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School Board chair won’t seek third term

It likely is the toughest job in politics, and now a fourth Arlington School Board member in a row has opted against seeking a new term. Barbara Kanninen, who has been in office since 2015 and currently is serving a...

If school sports stay canceled, should county rec programs be, too?

Arlington’s newest School Board member opened her tenure by intimating that, if the county school system’s ban on athletics and extracurricular activities is extended past its current Jan. 14 deadline or resurrected later, the county government should follow suit...

Editor’s Notebook: One must learn to swim in one’s own lane

One of the biggest challenges for those new to positions of authority in the public arena is to constantly remember that people – all kinds of people – are watching your actions. That includes li’l Scotty, who is always ready...

As term nears end, School Board member delivers valedictory

As she prepares to depart office, Arlington School Board member Monique O’Grady offered some final thoughts at the Dec. 16 School Board meeting. “It’s been an extreme honor to serve Arlington Public Schools and the Arlington community during extreme times,”...

Additional synthetic-turf field coming to TJ

The Arlington school system will receive a nominal $1 from the county government providing an easement needed to convert a sports field next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School to synthetic turf. The Department of Parks and Recreation has requested access...

Final School Board tally: Democrat 77.9%, independent 19.3%

Mary Kadera, the Democratic endorsee for the School Board seat being vacated by Monique O’Grady, won a lopsided election victory over independent Major Mike Webb. According to complete results as of Nov. 5, Kadera – a first-time candidate – won...

Democrats winning local races in Arlington

It was almost a foregone conclusion: Democratic candidates in Arlington local races found little trouble at the ballot box Tuesday. Incumbent County Board member Takis Karantonis beat back a challenge from independents Audrey Clement, Adam Theo and Mike Cantwell, while...

Polls open until 7 p.m. in election with national ramifications

Polls across Virginia will be open through 7 p.m. today, as Old Dominion voters cast ballots for three statewide offices and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates. The decision of the electorate could have significant national impact, depending...

Management firm for Ed Center project to get more cash

The firm that has been overseeing construction at the former Arlington Education Center will get another funding bump, as the project lingers longer than expected and requires more oversight. School Board members on Oct. 28 were slated to be briefed...

School officials likely to build new Career Center from scratch

School Board members on Oct. 28 are likely to approve, in principle, construction of a $150-million-to-$170-million new Arlington Career Center, which could be open to students by the end of 2025 if all goes according to plan. The proposal to...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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