Letters to the Editor: January 16 – 22, 2014

January 16, 2014 10:15 AM0 comments

City Engineer Says Coe Project Will Be ‘Win-Win’ Editor, In response to Cindy Chojnacky’s commentary last week, the Coe Branch Stream Restoration project is a win-win for residents, park visitors, and the environment. In short, the stream has suffered from erosion due to residential development over the past 50 years […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 9 – 15, 2013

January 9, 2014 12:36 PM0 comments

 Library Study Represents Effort to Retain Status Quo Editor, Nick Benton did a great job of summarizing a complex discussion (and I love his opening sentence!) about the proposed library renovation and expansion. If I may add a couple additional important facts to the discussion: 1. Although many in this […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 2 – 8, 2014

January 2, 2014 1:37 PM0 comments

 Falls Church Wasn’t Victim In ‘Water War’ Editor, The December 26 – January 1 News-Press editorial notes that the water wars began when Fairfax County violated an invisible and unratified “turf line.” (Invisible and unratified – how binding or even noticeable can that non-agreement possibly be?) Then Falls Church lost every […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

December 26, 2013 1:38 PM0 comments

 Water Sale Resolution Omitted ‘All’ & ‘Equitably’ Editor, The last paragraph of your lead article in the December 12-18, 2013 edition of the Falls Church News-Press implies that no changes were made in the draft Resolution concerning goals for use of water sale proceeds discussed at the Council’s December 9 meeting. […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 19 – 25, 2013

December 19, 2013 1:02 PM0 comments

 Council is Turning Little City Into a Big Town Editor, The new Falls Church City Council is now in place and is ready to get started on the projects that are planned or yet to be planned. It is amazing that the residents who have been in Falls Church for decades […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 12 – 18, 2013

December 12, 2013 11:39 AM0 comments

Glad to See Column Questioning Assassination Editor, How nice to see a rational column in my hometown newspaper. I grew up in Falls Hills, the bedroom community of the CIA, Pentagon, NSA and alphabet soup of intelligence agencies and learned quite early that two governments operate in the United States, […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 5 – 11, 2013

December 5, 2013 11:33 AM0 comments

 Too Late to Save Tree in West End Park Plan? Editor, The West End Park Master Plan has been funded, after all these years. A skateboard park and set of concrete paths will soon open. We fought to save West End Park, to keep this open space, so rare now in […]

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Letters to the Editor: November 28 – December 4, 2013

November 28, 2013 11:38 AM0 comments

I would like to take a moment to remind people of the meaning of the big red signs on the corners of streets and intersections both here in our city and all across the country. Those big red signs say “Stop,” and that is exactly what they mean.

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Letters to the Editor: November 21 – 27, 2013

November 21, 2013 10:51 AM6 comments

 There’s Nothing Wrong With J.E.B. Stuart Name Editor, For some reason, I must respond to the Letter to the Editor regarding changing the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School. The letter was filled with errors of fact, but I will just mention two of them here and then move on. J.E.B. […]

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Letters to the Editor:

November 14, 2013 12:37 PM6 comments

In 1859 at Harper’s Ferry, J.E.B. Stuart knocked abolitionist John Brown out cold, taking his knife as a trophy.

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