COVID-19 vaccination scams awareness

PURCELLVILLE, Va., December 30, 2020 – While many people are eager to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the Purcellville Police Department would like to warn the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to these vaccines.  The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has recently received an increase in complaints of scammers using the public’s interest in COVID-19 vaccines to…

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White’s Ferry service shut down

Loudoun County Supervisor Caleb A. Kershner (R– Catoctin District) issued the following statement regarding the shut down of the White’s Ferry service between Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia. “I am extremely disappointed in the shutdown of White’s Ferry in response to the court’s decision in Rockland Farm, LLC, et al. v. White’s Ferry,…

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Dr. Bill’s Rx for 2020: sharing the lights of Christmas

Holiday Lights in Loudoun County

By Laura Longley William “Dr. Bill” Incatasciato is a Loudoun County pediatrician who, besides specializing in the care of children, remains a child at heart. And there’s no time of year when that’s more evident than Christmas because that’s when the lights come on.  “Ever since I was a little kid,” he recalls, “my family …

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Latest News

COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had…

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Irish or not, celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in fun ways

Oh, for the days of green rivers and joyous crowds celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in parades from Australia to Argentina, Brazil to Boston, New Orleans to New York, and of course, Chicago.  While most parades are canceled this year, there…

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Birds, birds, birds

The group known as Artists in Middleburg is hosting a Bird, Birds, Birds juried art exhibit from Saturday, March 13 through Sunday, April 11.   The show will feature a $200 Anita Baarns Award for Best-in-Show. Baarns is an acclaimed…

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LVHS football plays!

By Julie Alexander Ten Loudoun Valley High School seniors got a chance to don their Viking jerseys one last time as they took to the football field last week, months after a traditional season would normally commence. While the pandemic…

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COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had lobbied for this change, which was introduced by Lynwood W….

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Wexton votes to pass COVID relief package

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act on Feb. 27, to deliver urgent relief to families and small businesses, who are hurting and fund the public health response to COVID-19. “The American Rescue Plan will fund a robust public health response to get us through this…

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Goose Creek Association video wins grand prize in Virginia Environmental Film Festival

The Virginia Environmental Film Festival has just awarded its Grand Prize to a video about a vital local waterway. The Goose Creek Association’s video “Goose Creek” (also called “Life’s Blood”) was produced by the Lincoln Studios, headquartered in Fauquier County.  The video’s three creators and producers form The Lincoln Studios…

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Wexton announces direct relief funding projections for VA-10 Localities and schools in American Rescue Plan

On Feb. 24, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the estimated relief funding for localities and schools in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District through the American Rescue Plan Act. Under the Act’s state and local funding. VA-10 is estimated to receive a total of $473.8 million and the Commonwealth of Virginia is…

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FBI Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force executes federal search warrant in Leesburg

In the morning of Feb. 23, the FBI Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force executed a federal search warrant related to their investigation, at a residence in the Crestwood Hamlet neighborhood in southwest Leesburg.  The federal case originated from a Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section investigation, but had…

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Government

COVID-19 legislation cancels Vineyard Square expiration?

By Valerie Cury In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly last year passed a bill which extends the approval date of site plans. But the bill didn’t take effect until March 1, 2021. It appears that developers had…

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Purcellville Planning Commission to hold March 9 joint meeting on building heights

In keeping with the new Comprehensive Plan to preserve Purcellville’s small-town feel and character, the Planning Commission is proposing to amend the Zoning Ordinance so that buildings constructed in the Town’s Historic Downtown / Central Commercial District (C-4 Zoning District) be…

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­Gable dump back in County’s court; DEQ says it will not intervene

According to a letter sent to Loudoun County Zoning in February, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will not intervene in the Gable Farm landfill case. The letter was sent to Loudoun County Zoning Administrator Mark Stultz by Richard Doucette,…

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Loudoun County financing opportunity for first-time homebuyers available

Loudoun County continues to accept applications from first-time homebuyers for funds made available through the Virginia Housing Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities Program. The program provides lower interest rates on homeownership loans in the County. To qualify for the program,…

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Opinion

The failing Electric Power Grid – The coming perfect storm

By Joe LaFiandra The events in Texas last month show how vulnerable the electric power grid is. At one point over two million homes were without power. The cause was a relatively rare ice storm that knocked out at least…

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The end of capital punishment- A good thing

 By John P. Flannery Whatever one thinks of capital punishment, there must be general agreement that the state should never execute an innocent man or woman. Our criminal justice is so badly broken, no one should be sentenced to death….

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LCPS springs forward with learning choices

Remember last March 13, the day the schools closed in Loudoun County? Who would have thought nearly a year would pass before Loudoun’s public school students could be back in…

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­Gable dump back in County’s court; DEQ says it will not intervene

According to a letter sent to Loudoun County Zoning in February, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will not intervene in the Gable Farm landfill case. The letter was sent…

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Jury convicts Welsh in double murder of mother and son

The Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced, on Feb. 16, the conviction of Brian K. Welsh in the 2018 double homicide of a mother and…

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Gov. Northam announces administration appointments

Gov. Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration on Feb 12. The Board appointments are as follows: Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention Jeffrey D. Charity, Sr. of Chesapeake,…

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Kuhn family reaches agreement with Rockland Farm to buy White’s Ferry

Chuck Kuhn, J.K. Moving Services founder and large Loudoun landowner, and his wife, Stacy Kuhn,…

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Wexton’s response to HUD Fair Housing Act Announcement

In response to the announcement on Feb. 11 from the U.S. Department of Housing and…

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Hemstreet presents proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has presented a proposed budget for the Loudoun County government…

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