Wednesday Morning Rundown

Vintage bikes at new bartaco at Reston Town Center

State of the Schools — Check out Fairfax County Public Schools’ 92-percent graduation rate, growing population and rising SAT scores in FCPS’ “State of the Schools” report. [FCPS]

Crime Decline — Fairfax County Police say crime in the county is at its lowest point since 1970. Overall Reston crime is down too, reflecting the trend. [Washington Post]

Supervisors Keep Tax Rate Steady — At the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ budget mark-up session on Tuesday, the board agreed to keep the tax rate at $1.09, transfer an additional 3.2 percent to the schools and give 3.6 percent raises to general county employees. [Fairfax County]

Today is Earth Day — Nothing specific planned for Reston, but here is a list of activities in the general DC area. [About.com]

Police Pay To Settle Geer Civil Suit –– Fairfax County Police have settled the wrongful death suit filed by John Geer’s family. FCPD will pay nearly $3 million to the family of  Geer, who was shot and killed by a FCPD officer during a domestic situation in 2013. [Washington Post]

Recent Stories

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The renovation of Lake Thoreau is about 90% complete, Reston Association says (via RA/YouTube) The Lake Thoreau and Shadowood pool renovations in Reston should both be finished in time for…

Morning Notes

A car in the I-66 Express Lanes approaches the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) McLean Woman Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Daughters — “Prosecutors said [Veronica] Youngblood…

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