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Candland to conduct a tele-town hall on COVID-19 and the PWC budget April 13

Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland will be hosting a tele town hall meeting on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the county budget and the county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wittman introduces bill for pilot grants to expand reliable broadband to 19 million rural Americans

Today, April 6, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), spurred by the Coronavirus Pandemic across America, introduced legislation to create a five-year pilot grant program to expand reliable broadband access to some 19 million rural Americans who are unable to connect to this service.

‘Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’ now through Sunday, April 5

Prince William County Office of Tourism, Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association (VRLTA), Virginia Tourism Corporation and more than 60 localities from across the Commonwealth have teamed up to promote Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week, which occurs Monday, March 30-April 5.

PRTC seeks help from Congressional Delegation on COVID-19 Crisis

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, which operates mobility services under the name OmniRide, is seeking help from its Congressional delegation to deal with significant revenue losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local census “events” canceled; residents are asked to complete the form online, by phone or mail

US Census Bureau asks people to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or send it in by mail. Person-to-person contact is not needed to complete the 2020 Census.

Social Security payments will be paid as usual, Commissioner Saul advises

“I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled," said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, in a news release this morning March 19.

NOVEC suspends service disconnections due to COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the financial hardships the illness is causing, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is suspending electric service disconnections for nonpayment for 60 days, effective March 16, 2020. The suspension delays, but does not cancel, payment of outstanding balances.

PWC Delegate Luke Torian gives overview of 2020-22 Virginia state budget

The General Assembly’s conference committee Del. Torianon House Bills 29 and 30 released its compromise budgets on Monday, March 9. The budget includes significant funding increases for Virginia’s public education system, affordable health care, and workers’ rights.

VDOT traffic alert: Evans Ford Road to be closed March 10-12 for pipe replacement

Virginia Department of Transportation will shut down Evans Ford Rd. today March 10 until thursday, March 12 to replace a storm water pipe. Detours will be in place during the reconstruction.

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