Editorial: 3 Jurisdictions in This Region Meet

November 17, 2016 2:19 PM0 comments

Just a week after all the sound and fury of the national presidential election and its ongoing aftermath, an historic meeting of governance took place in the City of Alexandria this Tuesday, bringing together the leading elected officials and top staff members of the City of Falls Church, Arlington County […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The presidential election results shocked and stunned just about everyone, regardless of which candidate one supported. Once again, the curious American structure of popular vote vs. Electoral College vote created more angst as, for the second time in 16 years, the Democratic nominee won the popular vote, while the Republican […]

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Guest Commentary: Celebrating Our Business & Community Partners

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By Erik Pelton & Marybeth Connelly This week we are celebrating Business and Community Partner Appreciation Week. Our local schools benefit tremendously from the services, money and expertise donated by business and community partners. These relationships provide opportunities for students, tools for teachers and classrooms and a venue for community […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 16, 2016 6:54 PM0 comments

There’s colors on the street Red, white and blue… Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Keep on rockin’ in the free world. – Neil Young, “Keep on Rockin’ in The Free World” Ready for some good news from the 2016 Elections? President Elect Donald Trump received a mere 1,324 […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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There’s a county movement afoot for new protections against predatory towing. Though returning to your “parking place” and finding your vehicle vanished is a bugaboo of Arlington life, many businesses, cops and the main towing company have their own feelings on fairness in the towing wars. It’s a national issue. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 10, 2016 10:22 AM0 comments

Neither presidential campaign spent much time discussing the environment, but in this region, the air and water are cleaner, because local efforts reduced vehicle emissions and greenhouse gases, and most wastewater treatment plants operate at the limits of technology. This region also values the Chesapeake Bay, one of the world’s […]

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Editorial: The Frightened Marginalized

November 9, 2016 10:31 PM0 comments

There are millions of marginalized people in our land today who since the presidential election Tuesday are now experiencing raw fear, not only from policies Donald Trump might initiate but also from the horrible way that his candidacy has entitled levels of hate and rage in the population. It is […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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As I sit down to write this column, we are approximately four hours into “the most significant presidential election since 1860.” Whether or not you agree with this bit of hyperbole, I believe that one of the positive indirect effects of the interminable cacophony of offensive political speech has been […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 8, 2016 5:11 PM0 comments

While voters pondered the globally portentous, certain Arlingtonians channeled their passions to more local concerns. The county’s ongoing remaking of the athletic fields of my youth has polarized two communities. One imbroglio involves a three-year-old dispute over whether to install nighttime lighting for two new synthetic turf soccer fields at […]

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Guest Commentary: After More Than 50 Years, a Return & Tour of Cuba

November 3, 2016 12:33 PM0 comments

My husband and I recently spent a week in Cuba, a trip that has been on my bucket list for many years. My family lived there from mid-1958 to mid-1959. My dad was an executive with Esso (predecessor of Exxon), which operated a refinery in Cuba. I have pleasant memories […]

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