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Fatal Shooting in Fair Haven

Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Fair Haven that left one man dead.

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Chamber Receives Report on General Assembly Activities

Roll for a casino in Fairfax County?

“It was a session with a lot of changes,” said State Senator Scott Surovell speaking to the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce at the annual General Assembly Report business breakfast.

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School Board Hearing on Budget Poorly Attended

Why didn’t more people testify?

Dr. Ricardy Anderson (Mason District representative) welcomed the six people who testified Tuesday evening, May 14, at the Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing on the budget. The time between the first speaker, Nancy Trainer, starting her testimony, and Arthur Purves, the sixth speaker, ending his testimony was approximately sixteen minutes.

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

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Sick Foxes Get a Helping Hand

Wildlife volunteers make a difference

Foxes get rehabilitated

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‘Addictive Cell Phone Usage’

Fairfax County School Board spurred to action on student cell phone use

Cell phones

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Stop for Pedestrians in Fairfax County Crosswalks

Supervisors adopt ordinance amending county code to stop, not just yield.

Yield

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Honoring Fairfax County Retiree Charles Smith

In January of 2024, Charles Smith retired as Watershed Project Implementation Branch Chief. In this role, he led a team responsible for designing, constructing, and monitoring water quality improvement projects.

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Supervisors Adopt Budget Plan: Tax Rate Increase.

Challenges, needs, and the reality that the county cannot do it alone.

Tax increase

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County in a Pickle over Noisy Pickleball

Nearby courts will be converted to appease the pickleball players.

Pickleball

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Seven Years Later, Still No Herndon Downtown Redevelopment

Comstock’s 2-year construction pause expired on April 30.

On April 24, a town spokesperson told The Connection that Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton would update the Town Council during its April 30 Work Session on how “the town and Comstock are working together to determine next steps.”

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Baguettes and More Coming to Central Springfield

Local owner has all summer to perfect the new Paris Baguette.

Baguette

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The AcceptAbility Gala

Global Down Syndrome Foundation gala tickets available; policymakers, National Institute of Health scientists attending.

Gala

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Virginia’s Equine Industry Is Thriving

Here in Fairfax County, we have Frying Pan's Equestrian Center. It is a public-use facility that is part of Frying Pan Farm Park. The center offers rental events, schooling, horse shows, short-term stabling, and multiple trailer-in schooling options.

Help Restock Frost Middle School Pantry

Frost Middle School seeks the community’s help to fill its pantry shelves for students in need. Especially welcome are Amazon gift cards or nonperishable food items so the school may continue to provide weekend food to students who might otherwise go hungry.