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Groundbreaking for New Fire Station to Replace Older Facility

Provided by Prince William County There will soon be a new, old, fire station in the county. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coles District Fire Station, which will replace the current fire station, was recently held at the site, 13712 Dumfries Road. The new 21,400-square-foot station will house an engine, heavy rescue, a tanker, a basic life support ambulance, …

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Del. Richard Anderson Recognized for Efforts to Promote Traffic Safety

Provided by DRIVE SMART Virginia Delegate Richard Anderson was recognized Wednesday for his commitment to advancing traffic safety legislation in the Virginia General Assembly. Anderson, who represents the 51st House District in Prince William County, has been a vocal advocate for stronger laws to prevent distracted driving. Traffic safety non-profit DRIVE SMART Virginia presented Delegate Anderson with a Certificate of Appreciation. “Delegate Anderson’s commitment …

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Rep. Comstock Statement On The Neo-Nazi March In Charlottesville

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville: “The neo-Nazi march and the hate and racism on display in Charlottesville are vile, have no place in Virginia, and are denounced by Republicans and Democrats alike in our great Commonwealth. We thank and pray for our law enforcement who …

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Understanding the Spray

Provided by Prince William County The folks from the Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch of the Prince William County Public Works Department regularly test for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. When they find a group, or pool, of infected mosquitoes, they get to work and spray to kill the little blood suckers. Rachel Kempf, a Mosquito and Forest …

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Office of Tourism Established in Prince William County

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously to merge the Convention and Visitors Bureau into the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation as the Office of Tourism. The merger comes after the board’s internal audit of the CVB revealed specific risk factors with the organizational structure of the CVB. High risk factors included …

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NOVA Arts and Cultural District

Provided by Supervisor Ruth Anderson’s Office In July, the Board of County Supervisors expressed their support for the Town of Occoquan’s participation in the establishment of an Arts and Cultural District. This new district will allow the area to trademark itself as a regional destination for tourism, business, and leisure activities. Creating this cross-jurisdictional arts and cultural district will make …

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Wittman Applauds House Passage of Veterans Legislation

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded House passage of S. 114, legislation authorizing $2 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows certain veterans to seek medical care outside of the VA system. The bill also included provisions authorizing 28 VA medical facility leases, including two facilities in Virginia – one in …

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House Passes Defense, Veterans, and Other Appropriations Bills

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) voted in support of the bipartisan H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018. This important package contains the Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and Legislative Branch appropriations bills.  The package prioritizes funds for our troops, veterans, their families, and other important priorities. “Today, …

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Wittman Backs National Security Funding Package

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today backed House passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which funds the Department of Defense, military construction and veterans affairs projects, energy and water development, and the Legislative Branch. “Passing this national security funding bill sends a strong signal that we are dedicated to the safety …

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New Structure for Fire and Rescue System Proposed

Provided by Prince William County The County Executive and volunteer and career chiefs of the Prince William Fire and Rescue System presented to the Board of County Supervisors their proposal for restructuring the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System. In January 2016, the board directed the County Executive to work with the Fire and Rescue Association to determine whether …

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