Author: Randi B. Hagi
A multi-story, mixed-use apartment complex planned on Reservoir Street is moving forward after a series of close votes by the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday.
Fred is an affectionate, inquisitive fellow — energetic despite some ongoing health struggles. This isn’t a personal ad, although Fred is looking to meet the right person. He is a five-year-old dog, named after the teen sleuth from Scooby Doo, and he’s a current resident of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA animal shelter.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools are one step closer to a solar panel installation after the School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to pursue a collaboration with the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to put solar panels on the roof of Bluestone Elementary School.
Three rows of computers — each with two monitors — sit in one of Massanutten Technical Center’s labs. A few pop-culture posters and education award pennants gussy up the otherwise charcoal gray walls. Otherwise the only splashes of color come from zip-tied coils of wires that connect the machines that make up the heart of the Educational Security Operations Center.
Housing issues dominated Tuesday’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting, with local residents delivering two petitions to the council – one against a proposed high-density housing complex and one asking the city to build a shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
The Harrisonburg School Board voted unanimously to approve the recommendations of the design committee that were presented in last month’s work session, cutting only a nearly quarter-million-dollar walkway canopy but keeping the nearly $5 million sports stadium complex after a split vote.
Harrisonburg could soon see cable and internet providers employ a new way of hooking up fiber optic lines to homes using a process called “microtrenching,” Tom Hartman, director of public works, told the City Council at Tuesday’s meeting.
A football stadium, a running track, a softball field, a baseball field, tennis courts, practice fields? The Harrisonburg School Board is now faced with deciding which athletics facilities the district can afford to build at the new high school.