Letters to the Editor: Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King

April 23, 2015 9:18 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: April 23 – 29, 2015   Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King Editor, Recently I read with mixed emotions that the Burger King at 700 West Broad Street will soon be razed for new development. This establishment is where I got my first job, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School

April 16, 2015 11:49 AM2 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 16 – 22, 2015   Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School Editor, Nicholas Benton seems surprised at the small citizen turnout for City budget meetings. I think many residents have simply given up on this Council and this newspaper because they consistently seem in […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing?

April 9, 2015 11:29 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2015   Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing? Editor, In regard to property taxes, the homeowners are bearing an increasing share of the burden. If you look at the tax assessments of commercial properties in Falls Church, most show no change over the last […]

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Letters to the Editor: Will City of F.C. Tax Rates Ever Stop Escalating?

April 2, 2015 11:10 AM6 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 2 – 8, 2015   Will City of F.C. Tax Rates Ever Stop Escalating? Editor, On top of an 8 percent assessment increase in 2014 and a 6 percent increase in 2015, I am now facing a potential tax rate increase to $1.345? This means […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax?

March 26, 2015 10:32 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: March 26 – April 1, 2015   Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax? Editor, At the public budget meeting on March 13, our city manager, Wyatt Shields, emphasized that the comparison of City of Falls Church property taxes should be made to other smaller […]

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Letters to the Editor: Concern Over Taxes Doesn’t Make One Grumpy & Stingy

March 19, 2015 11:07 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 19 – 25, 2015   Concern Over Taxes Doesn’t Make One Grumpy & Stingy Editor, Your “grumpy and stingy” editorial last week is similar to Mr. Dakin’s Letter to the Editor of January 8. He, however, was more explicit: If you (a hater of children and […]

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Letters to the Editor: Any Doubt from SCOTUS Over Citizens United?

March 12, 2015 11:36 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 12 – 18, 2015   Any Doubt from SCOTUS Over Citizens United? Editor, It’s easy to admire individuals and organizations that examine their past behavior when the negative impact of such behavior is pointed out by others. The negative impact on Democracy by the Supreme Court’s […]

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Letters to the Editor: We Need to Fix the F.C. Library, Not Move It

March 5, 2015 11:59 AM2 comments

  Letters to the Editor: March 5 – 11, 2015 We Need to Fix the F.C. Library, Not Move It Editor, The general public needs to be aware that their favorite library is falling apart. Heating and air conditioning are a constant problem. The plumbing is grossly deficient, more lighting efficiency […]

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Letters to the Editor: Support Our School Staff & Keep Them Here in F.C.

February 26, 2015 9:52 AM7 comments

Letters to the Editor: February 26 – March 4, 2015   Support Our School Staff & Keep Them Here in F.C. Editor, Alarm bells rang for me when I read one detail about some of the FY 2016 budget scenarios for our Falls Church City Public Schools: Certain versions of […]

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Letters to the Editor: We Absolutely Need a New High School in F.C.

February 19, 2015 11:46 AM10 comments

Letters to the Editor: February 19 – 25, 2015   We Absolutely Need a New High School in F.C. Editor, Lou Mauro and I have disagreed (respectfully) about many things over the years, and it seems like that trend is going to continue. Despite what Lou said in his letter to […]

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