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All Public Schools Close for One Day of Workshops

The Department of Education will hold a series of professional development workshops for teachers.

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean up the shorelines from Saturday through October.

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2014-09-15 23:50:39
St. Croix’s National Parks Enter Climate Friendly Parks Program

Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve are now members of the Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program.

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2014-09-15 19:14:47
DPNR Says Net Metering Has Met Limit

The Net Metering Program in the St. Thomas/St. John District has reached its 10-megawatt aggregate capacity, and as a result the Division of Building Permits will no longer accept permit applications.

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2014-09-15 14:58:49
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FOOD BASKET SURVEY SHOWS WHO HAS CHEAPEST GROCERIES

For 44 items surveyed in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ Food Basket Survey, St. Croix’s Sunshine Supermarket came in with the lowest price.
Sunshine carried a price tag of $117.90 for the 44 items compared to Plaza Extra’s $121.71 and Pueblo’s $128.70.
On St. Thomas, Plaza Extra reported the lowest price -- $75.19 -- on 31 survey items followed by Pueblo in Subbase at $79.37.
DCLA officials say savings can be realized if people shop around. They said a pound of Land-O-Lakes butter goes for $3.69 at Sunshine, $4.79 at Plaza Extra and $5.59 at Pueblo in Golden Rock.
On St. Thomas Plaza Extra sells a half-gallon of St. Thomas Dairies ice cream for $4.99 while Pueblo’s price is a $1.40 more expensive.

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DCLA Commissioner Andrew Rutnik said shoppers should use coupons and specials to save money.
For more information, call Consumer Protection at 773-2226 on St. Croix and 774-3130 on St. Thomas.

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