Editorial: The Commander

December 18, 2013 7:02 PM0 comments

A most remarkable man passed away last weekend. U.S. Navy Commander Robert S. “Hap” Day was a leader, a fighter, a charmer, a person of good humor, cordial, and a great friend of the News-Press and many in Falls Church and considerably beyond. As a retired U.S. Navy commander who […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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During the 2013 General Assembly session I introduced HB2286 requiring that school divisions report to the State Department of Education the number of broadband-connected schools and the number of computers in those schools. The purpose of this data collection is to develop a statewide picture of the capability of Virginia’s […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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In this season of silver bells, Metro’s long-on-the-drawing-board Silver Line is nearing its day to begin its people-moving. The coming impact on Arlington and environs of the new rail option to Tysons, Reston and – eventually – Dulles was sketched handily Dec. 11 at the Arlington Committee of 100. Expect […]

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Guest Commentary: The Blessing of Christmas Tells Us God is Near

December 12, 2013 1:42 PM0 comments

This time of year, there’s a dilemma many of us face in trying to embrace the blessings of the Christmas season.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Ready for winter? The ice storm earlier this week may have made for some great photographs, but caught a lot of residents unprepared for the impact. Coincidentally, last week was Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia, but with temperatures in the 60s, it was hard to imagine that winter would come […]

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Editorial: Much Accomplished By Current Council

December 11, 2013 6:39 PM0 comments

When it is all said and done for the current and soon-changing Falls Church City Council, the achievements of its most recent term have been formidable, and we congratulate them all – those leaving, those staying – for having moved the City forward toward long-term sustainability in very significant ways. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Progressive Arlington is getting more pedestrian-friendly. But this may be too much of a good thing.

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Guest Commentary: Let’s Create F.C. Hall of Fame in Cherry Hill Park

December 5, 2013 12:35 PM1 comment

By Peter Davis When Albert Einstein was asked by the New York State Education Department about what schools should emphasize, he responded: “in teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgment.” The genius was right: We need role models to […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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Nearly one month ago, Virginians went to the polls and elected Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring to lead the Commonwealth over the next four years. With over two million votes cast, Mark Herring eked out victory with some 165 votes. As we go to press, the State Board […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The annual budget discussions between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board began in earnest last week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Comparing the meeting to a holiday dinner, there were lots of hungry programs at the table, not much sweetness (as in potatoes or […]

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