Editorial: Sen. Mark Warner’s Crucial Role

March 30, 2017 9:43 AM0 comments

U.S. presidential press secretary Sean Spicer unloaded an insulting, condescending retort to veteran journalist April Ryan this week, insisting that she is “going to have to take ‘no’ for an answer” to the question of connections between the White House and Russia. He would have us believe the whole matter […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 29, 2017 1:14 PM0 comments

The county board, after 16 years of indecision, voted March 21 to unload the 117-year-old Reeves farmhouse atop Bluemont Park. The 5-0 vote—taken after nearby neighbors and preservationists had struggled for years for funding and a partner willing to make a go of the estimated $2.5 million in needed renovations—left […]

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Guest Commentary: What We Do Affects the Health of Chesapeake Bay

March 23, 2017 12:40 PM0 comments

By Dan Sze Twice a year, if you are a property owner in the City, a separate fee for stormwater utility appears on your tax bill. Why do we, as individual land owners, pay stormwater fees? Why are home building contractors erecting straw bale enclosures and installing filter socks on […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Budgets, whether local, state, or federal, generally reflect the values and priorities of the constituencies they serve. Budgets rarely are easy, and must be carefully drawn to meet the shared needs and demands of those same constituencies. That’s why the federal budget proposed last week by the Trump Administration has […]

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Editorial: Restaurant Week In the Little City

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The City of Falls Church’s annual Restaurant Week is upon us again, as any even cursory look at this week’s edition of the News-Press will inform you. It has been an up-and-down year for eateries in the Little City. Some have closed, even some fan favorites; others have done very […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 21, 2017 2:15 PM0 comments

Homeowners who reach a certain age begin contemplating whether to sell their property (many to today’s tear-down artists) and cash in for a stable retirement. Many relocate to warm climes of Florida or Arizona. But others with deep roots in Arlington wish to stay put. Their numbers are only about […]

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Guest Commentary: Invitation to the Falls Church Women’s History Walk

March 16, 2017 12:33 PM0 comments

Sometimes an idea comes along that is so timely, so interesting, so right that everyone wants to be part of it. The upcoming Falls Church Women’s History Walk is one of those ideas. If you aren’t already involved, consider this your heartfelt invitation to be part of it. There are […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Longtime Fairfax County Park Authority board member Frank Vajda recently announced his retirement after representing Mason District on the FCPA board for 16 years. Frank achieved many accomplishments through the years, including advocating the development of the Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center in 2003, when the center’s future was […]

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Editorial: Don’t Impose a Tax, But Win a ‘Yes’

March 15, 2017 6:50 PM0 comments

With the coming tough choices facing the City of Falls Church on its need for a new high school, it is of paramount importance to keep the eye on the ball, and not be diverted by secondary, special or selfish issues and interests. We must be focused like a laser […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Now that I’m back from Richmond, I’ve been on the local legislative wrap-up circuit, speaking to civic groups, Boy Scout troops, and chambers of commerce about the recently concluded 45-day legislative session. Typically it’s a chance to recount the bills you passed, the bills that failed, and talk about the […]

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