Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler said he wanted to see for himself how the proposed Western Bypass would interact with the environment, so he hiked the 6.2 miles before Wednesday’s vote. (Photo by Aaron Richardson/The Daily Progress) Last week the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors continued arguments over the long-debated route 29 Western Bypass. […]
(File photo) For city residents, keeping a dog on a leash is commonplace. But in the county, where backyards are more spacious, some have come to expect to see animals running around untethered. Now thanks to a new Albemarle County’ ordinance, allowing a dog to run freely on another’s property is a Class 4 Misdemeanor, […]
After just two years as President of the University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan is stepping down in what the University Board of Visitors is calling a “mutual decision.”
The UVA community is reacting to the sudden resignation of University President Teresa Sullivan Sunday, expressing shock at the abrupt announcement that she would be stepping down August 15 after only two years in the position. According to an e-mail sent to the UVA community Sunday by University Rector Helen E. Dragas, Sullivan’s departure was […]
Plans to complete the long-contested Meadowcreek Parkway through McIntire Park cleared another hurdle last week when a federal judge dismissed the case filed by the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park, which is attempting to block the planned interchange with the 250 Bypass.
River Bend Vice President Alan Taylor is excited to develop the land between Fifth and Avon streets into a shopping center featuring Wegmans, a high-end grocery store with devoted followers. (Photo by John Robinson) Turns out the rumors are true—Wegmans is coming to town. River Bend Management, a local developer owned by Coran Capshaw, […]
River Bend Management announced today that it has signed a lease agreement with Wegmans Food Market, a grocery store known for its low prices and extensive prepared food section.
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 […]
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
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?
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.
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.
“What is the money for?” Stanton Braverman demanded. “Payment for water? Payment for land? Was it a gift?”
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.
Earth Day is approaching, and there’s a host of celebrations and events planned in the city and beyond to mark the occasion.
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.