Saturday, August 8, 2009

Where's the Solar In Arlington County?

Driven past the Pentagon heating plant just off I-395 lately? Appears the solar panel array has been removed. So where's the solar in Arlington (apart from a few small panels to light signs)?

Want to see a large solar panel array that will heat a lot of hot water for a school? (BTW, schools use a lot of hot water). Check out Minnie Howard School in Alexandria, 1/2 mile from Paulie Ferguson's, Libby Garvey's and Scottie McCaffrey's Fairlington homes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kaine, VDOT, Arlington, Alexandria Pushing 395 HOT Lanes

The Kaine Administration and VDOT are seeking to overcome the seemingly intractable resistance of neighborhood residents in neighborhoods that adjoin I-395. Elected officials in both Alexandria and Arlington have privately indicated to the Kaine Administration that they have no serious issues with HOT Lanes on 395. Elected officials in Arlington and Alexandria are working with "community leaders" to persuade residents to accept inadequate noise mitigation. In return the "community leaders" have been promised they will be appointed and reappointed to various state and local advisory bodies.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ron Carlee's Departure - Mutual Disenchantment

"County Staffer" reports that Ron Carlee and the County Board became "mutually disenchanted" because Ron was unwilling to say "How High?" when the County Board said "Jump".

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sun Gazette's Parent Company Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

According to Debtor's motions delivered to the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington Delaware on July 23rd, American Community Newspapers LLC, the successor to American Community Newspapers Inc., is seeking liquidation of assets and winding down of operations, and is seeking the Court's permission to convert from Chapter 11 (reorganization) to Chapter 7 (liquidation). American Community Newspapers LLC is the parent company of the Sun Gazette Newspapers in Virginia.