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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or

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Pear’s last stand?

A proposal to change Fredericksburg’s First Night symbol generated a little discussion this week. If you, too, are troubled at the thought of trading pear for pineapple (and lantern), then you might want to check out Tuesday’s City Council meeting, where the council members are faced with this weighty question:

“Should the First Night Celebration symbol remain the pear, or change?”

Agenda should be up here before Tuesday, if you’re interested in learning more.