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JUNE 2017

A Safe Community The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) heard from Captain Darrell Byers, the dynamic Blue Ridge district commander for the Albemarle County Police Department, at its November 14 meeting. Capt. Byers said he came “bearing good news” for Crozet residents: “You have a very low crime rate and no particular crime trends in this area,” he said, “and...
What began as a “matter from the public” during its January meeting has evolved into a major issue for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Authority Board, and after nearly a year of vigorous debate, a range of proposals, and public meetings filled to overflow, the problem is not yet resolved. At issue is whether the ACRJ should continue its...
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (BOS) addressed several issues of potential interest to western county residents at their October 10 meeting. Little Explorers Discovery School The Board voted 6-0 to approve a special use permit for a new Crozet preschool, founded by former elementary school teacher Christi Gillette, to be located at Crozet Baptist Church on St. George Avenue. The...
The October 17 meeting of the Crozet Community Advisory Council featured an intriguing presentation by Musco Sport Lighting on the cutting-edge technology planned to illuminate Holzwarth Field in Crozet Park. Closing in on their fundraising goal of $140,000 for the purchase of four 70-foot light poles for the field, Peachtree board member Ben Jones said the lights will have...
The Nelson County Planning Commission voted 4-2 at its September 26 meeting to approve a rezoning request with a special use permit to construct a multi-family dwelling on residential property locally known as Anderson’s Store. The parcel, located in Afton at 1889 Avon Road on the corner of Route 151, was a country grocery that served the community for...
The 2018 Midterm Election is upon us! Whatever your political persuasion, be sure to make your voice heard by voting this Tuesday, Nov. 6. But Crozet voting precincts changed this year, so be sure you know where to go! If you live in Highlands, Western Ridge, Wickham Pond, Foothill Crossing, Westlake, Westhall, Parkside Village, Chesterfield Landing, Cory Farm, or...
We asked each of the candidates for the VA-05 U.S. House of Representatives seat to answer a set of questions pertaining to our district in advance of the election Tuesday, November 6.. The candidates are former U.S. Air Force officer and Nelson County businessman Denver Riggleman (R) and former journalist and television producer Leslie Cockburn (D), who lives in...

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Local Police, Stream Health, and Entrepreneurs at CCAC

A Safe Community The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) heard from Captain Darrell Byers, the dynamic Blue Ridge district commander for the Albemarle County Police...

Public Safety Imperative: Regional Jail Debates Cooperation with ICE

What began as a “matter from the public” during its January meeting has evolved into a major issue for the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ)...

Your Government in Action: Supervisors Consider Restricting Truck Traffic on Two Local Roads

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (BOS) addressed several issues of potential interest to western county residents at their October 10 meeting. Little Explorers Discovery...

High-tech Field Lights Will Expand Access for Peachtree

The October 17 meeting of the Crozet Community Advisory Council featured an intriguing presentation by Musco Sport Lighting on the cutting-edge technology planned to...

Nelson County Historic Country Store Gets Rezoning Approval

The Nelson County Planning Commission voted 4-2 at its September 26 meeting to approve a rezoning request with a special use permit to construct...

Where Should I Vote? New Mechums River Precinct Reminder

The 2018 Midterm Election is upon us! Whatever your political persuasion, be sure to make your voice heard by voting this Tuesday, Nov. 6....

VA-05 U.S. House of Representatives Candidate Forum

We asked each of the candidates for the VA-05 U.S. House of Representatives seat to answer a set of questions pertaining to our district...