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Dismissing objections, Fairfax imposes bag tax

Fairfax County shoppers will pay a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags starting next year if they choose not to use another option, such as reusable bags, to carry their items. The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Sept. 14 to...

Vienna OKs contract for pavement marking

Midatlantic Marking Inc. of Gaithersburg will serve as the town of Vienna’s as-needed contractor for pavement markings during fiscal year 2022. The Vienna Town Council on Sept. 13 unanimously approved a $66,951 contract with the company after town staff determined...

Vienna Council lauds late civic, business leader

Before the start of the Vienna Town Council’s Sept. 13 meeting, Mayor Linda Colbert read a proclamation to the family of late town businessman Tyrrell Brooke that honored his “dedication and untiring commitment to this community.” A Minneapolis native who...

Vienna government to offer holiday ornament

The town of Vienna later this year will begin selling a 2021 holiday ornament, which depicts the “Taking Flight” bronze statue situated in front of the Vienna Community Center. Vienna Town Council members on Sept. 13 unanimously approved the sale...

Vienna officials chilly to aiding hypothermia effort

Vienna Town Council members agreed Sept. 13 that hypothermia shelters run by local groups and churches each winter were a vital community service. But after a spirited debate, the Council voted 4-3 not to approve a $1,500 donation to Vienna...

Fairfax arts groups try to put on a happy face despite challenges

Fairfax County’s art scene is under-funded, under-capacity and still weathering the pandemic, but several upcoming projects will bring it closer to its potential, the president of ArtsFairfax said. The county’s prospects are changing more quickly than at any other point...

Langley School kicks off year with big enrollment

The Langley School in McLean began its fall classes Sept. 8 with slightly more than 500 students, its highest enrollment in more than a decade, school officials said. The private school, which serves students ranging from preschool through eighth grade,...

Gubernatorial candidates have different road maps to future

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) promised rosier futures for Virginians during a Sept. 1 luncheon in Tysons, but offered vastly different roadmaps for how to get there. McAuliffe, 64, spoke first and Youngkin last at...

Record of incumbent is focal point of AG forum

Virginia’s Democratic incumbent attorney general hit what he said are the highlights of his two terms, while his opponent excoriated the commonwealth’s crime rate and wave of police retirements, during a Sept. 1 forum in Tysons. Attorney General Mark Herring...

LG aspirants still introducing selves to electorate

Candidates for lieutenant governor of Virginia told their personal stories and articulated their values at a Sept. 1 luncheon in Tysons, but provided few specifics on what they would seek to accomplish if elected. Democratic nominee Hala Ayala, who is...

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