Category Archives: Ashburn Supervisor Ralph Buona

Um, which river did you mean?

Leesburg rainfall totals from May 3-5 aren’t particularly high for the month of May, but swollen streams in Lansdowne show dramatic effects of erosion that has occurred since construction of Riverside High School (RHS). It opened in September 2015 on land purchased … Continue reading

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No free lunch in kindergarten

  Virginia Delegate Randy Minchew (R-10th) has again introduced a bill to substitute land use values for fair market value (FMV) when the state of Virginia computes the local composite index (LCI) that determines how much money localities like Loudoun … Continue reading

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Loudoun County Real Estate Tax Bill: $67

While everyone in Loudoun County pays the same real estate tax rate, not everyone pays taxes on 100% of the value of their property. Some property owners apply to have their real estate taxes deferred under programs that set aside … Continue reading

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Bait and Switched

Confused about the location of Riverside High School? That might be because it was not built on a parcel of land purchased by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors from the National Conference Center in 2011. This is the draft design initially … Continue reading

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Vocabulary word for today

profligate (adjective) [prof-li-git, -geyt] 1. utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute. 2. recklessly prodigal or extravagant. (Source: Dictionary.com) Stats: Number of cars in Telos commuter lot today: 20. Capacity: 164.   Monthly cost to Loudoun taxpayers, 164 spaces: $8,200 Monthly … Continue reading

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Orange flags: perception or reality?

We turn today to dictionary.com, our online advisor when we are confused about the precise meaning of a subjective term such as “conflict of interest.” What happens when the vice president of a corporation becomes the third successive vice chairman … Continue reading

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The ask

The Stone Bridge Booster Club operates as a public charity under Internal Revenue Service restrictions on political activity. This is the text of an email sent from the booster club president to the email addresses on the club’s Yahoo group … Continue reading

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‘Wreck-it Ralph’ redux

Residents of Belmont, Lansdowne and Ashburn Farm have been bombarded with copies of a “2015 Republican Party Delegate Filing Form” asking them to sign a restrictive pledge to support certain candidates vying for the party nomination at a May 2 … Continue reading

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Commuter Choppering to Egypt Farm

Collegiality: When an elected board whose members represent distinct geographic areas must decide a narrow initiative — like flying a helicopter to avoid Northern Virginia traffic — the majority customarily defers to the colleague whose constituents are most affected. But eight Loudoun supervisors voted together to overcome local opposition to one businessman’s … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Loudoun County?

In Loudoun County, when law enforcement is summoned to throw a journalist out of an open public meeting at the request of local officials drunk on their own power, even the two town newspapers turn away. But in Cumming, Georgia, everyone knows that if … Continue reading

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