September 22nd, 2011 issue #1038

September 22nd, 2011
  • Corridor cleaning: Strings attached to 29 Bypass money

    When Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton told the Metropolitan Planning Organization July 27 which Charlottesville and Albemarle projects he'd recommend funding in addition to the Western U.S. 29 bypass, many may have overlooked his letter's last two paragraphs, in which he laid out what Albemarle is expected to do in return: come up with a plan to limit access on the rest of U.S. 29.

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  • Green light: Why not sync every signal before Bypassing?

    Can you imagine zipping up U.S. 29 north through green lights and reaching the airport in a matter of minutes, so efficiently that, wait, we don't need this new $436 million, forest-cutting, mountain-moving road that just been revealed to cost double earlier estimates? Okay, maybe that's not in the wildest imagination of planners.

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  • Not political? Boyd names bypass terminus committee

    Sometimes it seems there's nothing local governments love better than to set up citizen task forces. That's why it was so out of the ordinary to hear a rash of criticism when Rivanna District Supe Ken Boyd called a press conference to announce an advisory group for the soon-out-for-bid-yet-undesigned Western 29 bypass northern terminus.

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  • The week in review

    Most clueless board: The Commonwealth Transportation Board. In late June, VDOT's own engineers peg the cost of building the Western Bypass as $436 million, nearly double th...

The Dish

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  • Beta days ahead?

    7/25/11 Julie Peters to Kenneth Pederson, 1243 Cedars Court, Unit A5, $85,000, Charlottesville David & Kathleen Madison to Teresa McGill, 1139 St. Clair Avenue, $200,00...

Real Estate - On the Block

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  • Property auctions

    September 27 at 10am at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 118 Longwood Drive units A & B Debtor: Victoria L. Scott Original amount owing: $188,000 Bidder brin...

Art Features

  • Wild kingdom: Dimock lets the animals loose

    Did you hear about the Egyptian Cobra that escaped from the Bronx Zoo last spring? While people panicked that a poisonous snake might turn up on their doorsteps, one Twitte...

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Movie Reviews

Music Features

  • Bong passers: Wavves the new John Williams?

    Wavves is the brainchild of Nathan Williams, a San Diego stoner specializing in punk rock best suited for smoking and skateboarding. His first two albums were buzzed-about ...


On Architecture

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Strange But True

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  • Table of contents

    COVERIn sync?What must Albemarle do to get the Western bypass built? What is corridor cleansing, and what does it mean for you? And what's with Ken Boyd's private comm...


  • Schilling concocts Dem capitulation

    Rob Schilling’s article on the Democratic City Council primary  [August 25: "Game over: Whites 2, blacks 0 in Democrats' firehouse primary"] comes up with such whopp...

  • Schilling opined without asking

    Regarding Rob Schilling’s imaginative essay [August 25: "Game over: Whites 2, blacks 0 in Democrats' firehouse primary"]:

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  • Three chieftains

    These three members of the CFD– Battalion Chief Pete Sweeney, Volunteer Chief Tom Yenovkian, and Volunteer Assistant Chief Jessie Sexton– were part of the 9/11 ...

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