Govt/Politics

Perriello to keynote Monticello July 4 naturalization
Published on Jun 17th, 2009
8 comments The Thomas Jefferson Foundation announced yesterday that Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will serve as the keynote speaker for this year's annual July 4 naturalization ceremony for new U.S....
Crosswalk fallout: Gerry Mitchell files suit
Published on Jun 16th, 2009
45 comments Artist Gerry Mitchell, one year after the crosswalk incident. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER First came the accident. Then the bad publicity. Now, 18 months after Gerry Mitchell was struck in his...
Snap o' the day: Swim faster
Published on Jun 16th, 2009
2 comments Budget cuts have sliced beach time two hours at Albemarle County's Mint Springs, Chris Greene and Walnut Creek lakes, now open from 11:30am to 7:30pm, down from last year's 10am to 8pm and saving...
Splashy opening for new Onesty pool
Published on Jun 15th, 2009
9 comments The new pool at Meade Park opens June 20. FILE PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART The Onesty Family Aquatic Center will be open for business June 20. The new swimming pool, located at Meade Park, includes a...
Waterlogged: Criticized pool pass pricing sunk
Published on Jun 11th, 2009
20 comments Swimmers at Crow Pool enjoy a water aerobics class. PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK Splashing in the deep end of bad publicity, the city of Charlottesville has formally ended a pricing plan on summer pool...
Deeds wins big: Beats McAuliffe, Moran 2-to-1
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
7 comments State Senator Creigh Deeds gets a hug from his wife Pam before speaking to supporters celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary for governor. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES In the contest to become...
County-guber Dem-fest up to 4.9 percent
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
1 comments The latest dispatch from county spokesperson Lee Catlin shows that voter turnout in Albemarle County for the Democratic gubernatorial primary has climbed since this morning when two percent of the...
9am County turnout at two percent
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
1 comments This was the 9am scene at Hollymead Elementary, where an official reported just 60 folks had voted by 9am. Overall, in Albemarle County, the 9am turnout for the Democratic gubernatorial primary was 1...
Perriello building big war chest for 2010
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
1 comments The calendar might say 2009, but for Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy), the 2010 election season is already underway. According to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, Perriello...
Lowry finally declares
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
2 comments Clad in his usual bowtie, independent John Lowry officially announced his candidacy for the Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors June 3. He faces Republican Duane Snow...
Gift horse: Park plans recall 1930s ouster
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
8 comments "This is a sad day for me," says Keith Ford, about the impending public opening of the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My mother said one of the saddest days of her life...
Deeds, Moran pull even with McAuliffe in new poll
Published on Jun 2nd, 2009
3 comments With one week to go until the June 9 Democratic primary for governor, both State Senator Creigh Deeds and former delegate Brian Moran have pulled even with one-time frontrunner and former Democratic...
Brownlee loses bid to become Attorney General
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments After more than a year of campaigning following his resignation as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia last spring, John Brownlee will not be Virginia's next Attorney General. On...
Mall project dedicated, Norris hands out bricks
Published on May 29th, 2009
6 comments Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, with City Councilor Satyendra Huja beside him, stands in the shadow of the unfinished Landmark Hotel as he begins the dedication ceremony for the completion of the...
Recycle this! Van der Linde steps up tone
Published on May 29th, 2009
13 comments Capturing the market: Peter Van der Linde's recycling facility, which opened last December, is already handling over 250 tons of trash a day. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Recycling entrepreneur Peter...
Snap o' the Day: Police cars galore
Published on May 28th, 2009
0 comments The final day of National Police Week, May 15, included this show of force on the lawn of the Albemarle County Office Building.
Flying bust: Rug store owner floored by balloon fine
Published on May 27th, 2009
12 comments Mahmood Pasha's floating signs originally cost him close to $200, but will now cost the store owner $3,200. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Mahmood Pasha fought the law, but the law won.  As a result,...
UVA profs: Sotomayor faces smooth confirmation
Published on May 26th, 2009
72 comments Sonia Sotomayor. GOVERNMENT PHOTO As President Barack Obama attempts to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court soon to be left by the departure of Justice David Souter, a pair of UVA law...
New Presidential Library chief in Staunton
Published on May 26th, 2009
0 comments Say hello to Dr. Don Wilson, new director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton. In the Presidential library biz, Wilson (no relation to Woodrow) appears to be a whiz,...
Dem primary too close to call in new poll
Published on May 26th, 2009
3 comments With only two weeks to go until the June 9 primary to decide the Democratic nominee for governor, a new poll says it's still anybody's ballgame. According to the latest from Public Policy Polling [...