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COVID response

Library head thanks supporters for sticking with the system

Arlington’s library director used a Juneteenth event to thank patrons for sticking with the county libraries through the COVID shutdown and the subsequent resumption of service. “The pandemic years were not kind – frustrating and disappointing and very sad,” Diane...

Panel: Some COVID-inspired workplace shifts to be permanent

Workplace shifts that already were in progress got turbocharged under the pandemic, forcing employers to re-examine their workspaces and how they best can serve employees, panelists said June 8 at the 14th Regional Community Partnership Forum. Stakeholders and employees now...

Local airport leaders: Rebound is moving on track

Leaders of the agency running Northern Virginia’s two major airports remain upbeat, but the body’s monthly meeting may have, unintentionally, provided a cautionary tale that a full rebound of air travel is not a sure bet. The June 15 meeting...

Vienna to upgrade cruiser video with federal cash

The Vienna Town Council on June 6 unanimously approved the spending of $128,600 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to replace and upgrade in-car video systems for Vienna Police Department patrol vehicles. The town will ride a Sourcewell contract...

Passenger counts up but VRE still seeing pennies on dollar at farebox

In a typical year, riders of Virginia Railway Express service contribute 50 percent of the commuter train system’s operating revenue. Nothing has been “typical” in recent years, and it looks like the VRE fiscal year ending in June will see...

Theater troupe’s breakfast returns to in-person event

May 19 is the deadline to register for Encore Stage & Studio’s annual fund-raising breakfast, to be held on Thursday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Washington Golf & Country Club. At the event, Susan A. Keady will be honored...

Civic Federation leaders happy to be back in person

After an absence of 26 months, the Arlington County Civic Federation was back in person May 10 for a monthly meeting. “It’s been two years – hard to believe,” the organization’s president, Allan Gajadhar, said as delegates, alternates and the...

Passenger comeback grinds on at Reagan National

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s rebound continues to roll on, benefiting in part from federal regulations requiring airlines to use their takeoff and landing slots at the close-in airport. Passenger boardings in April were down 11.4 percent from April 2019,...

Arlington gets share of state cash for tourism promotion

Arlington organizations received $60,000 in funding through the recently announced Virginia Tourism Corp.’s Marketing Leverage Program and Regional Marketing Program, which disbursed more than $2.7 million in matching grants and sponsorship funds to recipients across the commonwealth. The programs are...

Arlington prepping task force on virtual-learning efforts

A little over two months after School Board members killed off the Arlington Public Schools’ virtual-learning program for the coming school year, the school system is gearing up to appoint a task force to study future moves. May 6 at...
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Police: Man cuts victim with beer bottle in Vienna

A local resident reported to Vienna police that while he was walking home in the 100 block of Patrick...
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