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Bell's $2.6 million amendment fails

Bell's $2.6 million amendment fails

 Contentious words were exchanged. A lobbyist was hired. A City Council resolution was passed. And in the end, Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris liked the outcome. READ MORE Charlottesville and Albemarle are locked in a battle over $2.6 million in school funding. Who will come to the breaking point first? The General Assembly thwarted Delegate Rob […]

Casteen rebukes Attorney General's letter on gays

Casteen rebukes Attorney General's letter on gays

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently slapped second-year University of Virginia student Seth Kaye in the face. Not literally, but Kaye said that was how he felt when he awoke to an e-mail outlining a letter Cuccinelli sent to the state’s public colleges on March 4. READ MORE Click here to read this week’s Odd […]

Charlottesville and Albemarle are locked in a battle over $2.6 million in school funding. Who will come to the breaking point first?

Charlottesville and Albemarle are locked in a battle over $2.6 million in school funding. Who will come to the breaking point first?

In November 2009, when the Albemarle County School Board sat at a table with Delegate Rob Bell and informally gave him the nod to ask the 2010 General Assembly to revise the state’s school funding formula, members knew Charlottesville officials would not be happy. Bell’s proposed amendment would subtract $2.6 million in school funding from […]

Vendors: City Market deserves stable home

Vendors: City Market deserves stable home

The Charlottesville City Market rang up a record $1.2 million in 2009, more than six times what the market generated when it first moved to the Water Street lot in 1993. What’s more, 2010 will be the first year the market will accept food stamps and debit cards, which may spur more growth. The Charlottesville […]