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Headlines: Police Chief Hits Radio, Stafford Makes School Cuts

By Potomac Local News April 30, 2012 12:28 pm

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Stafford cuts summer remediation programs
FREDERICKSBURG.COM REPORTS Stafford County’s School Board approved dozens of summer school programs Tuesday night. But about 2,000 Stafford students might not have the opportunity to make up classes or exams this summer.

Prince William police chief takes to radio
WTOPNEWS.COM REPORTS The police chiefs of Fairfax and Prince William counties are guests Monday on WTOP’s “Ask the Chief” program.

Prince William supervisors pass budget, tax rate
The Washington Post reports The Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed its $914.1 million general fund budget for the next year Tuesday, but not before a discussion about a county park seemed to throw a wrench into what seemed to be an otherwise settled matter.

Stafford budget, tax rate on table
FREDERICKSBURG.COM REPORTS Stafford County supervisors will consider three versions of the fiscal 2012-13 budget at Tuesday’s meeting.

Prince William park may become a 24-hour classroom
THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS Thirty-five miles south of the Capitol, just west of Interstate 95 and its infernal traffic, is a quiet, oft-overlooked swath of green — a national park founded during the Great Depression to give city kids an escape into nature.

Porter Library’s new garden blossoming
FREDERICKSBURG.COM reports At the Porter branch in North Stafford on Saturday, library staff, Master Gardeners, teen volunteers and area farmers offered gardening resources to help families grow vegetables in their backyards.

Colonial Forge reloads, eyes Commonwealth title
THE WASHINGTON POST reports Colonial Forge had to replace all but one starter, find a new No. 2 pitcher after the player projected to fill that role hurt his arm, and entered the season as maybe a consensus third-place pick in the Virginia AAA Commonwealth District.