Fredericksburg City Beat

This blog includes news about City Hall, city schools and other 22401 news.

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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Happy Birthday, City Beat


The first City Beat post went up a year ago today. Since then this blog has gotten a little over 17,000 page views. There’s no way my mom accounts for all of those, so thanks to everyone for reading.

I’ve been pleased to get several notes recently from folks who are still discovering this blog. If you’re just tuning in, the idea is to supplement–not replace–the Fredericksburg coverage in the paper. It’s also about fostering discussion, so I appreciate those who have chimed in, either in the comments section or via e-mail.

As a birthday present, City Beat has gotten a brand-new, cleaner URL: Now you can tell your friends about this place without having to put "view?bloggerid=20" in an e-mail.

Also, this blog would not be possible without the help of Alex Russell, Portsia Smith and Brian Baer at Enjoy the cupcakes, guys.