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Officer involved shooting investigation underway

Nov 12, 2020

UPDATE: December 1, 2020

On December 1, 2020, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) was notified by the Virginia State Police and Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams that no charges would be sought in the officer involved shooting on Massanutten Terrace on November 11th that resulted in the death of 52-year-old Winchester resident Eric Clark.

2020 Veterans Day Schedule

Nov 05, 2020

The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, November 11:

Homicide investigation underway

Oct 29, 2020

On October 28, 2020, at 8:56 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a parking lot in the 500 block of Adams Drive for a male suffering from one gunshot wound to the chest. When officers arrived on scene, they found the male, identified as Kevin Michael Riley, 29, of Winchester, lying in the parking lot. Officers immediately began emergency aid efforts until Winchester Fire and Rescue arrived on scene. Riley was transported to the Winchester Medical Center where he later succumbed to his wounds.   

First Council Committee meetings set

Oct 28, 2020

The City Council Boards and Commissions Committee will meet every third Monday at 1:00 pm starting November 16, 2020.

The City Council Public Safety Committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, November 12 at 5:30 pm.

The City Council Finance Committee will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm.

All three committees will meet in the Rouss City Hall Council Chambers (15 N. Cameron Street).

2020 Leaf Collection Season to begin November 2

Oct 26, 2020

The City's 2020 leaf collection season will begin in Area 2 on Monday, November 2 (weather permitting). Daily updates concerning where crews are working and which area is projected to be collected next will be posted on the Public Works Leaf Collection web page at

There are two options for disposing of fallen leaves in the city: curbside vacuum service or bag-n-go.

Outdoor Heater Reimbursement Program

Oct 23, 2020

The City of Winchester will be offering reimbursements of up to $1,500 to eligible restaurants, breweries, cafes, and other dining establishments that purchase heaters for their outdoor dining spaces. We encourage businesses to expand and promote their outdoor dining options to customers as a safety precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARES Act Emergency Grant Program-Round 3

Oct 23, 2020

The City of Winchester will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 to eligible, locally-owned businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New this Round!

Businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that received funding from a previous round of the City of Winchester's Cares Act Grants are eligible to apply again with bills that were not submitted with their original application.

Boscawen Street closure for intersection repairs

Oct 19, 2020

Beginning Monday, October 19 and continuing through Friday, October 23, the City’s contractor, A&M Concrete, will be performing road work at the intersection of Boscawen Street and Loudoun Street. The bricks and pavers that have failed in the center of the intersection will be replaced with new asphalt. The asphalt will be decorated with stamped thermoplastic in a red brick color. This material was selected because it will hold up much better and last longer than the bricks and pavers did.

City completes Health Equity Pilot Program, distributes PPE in underserved areas

Oct 15, 2020

Over the past two months, the City of Winchester has participated in the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s new Health Equity Pilot Program. The program provided staff training, personal protective equipment (PPE) and public health information for distribution in underserved and vulnerable areas in Winchester, especially in areas in need and at risk of contracting COVID-19.