Reston Now Weekend Discussion Topics

by RestonNow.com September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 5 Comments

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. Police: Reston Man Surprised to Find Woman Had Entered His House, Found His Pizza
  2. Bikers on W&OD Trail Plagued by Unexpected Problem: Tacks
  3. Gunfire Exchanged in Saturday Afternoon Fight; Vehicles Damaged by Bullets
  4. New Owners Have High Hopes for Reston Farm Market, Which Opens Next Week
  5. Two Dozen Sites for Potential Added Residential Development Listed in Zoning Ordinance Amendment Plan

Just missing the Top 5 was our chat with Capt. Ron Manzo, commander of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station. Manzo said that while there are increased reports of nighttime gunshots and larcenies from vehicles, Reston on the whole remains a safe place to live. What do you think?

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans (there’s a lot going on around here!) or anything else that’s happening locally. Have a great weekend!

  • Drip

    Is Reston still viewed as this design marvel, great place that it used to be marketed as? In my view, Reston has declined considerably over the past 10 years on numerous fronts. For example, the RA is a disaster and is being run into the ground by naive, unqualified (or worse) staff and leadership. Their covenant enforcement is a joke as well. The shine on RTC disappeared with Boston Properties parking shenanigans. Traffic at certain times is a nightmare. Lights are timed poorly and you often have to go way out of your way to get places due to the fact that Reston was not designed to handle this amount of volume. We have Hudgins who provides nothing but lip service with no real pragmatism. And then there’s Ken Plum who is laughably ineffective and one-sided.

    I think of these things when stuck in what many of us refer to as “Reston traffic.”

    • Drip

      I forgot to mention that this whole idea of Reston being an inclusive community is a canard as lower income families are basically priced out of living in Reston such that large groups of low income people who do live here are then relegated to certain areas i.e. near Winterthur or in the Dogwood school zone.

      • RestonAssurance

        Very true. Inclusive without being inclusive. If we usher the low incomers to one side, we’re being inclusive. Not quite sweeping them under the rug so we’re not not being inclusive.

  • Mike M

    Have you a third version?

  • RestonAssurance

    Covfefe, is that you?


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