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A November dawn at Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Ray Copson)

What to Know for Election Day — “Three congressional races and the Town of Herndon council and mayor are one the ballot. Every polling place will be open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m…Before you vote, double-check your registration status, polling place and congressional district.” [Fairfax County Government]

Fairfax City School Board Could Be All-Female — “All five seats on the Fairfax City school board are up for election this November and for possibly the first time, all elected members will be women. Those women — Stacy Hall, Amit Hickman, Sarah Kelsey, Rachel McQuillen and Carolyn Pitches — are uncontested candidates running for the board” [The Washington Post]

Regional Airports See Record High Temperatures — “The record for IAD was 76 degrees set in 2020 and the record for BWI was 77 set in 2020,1975, and 1938. The record high temperatures have already been broken at all three major airports as of noon [Monday]!” [National Weather Service/Twitter]

Missing Teen Found Dead on Halloween — “A missing 18-year-old from Fairfax County was found dead more than three hours away in Gloucester County…Investigators determined that the victim had been killed somewhere else and his body was left at the scene. An autopsy performed by the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk, Virginia, confirmed that the victim’s death was a homicide.” [WUSA9]

Fire Department Open for Toy Donations — “The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) will be participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ 2022 TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign. The intent of the campaign is to ‘bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children.’ Stations will accept donations now through Sunday, December 11, 2022.” [FCFRD]

Winner of Frying Pan Cow Race Revealed — “Iris won the 2022 NASCOW sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park this past Friday, Nov. 4. Iris is an Angus/Hereford cross born on Easter in 2021. Proceeds from the event will help feed the animals, build new fences, and improve the game bird enclosure at the farm.” [Fairfax County Park Authority/Facebook]

New Metro GM Gets High Marks — “When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board* hired Randy Clarke as WMATA’s new General Manager in spring 2022, it signaled a clear desire for a new direction for Metro. Just over 100 days in, has Clarke steered the agency into the right turn that WMATA needed? We graded him!” [Greater Greater Washington]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 60 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. [Weather.gov]

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