Articles by: Nicholas F. Benton
Nicholas F. Benton is owner and Editor-In-Chief of the Falls Church News-Press.

Absentee Voting Begins Today For November Election

September 22, 2017 3:37 PM0 comments

Absentee voting for the November 7, 2017 General Election started Friday, Sept. 22, that included the unveiling of new hack-proof “digital scanner” voting machines. In Falls Church, the absentee voting can be done at the Registrar’s office at City Hall. This election will include candidacies for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, […]

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McAuliffe Visits F.C. for 1-66 Launch & City Officials Meet

September 21, 2017 9:25 AM0 comments

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe came for his first visit to Falls Church Wednesday since his election almost four years ago, and made the most of it with a ringing speech at a ribbon-cutting unveiling the first group of 10 new multimodal transportation options along the I-66 corridor inside the beltway.

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‘Yes’ on Referendum Wins Debate

September 20, 2017 9:59 PM0 comments

According to the rules of the “Oxford-style” debate that was conducted Sunday, proponents favoring the passage of the $120 million George Mason High School bond referendum won over their antagonists. With over 90 citizens in attendance, taking time of a glorious Sunday afternoon to focus on the important issue in […]

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Northam Lashes Gillespie on GOP Misdeeds in Washington, Richmond

9:55 PM0 comments

Democratic Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, now running for governor in the upcoming November election, took his Republican counterpart Ed Gillespie to task for his association with unpopular GOP politicians to the north and south, in Washington, D.C. and in Richmond, in a head-to-head debate hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in Tysons this Tuesday.

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Hillary’s Revival Of Paul Tillich

9:16 PM0 comments

Probably unintended, but what Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in her now-best selling memoir What Happened may help trigger a very badly needed new reform movement in mainstream religious institutions. On the one hand, religion is in a very sad state of affairs in the U.S. now, something that its enemies […]

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Del. Simon Lashes Out at Gillespie’s ‘Swamp’ Ties

September 18, 2017 5:16 PM0 comments

At a press conference here Friday, Falls Church’s State Del. Marcus Simon lashed out at GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s deep involvement in the Washington, D.C. “swamp” as a heavy-hitting lobbyist on behalf of some of the nation’s biggest corporations. In the years 2006, 2013 and 2016, he said, Gillespie “made […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarkable Book

September 13, 2017 10:53 PM0 comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book out this week, What Happened, is an extraordinary work. It does far more than address the specific issues of the 2016 election, and if anything, some reactions to it cast the spotlight not on her, but on what has become of our national political discourse. […]

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Smart Growth Coalition Hails F.C. Approval of Novel Cottage Cluster

10:43 PM0 comments

Buoyed by a strong endorsement from the influential regional Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Falls Church City Council Monday night gave final approval by a 5-2 vote for a special zoning exception to permit development of a cluster of 10 senior age-restricted 1,500-square foot bungalow-style cottages on Railroad Avenue in the City.

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F.C. Council Grants Final OK To Novel 10 Cottage Cluster

September 12, 2017 12:02 PM0 comments

By a 5-2 vote, the Falls Church City Council gave final approval for a special zoning exception to permit development of a cluster of 10 senior age-restricted 1,500-square foot bungalow-style cottages on Railroad Avenue in the City.

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4 of Virginia’s Powerhouse Women Boost Support for Public Education

September 11, 2017 1:43 PM0 comments

At a forum in the Westover Library in Arlington’s East Falls Church district last week, four of the most powerful women in Virginia lined up to share their support for public education.

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