Morning Notes

Vantage apartments in the Mosaic District from Gallows Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Police Begin Speed Enforcement Campaign — “Officers from our district stations & traffic division will be conducting our ’50 means 50′ campaign on the Fairfax County Parkway from May 8-May 12. Drivers can expect extra attention this week as we seek to educate drivers, enforce good driving behavior, & reduce crashes.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Local Man Sentenced to Prison for Capitol Breach — “Hatchet Speed, 42, of Vienna, was sentenced to four years in prison by a judge in DC federal court” for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He “was previously sentenced to three years in prison in a gun silencer case in Virginia federal court.” [Patch]

New Park Open Near Bailey’s Crossroads — “The Fairfax County Park Authority held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday for the Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park, a new park in Bailey’s Crossroads that features a playground, multi-sport courts for pickleball and basketball, and community gardens.” [Patch]

Herndon BBQ Restaurant Cuts Ribbon — “Although the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit had a soft-launch of its new restaurant in Herndon on April 14, town officials joined franchisee owners Mosni and Dhaval Shah for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon.” [Patch]

State Covid Exposure App Is Ending — “Virginia’s COVID exposure notification app will be retired Thursday when the national public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the Virginia Department of Health announced Monday. More than 3 million users downloaded the COVIDWISE app or turned on COVIDWISE Express, an app-less version for iPhone users.” [Inside NoVA]

Health Department Answers Questions on Fentanyl — Today is Fentanyl Awareness Day, and the Fairfax County Health Department will host a talk at 11:30 a.m. with Jennifer Feltes, population health epidemiologist. “Learn about fentanyl — what it is, where it is found, and what can be done to promote healthy behaviors.” [FCHD/Facebook]

Meet the Board of Supervisors Primary Candidates — “The victors — some of whom…are likely to be determined in the primary — will have plenty to do in governing the region’s largest jurisdiction. We’ve asked the candidates to weigh in on a range of issues facing the county, including financial uncertainty, housing affordability, retention of county employees and issues around police accountability.” [DCist]

McLean Community Center Leader Energized by Job — “Betsy May-Salazar has served as executive director of the McLean Community Center for just four months, but the job has been invigorating so far…The community center’s pace is ‘very fast, with a lot of moving pieces, which I love,’ she said.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Tuesday — Showers. High of 60 and low of 48. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunrise at 6:01 am and sunset at 8:08 pm. []