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Fairfax officials urging vigilance against invasive pest

While there have been no sightings of the destructive insect called the spotted lanternfly in Fairfax County, it is getting closer – as close as Loudoun County – Fairfax officials say, and experts are on the lookout for it. To...

Fairfax puts in its request for transportation funding

The Fairfax County government has submitted six roadway projects for potential funding under the “Smart Scale” program of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). The Board of Supervisors on July 19 endorsed the projects to meet the Aug. 1 application deadline....

Fairfax to get cash from state opioid settlement

The Fairfax County government is set to receive its share of a new payment based on a legal settlement with a number of opioid distributors. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) announced July 29 that payments were heading out to...

Funding stream OK’d for Scotts Run project

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will finance a $6,615,000 stream-restoration project along Scotts Run in McLean, following the Board of Supervisors’ authorization July 19. Supervisors directed County Executive Bryan Hill or his designee to ink an...

Letter: Fairfax needs to move faster on electric-vehicle implementation

Editor: It was good to see the Sun Gazette agree that the Fairfax County government and its Fairfax Connector bus system should move forward with electric buses and acknowledge that “lowering dependence on fossil fuels is indeed the...

Fairfax one of localities embracing Va. tourism initiative

The Fairfax County government’s tourism-promotion efforts will receive a boost as part of a partnership with the state government. A total of 27 localities or regional entitities across the commonwealth, including Arlington, will launch new tourism programs developed through the...

Editorial: Fairfax leaders doing it right on bus plan

’Tis true that our praise of the Fairfax County government on this page is not an everyday occurrence, but when local leaders do something right, they deserve positive reinforcement. (We’ll just pretend they’re like an obedient Labrador retriever: “Who’s a...

Survey says: Numbers preferred over new highway names

Fairfax County supervisors wish to rename Lee and Lee-Jackson Memorial highways because of their associations with Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, but a county survey – with an admittedly small sample size – found the...

Fairfax health facility to be named for former board chair

Fairfax County officials on May 12 will celebrate the renaming and dedication of the former Merrifield Center as the “Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health." The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the center, located at 8221 Willow...

Fairfax officials to map, survey historic cemeteries

The Fairfax County government’s Archaeology and Collections Branch (ACB) is launching a multi-year initiative to survey and record all historical cemeteries within the county. During its 40-year history, the ACB has used a variety of methods to map cemeteries, including...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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