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

Warner Sounds Alarm of Russian Hacking Threat to Nov. Elections

August 1, 2018 7:55 PM0 comments

One day after it was reported by executives at Facebook that over 32 covertly-crafted fake pages on its site were designed to influence this fall’s midterm elections in the U.S., the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, with Virginia’s Senator Mark Warner as its vice-chairman, conducted hearings on just such developments Wednesday.

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The Cult of Trump’s LaRouche Factor (Part 1)

6:30 PM0 comments

One of those fold-up tables covered with books, pamphlets and fliers that used to be a lot more prevalent on street corners around the country, including in airports, was spotted by someone who posted on Twitter a couple weeks ago. The table displayed handmade signs that read, “Putin is Your […]

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No Time for Sowing Division

July 26, 2018 12:44 PM0 comments

If ever there has been a time when all of us, in all our glorious dissonance, need to pull together, and align with as many similar associations as possible, it is now. Donald Trump is like a prehistoric monster who has clawed its way out of an ancient tomb with […]

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Trade War Worries Compel Project Developers to Buy Materials Early

12:05 PM0 comments

With leaders of the City of Falls Church placing heavy expectations on the realization of major economic development projects in the coming years, the impact on them by possible trade wars being kicked off by President Trump has many of them quietly worried.

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Library Board OKs Closing Facility During Construction

July 25, 2018 6:04 PM0 comments

In the F.C. City Council’s vote Monday night to go ahead with the Mary Riley Styles Library renovation project, two critical design issues favored by the library board were the subject of a robust discussion that led one Council member to vote “No.”

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F.C. School Supporters Wowed by Design-Build Bid Winners’ Vision

July 19, 2018 7:28 AM0 comments

Falls Church Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan called Tuesday’s School Board meeting a cause for celebration.

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25 New On-Street Parking Spots In Downtown F.C. May Be Added

July 18, 2018 7:28 PM0 comments

City of Falls Church public works staffers have identified 25 potential new on-street parking locations in downtown Falls Church.

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None Dare Call It Treason?

6:36 PM0 comments

It was Mark Twain who said, “Humor is tragedy plus time.” The current Trump fiasco is teetering on the edge of a massive farce, even as serious as so much of what’s happening is. If there will be time to right this ship of state away from the horrors of […]

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F.C. School Board Unanimously OKs New High School Construction Team

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Gilbane Construction with Stantec and Quinn Evans Architects was selected by a team of City and School Board officials earlier this month for the new George Mason High School project.

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F.C. School Board to Vote on Selection of Gilbane Team Tonight

July 17, 2018 11:26 AM0 comments

The Falls Church School Board will vote tonight on the selection of Gilbane Construction, with Stantec and Quinn Evans Architects, as contractors and architects for the new George Mason High School, it was announced this morning. The selection culminates a process that began in January to solicit the optimum team for the […]

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