The Arlington Sun Gazette is reporting that Arlington could get not one, but two circuit judges in the budget deal recently hammered out by Senate and House conferees.
The conference report will be released to the public Sunday, and legislators will return next Tuesday, April 17, to vote.
Arlington very shortly will have only one circuit judge, following the retirement of Judge Benjamin N.A. Kendrick last year and the pending departure of Judge Joanne F. Alper in May. Dockets have been handled in patchwork fashion, using retired and visiting judges.
But legislators are poised to fund two seats in Arlington. Dan Fiore and Louise DiMatteo would succeed Kendrick and Alper, respectively.
– Paul Fletcher