Govt/Politics

County water board gets new appointees
Published on Jan 7th, 2010
6 comments The Albemarle County Service Authority, which sells water to county customers, has two new members on its board. Marvin Hilton, a retired engineer, is new Supervisor Duane Snow's pick for the Samuel...
Supes pick Mallek for chairman of the board
Published on Jan 6th, 2010
15 comments Ann Mallek is selected chairman of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors at its first meeting of the year January 6. While Mallek, as former vice chair, traditionally would have been next in line for...
Mayor Norris enters den of dam-lovers
Published on Jan 6th, 2010
26 comments Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, who famously pushed an effort to dredge the existing reservoir, has agreed to sit on a panel stacked with such avowed dam-loving interests as Charlottesville...
Norris elected to 2nd term as mayor
Published on Jan 4th, 2010
17 comments It was widely assumed that City Councilor Holly Edwards, whom Mayor Dave Norris described as the "conscience of this City Council," would be the next mayor of Charlottesville. Instead, she declined...
Loan woes? Banks expected to share Biscuit burden
Published on Dec 31st, 2009
28 comments Part of a presentation to Albemarle planners. FOREST LODGE LLC With at least part of its $34 million loan already declared in "early stage delinquency" by the lead lender, Biscuit Run's conversion...
Ken Boyd bows out of chair race
Published on Dec 30th, 2009
7 comments After a Daily Progress article revealed that he wanted to retake the chairmanship of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Republican Ken Boyd–- who is also seeking his party's nomination...
City forgives: Charlottesville delays sidewalk enforcement
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
71 comments Unwilling to battle the snow left unshoveled by artists, a pedestrian braves Market Street at 1:21pm Tuesday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "Wouldn't it be great," says pedestrian advocate Kevin Cox, "if...
Free Peter: Fenwick rallies support for recycler
Published on Dec 16th, 2009
52 comments Betty Mooney and Bob Fenwick called on the community to support recycler Peter Van der Linde in his legal fight with the Waste Authority PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR At the Downtown Mall’s Free Speech...
Perriello's place II: Olbermann calls Whitehead 'worst'
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
25 comments John Whitehead accepts his "worst person in the world" award. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO As last week's cover story, "Perriello's place: When free speech collides with private property," hit the...
Visual History Tour: Vinegar Hill destruction 2.0
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
11 comments Behind the Lewis & Clark statue, the Mooney Oldsmobile building, which is now an antique shop on the corner of Ridge-McIntire and West Main, survived; but the UR Next Hat Shop, The Midway...
Sayonara, Sally: Thomas gets celebrated at C.O.B.
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
2 comments County exec Bob Tucker, School Board Chair Brian Wheeler, and Supervisor Ann Mallek celebrate a smiling Thomas. (Click for slideshow of Supes.) PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Elected officials, county staff...
Sally Thomas to be feted Monday
Published on Dec 9th, 2009
5 comments 1990s Supes clockwise from lower left: Thomas, Forrest Marshall, Charles Martin, Walter Perkins, Charlotte Humphris, and Dave Bowerman COUNTY PHOTO Albemarle Supervisor Sally Thomas, an avid fighter...
Seeking lifeline, Biscuit backers may bail
Published on Dec 9th, 2009
54 comments Faced with an enormous purchase of $46.2 million (a mortgage that would require a $363,000 monthly payment if financed for 15 years at five percent), the owners of Biscuit Run may try to convert...
New trend? Local protesters denounce effigy burning
Published on Nov 16th, 2009
69 comments Jefferson Area Tea Party chairman Bill Hay has his differences with Congressman Tom Perriello, but he does not condone burning Perriello in effigy. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE About a week after Guy...
Snap o' the day: Democracy in action
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
1 comments Ben Marchi is on the Americans for Prosperity bus as it travels the 5th District to protest Congressman Tom Perriello's healthcare reform vote. November 10 the bus pulled into the lot at Perriello's...
Hatton farewell? End looms for America's last poled ferry
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
16 comments "It's a serene, beautiful place," says Hatton Ferry pole man Ashley Pillar. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER For nearly 140 years the Hatton Ferry has been taking passengers across the James River near...
Thomas shows support for 'flow control'
Published on Nov 7th, 2009
5 comments During a call-in to Coy Barefoot’s radio show on Friday, recently elected County Supe Rodney Thomas(R) was asked if he would support a controversial “flow control” ordinance in conjunction with the...
Republican resurrection: Margin stuns Dems--- and the GOP
Published on Nov 7th, 2009
21 comments The new faces of the GOP on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors are area old-timers Duane Snow and Rodney Thomas. PHOTOS BY WILL WALKER Four years ago, Creigh Deeds lost a statewide race to Bob...
D'oh!
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
6 comments Your county supervisors–- a group that includes a financial planner–- could use a clue about financial planning, as this report of an ever-widening deficit appears to demonstrate.
Racy City speeding PSA gets Savvy
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
1 comments The City’s mar-com department has won a Savvy Award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for a Public Service Announcement discouraging residential speeding, which asks...