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Candidate Interview: Sally Thomas (Samuel Miller District)

As part of Charlottesville Tomorrow’s coverage of the 2005 County Board of Supervisor Elections, we interviewed each candidate to discuss topics related to quality growth and development.  Each candidate was asked the same 16 questions, only some of which were provided in advance. Excerpts from these interviews will be included in our upcoming Voter Guide […]

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Rio Supervisor Candidate Forum

The three candidates for the Rio seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors met last night in a candidate forum sponsored by the Free Enterprise Forum and held at Woodbrook Elementary School.  Candidates responded to questions they received in advance from the Forum. The audio is available via Charlottesville Podcasting .  Charlottesville Tomorrow will […]

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Transportation Funding Options Report

At yesterday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a final report was provided from a Transportation Funding Options Working Group that has been working throughout the past year. The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission has made the report available on their website with the following description: The Funding Options Working Group has made recommendations […]

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First 2005 Supervisor Candidate Forum Audio Online

On October 4, 2005, the Earlysville Area Residents’ League (EARL) held a candidate forum for the Board of Supervisors and House of Delegate elections.  The forum was moderated by Ann Mallek of EARL and recorded at Broadus Wood Elementary School in Earlysville, Virginia.  Questions were submitted by the approximately 75 audience members in attendance. This […]

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Too much Jeffersonian Replication in UVA Architecture?

An article in today’s C-Ville Weekly by UVA Architecture Professor Kenneth Schwartz got my attention.  The opinion piece is entitled “Architectural Integrity at UVA” and starts as follows: “The University of Virginia has pursued a timid, insecure and flawed approach to the design of its new buildings.”  Professor Schwartz argues that the firing of a […]

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Ivy Landfill drainage system failing

John Yellig’s cover story in today’s Daily Progress details problems a the Ivy Landfill. “An ongoing investigation by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has determined that the drainage system at the Ivy Landfill, closed in 1995, is failing. The amount of leachate – water that has pooled in pockets of the landfill – could be […]

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Charlottesville Oil Cleanup on Rt. 250W

David Fitt, a Senior Hydrogeologist at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, notified Charlottesville Tomorrow today that he had recently approved the “Corrective Action Order” related to the cleanup of Charlottesville Oil’s site just West of the Boar’s Head Inn on Route 250.  Charlottesville Oil has until November 28, 2005 to remove about 1,000 tons […]