Comstock tours facility, explains deregulation plans

Rep. Barbara Comstock, left, speaks with Paul Vitagliano, right, vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific in Middletown, during a tour on Tuesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 26, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – Representative Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) toured the recently expanded Thermo Fisher Scientific facility Tuesday and laid out plans to try to loosen regulations on business to help foster innovation and growth.

Town Council to keep taxes the same

June 13, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Middletown residents’ taxes will stay the same following Town Council’s unanimous adoption of the 2016-2017 $2.3 million budget on Monday.

Lost dog found safe

Mary Ann Sellers, of Middletown, holds Savannah, a German shepherd pit bull mix, who was found Monday after a vehicle crash on May 27 at the Cedar Creek bridge near Strasburg. Sellers used the scent of the owner's clothing to eventually lure the dog to Cedar Creek Campground where she picked Savannah up Monday morning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 6, 2016

Savannah, a 6-year-old pit bull German shepherd mix rescue, was rescued yet again after 11 days on the loose thanks in part to efforts from Middletown resident MaryAnn Sellers, who took over the search after efforts from a professional dog tracker were unsuccessful.

Middletown mayor at White House during lockdown

April 29, 2016

Middletown mayor Charles Harbaugh got more than he bargained for during a White House tour on Wednesday when a man threw what were described as personal belongings over the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the building and adjacent Lafayette Park.

Group IDs stream cleaning focus areas

Nesha McRae, right, development coordinator for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Valley Regional Office, points out possible locations for pet waste disposal units in residential areas near Stephens City at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 8, 2016

Area conservationists and officials discussed efforts to reduce water contamination on Thursday at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.