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Vienna leaders anticipate lower tax rate

It’s not a whopping amount, but it’s a start. Vienna Town Council members on April 26 indicated their intention to reduce the town’s real-estate tax rate by a quarter of a penny to 22.25 cents per $100 assessed valuation. “We would...

Church preschool back after pandemic shutdown

St. Francis Creche Preschool in Great Falls reopened April 6 for a 10-week outdoor-learning spring term. With the help and support of St. Francis Episcopal Church parishioners, school officials made several facility modifications to enable it to reopen and adhere...

McLean runner first in state cross country

The big question regarding Thais Rolly is how in just 18 months did she get so good so fast? As a freshman in 2019, the McLean High School girls cross country runner finished a modest seventh and 15th in district...

Madison wins state field hockey crown

Winning their first state field hockey championship obviously is the most significant accomplishment and biggest memory of the Madison Warhawks 2020-21 girls campaign. The experienced, speedy, athletic and versatile Warhawks, including 11 seniors, capped their undefeated 15-0 season by nipping...

Discarded smoking material causes fire at shopping center

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and City of Fairfax Fire Department dispatched units on April 22 at 11 a.m. to a building fire in the 100 block of Church Street, N.E., in Vienna. Arriving units found fire in...

Police: Ex-employee banned from salon after incident

An employee who had been fired the previous day from Jasmine Studio, 226 Maple Ave., W., Suite 205, returned on April 16 at 1:50 p.m. to pick up her belongings, Vienna police said. The former employee became disorderly and...

New police chief faces challenges as arrival nears

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who, Fairfax leaders say, has a track record of community engagement, will succeed retired Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. , the Board of Supervisors unanimously decided April 23. Davis will assume his...

Madison loses seesaw state football semifinal

The football season ended in disappointment for the Madison Warhawks, falling 29-22 in a seesaw state-semifinal playoff game on their home field against the South County Stallions. Then, a few minutes after emotions eased a bit, standout Madison runningback Alex...

Vienna offers unique way for public to mull cottage-housing options

Cottage housing – small and in theory affordable – increasingly is in demand as home prices skyrocket and people’s desires for simpler living increase. To give the public a sense of how such a collection of diminutive dwellings might be...

Housing prices still spiking, but inventory crunch may be easing

Could the inventory shortfall that has been impacting the national real-estate market over the past year be easing? New data in Zillow’s Monthly Market Report suggests the inventory crunch bedeviling home-searchers may be starting to turn around, as record appreciation...
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Car gets the worst of collision with deer

A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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