Under its new management, SLS will remain in Charlottesville and fill several new positions, according to CEO Thane Kerner. Silverchair Holdings will use the divestiture proceeds to inject new capital into Silverchair Information Systems, its other subsidiary.
A battle over spending costs and government priorities played out in Fluvanna last week when the Board of Supervisors made dramatic last-minute budget cuts, slashing funding for schools and services for senior citizens.
For the second time this year, attorney Stan Braverman sat alone across the courtroom from a cluster of lawyers from the McGuire Woods law firm who represented the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. Braverman, who filed against all three municipalities said the city sold water facilities [...]
Now that the students are heading out for the summer, traffic should be more manageable around the University. But what about other areas of Charlottesville, Albemarle, and beyond?
A resolution that would have marked a shift in city policy toward prosecuting marijuana possession was ultimately passed by City Council last week as a watered-down request for
In solidarity with demonstrators at Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, NC, a group of Charlottesville residents gathered outside the downtown BoA branch Wednesday morning.
The plan for the 29 Western Bypass is back on the radar of both the Virginia Department of Transportation and vocal opponents of the 6-mile route as VDOT prepares to select a winning construction bid.
“Everybody’s got a vision and they’re trying to get it off the ground,” said UVA senior Kevin Pujanauski. “How do you bring attention to it, how do you bring a little funding to it, how do you get people excited about it?”
“I didn’t think I would make much of an impact,” said Maya Carr. “I just thought it would be once-a-week tutoring that doesn’t really matter.”
For 18 years, vendors and shoppers have flocked to the Water Street parking lot every Saturday morning, April through December, for Charlottesville’s City Market. The location is often described as too crowded, and while some might see the busy scene as a sign of success, local experts believe the market could grow beyond the weekly, five-hour session if given the room to expand its footprint and its mission.
“What is the money for?” Stanton Braverman demanded. “Payment for water? Payment for land? Was it a gift?”
The debate over uranium mining in Virginia came to UVA last week, as Southern Environmental Law Center attorney Cale Jaffe joined Virginia Uranium Inc. project manager Patrick Wales as part of the Batten School’s Energy Policy Forum.
Earth Day is approaching, and there’s a host of celebrations and events planned in the city and beyond to mark the occasion.
Residents of the Martha Jefferson neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief when the CFA Institute announced its decision to move into the site of the former hospital last year. Now, UVA is moving toward opening a Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) clinic in the building, bringing more diversity to the site and a new program to Charlottesville.
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is more than halfway through introducing a new chemical disinfectant to the city’s water supply, but the planned change has sparked anger among some residents who say the new compound isn’t proven safe, and could cause dangerous lead leaching.
OpenGrounds is more than a building. The students and faculty who designed this network model hope to connect differing University departments in new ways. (UVA Center for Collaboration and Innovation) “How can we move beyond protecting what we ‘know’ to embrace what we don’t even know we don’t know?” Among some two dozen other [...]
This image from the 2004 McIntire Park Master Plan shows how McIntire Park East could be used as a community open space and a transportation anchor connecting the Meadowcreek corridor to Schenk’s Greenway and Downtown. (Courtesy Charlottesville Parks and Recreation) New York’s Central Park. The Boston Common. Hyde Park in London. These world class [...]
Charlottesville residents Abby Guskind and Jean Burke were among the 31 people arrested at the State Capitol in Richmond last week for protesting a bill that would have required Virginia women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. Governor Bob McDonnell signed a modified version of the bill into law on Wednesday, March 6. (Photo by [...]
When Governor Bob McDonnell released a state budget that changed the retirement plan for public school employees and reallocated a portion of local sales tax dollars, the Charlottesville School Board was left facing a deficit of $4 million for 2012-2013. After two months of wrestling with the new reality, the school board has found a [...]
Keeping your children happy, healthy and energized can be a challenge. UVA Children’s Hospital dietitian Angie Hasemann offers some best practices. Before school Got a picky eater on your hands? Getting them to eat in the morning, especially, can be a struggle. “For younger children,” said Hasemann, “I often emphasize making breakfast something to look [...]
Every spring, camp directors and counselors begin planning for the best three months of the year: summer camp. This year, as a parent, be prepared when you send your child off to camp for the first time. Is my child ready? First, consider your child’s age. Is he advanced for a 7-year-old? Is he a [...]