Morning Notes

A man walks a dog in Vienna, passing a tree with red leaves (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

More Early Voting Sites Open — Fairfax County will open 13 additional early voting sites at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) for the Nov. 7 general election. Joining the Fairfax County, Mount Vernon and North County governmental centers, the new locations will be open until 7 p.m. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. [Fairfax County Office of Elections]

One Killed, Three Injured in Tysons Crash — “The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday along the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Access Road near the I-495 interchange…Investigators say a sedan with three people inside stopped in the roadway near a ramp to the Dulles Toll Road when it was struck from behind by a Jeep.” [FOX5]

FCPS Will Get State Funds for Tutoring — “Fairfax County Public Schools…is one of three Northern Virginia districts that has had a tutoring funding plan approved by the state Education Department. (The others are the Fairfax City and Falls Church City districts.) The district will receive $28 million for the All in VA plan and plans to spend about $6.9 million on personnel for hourly tutoring during fiscal 2024.” [Washington Post]

Suspect Arrested in Clifton Stabbing — “Police are investigating a stabbing in Fairfax County that sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday. A suspect is now in custody. Detectives say the stabbing that occurred in the 5100 block of First Road in Clifton appears to be domestic-related.” [WUSA9]

Burlington Coming to Mount Vernon Plaza — “Burlington, a discount retailer of brand-name fashion merchandise, plans to open a store at Mount Vernon Plaza next year, Federal Realty has confirmed to Mount Vernon On the MoVe.” The store will be in a former Bed Bath & Beyond “at 7690B Richmond Highway between PetSmart and Michael’s. A new Burlington store also will be opening at Springfield Town Center Nov. 3.” [On the MoVe]

Development Booms for Tysons-Based Hilton — “Hilton Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HLT) added some 35,500 new rooms to its development pipeline in the third quarter, boosting the total to a record high of 457,300, as the McLean-based hospitality giant seeks to establish a more dominant industry position in part through converting competitors’ hotels into Hilton brands.” [Washington Business Journal]

Comment Period on Affordable Housing Funding Extended — “What are your opinions on affordable housing in the region? The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, along with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), need feedback on a draft application for affordable housing funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).” The deadline has been pushed back to Tuesday, Oct. 31. [FCRHA]

Free Native Trees Offered in Vienna — “The Town of Vienna’s Conservation and Sustainability Commission (CSC) will hold its third annual Native Tree Giveaway on Saturday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. outside the Vienna Community Center…Commission volunteers will give away 100 bareroot seedlings in four species.” [Town of Vienna]

It’s Thursday — Expect sunshine and a high near 78 degrees alongside a light southwest wind during the day. As for Thursday night, skies will become partly cloudy, with the temperature lowering to around 58 degrees. []

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