Williamsburg Police Department to Host Open House

The community is invited to an open house at the Williamsburg Police Station, 425 Armistead Ave., between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

Meet officers and investigators, take a tour of the station, see demonstrations of police equipment, ask questions...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Williamsburg Man Dies After Tree Falls on Car

A Williamsburg man died after a tree fell on his moving vehicle on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.

Williamsburg Fire Department responded to a motor-vehicle incident at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Jamestown Road near the intersection with Bayberry Lane. A 2018 Chevy ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Jamestown Road Closed Between John Tyler Lane & Mill Neck Road

 Jamestown Road between John Tyler Lane and Mill Neck Road is closed due to a motor vehicle incident.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Part Failure Caused Wastewater Overflow; Pump Station Is Operating

An investigation into a wastewater overflow at Pump Station 10 has determined the cause to be a part failure at the pump. 

A City of Williamsburg Public Works & Utilities employee discovered the overflow the morning of Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, up...

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Posted on: August 7, 2022

City of Williamsburg Investigating Wastewater Overflow

City of Williamsburg crews are investigating a wastewater overflow at Pump Station 10, located near Monticello Avenue and the William & Mary School of Education driveway.

The Department of Public Works & Utilities and Williamsburg Fire Department a...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Williamsburg Police to Conduct Training Exercises at Matthew Whaley Elementary

On Friday, July 29 and Friday, August 5, the Williamsburg Police Department will conduct practical training exercises at Matthew Whaley Elementary School. 

This training will involve a large police presence in the area. Simulated gunfire may be us...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Suspicious Device Found in Midtown Row Determined to Be a Rubber Toy

A suspicious device found in the parking lot of Midtown Row – on the Earth Fare side – has been determined to be a rubber toy.

Williamsburg Fire and Police departments responded to a call of a possible hand grenade in the 200 block of Monticello Avenue at ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Independence Day Holiday Closings, Schedule Changes

City of Williamsburg will observe Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022. All City offices will be closed. This includes the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative offices in the Stryker Center, and the Will...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

City to Conduct 2022 National Community Survey

This month, the City of Williamsburg begins its biannual citizen survey using the National Community Survey (NCS). The NCS is a collaborative program between the National Research Center at Polco and the International City/County Management Association. T...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Waller Mill Park to Resume Daily Schedule; $19/Hr. Part-Time Rate Yields 28 New Hires

Starting Friday, July 1, 2022, Waller Mill Park will be open seven days a week. 

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation first announced a reduction in the park’s operating hours in October 2021 due to an ongoing shortage of part-time park employees, cl...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

City of Williamsburg, William & Mary, Colonial Williamsburg to Celebrate Community Appreciation Day

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Williamsburg, William & Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg will once again host Community Appreciation Day on the lawn of the Art Museums. 

Started last year as a thank you to the community for their collectiv...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Williamsburg Truth and Reconciliation Committee to Continue Work for Another Year

The City of Williamsburg has asked the seven members of the Williamsburg Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) to continue serving on the workgroup for another year.

City Council formed the TRC in July 2021 to study the impact of racism, disenfranchisem...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Juneteenth Holiday Closings, Schedule Changes

City of Williamsburg offices will be closed Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. This includes all offices in the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative offices in the Stryker Center, and the Williamsb...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Virginia Regional Ballet Wins 2022 Business Appreciation Award

Virginia Regional Ballet has been named the recipient of the 2022 Business Appreciation Award by the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority.

Mayor Douglas Pons presented co-founder Adelle Carpenter with the award during the City Council meeting on Thu...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Virginia Regional Ballet Wins 2022 Business Appreciation Award

Virginia Regional Ballet has been named the recipient of the 2022 Business Appreciation Award by the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority.

Mayor Douglas Pons presented co-founder Adelle Carpenter with the award during the City Council meeting on Thu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Police Seek Information on Abduction/Motor Vehicle Larceny Suspect

On June 5, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers responded to 1500 Commonwealth Avenue for a report of an abduction/motor vehicle larceny that occurred earlier that morning.

The initial investigation revealed that at 5 a.m., the suspect walked from 73...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Williamsburg Public Art Council Seeks Virginia-Based Artists for Midtown Row Murals

The Williamsburg Public Art Council is looking for Virginia-based artists to design two murals in Midtown Row. 

The City of Williamsburg posted a Request for Quotation/Information (RFQ) for the mural design proposals on Friday, April 1, 2022. The ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

City Launches Phase 3 of COVID Relief Grants for Small Businesses

The City of Williamsburg has launched Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.

This grant program is run in partnership with York County and the City o...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fourth Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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The fourth set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula was announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were Care Concierge, Khitech – Windshield Protector and True-Rep. In total, 10 pitchers participated.

  • Care Concierge...
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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Williamsburg Economic Development Wins Award from International Organization

IEDC Award

The City of Williamsburg’s Economic Development Department won a Gold Rank from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its 2019 Annual Report.

The honor was presented Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Co...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Start Peninsula Announces New Brand, 2021 Host and Event Schedule

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its tenth annual year in 2021 with a new brand and multiple events. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will host a series of four micro pitch competitions held throughout the year. At each ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Downtown Wayfinding Project

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The City of Williamsburg is inviting the public to provide their input on its Wayfinding Project in a virtual meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

A link to attend the meeting can be found at yeswilliamsburg.com/wayfinding. No registration is requi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Downtown Wayfinding Project

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The City of Williamsburg is seeking public input on the Downtown Wayfinding Project through a survey that opened today.

The survey can be found at yeswilliamsburg.com/wayfinding and closes at 5 p.m. Monday, March 8.

The city is developing a plan to enhance ...

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