Govt/Politics

BOS to consider grass ordinance
Published on Jul 31st, 2009
15 comments The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has requested an ordinance that would require unkempt grass at unoccupied dwellings in the urban ring to be cut. A draft of the ordinance goes to the Board...
The 2009 version of Dems 4 Day?
Published on Jul 31st, 2009
2 comments Brian McNeill of the Progress reports on the desperation of some unknown opponent(s) of the Cap and Trade bill to forge letters in an effort (futile, as it turned out) to sway Congressman Tom...
Hobby or harassment? Blogger Strom jailed for cop site
Published on Jul 30th, 2009
58 comments Elisha Strom. ALBEMARLE CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL Elisha Strom has been sitting in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail for two weeks. Her alleged crime? Publishing the address of an officer...
Outward bound: Virgil Goode's not trying again
Published on Jul 27th, 2009
15 comments Republican Goode, left, suffered a 727-vote loss in the November election to political newcomer Tom Perriello. FILE PHOTOS Former Congressman Virgil Goode, narrowly defeated in November for...
Some Republicans go for Deeds
Published on Jul 22nd, 2009
7 comments Dem gubernatorial candidate/local state Senator Creigh Deeds has eight moderate Republican former legislators signing on to support him. Called Virginians for Deeds, the list includes former state...
No biggie: Letter doesn't stop Meadowcreek Parkway
Published on Jul 20th, 2009
6 comments VDOT needs a permit to put a culvert in a tributary of Shenks Creek; the Army Corps of Engineers needs more information. FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK A four-paragraph July 16 letter from the Army Corps...
Apple brew: Gov. Kaine dedicates hard cider operation
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
2 comments Promoting a new local agribusiness, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was on hand July 13 for the grand opening of the Albemarle CiderWorks at Rural Ridge Orchard on Route 29 South, now one of only two...
Grip & grin: Bell awards citizen lawmakers
Published on Jul 12th, 2009
3 comments PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Delegate Rob Bell handed out plaques July 7 in front of the Albemarle Circuit Court to eight citizens who came up with some of the new laws that went into effect July 1....
Environmental group counters Perriello attack ad
Published on Jul 9th, 2009
12 comments Just one week after the Republican National Committee released a telelvision ad lambasting Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) for his vote in favor of the so-called "cap and trade" energy bill in the...
Obama taps UVA alum Collins to run NIH
Published on Jul 9th, 2009
3 comments President Obama announced July 8 he's chosen famed geneticist, UVA alum, and Staunton native Dr. Francis Collins to be his director for the National Institutes of Health. "Dr. Collins is one of the...
Disem-barked: Supes throw rural dog owners a bone
Published on Jul 8th, 2009
11 comments Farm owner Kristina Lawwill presents her case to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday, July 8. PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK After nearly three and a half hours of oft-impassioned testimony from citizens, the...
Deeds declines Obama invite
Published on Jul 1st, 2009
7 comments State Senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds had an invite from President Barack Obama to appear with him today in Northern Virginia, but Deeds reportedly declined, and told the...
Cap gun: GOP targets Perriello for energy vote
Published on Jul 1st, 2009
32 comments "It takes courageous leadership, as we find in our president and in our Congressman," said Delegate David Toscano, shown here with his Congressman. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The so-called Cap and Trade...
Pig mascot missing in Scottsville
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
6 comments Scottsville has a case of porcine pilfering on its hands. According to the Newsplex, Wilber, the 18" pig mascot outside Pee Wee's Pit Barbecue has gone missing. He was last seen on Sunday, June 28....
Lifeline to Larry? Will Congress save Sabato's program?
Published on Jun 26th, 2009
9 comments Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy, left) declined a request for federal funds for Larry Sabato's Youth Leadership Initiative. Now Senator Mark Warner (D-VA, right) is lobbying his colleagues to save...
Cool pool: Onesty parking furor evaporates
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
38 comments The splashing has begun at Onesty Family Aquatic Center, and neighbors say parking's not a problem. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART After weeks of worrying about parking problems at Onesty Family Aquatic...
Spot-less: Pool parking riles neighbors
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
58 comments Parking may be an issue for residents around Onesty Pool, which opens June 20 at 10am. FILE PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Kids may be thrilled that the new Onesty Family Aquatic Center is opening, but...
Obama nominates Beyer as Ambassador to Switzerland
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
0 comments If President Obama has his way, a prominent Virginia politico will soon be packing his bags for Bern. Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer (D) is the president's choice to become the next U.S....
4X club: Rewarding thrift, County hits water hogs
Published on Jun 18th, 2009
5 comments John Martin embraces conservation-minded rates, but he still wants to build a giant new reservoir. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Albemarle County, which has been sending a message of seeking ever more...
Parkway arson: $110K damage at Meadowcreek
Published on Jun 17th, 2009
13 comments Approximately $110,000 worth of construction materials, including a backhoe, for the controversial Meadowcreek Parkway have been destroyed in what is now labeled arson and vandalism. Charlottesville...
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