Wednesday Morning Rundown

BLVD under construction

Fairfax County Wants Treatment, Not Jail, For Some — Fairfax County is launching a program to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in jail by diverting nonviolent offenders in crisis into treatment.  The move comes after Natasha McKenna, a schizophrenic woman, died in police custody earlier this year. [Washington Post]

Reston Developer Banking On Bethesda — Reston-based developer Duball LLC has broken ground on a luxury residential project at Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, where it says there is a demand for high-end condos. [Washington Business Journal]

Sing It, Chorale — A look inside the Reston Chorale, which will hold auditions Aug. 24. [Reston Connection]

Calling All Young Writers — The Fairfax County Public Library and the For Love of Country Foundation are holding a poetry and and essay contest for rising seventh to ninth graders. [Fairfax County]

Recent Stories

The Town of Vienna has now committed about a third of the $7 million bequeathed by late councilmember Maud Robinson for building sidewalks to specific projects. As of Aug. 2,……

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While school doesn’t officially start until Aug. 22, The Water Mine at Lake Fairfax will wind its summer operations down a week early this year, beginning Monday (Aug. 18). The…

Morning Notes

People walk by Caffi Field, a football field in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Driver in Fatal Franconia Crash Charged With Manslaughter — Sara Flores, 20, of Lorton was…

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