Search: Ann H. Mallek
June 12, 2018
Dina Gilison Brigish spent her childhood in the New York countryside, 35 miles from Manhattan. As the years passed, the city began to absorb the area she knew. “I literally saw every piece of property get divided up into a subdivision and it all go away,” Brigish said. “I always ...
June 06, 2018
Albemarle County is joining local efforts to memorialize John Henry James, who was lynched there in 1898. On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors discussed collecting soil from the lynching site as part of the Equal Justice Initiative memorial project. According to EJI research, more than 4,000 racial terror lynchings ...
May 05, 2018
In the coming months, smaller wireless towers could start popping up around Virginia at a faster pace. Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will allow the construction of structures less than 50 feet tall without a special exception, special-use permit or variance from local governments. The towers are designed ...
March 04, 2018
Bus service JAUNT expects to get money from Charlottesville and Albemarle County for the coming fiscal year to help pay for raises for its drivers. JAUNT Executive Director Brad Sheffield said the pay increase will help the organization maintain its level of service and recruit high-quality drivers. The community as ...
August 02, 2017
Albemarle County supervisors on Wednesday asked county staff to come up with new options for the location of the entrance to a proposed county park. At its regular meeting, the county Board of Supervisors discussed a conceptual engineering study for Hedgerow Park prepared by W.W. Associates of Charlottesville that ...
May 10, 2017
Leaders of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area briefed Albemarle County’s Board of Supervisors and School Board on the status of the area’s early childhood services at their joint meeting Wednesday. Erika Viccellio, executive vice president of the United Way-TJA, presented findings from a 2016 fiscal map and report ...
May 04, 2016
Albemarle County staff this month will begin planning a $35.5 million November bond referendum to pay for an as-yet unspecified list of school projects. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted, 5-0, Wednesday afternoon to have staff begin the process of putting together the referendum, but it decided not ...
August 27, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors and School Board inched closer to common ground Tuesday as the two bodies prepare for the upcoming budget season. The most apparent piece of information the groups could agree upon, however, is that uniform definitions for a few key terms at the heart of budget ...
August 18, 2014
The new Environmental Sciences Academy at Western Albemarle High School took another step forward Monday, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The funds, which will be applied to solar panels the Academy students will design, build and install on a greenhouse planned for next year, are ...
July 03, 2014
Veteran school bus driver Marion Fuller said she’s tired of drivers zipping past as children board and disembark. “I drive on Route 53, and this has happened to me three times in less than a year,” said Fuller, who has been driving school buses for 30 years. Albemarle County ...
May 15, 2014
No additional funds will find their way into Albemarle County Public Schools’ FY15 budget. During a Wednesday discussion in which the school division asked local government for one-time money, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted three times against the request. “This would have been helpful, we’ve got some things ...
May 05, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors will return to budget talks Wednesday, and the outcomes could impact education in the County’s public schools. At stake is about $290,000 earmarked for Bright Stars—Albemarle’s pre-k program for at-risk four-year-olds—which the School Board eliminated from its budget in the ...
November 18, 2012
Following a two-week investigation into the Aug. 16 White Hall herbicide spraying incident, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found that no violations occurred. The application of herbicides took place in the right-of-way along five roads in the White Hall area, but of particular controversy were the ...
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