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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Fairfax Weathers Late Winter Snow

Weather Service announces snowfall totals, most saw 2-3 inches

Snowpocalypse 3.0 it wasn’t. Though Fairfax County was included in a winter storm warning Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, the snow that fell only managed to close schools and cancel trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, but didn’t shut down local government.

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Committed to Peacemaking

Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County reception honors activists and advocates.

Suraya Sadeed said hearing more than 20 stories of students promoting peace in and out of their schools made her believe “there is still hope for a brighter future.”

First Taste of Working World

Teen Job Fairs begin this weekend.

Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) said his first job working at a pool over the summer formed a lot of his work ethic.

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Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Hears Route 1 Update

Public information meeting scheduled for April 18

Widening of Route 1 over three miles between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road is still in the preliminary design phase.

Recruiting for New West Potomac Principal Begins

West Potomac High School parents and community members can attend a March 20 meeting regarding the process for selecting a new principal, Region 3 assistant superintendent Terry Dade announced.

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Rise to the Occasion

Great Harvest Bread Co. Burke and Lorton owners ready for new adventure.

At 4 a.m., while most people sleep soundly, Jeffrey Connelly is up baking bread in Burke.

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Leaders Gather in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policies

Condemning ICE activity at Rising Hope Church in search of criminals in the country illegally.

In response to executive orders from President Donald Trump that expand Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents’ criteria for detaining and deporting people in the United States illegally, elected officials are speaking out against the action, as well as condemning recent activity by ICE officials to round up known immigrant criminals.

Week in Springfield

Springfield Man Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

Springfield resident Cristan Taylor, 48, has received a three-year prison sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

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Rise to the Occasion

Great Harvest Bread Co. Burke and Lorton owners ready for new adventure.

Harvest Bread in Burke

Gathering in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policies

Leaders condemn ICE activity outside Rising Hope Church.

Speaking out against Trump immigration policies

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