Morning Notes

An inflatable pumpkin sits on the roof of the Flagship Carwash garage in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Nutley Street Roundabout to Open in Vienna — “Beginning during the early morning hours on or about Monday, October 31, the first of two roundabouts on Nutley Street at I-66 will open to traffic as part of the redesigned I-66/Nutley Street Interchange. Drivers traveling to northbound Nutley Street from I-66 East will enter and proceed around the roundabout to go north on Nutley Street.” [VDOT]

Former Commonwealth’s Attorney Dies — “Former Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr., who prosecuted virtually every high-profile criminal case in Virginia’s largest county for 40 years — from the ‘Roy Rogers murders’ in 1976, to the abduction of 5-year-old Melissa Brannen in 1991, to the D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo in 2003 — died Friday at his home in the Clifton area. He was 90.” [The Washington Post]

Republican Nominee Chosen for 35th District — “Monique Baroudi will be the GOP nominee taking on Democratic nominee Holly Seibold in the Jan. 10 special election to fill the unexpired term of Del. Mark Keam (D), who resigned in September to accept a job in the Biden administration.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

County Dems Call Herndon Sample Ballots “Misleading” — “Calling themselves ‘Herndon Democrats,’ a political action committee unaffiliated with the Fairfax County Democratic Committee is distributing ‘misleading’ sample ballots, according to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. The sample ballots distributed by the Herndon Democrats PAC are inaccurately indicating a Democratic Party endorsement in the nonpartisan Town of Herndon elections on Nov. 8” [Patch]

Anti-Crime Labels on Car Parts See Results — “There’s some progress to report in Fairfax County’s battle against the theft of catalytic converters — a valuable, yet easy-to-remove part in a car’s emissions system…Police had made arrests since the effort launched in June to engrave identifying information onto the devices.” [WTOP]

Reston Town Center Tower Set for Sale — “Real estate giant Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has a contract to sell The Avant, a luxury multifamily tower at Reston Town Center it built nearly a decade ago, for $141 million…Boston Properties would sell the residential component of the building but continue to own the 26,000-square-foot ground-floor retail component.” [Washington Business Journal]

Police Issue Tickets in Annandale — “Officers from our Motor Squad participated in a Pedestrian High Visibility Enforcement campaign in the Greater Annandale area yesterday…While over 285 tickets were issued, we need your help! Remember to slow down, avoid distractions while walking and driving, and pay extra attention at intersections.” [FCPD/Facebook]

It’s Monday — Possible light rain in the evening and overnight. High of 64 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:36 am and sunset at 6:11 pm. [Weather.gov]

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