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Vienna officials hope to save some cash with new printing contract

Vienna Town Council members on Nov. 15 are set to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Fairfax County government’s print shop that will allow the town to save time, receive expert advice for free and reduce its printing...

Fairfax officials going high-tech in tracking Tysons growth

Development continues apace in Tysons and Fairfax County officials have supplanted their previous 200-page printed annual report with an interactive, electronic version to keep the public informed of the latest happenings. The new Web-based “Tysons Tracker” provides information on land-use...

Input sought on ‘Safe Streets for All’ proposal

Public input is being accepted through Dec. 10 for the “Fairfax County Safe Streets for All” draft framework of the Fairfax County government. Two community meetings on the effort are planned, both in online formats. They will be held on Monday,...

Fairfax deer-culling effort to resume

The Fairfax County government’s annual deer-management archery program is slated to run from Sept. 11 to Feb. 19, conducted in parks and other locations throughout the county. The program is overseen by the Fairfax County Police Department in collaboration with...

Fairfax sets time, place for 9/11 commemoration

The Fairfax County government will host a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at at Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, 3601 Firehouse Lane in Falls Church,...

Some Fairfax vehicle owners to see rising tax bills

Swimming against the tide of normal trends, car-tax bills for about 12 percent of Fairfax County residents will rise this year even as their vehicles continue to age. Why? Blame a confluence of reasons, including high demand for all vehicles...

Online timeline looks at growth of Park Authority

Local residents can now take a “virtual” stroll through more than 70 years of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s history. A new timeline – available at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/history-timeline – explores how the park system has grown in size and scope since...

Fairfax senior centers moving back toward normalcy

The Fairfax County government is in the process of reopening all its senior centers, with all facilities slated to be open at full capacity (and with programming) on Sept. 7. No health checks are required, but those who feel ill...

Editor’s Notebook: Normal(ish) times slowly on comeback

A couple of random notes from recent coverage suggest that we appear to be seeing some semblance of normalcy on the horizon, even in skittish Northern Virginia: The Fairfax County government has reopened a number of its senior centers, and...

Fairfax coffers increasingly flush with federal COVID cash

Fairfax County officials are facing a task so surreal that it’s usually the subject of idle dreams: how to spend nearly $1 billion in pandemic-sparked stimulus funds. “I think we’re going to look back in a couple of years and...
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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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