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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Same story, different locality

Hiring freezes, cuts to so-called "discretionary" spending and budget shortfalls are topics of discussion at just about all the government board meetings around here, as this area deals with a slowing economy and housing market. As budget officials in the area are trying to write next year’s spending plans, they’re having to deal with the fact that this year isn’t exactly working out as planned. We’ve heard about this in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Today, Culpeper takes its turn in the budget-shortfall spotlight. (Seems you’ll have to pick up the real paper for that one, though, because the story’s not online.)