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New Land For Park Authority — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has transferred 11.7 acres of land near Dulles Station Boulevard to the Fairfax County Park Authority. The property in Herndon will be known as Dulles Rock Hill Park.  A community park will be established through a developer proffer agreement in the near future. The park facilities were proffered as part of a nearby rezoning case for a 411-unit multifamily project that could not accommodate on-site recreational facilities. The applicant has agreed to spend $1.5 million to create a park on the property and maintain it in perpetuity.

Kudos To Scholars — Several local high school seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Isabel Garvey, Allison Johnson, and Sahana Thirumazhusai of South Lakes High School and Robert Moore and Charlie Shen from Herndon High School are among the 205 Fairfax County Public Schools students named to the prestigious list. [FCPS]

Silver Line Executive Departs — Sam Carnaggio, one of the top executives responsible for overseeing construction of the first phase of the Silver Line rail project, is retiring. [Washington Post]

Waiting List For FCPS Renovations — Of Fairfax County’s 196 schools, 63 sit on an ordered list of schools waiting for upgrades. One reason the line moves slowly is lack of funding. [Fairfax Times]

Recent Stories

A local mental health practice is on the move. Dr. Goldberg & Associates plans to open move into a larger location by Nov. 1, a business representative tells Reston Now….

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