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Author: Eric Gorton

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Harrisonburg’s school district prepares for first step in Bluestone Elementary solar project

Contractors interested in designing, building and maintaining a solar array on the roof of Bluestone Elementary School have one more week to submit their qualifications to Harrisonburg City Schools.

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With hackers always on the prowl, local utilities keep defenses up

While local officials and experts say cybercriminals couldn’t actually shut down the local grid by hacking into systems controlled by the Harrisonburg Electric Commission and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, they have plenty of other incentives to try – and never give up.

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Dearth of charging infrastructure, lack of local readiness short circuits electric vehicle adoption

Michael Alexiou said he would love to see combustion engines become relics of the past.A driver of an electric vehicle since 2014, the Harrisonburg resident is not among those drivers who have had to wait in line for gas this week in the midst of the Colonial Pipeline crisis. But even as energy firms and governments push for electric vehicles, expansion of infrastructure — like charging stations — is slow — including in Harrisonburg.

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Area’s state legislators paint a mostly gloomy picture of 2021 session

From the abrupt legalization of marijuana to a plethora of bills they deem bad for business and public safety, the area’s five Republican legislators had little to celebrate as they recapped this year’s General Assembly session Thursday.

Incoming Chamber President says Shenandoah Valley has lots to like

Never a big fan of sand, the next president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to relocating from the shores of northern Florida to the central Shenandoah Valley.

Lights, camera, action: Harrisonburg Regal set to re-open May 21

For Welsko and Barr, the local movie experience will take a turn for the better on May 21 when Harrisonburg’s Regal Theater will begin showing movies again for the first time in about eight months.

Group draws on others’ lessons as they suggest updating Rockingham’s solar farm ordinance

Because being first is not always best, a committee reviewing and proposing updates to Rockingham County’s solar farm ordinance is happy to draw on the experience of other communities.

Harrisonburg, the Friendly Micropolitan Area?

A proposal by the federal government to redefine the population criteria for what constitutes a metropolitan statistical area has the attention of Harrisonburg City officials, but they’re not ready to offer an opinion.

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