Victory For Oakton Neighbors — Residents of an Oakton neighborhood who were protesting the Girl Scouts’ plans to build a 6,000-square -foot warehouse on the site of Camp Crowell were relieved that the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals rules in their favor Wednesday. The board voted 5-1 that the building was not in keeping with the scouts’ mission. The Girl Scouts still plan to present their plans to the county planning board in 2014. [Washington Post]
Heavy Toll — Jason Bourcier of Reston owes the Virginia Department of Transportation $200,000 for taking the Dulles Toll Road. The 33-year-old says he thought the toll booths were unmanned — and toll-free — after 11:30 p.m., so he sped right through them on his commute from D.C.. For three years. He racked up $440, which ballooned to more than $200,000 with interest and fees, as well as a court summons. What is he going to do? [NBC Washington]
Kudos For SLHS Scribes – South Lakes High School’s student newspaper, The Sentinel, took first place honors in the special edition category in the National Scholastic Press Association-Journalism Education Association (NSPA-JEA) convention, held last weekend in Boston. [Fairfax County Public Schools]
(Rendering of proposed Girl Scouts warehouse courtesy of Stop Industrial Oakton)
An office building in Tysons displays a U.S. flag on an electronic sign (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Electronic signs on display at eligible businesses, schools and other establishments can…
Reston Association (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Reston Association’s Board of Directors has increased the annual member assessment by 7% as part of its $22.1 million budget for next year….
Updated at 3:10 p.m. — Amadou “Niko” Diop has been found and is safe after being reported missing in Great Falls yesterday, Fairfax County police announced. Earlier: An 18-year-old who…
Fairfax County police vehicle with blue lights on (file photo) A man suffered critical injuries when he fell while riding a motorized scooter in Reston yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, police say….