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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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McLean and Great Falls: Revisiting 1771 at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Market Fair portrays 1771 Virginia farm life.

After driving past Tysons Corner, downtown McLean, and the CIA, visitors were transported back to 1771 Virginia by Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s Market Fair on May 22.

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Mount Vernon: Krizek Tours DMV Lorton Center

Del. Paul Krizek (D-44) recently visited the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Lorton Customer Service Center to learn more about the agency’s operations and spend time with constituents.

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Inside the Alexandria Police Department: Self Defense

An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.

The man arrives at the door. One second passes.

Arlington: Building Better Businesses

County Board candidates talk commerce in local debate.

The core differences between the Democrats, and even the independent running for County Board, are slim. So when the three candidates met the evening of May 16 for a debate, the conversation centered around differing approaches to the same issues affecting the county.

Fairfax: Greenfield Asking for Vote Recount

For 22 years, Jeff Greenfield has served as a Fairfax City councilman; but in the May 3 election, he was edged out by three votes.

Alexandria: Two Cents Worth

Where the city’s tax increase is going.

When the city manager presented his proposed budget to the City Council, it came with a one cent tax increase.

Alexandria: Responding to Metro Delays and Closures

City leadership and ridership look at upcoming Metro changes.

It's frustrating but necessary.

Inside the Alexandria Police Department: Street to Cell

An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.

Whether it’s being pulled over for a traffic violation or being directed around the site of a crash, virtually every Alexandrian has had some interaction with the Alexandria Police Department’s Traffic Section.

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Arlington: Schools To Dip Into Reserves

School Board sacrifices future budgets to avoid cuts in 2017.

The good news is that the Arlington School Board approved a budget without cutting any of the proposed programs from the $582 million budget the School Board sent to the County Board.

Arlington: Responding to Metro Delays and Closures

Arlington leadership and ridership look at upcoming Metro changes.

From elected officials to Metro riders just passing through, this has been the response to the long-awaited plan to fix the Washington Metro.

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Fairfax City: Silverthorne Re-elected; Changes on Council

Stehle is in; Greenfield is out – maybe.

It was a night of high drama and raw emotion as Scott Silverthorne held off a challenger to win re-election to his third term as City of Fairfax mayor.

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Alexandria: Opposition to Old Colony Inn Proposal Turns Personal

Has it gone too far?

After nearly a full year of back and forth through boards, commissions, and community engagement, the Old Colony Inn is one step away from redevelopment. Hot on the developer’s heels, however, were local neighbors objecting to the zone transition allowances by staff.

Alexandria: Design Supported as Patrick Henry Moves Forward

N. Latham Street controversy resolved; auditorium questions loom.

After a series of back and forths between the School Board, an advisory group, and project staff, Patrick Henry Elementary School is moving forward with a compromise that seems to have satisfied most parties. Questions and concerns remain about the site, including a looming discussion about the exclusion of an auditorium from the design, but at the April 27 meeting of the Patrick Henry Advisory Group, the group agreed to support the Option C.1 design.

Fairfax County Budget Approved

Supervisors approve budget and tax hike.

When the Board of Supervisors approved the budget on Tuesday, April 26, they increased taxes by about $300 for the average homeowner and increased funding for schools by 5 percent.

Arlington: Garvey, Gutshall in Democratic Primary

Democratic Primary pits incumbent Libby Garvey against establishment-backed newcomer Erik Gutshall.

Two years ago, County Board member Libby Garvey refused to back the Columbia Pike Streetcar.

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