Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Residents may speak Monday during a Loudoun School Board public hearing; the final vote is set for April 23.
UPDATE: At this point, plans 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 remain in contention. An eighth proposal for redrawing school boundaries in the Ashburn and Dulles North area was added to the Loudoun County Public Schools web page about the boundary process earlier today. By 5 p.m. four more plans were added to the site. Residents can weigh in on the various proposals during an April 15 public hearing at the LCPS Administration Building. The board is scheduled to vote on the plan April 23. A recent meeting about the proposed boundaries proved divisive as communities called on the school board to keep them whole or make them whole. The boundary redrawing process will accommodate: The April 15 hearing begins at 6:30 p.m., but speakers are encouraged to sign …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Residents invited to recycle unwanted electronics Saturday in Ashburn.
Have old electronics? Loudoun County residents have an opportunity to recycle them at the next Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event, scheduled for this Saturday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Telos Corporation parking lot, at 19886 Ashburn Road in Ashburn. Acceptable items include There will be a $12 recycling fee per television and $3 fee per computer monitor, which may be paid only by cash or check (to CRS Holdings of America). All other eligible electronics will be accepted at the event free of charge, though there is a limit of 15 items per vehicle. Unacceptable items include larger household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, ovens, stoves, washers, and dryers…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Campaigns continue to focus on Virginia, with Loudoun getting plenty of special attention.
The presidential campaign stops in Virginia continued Friday, as Ann Romney took a visit to Cavallo Farm in Brambleton for a rally hosted by Women for Mitt. Mitt Romney accepted the GOP's nomination last week in Tampa, Fla. Patch will post a recap of Ann Romney's remarks later today. For photos, click through the gallery above.
Monday, July 2, 2012
One homeowner believes rail means incremental higher RE values, even away from the stations.
Monday, July 2, 2012
To the editor: I have been reading all the back and forth about rail to Loudoun and cannot understand why people think it is only cost and no benefit. I have done ROI (cost/benefit) evaluations for the private sector and understand they are based on information at hand. Doubters say the benefits are unrealistic but the fact is they are just as likely to be too low as too high. In any event, there is one benefit that is not factored in any study and that is the benefit to the Loudoun homeowner. I live in Leesburg and I estimate the value of my house will be $50,000 higher in 2018 with Metro than without. If I have to pay $200 a year in higher taxes, I am all for it. Why do I think my house will be worth so much more? Supply and demand. …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
While the summer training camps will move to Richmond starting in 2013, the team has agreed to keep its headquarters in Loudoun.
Year after year, one of the great debates in the region has been whether the Redskins should relocate the team’s headquarters and training facility and leave Ashburn. Thursday’s news from Gov. Bob McDonnell made clear that the team plans to stay put at Redskins Park. On the down side, Northern Virginians accustomed to watching the team during its summer training program will have to head south to Richmond starting in 2013. Below are some of the details about the announcement, but Patch would like to hear from you. What do you think about the HQ staying in Ashburn, and what do you think about training camp in Richmond? The announcement means Virginia can continue to reap the benefits of the only national sports franchise located here. More …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Alieu Kamara, 19, was pronounced dead on the scene following a serious accident in the 21700 block of Evergreen Mills Road, on Tuesday. This is the second accident in two weeks that has take someone's life in Leesburg.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Another life has been lost due to a serious accident in the 21700 block of Evergreen Mills Road, in Leesburg, on Tuesday, May 8. Loudoun County deputies responded to the area, just north of the Goose Creek Bridge, shortly after 1 p.m. Ashburn resident Alieu Kamara, 19, was pronounced dead on the scene. Upon investigation, deputies learned that, for unknown reasons, Kamara drove his 2004 Nissan Altima off the right side of the road. The Nissan, which was headed South, struck a parked, disabled 1963 Fabuglas 15-foot boat which was on a single-axle trailer on the highway shoulder with a flat tire. The Nissan continued to cross the centerline of the highway into the northbound lane, directly into the path of a northbound 2003 Volvo 5-axle …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A reader makes the the case for keeping Loudoun's energy manager in the county budget.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Dear Editor, The Board of Supervisors is planning to kill a national award-winning program that saves taxpayer money. The Energy Efficiency program over the last 4 years has saved Loudoun County taxpayers $2.1 million in energy costs, with the services of just one Energy Manager (Arlington has three, and Fairfax has added one). The bottom line is that over the last 4 years, energy cost savings realized is more than $2.1 million after analysis and adjustments were made to just 8 out of the 200 county buildings. These savings will continue to grow and compound if the program is continued. These savings have been achieved through the application of: The County has realized a positive return on investment of over $2 returned for every $1 …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Eleven students appear to have been involved in the incident that remains under investigation
UPDATED Jan. 27 8:30 a.m. After rumors hit the Internet Thursday evening suggesting multiple students were expelled from Farmwell Station Middle School for consuming brownies with marijuana allegedly baked inside, the primary part that appears to be untrue is the expulsion. Disciplinary action has not yet been taken and is not dispensed immediately by schools, according the school principal and the spokesman for Loudoun County Schools. Wayde Byard, the LCPS spokesman, confirmed the brownies had been consumed but said the rumors about expulsions were clearly untrue because disciplinary procedures could not have been undertaken, including investigations and hearings. Byard also said the school system cannot comment about specific punishments…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Comments suggest board remains on track to purchase NCC property for Lansdowne high school.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the due diligence deadline related to a sales contract for property intended to be used for Ashburn’s next high school. The due diligence period is the time during which the county can analyze the property for unexpected obstacles to constructing HS-8 on the site in Lansdowne next to Belmont Ridge Middle School. The National Conference Center now owns most of the land where the school is planned.Construction of the high school would require use of a portion of the middle school land as well as the use of the entire adjacent park. The vote came after many residents spoke during a public input session Jan. 17. Speakers were divided, but it appeared that supporters…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Supervisor calls on board to re-open negotiations for marketing agreement with team, possible Hall of Fame.
Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) today moved to improve what many perceive as a tense relationship between Loudoun County and the Washington Redskins by sending a letter to team owner Daniel Snyder. In the letter, Williams urged Snyder to keep the team's practice facility at Redskin Park in Ashburn and asked him to consider renegotiating the marketing agreement that the previous board of supervisors rejected. Under the failed agreement, Loudoun would have called itself the corporate home of the Redskins while the team would have used “Loudoun County” on press releases and would have given space to the county on its website. There was also talk of building the Redskins Hall of Fame in Loudoun. There has been much talk of the Redskins…