Morning Notes

A portable mini golf course at Fairfax Corner (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

State Senate Candidate Almost Fired by FCPD — “Republican state Senate candidate Bill Woolf, who is running in Virginia’s Nov. 7 election on his record as a former Fairfax County Police detective and human-trafficking foe, would have been fired had he not resigned in 2017 during an ongoing internal affairs investigation into hours he reported on duty while at another job, according to police records.” [Washington Post]

What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for Virginia — “A government shutdown would be a double whammy for Virginia, a state that’s home to more federal civilian employees and active-duty military personnel than almost any other.” The funding halt would also affect public programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, which supports about 15,490 people just in Fairfax County. [Washington Post, Associated Press]

Mars Shares Plans to Expand McLean HQ — “Mars Inc.’s McLean headquarters expansion features an environmentally friendly design, public and private amenity spaces, and connections with an adjacent property’s pathways. Representatives of the candy-making corporation provided the latest updates Sept. 27 at a breakfast meeting of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce.” [Gazette Leader]

Last Chance to Comment on Metro Improvements — “Riders and commuters have until Saturday to complete an online survey of proposals to improve service and reliability on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. Thursday morning, riders at the Vienna station on the Orange line weighed six alternatives that Metro has compiled. They discussed whether a larger Metro footprint would make them even more likely to use transit.” [WTOP]

What to Know About RSV Vaccines — “Last year’s “tripledemic” shined a spotlight on another respiratory illness that adversely affects children under 6 and adults over 65 — Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV. And while most children are infected with RSV by the time they turn 2 years old, anyone can become infected with the virus.” [Fairfax County Health Department]

McLean Private School Named Best in Virginia — BASIS Independent McLean was ranked as the best private K-12 school in Virginia for a second consecutive year by Niche, a data analysis company. The school also topped Niche’s 2024 lists for the best private high school and the best college prep private high school in Virginia. [Patch]

County Public Health Worker Seeks to Reach Hispanic Community — “Claudia Morcelo, una latina en Virginia, está luchando por disminuir la brecha de paridad en el acceso a la salud de las comunidades hispanas, principalmente en las mujeres latinas. Desde el Condado de Fairfax, esta inmigrante está ayudando a construir una mejor red de salud para apoyar a las inmigrantes.” [El Tiempo Latino]

McLean Mansion May Set Rental Price Record — “With a monthly price at $38,500, a mansion in McLean may end up breaking the Virginia record for priciest rental if it ends up leasing at that price. Since early September, the nearly 20,000-square-foot property has been up for grabs at 938 Peacock Station Road, listed by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — The forecast predicts patchy drizzle and a 30% chance of showers until 2pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 69°F accompanied by a north wind at 9 mph. For Friday night, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low of 60°F and an 8 mph north wind. []