Daily Archives: March 17, 2020

No Access to Broadband Could Impact Online Learning

Tanya and Tim Brosnan found their dream home in  Fredericksburg, Virginia, last fall, but once they moved in, they realized they couldn’t log in. Their home has no access to broadband. “Honestly, I never even thought that would be a question I would need to ask,†Tanya Brosnan said. “It’s 2020. How can I not get internet?†Their home has…

Fairfax County Deputy Accused of Sexually Assaulting Prisoner

A deputy in Fairfax County, Virginia, has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman prisoner, police say. Patrick D. McPartlin, 45, a deputy for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, was transporting the prisoner from the Fairfax County jail to the Loudoun County jail in his department-owned vehicle Monday morning, according the City of Fairfax Police Department. He sexually assaulted the…

’Essential Travel Only’: Metro Says Stay Away If You Can

Metro is telling the public to only ride Washington, D.C.-area Metrorail or Metrobuses if it is “absolutely necessary,†and says visitors to the District’s famous cherry blossoms should not take Metro. “Our region is speaking with one voice: Stay home. Essential travel only,†the transit agency said in a public notice Tuesday evening.  Metro trains will run with reduced hours…

’Stay Safe and See You Soon’: Virus Changes Daily Life in DC Area

An election was rescheduled, businesses and schools were closed, and many people who usually commute to the office worked from home.   Coronavirus prevention efforts upended the daily routines of many people in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday, which was expected to be a quiet St. Patrick’s Day.  “Stay safe and see you soon,†the sign outside the Avalon…

Maryland to Postpone Presidential Primary Election

Maryland will postpone its presidential primary until June to protect citizens from the spread of the novel coronavirus. The primary will be held on June 2 instead of April 28, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. The Maryland State Board of Elections has until April 3 to propose a voting plan that will protect the public, Hogan said. A special election…