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Candidate plans ‘people-powered’ bid for prosecutor

It’s not even December 2022, and already Arlington’s 2023 election season has gotten interesting. Josh Katcher, an Arlington County Democratic Committee leader and former deputy commonwealth’s attorney, on Nov. 29 launched a bid to unseat first-term Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti,...

‘On Deck with Mercury’ to look at winter preparations in Vienna

The next “On Deck with Mercury” program featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton will focus on the town government’s winter-weather-preparation efforts. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. on the town government’s cable channels and...

MCA to meet with Fairfax transportation chief

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) will hold a virtual public meeting Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. with Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director Tom Biesiadny, who will give a presentation and take questions on pending and planned transportation projects...

McLean runner sixth in south region cross country meet

McLean High School’s Thais Rolly finished sixth at the Champs Sports Cross Country South Region girls championship race on Nov. 26 in Charlotte, N.C. Her time was 17:18.2 on the 5,000-meter McAlpine Greenway course. The winning time was 16:58.9. By finishing...

‘Turkey Trot’ brings out runners for several good causes

With a time of 14:56, Liam O’Casey of Arlington led the pack at the 17th annual Turkey Trot 5K, a community-outreach effort of Christ Church that supports social-safety-net organizations in Arlington. Chris Rom of Fort Collins, Colo., finished second at...

County prosecutor hoping for second term in office

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, the commonwealth’s attorney for Arlington and Falls Church, has announced plans to seek a second term in 2023. “Three years ago, when I first sought our community’s support, I promised that our community would become a model for...

Vienna officials expanding leaf-collection initiative

The Vienna town government traditionally continues its fall leaf-collection efforts through the end of December, but officials have opted to extend the effort through January. “Town crews are currently working longer shifts to keep up with falling leaves, and aim...

Pickleballers lose space in Vienna, but it will be back

Pickleballers in Vienna now have one less opportunity to play the sport, but it’s only a temporary setback. The Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation, which hosts Thursday-evening drop-in pickleball most times of year at the Vienna Community Center, has...

Vienna Town Council to host holiday reception

Mayor Linda Colbert and the Vienna Town Council will host the annual Town Council Holiday Reception on Friday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. The event will feature refreshments, live music from the Vienna...

Survey: Local residents need to work slightly longer to pay rent

An American making an average wage needs to work about 63 hours before earning enough to pay the typical monthly U.S. rent. That is three hours more than they would have needed to work a year ago, and six...

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