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Editorial: Good, Bad and Ugly

A look at recently ended session of the Virginia General Assembly.

The 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly came to an end last week, and some of the biggest news was about what it did not do.

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City of Fairfax Seeks Public Input to Improve Old Lee Highway

To the City of Fairfax, Old Lee Highway is a critically important road leading residents to homes, schools, businesses, shopping, the police station, Sherwood Community Center and Van Dyke Park. But believing it can be improved, the City applied for and received a grant for technical assistance to help determine what should be done there.

Springfield Holds Budget Meeting

Education, Superintendent salary, retirement dominate heated debate.

Fairfax County Executive Ed Long and Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) met with Springfield residents at the lobby of the West Springfield District Police Station on Wednesday, March 18 to discuss the county’s proposed budget. About 25 people gathered at the impromptu meeting place due to a scheduling conflict with another group for the meeting room.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - March 27-29, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.

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Spring Fun in Alexandria & Mount Vernon

Spring Fun in Alexandria and Mt. Vernon

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Spring Fun in Potomac

Spring Fun in Potomac

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Spring Fun in Arlington

Spring Fun in Arlington

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Spring Fun in Centreville/Chantilly

Spring Fun in Centreville/Chantilly

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George Mason’s Dance Company Presents “2015 Dance Gala Concert”

Dance is a captivating art form. An exploration set to music. It is motion and stillness, turns and jumps done with personal style. It is “Shakespeare in the air,“ according to William Reeder, dean, George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts. He called dance at Mason “simply extraordinary, and world-class.”

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The Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke Hosts Spring Fashion Show

The Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke held its first fashion show for the fashion conscious women of Fairfax and Burke.

Del. Dave Albo to Seek Re-election

Del. Dave Albo (R-42) recently announced he had submitted paperwork on March 18 to run in the Republican primary and seek re-election for his seat.

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South County High School Closing in on Fundraising Goal for Artificial Turf

South County High School is looking for real green to transform into artificial green. The school plans to replace two natural grass fields -- the football stadium and track -- with artificial turf that can withstand increased foot traffic and play during rain or snow, and cost less to maintain.

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Mount Vernon: The Magic of Giving Back

Friends of UCM hosts annual Spring Gala for United Community Ministries.

United Community Ministries executive director Nichelle Mitchem wasted no time addressing the challenges she and the multi-faceted service organization are facing. Heavy on her mind is the Healthy Families program, aimed at preventing child abuse through intensive home visits to first-time parents, that’s slated to be eliminated in FY2016.

Planning Commission to Decide on Vulcan Quarry in Lorton

The Fairfax County Water Authority has proposed increasing the land area for the Griffith Water Treatment Plant and reconfiguring the Vulcan Materials quarry in Lorton to be used for water storage.

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West Springfield High School Hosts Job and Opportunity Fair

Robinson graduate Jackson Muse was looking for some professional direction. Currently a junior political science major at Shepherd University in West Virginia, he’s worked at Barnes & Noble but is potentially interested in counseling for the Fairfax County Park Authority, or helping open the new Wegmans at Hilltop Village Center.

Letter: Too Much Talk of Lawsuits

Letter to the Editor

Can you believe it? Mayor Euille has declared another legal war.

News Briefs for the Week of March 25

News Briefs

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Del. David Bulova's Safe Sleep for Infants Bill Signed Into Law

On March 17, Governor McAuliffe signed into law House Bill 1515 sponsored by Del. David Bulova (D-37) to require that hospitals and others providing maternity care give new parents information on safe sleep environments for newborns.

Del. Filler-Corn to Hold Office Hours in West Springfield

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) will hold March office hours at Panera Bread, 6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. No appointment necessary.

Classes Canceled after Bomb Threat at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Lake Braddock Secondary School staff received a bomb threat via email, according to the school and Fairfax County Public schools representative John Torre.