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Falls Church City News Briefs

Mark Warner Calls for Restraining Oil Price Speculators U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner issued a package of proposed energy solutions yesterday that had at the top of his list a “clamp down on market speculators who have artificially driven up the price of oil on foreign based markets, out of reach of U.S. regulators.” Warner, […]

Fx. Co. Schools Reject Fees, Funds Now at Mercy of Sups

Meeting deep into the night last week, the Fairfax County School Board rejected Superintendent Jack Dale’s recommendation that stiff fees be required in the coming fiscal year for participation in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and PSAT tests, and in athletics and other activity programs.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Education, job growth, a declining housing market, and their effects on Fairfax County’s fiscal outlook dominated the first 2008 conversation between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board on Monday. The two bodies have met occasionally throughout the past few years to address the revenue and construction needs of the school system, […]

Connolly Preps Run for Congress

Gerald E. Connolly, chair of Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors, announced yesterday that he’s formed a Congressional Exploratory Committee as he considers a run for the 11th District U.S. Congressional seat. It has long been rumored that Connolly would run for the seat if incumbent Rep. Tom Davis left it to run for the U.S. […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Fairfax County’s 11th Urban County Board of Supervisors took the oath of office on Wednesday evening, December 12, before hundreds of onlookers at the Fairfax County Government Center. The soaring glassed atrium resounded with repeated applause as Judge Stanley P. Klein of the Fairfax Circuit Court, attired in a black judicial robe, administered the oath […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

The Board of Supervisors bade farewell on Monday to three colleagues who will not be returning to the Board next year. Springfield District Supervisor Elaine McConnell and Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman chose not to seek re-election, and Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois was not re-elected on November 6. Board Chairman Gerry Connolly presented all […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Election Day 2007 is relegated to the pages of history, and what a history was written on November 6! The Virginia State Senate is now in Democratic hands, with State Senator Dick Saslaw, whose district includes 16 precincts in Mason District, the new Majority Leader in the State Senate. Does the new majority bode well […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Fairfax County voters have a lot of decisions to make on Tuesday, Election Day. Only once every eight years do we have so many positions on the ballot. Every seat on the Board of Supervisors, School Board, General Assembly, State Senate and the Soil and Water Conservation Board is on the ballot, as well as […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Celebrate Fairfax! has become a traditional kick-off to summer, with the parking lots of the Fairfax County Government Center turned into an urban fairgrounds. Celebrate Fairfax! gives residents an opportunity to see their county government agencies up close, and have fun at the same time.