News in Briefs: October 16

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October 16, 2009

2:32 AM

*AT&T to build new cell tower in James City County*

A proposal to build a cell tower off of the Colonial Parkway has been recommended for approval by the James City County Planning Commission.

The proposal by AT&T and the James City County Bible and Agricultural Training School calls for a 124-foot tower to be built in the southeast corner of the county.
The two towers proposed for the Kingsmill subdivision are meeting stiff opposition.

*Law professor named to state supreme court panel*

College of William and Mary Law School professor Scott Dodson has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Court, a subdivison of the Judicial Council of Virginia, by Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.

The committee helps edit and revise rules for the state court with the help of feedback from commonwealth citizens, lawyers and legislators.

*Law school reopens following courtroom renovation*

The William and Mary Law school reopened the McGlothilin Courtroom after renovation over the summer 2009.

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), an organization involving the William and Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, managed the modernization of the classroom. The walls, floor, millwork and wiring were replaced. Most of the new technology for the classroom was mostly donated by various companies and is valued at approximately $1.8 million.

*DoG Street named top 10 street in the nation*

Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg has been named one of America’s Top 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

DoG Street was selected for both its blend of the modern and the colonial esthetic and for fostering the pedestrian sector around Merchant’s Square that connects Colonial Williamsburg to the College.

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