Year in Review: An Overview of Stories from the City of Williamsburg in 2015

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This sculpture was one of 22 placed around the City of Williamsburg. (Ian Brickey/WYDaily)
This sculpture was one of 22 placed around the City of Williamsburg. (Ian Brickey/WYDaily)

This year, the City of Williamsburg hired a new city manager, hometown musicians who made it big returned to perform at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre and redevelopment remained a focus City Council.

Find these stories and more highlights from the year in WYDaily’s annual review.

January

February

March

  • Colonial Williamsburg’s official website was among several American sites hit during a cyberattack attributed to ISIS. The attack came about a week after the living history museum offered to house artifacts at risk of destruction in Iraq.
  • City Council approved a bid from Branscome Inc. to fulfill the city’s annual road resurfacing project.
  • The Economic Development Authority from each of the greater Williamsburg localities – the City of Williamsburg, York County and James City County – voted to recommend the money currently sent to the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance instead be redirected to a new local group.
  • City Manager Jack Tuttle’s proposed his budget for fiscal 2016, which was the largest since 2009.
  • Chowning’s Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street reopened as an alehouse with a remodeled interior and a new menu.

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December