A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 9, 2018 10:27 AM0 comments

Was that a very large mosquito, or perhaps a very small drone? The exceedingly wet summer weather produced a bumper crop of mosquitoes in Fairfax County neighborhoods, resulting in dive bomb attacks every time one steps outside. The Fairfax County Health Department reminds residents that mosquitoes can’t fly very far, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Just sold: The modernized 1836 cabin of Caleb Birch, where Teddy Roosevelt stopped while riding, where Presley Rixey’s valet lived while building Washington Golf and Country Club. Birchwood “is NOT historic,” claimed the Century 21 description of the commemorated site at Wakefield and N. 26th sts. “It could be a great […]

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Editorial: How Democrats Will Win in November

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It goes without saying that the Republicans can take no comfort from the outcome of Tuesday’s primary and special elections spotted across the land. In almost every case, it was very bad news for them and their prospects for the critical November midterm Congressional elections. There is a theme that […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 2, 2018 12:46 PM0 comments

Summer is in full swing and unfortunately rain, storms, flooding, and hazardous road conditions have plagued the region. We even saw evidence of a tornado touch down on July 24 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I am thankful that we are still a month away from […]

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Guest Commentary: There’s More to Area Schools Than Just Online Ratings

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By Sandy Evans When I saw the article, “School Ratings Affect Home Prices and Buyer Decisions” in the News-Press last month, I knew I needed to provide a different perspective. I have great concerns that many people who use GreatSchools.org as their main source of a school’s quality are not […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are succeeding. That was the message to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) from staff at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) at the Commission’s meeting last week. Despite a 19 percent growth in the region’s population, GHG emissions remained level […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 1, 2018 8:07 PM0 comments

I joined the several dozen who braved Arlington’s monsoon June 24 and journeyed to the raggedy outskirts of Crystal City. There, separated from the drenched audience by a moat of mud, dignitaries shoveled the first dirt to begin building the disputatious $60 million Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center. Hints […]

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Editorial: The Time to Act is Now

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It cannot be stated too strongly that this nation remains at a grave risk for losing its cherished democracy to totalitarian thugs who are dedicated to just that outcome. This is an urgent issue on a number of levels, not the least of which is the ongoing ability of hostile […]

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Guest Commentary: Education With a Heavy Dose of Sustainability

July 26, 2018 11:52 AM0 comments

By Tim Stevens Last week, plans for the new George Mason High School were a big focus of attention in our local news media. Key members of the winning team of Gilbane Stantec and Quinn Evans presented an overview of their proposal to the school board that included a five-story […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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“Fairfax Leaders Need to Stand Against Sexual Harassment.” That was the headline in an op-ed piece last week in this newspaper. Take a stand? Yes, it’s easy to take a stand, just as it is easy to scatter charges and misinformation (the Board of Supervisors has no role in appointments […]

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