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

It’s a Russian War on America

February 21, 2018 8:28 PM0 comments

The 37-page indictment issued against 13 Russians and three Russian companies by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last week is one of the most shocking, revealing and troubling array of fully-documented revelations about a wholesale assault on the domestic American democratic system ever. As much attention as it has received in […]

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Council Mulls Final Edits to RFP for West End Development Plan

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In another step to enhance the public transparency of the City of Falls Church and the City Schools’ efforts to build a new high school and commercially develop 10 acres of land at the west end of the City, another public town hall will be held this Sunday at the Community Center.

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Target ‘Soft Open’ March 6, F.C. Econ Chief Says

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Jim Snyder, the City of Falls Church’s economic development chief, told a luncheon of the F.C. Chamber of Commerce this week that the Target department store on the ground level of the Lincoln at Tinner Hill project on S. Washington Street is slated for a “soft opening” on March 6. […]

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F.C. School Board Votes to Ask 2.9% Budget Hike, Defying 2% ‘Guidance’

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The City of Falls Church School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to support the final version of Superintendent Peter Noonan’s proposed budget request for the coming fiscal year that calls for a 2.9-percent increase over the current year’s budget.

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F.C. School Board Agrees to Budget Request With 2.9% Increase

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The City of Falls Church School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to support the final version of Superintendent Peter Noonan’s proposed budget request for the coming fiscal year that calls for a 2.9-percent increase over the current year’s budget.

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3 Finalists in Bid for New George Mason High School Project Announced

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The Falls Church City School Board voted to approve the choice of the three finalists down from the initial five candidates who bid on the project to construct a new George Mason High School.

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Del. Simon Wants Northam to ‘Send Down a Gun Control Bill’

February 17, 2018 6:49 PM0 comments

Governor Ralph Northam looks to force the Republican legislation’s pro-gun hand by proposing light gun control measures.

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Sen. Warner Hails Special Counsel Indictment Today of 13 Russians

February 16, 2018 4:05 PM0 comments

Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement today after Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for criminally interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election: “The Senate Intelligence Committee, as a part of […]

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White House as ‘Hotel California’

February 14, 2018 8:12 PM0 comments

It’s being left to a combination of a mission-focused U.S. intelligence community, a competent and ruthless special investigator, elected officials who have not bought into the idea of a Russian takeover of the country, and journalists and media organizations who’ve rediscovered why they went into the business in the first […]

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F.C. Council, Schools Set to Market New School & Big Economic Project

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In the wake of last month’s revelations of plans submitted by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority proposing dense mixed-use development at its West Falls Church rail station that caught Falls Church and Fairfax County area officials by surprise, a non-publicized large gathering of staff members from all three parties involved was held here Tuesday.

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