Archive | April, 2008

Minor accident involving city school bus delays trip home

Monday, April 28, 2008

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A minor accident in Harrisonburg delayed the trip home for four students from Stone Spring Elementary School Monday afternoon. The accident, which occurred on Kenmore Street near Reservoir Street around 3:50, involved a Chevrolet Silverado and Bus 16.

dog laws

Monday, April 28, 2008

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I suppose this is a continuation of the comments from last summer’s post about dangerous dogs. There’s a story in the News Virginian about a boy that was mauled by his neighbor’s dog. The attorney in the story says that under Virginia law, every dog gets one free attack, and adds that “Virginia one of […]

“keep your powder dry”

Monday, April 28, 2008

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I’ve previously posted about Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s role in the federal farm bill negotiations. Last week, it was reported that negotiators had reached an agreement. But not according to Goodlatte. Today I came across an interesting memo allegedly sent from Goodlatte’s office.

Rocktown Trails officially open to the public

Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Saturday morning the Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park officially opened to the public in Harrisonburg. Dozens of community members came out for a morning run and a group ride.

closing streets for political events

Friday, April 25, 2008

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The partial closure of Court Square for Mark Warner’s May 6 visit came up at City Council on Tuesday (and is covered in the DNR today). It seemed like a touchy subject for members of council. As I recall, when George Allen was on the courthouse steps for the marriage amendment rally, Court Square was […]

Rocktown Trails Grand Opening – April 26

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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I’ve posted about the new Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park before. Its a wonderful addition to our community. Its in a community park, adjacent and surrounded by neighborhoods and easily accessible to children. The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is hosting a grand opening of festivities on April 26, 2008. ” The local community is invited […]

JMU gets share of bond money

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Perhaps the biggest story out of General Assembly yesterday was the approval of a $1.5 billion bond bill for construction projects around the state. According to a release sent out from JMU this morning, “More than $167 million in capital projects were approved for JMU by the General Assembly with an additional $2.8 million approved […]

suspension of a constitutional officer

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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The petition to remove Treasurer Becky Neal from office has been filed, and is currently being verified by the city voter registrar. But I’m trying to figure out if members of General Assembly tried to get involved in the process yesterday, by way of an amended bill.

Wilson gets judgeship over Helsley

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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You may remember this story from last month about the mounting “dispute” in General Assembly over the appointment of judges. Republicans appear to have won that dispute yesterday, at least where Harrisonburg is concerned.

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