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A boat on Lake Audubon in Reston (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Trucker Convoys Could Affect Capital Beltway — Traffic on the Capital Beltway could become clogged in the coming weeks as truck drivers plan to descend on D.C. to protest Covid-related health rules. One convoy reportedly left Scranton, Pennsylvania, yesterday (Wednesday), but the organizer has backed off plans to shut down the Beltway. [NBC4]

Police Union Unhappy with Proposed Budget — The Virginia Police Benevolent Association Fairfax County Chapter president criticized the proposed county budget for not giving officers 15% raises, saying this could worsen vacancies. Board Chairman Jeff McKay countered that the plan presented on Tuesday (Feb. 22) increases the average police pay by 8%. [ABC7]

Peloton Closes Franconia Warehouse — The New York-based exercise equipment company has shut down its operations in Fleet Industrial Park at 6304 Gravel Avenue, affecting 81 employees, according to a notice filed with the Virginia Employment Commission on Feb. 8. [Washington Business Journal]

Ad for Next FCPS Superintendent Ready — “This week, our superintendent recruitment consultant finalized the outline of what the FCPS community is looking for in the next superintendent based on feedback from families and staff. You can read the qualities in a recently released advertisement.” [FCPS]

Herndon Seeks Applicants for Diversity Committee — The Town of Herndon is now looking for applicants to fill 11 seats on its newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The group will recommend policies and activities to foster diversity as well as ways to address concerns of minority residents and businesses. [Town of Herndon]

Vienna Issues Bonds for Capital Projects — The Vienna Town Council issued $12.5 million in general obligation public improvement bonds on Tuesday (Feb. 22) that will be used to fund sidewalk, paving, parks, and water infrastructure projects. Work on those projects could begin as soon as the winning bid is closed on March 8. [Town of Vienna]

How Chantilly School Is Using Covid Relief Funds — “Rocky Run [Middle School] educators reviewed standardized testing data, teacher recommendations and work samples to decide which students to target for services and materials funded by the federal money.” [FCPS]

Recent Stories

CitySwing, a golf facility designed for people of all skill levels, plans to open at Reston Town Center in the first quarter of next year. The facility at 11897 Market…

Local Republicans nominated Karina Lipsman on Saturday (May 21) to seek the U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). Early voting is underway for the June 21 Democratic…

Jollibee has confirmed that it plans to open its fried chicken chain in Chantilly some time this year. The popular restaurant will open at 4406 Chantilly Shopping Center in space…

Land ho! After over two years of anticipated arrivals dashed against the rocky shores of the COVID-19 pandemic and various construction-related challenges, Shipgarten will dock at last in Scotts Run…

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