Fairfax County Task Force Returns From Hurricane — “Today we warmly welcomed back VA-TF1 from their remarkable service to the victims of Ian. As always, the brave women, men and K9s of @VATF1 came through when the call to help arrived. They stand ready for the nation and the residents of Fairfax County.” [Jeff McKay/Twitter]
U.S. Opposes FCPS in Sexual Assault Case — “A recent filing in the U.S. Supreme Court supports a former Oakton High School student’s Title IX lawsuit against Fairfax County Public Schools over claims the student was threatened with discipline if she reported she was raped on a school outing.” [Patch]
Reston Golf Course Owners Say Underlying Zoning Would Allow Redevelopment — “The owners of Reston National Golf Course are not happy with Supervisor Walter Alcorn’s recent announcement that he would not support redevelopment of their property…[Weller Development partner] Siegel said the owners would be pursing redevelopment based on their legacy zoning rights.” [Patch]
Watch Out for Deer This Fall — “With fall deer breeding season now underway, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, are giving drivers tips on how to safely navigate the roads. Police say there are hundreds of reported accidents involving deer in Fairfax County. More than half of those happen during October, November and December.” [WTOP]
Falls Church to Vote Today on Movie Theater — “City lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on a deal that could grant as much as half a million dollars every year for the next three decades to the developer behind the Founders Row project. The pay-as-you-go arrangement would essentially reinvest tax revenue generated by the sale of movie tickets and concessions as a way to offset the cost and economic risk of bringing in the theater.” [The Washington Post]
Vienna Elevator Replacements Delayed — “Due to supply chain issues, the Town Hall elevator replacement schedule has been delayed. As a result, Town Council and other public bodies will continue to meet at Town Hall as scheduled until further notice.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]
Route 7 Bus Study Turns to Falls Church — “The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) has scheduled a community discussion [Tuesday] to look at the planned Route 7 BRT system.” While the route will begin in Tysons, tonight’s discussion “will mostly focus on the Falls Church section.” [ALXnow]
GMU Reports Increased Student Enrollment — “Bucking a statewide trend of declining college enrollment, George Mason University has welcomed its largest student body in school history for the fall 2022 semester, with a freshman class that set a new record for both diversity and academic accomplishment.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]
It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 70 and low of 48. Sunrise at 7:15 am and sunset at 6:37 pm. [Weather.gov]
The D.C. area’s first-ever Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II (courtesy Kaleido Arts & Entertainment Group) Thousands of lanterns will take over Lerner Town…
Fairfax County Public Schools Fairfax County Public Schools could require parental notifications for class materials deemed sexually explicit, but in a deviation from the state, the proposed policy directly addresses…
The Koons Chevy auto dealership at 2000 Chain Bridge Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The developer behind Reston Station and Herndon’s stalled downtown redevelopment has turned its sights to…
A man walks by trash bins next to the curb (via Trinity Nguyen on Unsplash) (Updated at 1:25 p.m.) The service and staffing challenges plaguing trash collectors throughout Fairfax County…
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