Fredericksburg City Beat

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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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Morning Buzz – Jan. 11, 2011

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

Wondering about the city’s  business incentives policies? Curious about why there’s talk of Fredericksburg re-joining the Main Street program for downtown revitalization? You can ask city Economic Development Director Karen Hedelt and Economic Development Manager Richard Tremblay about these topics and more in a Web chat at noon today. Submit questions ahead of time here.

The City Council holds a work session at 5:30 p.m. today at the Circuit Courthouse. Council members will hear from Judge Gordon Willis about the need to upgrade Fredericksburg’s courts facilities. The council then holds a 7:30 p.m. meeting, where they’ll hold a public hearing on raising parking fines and could vote on the management plan for the land the city owns along the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers.

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy in Central Park will close at the end of February, reports Cathy Jett on her blog. See today’s business section for more on this story.