Tag: fire

Fire Chief Robert Dubé announces retirement

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dubé is retiring effective July 3, according to a city news release. Dubé, who has served as...

Your Views: Public safety must be budget priority

To the editor: City council is engaged in what I believe is their most challenging annual task: finalizing the city’s budget. Because budget dollars are...

Elderly woman dies in South Pitt Street fire

By Missy Schrott | [email protected]  An elderly woman was found dead in a townhouse fire on South Pitt Street early Wednesday morning, according to Raytevia...

Our view: National Night Out helps build community

Two significant numbers this week in Alexandria are 35 and 36. Tuesday was the 35th annual National Night Out, which is a nationwide crime and...

Our View: Public safety must come first

Public safety is the first function of government at every level. This necessity stems from the fact that, without protection, we live in a...

Alexandria man convicted of apartment complex arson

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] An Alexandria man was convicted on Oct. 25 of setting an apartment building on fire by throwing Molotov cocktails at...