Wednesday Morning Rundown

Snow in Reston on March 3, 2014

Wrong Way Driver — A Reston man was charged with DUI and other charges last week after he drove backwards in Fairfax. [Reston Patch]

Virginia Mental Health Director Resigns —  Doug Bevelacqua, director of the state inspector general for behavioral health and developmental services, resigned Saturday citing interference with the final report on the November death of state Sen. Creigh Deeds’ son. In a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Bevleacqua said wrote that some findings were removed from his report on the incident “because they were considered speculative or too emotional.” [NBC4 Washington]

Remembering Ann Csonka — Herndon resident Ann Csonka, a dedicated environmentalist and supporter of wildlife, died last week at age 77. She worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. and in Reston for more than 30 years. [Washington Post]

Peeking at Cherry Blossoms — There may still be snow on the ground, but the National Park Service issued its predictions for peak Cherry Blossom blooms in D.C.  The NPS says April 8-12 is their best estimate. [Washington Post]

Recent Stories

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors faces tough decisions ahead of next week’s budget markup session, following demands from local unions to increase county employees’ wages.Last week, dozens of county…

Reston’s popular community yard sale is temporarily moving down the road. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the biannual event when it returns this Saturday (April 27), according to Reston Association, the organizer.

Morning Notes

Virginia bluebells bloom in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson) Clifton Family Mourns Sons Killed in Fire — “When Fairfax County firefighters found two boys inside a fiery Virginia house earlier…

Marc Smith will serve as the new Herndon economic development director starting in May (courtesy Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon is getting a new director of economic development….


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