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With concerns about conditions surrounding addiction recovery houses, city council delays vote

The Harrisonburg City Council is considering changes to the zoning ordinance that would allow group homes in the city’s residential areas for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. 

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Using state grant, Harrisonburg schools to upgrade security

Several schools in Harrisonburg will be outfitted with new security cameras and other safety upgrades in the next several months. 

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City buys land on Mount Clinton Pike for 5th fire station

Harrisonburg’s planned fifth fire station reached another milestone Tuesday as the city approved the purchase of land along Mount Clinton Pike so the fire department can respond quicker to calls in the northwest neighborhoods. 

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City Council postpones action on Bluestone Town Center grant funds

The Harrisonburg City Council was set to discuss Bluestone Town Center project once again at Tuesday’s meeting but decided to hold off until the next meeting because two members were out of town. 

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After nearly 30 years, Harrisonburg school board updates district’s policy on homework

While homework for K-12 students might look a lot different thanks to technology than it did in the 1990s, the Harrisonburg city schools’ policy about homework hadn’t changed — until now. 

Sen. Obenshain, Del. Wilt reelected to General Assembly, and Republicans roll in Rockingham County

Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Tony Wilt, both Republican incumbents, won return trips to the state legislature on Tuesday night in newly redrawn districts. Obenshain — running in the new 2nd Senate District that includes Harrisonburg, and precincts in Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Highland and Bath counties —  defeated Democrat Kathy Beery and Joshua Huffman, a libertarian candidate.

Reducing car travel and planting trees among city’s efforts to cut community’s greenhouse gasses

People who live and work in Harrisonburg will be enlisted to help reduce carbon emissions, now that the city council voted Tuesday to add a set of community engagement goals to the city’s Environmental Action Plan.

Co-op’s Community Harvest Party returns for first time since 2018

The Friendly City Food Co-op will celebrate autumn and National Co-op Month with a Community Harvest Party from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the store’s parking lot.

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