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City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Dull? Not last night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting. Thirty people turned out and stayed two hours to support various initiatives, including an exemption from a solar tax, and the addition of the Northend Greenway to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. In addressing the issue of tax exemptions for certified solar energy equipment, Harrisonburg City […]

City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

UPDATE: The issue of a solar panel tax exemption in Harrisonburg arose because EMU requested an exemption, and City Council is trying to find a way to manage that request while simultaneously preventing a tax on residential solar additions. — In an email to a local environmental list-serve, Harrisonburg attorney and solar advocate Tom Domonoske […]

The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

The Harrisonburg Golf Study Committee presented their final report to City Council at the Tuesday, January 25 meeting.  As the DNR reported, committee member Davis Walsh presented the recommendations on behalf of the committee. The seven page report, a product of weekly committee meetings between October 11, 2010 and January 20, 2011, is organized around […]

Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Harrisonburg Vice Mayor Richard Baugh is expected to be elected the city’s next mayor. Baugh says being mayor is something he is willing to do. “The other members have indicated that they believe I am capable and would support me for this position. If they still feel that way when we meet on January 3, […]

Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

The unofficial results of today’s elections in Harrisonburg, with the State Board of Elections reporting 100 percent of the city precincts, show Ted Byrd and Charlie Chenault as the two winners of the City Council election. In the west school board district Polly Fravel defeated Scott Baxter. Voter turn-out in the city was 32 percent. At the time of this post, […]

Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

Monday, November 1, 2010

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Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

This is the final installment of the 2010 hburgnews.com reader-candidate Q&A series with candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On Oct. 22, The Daily News-Record reported that the city budget will be amply supported by existing revenue streams. Do you believe that will be the case next year, or […]

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?”

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?

What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

Monday, October 25, 2010

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What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

This is the sixth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. What (if anything) should be done to address the Heritage Oaks Golf Course operating deficit?

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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.

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    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.