Govt/Politics

Familiar ground: Albemarle picks Foley for top exec
Published on Sep 14th, 2010
0 comments Tom Foley was a shoo-in for new county executive, according to the Board of Supervisors. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Quite often, Charlottesville launches national searches for candidates to fill the top...
Schultz certified: Enviro 'attack' goes to grand jury
Published on Sep 9th, 2010
55 comments Rob Schilling captured the arrest of Louis Schultz, and says city workers "didn't seem frightened at all." PHOTO COURTESY ROB SCHILLING A judge found Louis Schultz's use of his car to stop city...
City allows residents to keep goats
Published on Sep 7th, 2010
28 comments This thing can now live in the city limits as long as it stays under 100 pounds, loses the horns, and–- if male–- gets neutered. STOCK PHOTO The four present members of City Council voted...
End run? Cuccinelli opines on abortion clinics
Published on Sep 3rd, 2010
44 comments Planned Parenthood opted to meet more stringent standards when it built this facility on Hydraulic Road. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE It was a busy week for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, losing his...
Unfriendly skies: Forest Lakes, the Miracle on the Hudson, and Canada Geese
Published on Sep 1st, 2010
35 comments September 2, 2010 cover image. HOOK GRAPHIC The way that a pilot named Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger saved all 155 onboard his disabled commercial jetliner was the feel-good story of 2009. Locally,...
No sharks: Albemarle closes its beaches... to save $6K
Published on Aug 31st, 2010
47 comments A Parks official explains the decision. NEWSPLEX Despite a summer of searing heat and an impending holiday weekend, Albemarle County has decided to close its three swimming beaches two weeks early,...
Living Machines in Cville? Don't poo-poo the idea
Published on Aug 30th, 2010
8 comments The Ghana delegation (Head of Warrior Group Joseph Baiden, Transport Minister Mike Hammah, and Municipal Chief Executive's Representative Godfrey Kwame Nkrumah) meets with Worrell Water Technologies...
Tucker-ed out: County exec says sayonara to top job
Published on Aug 26th, 2010
4 comments After 40 years in public service, Albemarle County exec Bob Tucker promises to stay to the bitter end of the year, even if it's New Year's Eve, before starting his retirement. FILE PHOTO BY JEN...
Eat rights: Salatin leads the charge
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
0 comments "Why can't you buy raw milk, ice cream with eggs in it, or home-made sausage?" asks Joel Salatin. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR If you’ve never had a chance to experience renegade farmer Joel Salatin...
Unanimous vote: City Council lowers nighttime noise law to 55dB
Published on Aug 16th, 2010
39 comments Bel Rio, 8am, August 17: quiet for now. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just five months after lowering the limit from 75 to 65 decibels, City Council voted unanimously Monday to lower the late-night noise...
Snap: Seniors flock to a Hurt-free debate
Published on Aug 11th, 2010
9 comments Talking heads and listening heads. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE MARIE GARCIA It was a packed house at the Senior Center on Wednesday as the Senior Statesmen of Virginia hosted the Fifth Congressional District...
Can $150K website lure turistas?
Published on Aug 11th, 2010
23 comments Will the big bucks web design be a tourist trap? FROM THE VISITORS BUREAU The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau has gotten some buzz about its new website–- and its eye...
Snap 'o the day: Counterprotest
Published on Aug 5th, 2010
7 comments Catholics United and Congressman Tom Perriello supporters show up at a Tea Party press conference. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Good times at the Free Speech Monument August 2.
Snap o' the day: Protest and counterprotest
Published on Aug 3rd, 2010
4 comments Kirk Bowers (left) and Steve Peters agree to disagree. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The Jefferson Area Tea Party and a group called DeFundIt.org host a press conference to denounce federal funding of...
Energy contest closing: As smart meters keep up with the Joneses
Published on Aug 2nd, 2010
7 comments With John Casteen, David Slutzky, Dave Norris, and then governor Tim Kaine looking on, Dominion boss Thomas Farrell introduces "smart meters." FILE PHOTO BY CAMERON FELLER The enrollment deadline...
Landmark saved: Bridge owner, Staunton partner on ped bridge fix
Published on Jul 29th, 2010
6 comments The bridge has provided free skyline views since 1904. PHOTO BY RACHEL OBENSCHAIN The Sears Hill bridge will be saved. On Tuesday, July 27, the fate of the historic Staunton footbridge was sealed...
Monticello 4th- New citizens and Tracey Ullman
Published on Jul 5th, 2010
5 comments Red, white and blue bunting, federal justices and Tracey Ullman are on the scene at Monticello for its 48th naturalization ceremony. Straw hats optional. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE One of this country's...
First in 5th: Perriello campaign ad gets him dirty. Literally.
Published on Jul 1st, 2010
47 comments Tom Perriello doesn't freshen up before his close up. PHOTO FROM PERRIELLO AD At first, the television spot looks like standard political fare. Congressman Tom Perriello is talking earnestly into...
2 protests: War, Perriello office location draw citizens
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
86 comments Jefferson Area Tea Party chair Carole Thorpe wants to assemble closer to Congressman Tom Perriello's office. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The sidewalk in front of Congressman Tom Perriello's office was...
Snap o' the day: Still closed
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
1 comments No pedestrian access makes for a challenging business climate. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Second Street SE construction still is boxing in businesses like The Box. Its owner, Chas Webster, couldn't get...