Archive | October, 2008

City Candidates on Legacy

Friday, October 31, 2008


This post concludes our Q&A series with city candidates. Thanks to everyone who participated. Candidates for City Council and City Treasurer answered; What sort of legacy would you like to leave behind? First, the people running for council:

Election Day Details in Harrisonburg

Friday, October 31, 2008


Joe and I attended the training for officers of the election last night in the new city council chambers; we got briefed on some details that might be of general interest. 

double votes?

Friday, October 31, 2008


Lately I’ve been writing about disenfranchised voters in Harrisonburg, but a reader just drew my attention to a story in the Northern Virginia Daily about a very different sort of registration problem: people that could potentially vote twice on election day. More than 5,200 Virginia voters are also registered in other states, and of those […]

rejection stories

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I just came across this video of JMU student Matthew Benoit telling the story of how and why his voter registration form was rejected by the Harrisonburg registrar’s office. This is another example of a young voter being disenfranchised in the city. There’s a story in today’s DNR about the rejection of Charity Amison’s registration. […]

newspaper endorsements in the 6th

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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In case the opinions of unknown newspaper editors hold sway over your vote, The DNR, The News Virginian and The News & Advance have endorsed Bob Goodlatte for re-election to his position as 6th Congressional District Representative, while The News Leader and The Roanoke Times have backed challenger Sam Rasoul.

Luigi’s shutting down

Thursday, October 30, 2008


A year ago, the original Luigi’s Pizza on South High Street closed. Now Luigi’s downtown is closing its doors. A reader informed us that they wouldn’t be open much longer. A call to the restaurant confirmed the rumor. This Sunday will be the last day Luigi’s will be open for business.

Q&A: Harrisonburg’s online services

Thursday, October 30, 2008


We’re almost done with the Q&A series with City Council candidates. One more to go. Can citizens expect to have access online to services commonly found in other cities of our size (i.e. pay water or electric bills, register for new water service, etc.)?

More Valley Voters are “Leaning Left” this Election + “Obama Rally News Roundup”

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Only about a month ago, McCain had a 9-point lead in the Shenandoah Valley Region of Virginia. As of October 26, 2008, McCain’s lead here was only one point – McCain 47%, Obama 46%, according to SurveyUSA. The close race in the Valley was underscored by Barack Obama’s visit to Harrisonburg yesterday, during which Obama […]

Roberta McCain in Harrisonburg Today

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


According to WSVA, Roberta McCain mother of Presidential candidate John McCain, will be in Harrisonburg today. She is expected to be at the Republican Headquarters at 4pm.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.