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Longtime local judge dead at 89

Longtime local judge dead at 89

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Former Alexandria Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty died last Thursday at his home in Rosemont at the age of 89. O’Flaherty served his country during World War II in the [...]

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Shortly after joining the city prosecutor’s office more than a decade ago, Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said one of his first posts wasn’t at the city courthouse, but in an office [...]

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

Aquatics advocates push for quicker fixes for Warwick pool

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City Councilor Justin Wilson was on vacation last year when his neighbor sent a video of something quite dramatic — thousands of gallons of water were pouring over the [...]

Race for delegate takes shape

Race for delegate takes shape

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite a short 10-day window before the filing deadline, five candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Delegate Rob [...]

English royals visit Mount Vernon

English royals visit Mount Vernon

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Wide-eyed tourists were gobsmacked to shake hands with and get hugs from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, as the couple toured George [...]

School board, city council still apart on education funding

School board, city council still apart on education funding

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Exiting a joint meeting between city councilors and members of the Alexandria City School Board, city and schools leaders appeared no closer to resolving a more than $3 million budget [...]

City council repeals ‘For Sale’ sign ban in cars

City council repeals ‘For Sale’ sign ban in cars

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) It is now safe for Alexandria residents to advertise a car for sale along city streets without fear of being ticketed or towed. City councilors unanimously voted earlier this month [...]

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) City development leaders are hopeful that the Transportation Security Administration will soon call the Port City home. But they aren’t putting all of their eggs in one basket. City [...]

Norfolk Southern announce ethanol expansion plans

Norfolk Southern announce ethanol expansion plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Representatives of regional railroad giant Norfolk Southern informed city leaders last week that it plans to expand operations at its controversial ethanol transloading facility on the West End. In a [...]

Officials: ACPS five-year plan will focus decision-making

Officials: ACPS five-year plan will focus decision-making

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Former schools Superintendent Morton Sherman already may seem like a distant memory for city residents, but Alexandria City Public Schools officials hope a new policy roadmap will solidify the district’s [...]