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Silver Line Ride Along: Ballston-Wiehle (in time lapse). Courtesy MetroForward (Source: Youtube)
Ray Fridley July 23, 2014 at 11:38 am
The Silver line looks great. One concern. If any passengers are headed from Wiehle-Reston to WestRead More Falls Church station, they must get off at East Falls Church and ride a train in the opposite direction to arrive at West Falls Church. What kind of idiocy is that?
Michael Blevins July 23, 2014 at 05:19 pm
The new Silver Line will be very nice for those people who need it, and the increase in propertyRead More values in Reston that will result will be nice for those of us who are homeowners. But while so many of our elected representatives are crowing about what a great thing they have done to build the new line, nobody is talking about the eight month delay and $150 million budget overrun that the new line also represents. I'm told that in addition to tax dollars, the tolls I pay to use the toll road also go to help pay for it. Doesn't that make me and others like me--not to mention everyone else--entitled to an explanation of what went so wrong for so long, who is going to be held responsible financially, and specifically how they are going to be held financially responsible Our elected representatives are not only supposed to add to our infrastructure, they are also supposed to manage our money wisely. So far, it appears that they have fulfilled the first duty but not the second, and I, for one, would like some specific, detailed answers. A little less crowing and patting oneself on the back and a little more explaining, please.
A petitioner seeks to ban outdoor smoking at Reston Town Center; Patch archive photo
restonlife July 9, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Reston's not a town. And RTC is not Reston Association property.
Brad Love July 9, 2014 at 01:33 pm
I think this country needs to grow a sack
Tee Powell July 9, 2014 at 09:11 pm
This is nothing more than discrimination against smokers. What are they going to do charge peopleRead More for smoking in the open air. Ridiculous.
Open carry laws in some states provides more comfort for gun owners. But is Target's move an effort to protect everyone else?
David Montgomery July 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
My biggest dilemma everyday is deciding which one to carry: my 9, 40 or 45.
David Brown July 9, 2014 at 07:20 am
David, my brother, please make sure you don't bring any of them into Target or Chipotle.=)
Dog Face July 11, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Well, making Target stores into "gun free zones" is having predictable results. Thugs nowRead More know that Target is a place to find plenty of unarmed victims, and customers are paying the price. http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/armed-robbers-shopping-for-victims-at-target/
An outage map shows power outages across Northern Virginia Thursday. Dominion Power map
McLparent July 4, 2014 at 06:52 am
Yes, the areas with the greatest tree canopy density lost power. Time to consider thinning/clearingRead More out this density.
PatC July 5, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Power lines above ground in the older neighborhoods with tree branches falling on them will alwaysRead More be the same scenario. You can't bury the lines as it costs too much so this will always be a problem.
Northern Virginia is under a Thunderstorm Watch Wednesday until 8 p.m. Patch archive photo
William Beale July 2, 2014 at 04:50 pm
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Deer nibbling grass in yard; photo courtesy of gardeningknowhow.com
Michael Z July 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
Karen you would do well to study up on bow hunting because your way off. No one is going to beRead More injured by a wounded deer. That's less likely as getting hit by lightning. Secondly I would bet these bow hunters are shooting down from a tree stand so a miss isn't going anywhere. You describe all this panic and horror but your forgetting why people are hunting theses areas to begin with. Too many deer cause car accidents which a lot of time are fatal. We are higher on the food chain than deer so they have to be kept in check. Also just for your or anyone else's knowledge a hunting arrow has a broad head attached which contains some sort of cutting surfaces attached. These are razor sharp. You ever cut yourself with something dull? It takes a long time to heal and usually hurts. Cut yourself with something sharp doesn't really hurt heals quickly. The reason for this is in bow hunting an arrow kills by hemorrhage. In gun hunting a bullet kills by shock. A deer hit correctly shot thru vital organs will die in 3-20 seconds on average. Internal organs don't have the same nerves attached as skin or muscle. They don't even know their shot sometimes the arrow goes thru them so fast and they feel nothing and lose conciseness and die.
Susan Gassman July 6, 2014 at 11:57 am
Michael Z - you would do well to do your OWN study. First, there is absolutely NO PROOF thatRead More bow-hunting in VA reduces the deer population. NONE. I have been studying this for 5 years now. That's a bunch of crap that hunter's hide behind. Secondly, there are VERY FEW hunter's that can aim well enough to hit a deer directly in its heart or other vital organ to kill it quickly. I live on difficult run and for the past 10 years have seen deer that were shot by HACKS and who have died slowly, drip blood on the trails and then get eaten alive by other wild animals. It's disgusting and heartbreaking. There are people in my neighborhood who bring in SWTM to 'hunt' on their property and guess what? They are killing young fawns and then say it's for the meat. REALLY? What kind of 'meat' do you get from a 20-30 lb deer. What the VA law has done is to allow savages who get their jolly's by killing innocent animals hide behind that law all under the guise that they are culling the heard. Look up your facts. More drunk drivers kill many, many, many more people than deer. Where is your soapbox on that subject? Put your energy to better use and leave the wildlife alone.
Karen Moore July 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm
I have no problem with the organized culling that happens on county land, for example the park outRead More on Mason Neck. In that space the public can be kept out and away from any danger. In that instance they allow hunters with guns to take down the excess population. I used to shoot a bow competitively for target shooting and I can tell you that the people doing bowhunting are not fail proof. Ms. Glassman is right, wounded deer dying a slow death are not what I want in my neighborhood. The idea that a wounded deer accidentally taking down an elderly neighbor is not far fetched. A healthy deer almost took down a 94 year old friend of mine in a community in Woodbridge. She is hard of hearing and didn't realize the full grown deer was near her house. The people in Reston need to talk with the police about this issue and see what other methods can be utilized to keep deer out of their neighborhood. Using bowhunters is not a reasonable answer.
A weather disturbance off the U.S. east coast. (Credit: CIMSS/ University of Wisconsin)
Mac June 29, 2014 at 08:38 pm
apparently jMichael has never been to Lakewood
Av June 29, 2014 at 08:41 pm
GOP sucks so does house speaker!!!
JOHN DILLMAR June 30, 2014 at 11:50 am
Av................Get lost
Deer nibbling grass in yard; photo courtesy of gardeningknowhow.com
Ana Ham June 24, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Good idea the deer population is over populated and they spread ticks that carry lyme disease.Read More Fairfax County would rather people get sick with lyme disease then reduce the deer population. It's time to do it own our own to protect ourselves.
Ana Ham June 24, 2014 at 08:11 pm
Good idea the deer population is over populated and they spread ticks that carry lyme disease.Read More Fairfax County would rather people get sick with lyme disease then reduce the deer population. It's time to do it on our own to protect ourselves.
mc6 June 24, 2014 at 08:12 pm
The deer of south Reston ain't shy, that's fer sure. It only makes sense the huge deer populationRead More needs thinned out.
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