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

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Morning Buzz – June 21, 2010

A daily digest of what’s going on in Fredericksburg, and what news from elsewhere is relevant here. Send suggestions to ebattle@freelancestar.com.

Happy first weekday of summer, Fredericksburg students.

Fredericksburg’s downtown railroad facilities could be downtown’s most-complained-about aesthetic feature. Kelly Hannon reported over the weekend that work to fix the cracking facade of the railroad bridge will begin next month. Let’s hope they fix those nasty looking drippy things on the bridge’s underside. Not exactly appetizing as you’re walking into the downtown restaurant district.

Four years ago, when Fredericksburg’s City Council was getting to the end of years of debate in order to approve a permanent conservation easement for its vast holdings along the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers, city leaders kept asking for assistance from their neighboring counties that never really materialized. Now, a Northern Neck politician is weighing in on how the city should manage the easement holdings. Check out Rusty Dennen’s story from Saturday about Albert Pollard’s letter urging more public access to the land.

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