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Silver Line still not complete. (Patch file photo.)
Amy April 19, 2014 at 04:16 pm
It is not "months" behind schedule; it is years behind schedule. When I moved out toRead More Reston in 2007, the first phase was supposed to open in 2010. Then they revised the schedule and the budget and said it was supposed to open in the fall of 2013. Since then, there have been repeated pushbacks of the opening date. Now they're saying that a "critical" communications link doesn't work and will take a year to replace, but the line can open without it. That makes no sense. Merriam-Webster defines "critical" in this context as meaning "indispensable, vital". So if this system is really critical, I would now not expect the line to open for another year at least. In fact, at this point, I would be surprised if it ever actually opens at all.
jbs1958 April 19, 2014 at 09:02 pm
He should have been FIRED long ago. That's how you reward incredibly poor planning. This is aRead More bigger fiasco than Obamacare. That line should be OPEN now, no ifs, ands, or buts. Every day that goes by with those stations built and all the access built and the trains available is a colossal waste of time and money.
Michael Blevins April 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Of course, Mr. Nowakowski will be praised. Today, no one is accountable for anything, particularlyRead More for failure and poor performance. Maybe his dog ate his homework, or maybe he he had a flat tire on the way to his office. So the Silver Line is months late and millions over budget, so what? Mr. Nowakowski still drew his salary and will go on to another well-paying job. Everyone is a winner...except the citizens of Northern Virginia.
The Virginia Tech shootings.
Thom Wilson April 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
" WE are VIRGINIA TECH !" It's hard to believe it is already seven years. 04/16/2007.Read More Wounds like this may heal with time, the scars may fade, but the mark remains forever. NIKKI GIOVANNI Convocation April 17 2007 ..... Poet- Professor Her incredible poetic eloquence started that healing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSuidxE8os On that dark day we were ALL Virginia Tech.
Rain in the forecast, with a sharp drop in temperatures, puts snowflakes back in play — two weeks into April, according to the National Weather Service. Photo by Drew Hansen
Amy April 14, 2014 at 01:16 pm
And this is why I don't put the plants out on the balcony until at least May 1. Back in PA, weRead More didn't put in our garden until Memorial Day!
The Bratwurst King April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
horrible, miserable winter? the kids in my neighborhood would disagree. we all had a blast!
Walter Hadlock April 15, 2014 at 09:31 am
It wouldn't be a surprise if we have a few flakes in the air. The mean last day for frost is AprilRead More 20. We don't put things like tomato transplants out until after Mother's Day.
Everything's coming up ... Cherry Blossoms!
Sam Hamilton April 14, 2014 at 09:04 am
Thanks Jon. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Jon Rosenbaum April 14, 2014 at 09:43 am
I think the Patch is owned by America Online which is losing money on it. Perhaps the editorRead More would like to comment.
Patch Reader April 14, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Patch was spun off by AOL earlier this year... it's definitely not the quality local news source itRead More used to be. I don't even think they have one local reporter covering Alexandria any more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_Media
Investigation uncovered more than 1,000 photos. (Screen grab from WTVR.)
Dave Clements April 8, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Mark April 8, 2014 at 06:05 pm
@Wayne Wright, if you would please look up the very basics of neuropsychology with regard to teens,Read More you will find very quickly just how wrong it is to think the way you do about this. A young teenager doesn't have all the decision-making software developed yet, and so can't always make rational decisions. They are impulsive. They can't always work it out in their heads that what they're doing can lead to trouble. This is what predators exploit. To say that a 12-year-old should've know what she was getting herself into is just horrible, and if it were your daughter, you would agree with me. Children are not adults.
Tryla April 8, 2014 at 07:38 pm
People are going to be HUMAN. It doesn't matter. We are ALL GOING TO DIE anyway and no one willRead More remember anything. If you don't believe me go look at a 300 year old cemetery and see if anyone is caring for the old graves. They are not. The head "stones" have fallen over and are deteriorating b/c no one they ever knew or paid is still alive.
One, big wheel coming to National Harbor. Week in Review.
Carole Phillips April 6, 2014 at 10:19 am
I guess the Worst Five Roads in Woodbridge (after all, it's a headline in the Woodbridge Patch) areRead More actually "Fairfax County's Top Five Locations for Crashes." Okay, so this is relevant to Prince William County how? Dropped the ball again, guys!
Drew Scott April 7, 2014 at 10:24 am
Yes, please fix these pages. the same goes for 'Good news' about the Firefighters helping the dogsRead More and 'Girl Survives Crash.' I click on the link and cannot read Any of the stories here.
Linda April 7, 2014 at 10:27 am
Huh? Thought I was going crazy but it seems I'm not the only person who cannot find this story??
Härth returns to Tyson's better than ever with a new kitchen and new spring menu on the way; photo courtesy of Härth
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:27 am
Unauthorized use of a police car? heck he stole it. So what it was his father's patrol car. He is 27Read More years old, out messing with an 18 year old girl, stealing his father's uniform and pretending to be a police officer. Will he be punished? Not to the extent I would like see happen to him.
Bao Bao and mom Mei explore the outdoors together Tuesday at the National Zoo. (Photo courtesy of the National Zoo.)
fairviewbum April 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
Why is this site called "Fredericksburg Patch" when 75% of what is posted on it isRead More northern VA & DC ? This is why I will not be reading it any longer.
Ashley Williams, NOVA Idol 2014 winner, performs before a crowd. NOVA photo
Vincent Careatti March 31, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Congrats to the policewoman but shame on the parents for not knowing basic first aid. What if theRead More police weren't nearby =!dead child and crocodile tears