Tim Peterson | Staff

Tim Peterson

Staff Reporter

Tim began his print journalism career writing for his high school newspaper — the Hayfield Orange Peal. A few years later, he picked up in the Netherlands as a copy editor and writer for Time Out Amsterdam magazine. He moved back to the United States in 2012 and began reporting for The Connection in January 2013 as a freelancer. Now on the staff, Tim covers Burke, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton, Springfield and Mount Vernon. He has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in political science and cultural-linguistic anthropology, and recently attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME.

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Burke, Fairfax Station: ‘Carousel’ Coming to Lake Braddock

Musical Theatre department revives a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

After having done family-friendly and modern shows in recent years, Lake Braddock Secondary School musical theatre director Mary DeMarco of Clifton decided “it was time to do a classic.”

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Burke: Serving Others on MLK Day at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church

More than 50 volunteers spent time on Jan. 16 putting together 20 buckets of cleaning supplies for Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter residents who are transitioning to independent housing.

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Fairfax County: Public hearing on yard waste bags follows premature administrative change

North Springfield resident Asher Grady has his leaf collecting down to a science. And with the mature trees around his quarter-acre lot, he needs to. Each fall, he said, he goes through between 60 and 80 bags of leaves, spending between eight and 12 hours to rake and bag them.

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Fairfax Station: Cash Registers Stolen from Village Shops

Cash registers were stolen from the Crosspointe Market and Steak ’n Things businesses early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, Fairfax County Police said.

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Walt Whitman Principal Roger Vanderhye Dies

Previously spent 12 years as principal at Spring Hill Elementary in McLean.

Walt Whitman Middle School principal Roger Vanderhye, 60, died last week following complications from a recent surgery.

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Lockard Channels Garza, Proposes $2.8 Billion FCPS Budget

FY2018 focuses on employee compensation and classroom resources.

Fairfax County Public Schools interim superintendent Steve Lockard is asking for $130.4 million more for the school system’s FY2018 operating budget than the previous year, a 4.9 percent increase, to a total of $2.8 billion.

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Police Still Investigating Linked Homicides

Police are continuing to chase “all possible leads” in connection with a pair of murders in Burke and Springfield that took place just before Christmas.

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No Injuries after VRE Train Hits Car in Clifton

No one was injured after a Virginia Railway Express train struck a car that had become stuck on the tracks in Clifton on Jan. 5, according to Fairfax County Fire & Rescue.

A Son Recalls Frank Medico’s ‘Good Heart’

A Mount Vernon resident for more than 50 years, former representative to the Virginia House of Delegates Frank Medico died Dec. 30, 2016 at the age of 92.

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Partnering to Reduce Northern Virginia Congestion

Legislators tour past, present and future transportation projects.

The blessing of traffic, Martin Nohe said, is that “there’s lots of great transportation projects to choose from.”

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