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Editorial: FCPS superintendent knows which way wind blows

The announcement by Fairfax Superintendent Scott Brabrand that he’d be departing at the end of the coming school year shows the superintendent knows which way the wind is blowing – and wants no part of it. When he was hired...

Editorial: Just use the route numbers

Members of the current Fairfax County Board of Supervisors – not all, but an ever-increasing number – seem to have a propensity to combine ponderousness with sanctimoniousness. Couple that with a blind spot when it comes to self-awareness (they...

Vienna 180 reaches championship round

With three straight come-from-behind victories, top seed Vienna Post 180 has bounced back nicely from a surprising first-round and meager three-hit defeat to reach the championship finals of the American Legion District 17 baseball tournament. Vienna’s latest win was a...

Biden appearance to cause traffic challenges

The appearance of President Biden stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe this evening in Arlington will cause a series of cascading road closures beginning, in some cases, as early as 1 p.m. The event with the president is slated...

Traffic-calming changes coming to McLean streets

Traffic-calming measures soon will be coming, and one will be removed, on a pair of McLean streets. Fairfax County supervisors on July 27 are set to approve: • Installation of speed humps at 934/937, 947/950 and 956/957 Bellview Road. • Removal of...

Expect daytime delays on Georgetown Pike July 26-28

The Virginia Department of Transportation this coming week will conduct daytime flagging to direct drivers on Georgetown Pike (Route 193) between Swinks Mill Road and Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway) in McLean during the installation of a stormwater pipe...

Airports Authority taps interim chair

William Sudow on July 21 was tapped as interim chair of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, pending election of a permanent chair in September. He succeeds Earl Adams Jr., who stepped down from the board to accept a position within...

University garners grant funding in to battle high-risk drinking

Marymount University is one of 10 community organizations or educational institutions in Virginia to share in grant funding to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities. Over the coming year, grant recipients will work in partnership with the...

Overlee wins Division I diving title

Overlee secured the diving championship in Division I of the Northern Virginia Swimming League with a 46-25 home victory over Dunn Loring on July 20. Overlee finished the season with a 4-1 record, with Dunn Loring at 3-2 and Old...

Arlington board makes commission appointments

Arlington County Board members on July 20 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions: Christine Katcher was appointed to the Aurora House Citizens Advisory Committee. Jonathan Morgenstein was reappointed to the Climate Change, Energy and Environment Commission. David...

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