The Fredericksburg City Council is now considering building a new school (which will cost upwards of $35 million) but council members admit that the only way to pay for it while still paying off the existing debt (which new school borrowing would increase by more than $2 million annually) is a major tax increase.
The proposed budget that City Manager Tim Baroody submitted last month may be impacted by the School Board's request that a new elementary school be ready to open in 2024 instead of 2026 as a task force recommended.
The Fredericksburg City Council agonized over a vote Tuesday night that none of its seven members wanted to consider in the first place.
The budget proposed by Fredericksburg City Manager Tim Baroody last month included placeholders of $5.3 million and $5.6 million for the expan…
The opinion, issued Thursday, likely ends a years long legal saga over Charlottesville City Council votes to remove two downtown Confederate statues.
As the Stormin’ Norman Band stood on the steps of Billiken’s Smokehouse at the Chimneys Saturday afternoon, they urged passersby to make their…
Because of a looming change in state law, the City Council has directed City Attorney Kathleen Dooley to draft an ordinance that would move Fredericksburg’s elections to odd-numbered years instead of even-numbered years beginning this fall.
Residents of Fredericksburg’s Mayfield neighborhood have a good reason to complain about the dozens of tanker cars CSX Transportation has parked near their homes: they can smell the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other hazardous chemicals the cars contain.
Business owners in downtown Fredericksburg aren’t being quiet about a proposed noise ordinance scheduled for a City Council vote this month.
As Fredericksburg officials on Tuesday discussed the report issued by the Police Executive Research Forum on protests last May 31 through June…
City Attorney Kathleen Dooley and Fredericksburg Police Chief Brian Layton have drafted a new noise ordinance that they hope will be in front of City Council at an upcoming session for a vote.
The Fredericksburg City Council has approved ordinance changes that could allow for higher-density residential development downtown.
Another educational institution is coming to Fredericksburg.
MEMBERS of Fredericksburg’s Clean and Green Commission say the 59 pink crepe myrtles that currently adorn seven Hanson Avenue medians should b…
The COVID-19 pandemic, mental health, the opioid addiction crisis and concern about the effects of nicotine vapor products are part of the legislative agenda the City Council wants local representatives Del. Joshua Cole, Del. Mark Cole and Sen. Bryce Reeves to pursue in Richmond.
Fredericksburg’s adoption of a resolution a year ago acknowledging the serious threat of climate change and committing the city to 100 percent clean, renewable energy is just the first step.
Since late spring, a group of Fredericksburg protesters have requested the city “defund the police,” or redirect resources to crime prevention…
The Fredericksburg City Council has postponed its biannual retreat because of concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The park will feature Wi-Fi and security cameras in the first phase of implementation of “smart” technology.
Most owners of residential property in Fredericksburg can expect to see an increase in their next tax bill.