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Letter: Proposal to ‘upgrade’ road flies in face of fiscal sense

Editor: The following e-mail was sent to Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik (D-Providence). I am responding to the Jan. 5 Sun Gazette article, “Staff Proposal to Upgrade Lane in Oakton Meets with Resistance” (thank you, Brian Trompeter, for writing it). As...

Letter: Upgrade to Oakton lane unnecessary on many levels

Editor: The resistance highlighted in the Jan. 5 Sun Gazette article regarding the Fairfax County government’s staff proposal to upgrade Hickory Hollow Lane in Oakton includes many more than the two residents identified in the piece. The Fairfax County Road...

Plan to pave Oakton lane runs into neighborly opposition

Fairfax County officials plan to pave Hickory Hollow Lane in Oakton and add stormwater-management facilities to reduce flooding on the road. But residents living along the single-lane, gravel-covered street said the improvements are unnecessary, exorbitantly expensive and will result in...

‘Oakton Day in the Park’ draws a crowd

Some 400 local residents, community representatives and volunteers on Aug. 14 attended the second annual “Oakton Day in the Park,” held in Oakton Community Park on Hunter Mill Road.

Unattended candle culprit in Oakton townhouse fire

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and City of Fairfax Fire Department on Dec. 17 at 10:09 p.m. dispatched units to a reported townhouse fire in the 2700 block of Pembsly Drive in Oakton. Arriving units found fire showing...

Oakton Community Assn. to host park festival

The Greater Oakton Community Association will present “Oakton Day in the Park” on Sunday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oakton Community Park, 2841 Hunter Mill Road. The event will feature music by Chris Devine, children’s games, storytelling,...

Oakton, Kent Gardens dive teams tied for first

With 3-0 records, the Oakton and Kent Gardens summer diving teams are tied for first place in Division II of the Northern Virginia Swimming League. The teams are scheduled to meet July 13 in a showdown for first. Through three meets,...

Speeding to cost you more on Blake Lane in Oakton

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on May 18 unanimously approved installation of signs reading “$200 Additional Fine for Speeding” on Blake Lane in Oakton. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will ask the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to...

Fridge on fritz fries Lexus in Oakton

A malfunctioning refrigerator in a garage sparked a March 18 fire in Oakton that destroyed a luxury vehicle, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials said. The department dispatched units at 5:46 a.m. to the single-family house in the 9900...

Supervisors to focus on future of Blake Lane Park

Fairfax County supervisors on March 9 set an April 13 public hearing to discuss the proposed conveyance of Blake Lane Park in Oakton to the county’s Park Authority. The two parcels, located at 10033 Blake Lane near the road’s intersection...
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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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