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Community Perspective: National Housing Author speaking amid Harrisonburg Zoning Reform

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East Market cameras net 28,000 tickets while driving speeds down in work zone

Since last summer’s installation of speed cameras in the 25-mph work zone on East Market Street over I-81, more than 28,000 citations have gone out to drivers, city officials confirmed Tuesday. 

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Return of the new school day: Superintendent suggests new approach for adjusting school start and end times

After the collapse of an effort to change city schools’ start and end times, Superintendent Michael Richards unveiled his plans for a sequel: one he hopes has a better ending. 

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New draft of Westover Skate Park designs to be unveiled soon

Harrisonburg officials have received American Ramp Company’s proposed designs for the new Westover Skate Park and will unveil the designs to the public in the next couple weeks, following controversy with last year’s original design.

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City leaders mull 8-cent property tax increase to pay for new school’s opening, other services

The City Council is considering a proposed increase in the real estate tax next year, which would be the largest single increase in recent years and would take that tax rate to $1.04 for every $100 of assessed value on property. 

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City schools implement restorative approaches to move beyond detention and discipline

With student behavior remaining a key factor in teacher morale, Harrisonburg city schools’ Restorative Practice Coordinator Isaiah Dottin-Carter said Tuesday he’s trying to use restorative approaches to address conflicts while ensuring that all voices are heard.

County and city school boards agree on how to pick MTC’s attorney

After exchanges between Rockingham County School Board and Harrisonburg City School Board members, the two entities came together Monday night and voted to allow the two systems’ school superintendents to each propose new legal representation names for Massanutten Technical Center. 

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Council denies townhomes development, allows for bow-hunting of deer

The Harrisonburg City Council turned down a rezoning request to construct several dozen townhomes off Port Republic Road in a rare 3-2 vote. The council also amended an ordinance to grant some leniency to bow hunters who plan to hunt deer and other game within the city limits during archery seasons.

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