Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

January 4, 2017 8:58 PM0 comments

Happy New Year to all of the constituents of Virginia’s 35th Senate district. 2016 is now in the books but there is much on the docket for the Commonwealth in 2017. The General Assembly will convene January 11 for the “short session.” That means we will have about 45 days […]

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Editorial: Values Most in F.C. Share

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As the new year breaks upon us, with the daunting challenges and opportunities it brings, there are some important things that folks in the City of Falls Church ought to keep in mind. Namely, that we have a lot more in common with one another, in terms of core values, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Monumental changes afoot for the Arlington County Board. Now that I’ve got your attention, note only that this New Year’s Day marked one of very few in the past six decades on which the board did not hold its annual bleary-eyed organizational meeting. Back in November, the board voted 3-2 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 29, 2016 10:40 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! Amidst the hustle and bustle of the presidential election results and subsequent holidays, there’s some good news that might have been missed. I call them “Cheers for the New Year.” • Got the dot? It’s easy to participate in the Yellow Dot program that the Fairfax County […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Build a New School Without Raising Taxes

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By Ross Litkenhous Falls Church is a special place, and not just in a figurative sense. It’s certainly all of the adjectives you would expect to hear when describing a charming city with engaged citizens who put community first. Falls Church is all of those things, and the reason many […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s 2017 Challenge: ‘Don’t Blow It!’

December 28, 2016 7:49 PM0 comments

Challenges and opportunities for the City of Falls Church in 2017, eh? As you can see from the story on the front page of this week’s edition, the News-Press put this question to a representative group of City movers and shakers, and the responses covered a wide range of options, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 27, 2016 6:15 PM0 comments

This November I witnessed an online demonstration of a new real-time flood mapping tool from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The new data, funded in part by Arlington, give advance warning of rising Potomac waters in D.C. and Northern Virginia (including Four Mile Run). […]

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Guest Commentary: Aesop’s Ant is a Mason Mustang’s Best Friend

December 22, 2016 2:52 PM0 comments

By Karen Oliver The classic Aesop’s Fable of the grasshopper and the ant is the tale of preparation. A grasshopper spent the summer singing while the ant worked hard to store up food for winter. The grasshopper didn’t understand why the ant was working so hard until winter came, when […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In our diverse community, holidays are celebrated in many ways, sometimes via classic and familiar stories heard since childhood; other times the holiday observances and practices are not so familiar, but nonetheless, all are meant to be shared with family and friends. Sunday is Christmas, an important date for the […]

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Editorial: A Free New High School Was Rejected

December 21, 2016 6:50 PM0 comments

On the prospect of building a totally new George Mason High School on the 38 acres now officially in the City of Falls Church limits, while requiring City taxpayers to pay for almost all of it, newly added factors include the following: 1. There’s the recent rise in interest rates […]

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