Archive | October, 2010

After The Election: Engaging The Citizens

Friday, October 29, 2010

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This is part eight of an ongoing Q&A series with candidates for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, November 2. hburgnews.com reader Josh asks: “How do you plan to engage your constituency if you are elected?”

Making Sense of the 2010 State Referendums

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Making Sense of the 2010 State Referendums

Referendums. Those pesky little surprises that blind side us at the ballot box on Election Day. Meals tax? What meals tax? On November 2nd voters in Harrisonburg and throughout the state will face three referendum items that if passed will modify the state’s constitution. These items have already been passed by the state House and […]

Hburgnews Founder Wins Media Award

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Hburgnews Founder Wins Media Award

The Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley announced today that Hburgnews Founder Brent Finnegan has been selected by the membership to receive the 2010 Outstanding Professional Achievement in Media Award for his work with hburgnews.com.  This award recognizes achievement in the gathering, reporting or editing of news.   Established in 1995, the PRC is committed […]

Intersection of E. Market and Reservoir to be Closed Nov. 2, 3

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Public Works will be performing gutter removal work on Tuesday November 2 [election day] and Wednesday November 3. This will involve the closing of the intersection at East Market and Reservoir Streets to remove the existing valley gutter.

Harrisonburg City Schools Budget In Trouble?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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This is the second question for Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. hburgnews.com reader Dany asks, “Do you view our city school budget as “in trouble” or needing help? If so, do you view it primarily as a spending/management issue or a revenue issue?

City To Remove Light At Mason And Bruce

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Beginning November 1, 2010 the traffic signal at the intersection of S. Mason Street & E. Bruce Street will be in flash operation for a period of 30 days. If no significant conflicts arise in that time, the signal will be removed in its entirety.

Do Council Candidates Support The DREAM Act?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Do Council Candidates Support The DREAM Act?

This is part seven of an ongoing Q&A series with candidates for Harrisonburg City Council. The current council unanimously supported a resolution in favor of the DREAM Act. When are such resolutions on national issues appropriate? Do you support that specific legislation?

Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Last week, six out of the seven members of the group who traveled from Harrisonburg to Davis, CA in March 2010 to learn about bicycle facilities traveled to Charlottesville, VA to give a presentation to Bike Charlottesville and the City of Charlottesville’s Mayor and staff members. The March 2010 trip has been reported several times […]

Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Republican incumbent Rep. Bob Goodlatte was noticeably absent from a debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg. Libertarian Party candidate Stuart Bain and Modern Whig Party candidate Jeff Vanke delivered their (sometimes enigmatic) remarks on a myriad of issues in front of an audience of about two hundred at Memorial Hall.

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