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Leaders want McLean kept together in redistricting plan

The Greater McLean area should be kept intact when new Fairfax County magisterial districts are redrawn, according to a Sept. 18 letter from the McLean Citizens Association to the 2021 Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee. “The Greater McLean community shares...

Deal inked for $600M ‘495 NEXT’ project

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban have executed a comprehensive agreement for the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project, VDOT announced Oct. 5. Transurban also has chosen Lane Construction as the project’s design-build...

Report: Prosecutors unleash tirade on courthouse personnel

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office officials have filed a formal incident report alleging “unprofessional conduct” after Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano (D) and his chief deputy allegedly objected vociferously and profanely to a security screening Sept. 28 at the Fairfax...

Langley grad finds calling as theatrical producer

McLean native Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf was drawn to the theater in her teens and has wasted no time taking her producing talents to Broadway. After graduating from Langley High School in 2014 and earning a bachelor’s degree in theater and sociology...

Oktoberest draws a crowd in Vienna

Picture-perfect weather, tasty food and drink options, and a demand for fun that’s been pent-up during the past 18 months led to a heavily attended Vienna Oktoberfest on Oct. 2. Thousands of revelers crowded into the Church Street area and...

Local author puts modern twist on classic tale

When one’s family is plagued and nearly bankrupted by the recently deceased father’s scandal, is it better to stay silent and weather the storm, or go on the offensive to recover and pursue one’s best destiny? Author Lauren Edmondson, who...

Q&A: New Park Authority chief hits ground running

Jai Cole, who on Sept. 14 became the new executive director of Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), wants to make the park system more accessible and equitable. Cole spent the past 16 years with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning...

Candidates stake out familiar positions in gubernatorial debate

Locked in a tight race for governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) traded barbs over COVID, abortion and the economy during a Sept. 28 forum at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. Youngkin assailed what he...

Vienna Council sees no consensus on lot-coverage update

Vienna officials for decades have limited lot coverage in residential areas to 25 percent in order to prevent overbuilding, reduce flooding and preserve the community’s small-town feel. But some residents, builders and Town Council members advocated Sept. 27 to loosen...

Church plan to continue hypothermia center moves forward

Vienna Planning Commission members on Sept. 22 unanimously recommended that the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) grant a perpetual conditional-use permit for Vienna Presbyterian Church to operate a hypothermia shelter in winter. As in years past, the shelter would...

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