This past weekend’s Clear the Shelter event at the region’s animal shelters made me happy, of course. But I was also sad.
On Nov. 1, 2017 the Purcellville Town Council held a closed meeting with the subject, “The purpose of the closed meeting is to discuss the performance and possible discipline of an employee of the Town police department.” Most wondered, “Who?”
A renewed push to pursue the mandated clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay known as the “Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Watershed Implementation Plan” has led to record funding approved for conservation program assistance for farmers in the commonwealth.
Black leaders in northern Virginia found out that Gov. Ralph S. Northam (D) was going to hold what his office termed as a “community roundtable” in Prince William County last week as part of an “honest dialogue around confronting systemic issues of race and equity that persist to this day.”
Big, boxy data centers are springing up across the county, seemingly overnight, on every vacant lot. Loudoun County houses the highest concentration of data centers in the world. An estimated 70 percent of global internet traffic passes through Loudoun each day.
We live in bizarre political times. Stranger events occur with each passing week. As a result of the venom between the president and Congress it seems nobody’s trying to do anything for the country. Cruel personal attacks and racial and ethnic dog whistles are now daily tweets.
Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors plans to vote as soon as June 20 on an update to the countywide Comprehensive Plan, which will have a profound impact on residents. The draft plan is based on accepting more growth than the county should accept given the changing market, regional goals, and tra…
During the next few months, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will face a choice to either continue the county’s excessive growth and development, or to reject the draft comprehensive plan, grow more slowly and preserve the open space in the county that means so much to all Loudoun residents.
“When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticise or attack the government of my own country . . . I make up for lost time when I come home. But I have no patience with Englishmen who use the hospitality of a friendly nation to decry their own ... ”
The Board of Supervisors recently heard presentations on the analytic models that are being used to justify and explain the Planning Commission’s recommended Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Housing Demand analysis, on which much is based, concludes that if developers could build another…