For our morning links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
- Will Mother Nature FINALLY let winter go? It’s the first full week of spring, but winter’s not letting go. (Capital Weather Gang)
- Alexandria residents and officials angered by Norfolk Southern’s changes at ethanol transloading facility in Van Dorn – Alexandria’s elected leaders are upset, again, about Norfolk Southern’s plans to lengthen railroad cars that carry ethanol and install new equipment at its transfer yard on the west end of the city, near the rapidly developing Eisenhower Avenue area. (WaPo)
- New ACPS Strategic Plan to focus on decision making – The 2020 Strategic Plan will be the first such roadmap to be adopted under the leadership of Superintendent Alvin Crawley. The document focuses on closing achievement gaps to ensure all children within the school district receive quality educations and are prepared for the career of their choice. (Alexandria Times)
- Your tap water smell different? Here’s why… Water customers in the District of Columbia and parts of northern Virginia may notice a slight change in the taste and smell of what’s coming out of their taps. (WTOP)
- Alexandria waterfront developer errs in public relations – A select group of Waterfront residents received an unexpected email from EYA, the developer currently set to redevelop the Robinson Terminal South site. (Alexandria Gazette)
- 5-year-old boy missing in Virginia – The Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in finding Noah Terry Thomas. (WJLA)
- Giant Food issues Walnuts, Trail Mix recall – Following a recall by Aurora Products, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Aurora and Giant brand walnut and trail mix blend products due to potential Salmonella contamination. (NBC Washington)