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Planning body likes campus proposal from Madeira School

The Madeira School on May 26 received the Fairfax County Planning Commission’s unanimous support for its special-exception application to add a new science building, more housing and modernized equestrian facilities. “The goal of this application is to continue the school’s...

Speeding to cost you more on Blake Lane in Oakton

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on May 18 unanimously approved installation of signs reading “$200 Additional Fine for Speeding” on Blake Lane in Oakton. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will ask the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to...

Supervisors may need to tweak controversial flag measure

Raising Old Glory higher on one’s property could become much, much more expensive – unless Fairfax County supervisors approve a lower special-permit fee. When the Board of Supervisors on March 23 adopted a Zoning Modernization Ordinance (zMOD), it created special-permit...

Simon touts benefits of Democratic-controlled legislature

This year’s General Assembly session passed important bills on subjects ranging from pandemic recovery and divorce laws to stormwater management and facial-recognition technology, a local delegate told the Greater Merrifield Business Association during a virtual presentation May 18. Del. Marcus...

County OKs agreement with Dominion on Tysons power effort

Fairfax County supervisors on May 18 unanimously approved, and authorized County Executive Bryan Hill to execute, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dominion Energy regarding installation of electric-distribution ductbanks and ancillary equipment in Tysons. The Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan Amendment,...

Madeira grads ready to take on new challenges

As she and 88 other Madeira School seniors prepared to receive their diplomas May 21, student speaker Salimah Hagmagid revealed how teachers in every field at the school had helped prepare the graduates for life. Math teachers stressed that problems...

New McLean Community Center chief aims to build on success

Having benefited from his predecessor’s wisdom, new McLean Community Center (MCC) executive director Daniel Phoenix Singh intends to launch a raft of new programs and events during his first six months on the job. “It feels a little bit like...

Vienna taps communications firm to fill staff gap

The town of Vienna will spend up to $12,500 with a communications firm to provide public-relations services through the remainder of the fiscal year. Vienna Town Council members on May 17 unanimously approved the contract with Spotted MP, a company...

Vienna allocates $600K more for paving, roadwork

Vienna Town Council members on May 17 unanimously approved an additional $600,000 worth of spending with Arthur Construction to provide paving and roadway-maintenance work within the town. The expenditure will include $535,100 for milling-and-overlay work on streets where the town...

Retired MCC executive director wins community plaudits

State and local officials, along with past and present members of the McLean Community Center Governing Board, gave a final send-off to the center’s departing executive director, George Sachs, during a May 2 gathering at McLean Central Park. Referencing the...

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