Loudoun Board Orders First Phase of Rt. 15 Fixes

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Uncategorized |

By Renss Greene Supervisors have voted to begin the first phase of improvements on Loudoun’s famously congested and accident-prone Rt. 15 north of Leesburg, starting with the complicated triangle intersection of Rt. 15, North King Street and the Leesburg Bypass. To start, the county will modify the pavement already there to add another northbound lane...

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N.Va. Chamber PAC endorses some candidates, avoids backing others

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized |

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Staff Writer The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s political-action committee on Oct. 4 endorsed 24 incumbent state delegates for the Nov. 7 election, but did not come out in favor of several Northern Virginia members of the House of Delegates. The committee, known as NOVABIZPAC, endorsed these House of Delegates incumbents:...

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Turgeon: Teaching Techniques, Blended Learning Models

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Uncategorized |

By Jill Turgeon By this time next year, Loudoun County Public Schools could be among the first to be designated as a School Division of Innovation by the Virginia Department of Education. This designation would be a result of a new bill providing more freedom from state regulations, with the hopes of better meeting the needs of students and improve...

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John and Karen Popovich, Potomac Falls

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Editor: In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 98, establishing July 12 as Virginia SUDEP Awareness Day. The resolution was agreed upon after Khristin Kyllo, a 19-year-old Vienna resident, lost her life to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in 2011. We, too, know the anguish of losing a child, as our 19-year-old son,...

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A Slew of New State Laws Go into Effect Saturday

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

July 1 means a new set of laws in Virginia. Close to 900 bills were passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe earlier this year, and they address a range of issues, from birth control to hunting attire. Here’s are some of the highlights: Alcohol HB 1842, Higher proof Raises the max proof of neutral grain spirits that may be...

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