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

A duck takes a bath in Royal Lake near Burke (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The weekend is almost here. Before you double check your Congressional district or head to…

The festival takes place in Reston Town Square park tomorrow (courtesy Canine Companions) A DogFest is coming to Reston Town Square Park tomorrow (Saturday). The event, slated to take place…

The county is considering ways to preserve dark skies around the observatory (via Fairfax County Government) An effort is underway to preserve the dark skies around the Turner Farm Park…

Morning Notes

Lake Audubon from bridge in Reston (photo by Ray Copson) Reminder: Early Voting Begins — “[It’s] the first day to #voteearly in the congressional #midterms! The 8th, 10th & 11th…

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