A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 6, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Positioned as we are in the white hot center of global politics, it’s easy to focus on national and international headlines, and forget about the local government services that we rely on every day. Separating the responsibilities of local, state, and federal governments can be confusing to some residents, so […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

September 5, 2018 6:39 PM0 comments

The academic year has begun for the 1.2 million public school students across the Commonwealth. As many of you know, classes resumed in our region before Labor Day. By now, many school districts have adopted a calendar that starts before the holiday. As a reminder, state law remains the same […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Back-to-school rituals and football season for many hit hard this week. The gridiron game, however, has evolved since my playing days. Three area high schools this year canceled seasons due to low turnout, a University of Maryland player died this spring and both the NFL and NCAA have new rules […]

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Guest Commentary: How Can Excellent F.C. Schools Get Even Better?

August 30, 2018 12:13 PM0 comments

By Peter Noonan The following are remarks Falls Church City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan made to staff and faculty at the school system’s convocation on Tuesday. Falls Church City Public Schools is a division that is truly student-centered. How does that make us any different than other schools? FCCPS […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Reunions can be fraught with anxiety, or with great expectation. Childhood friendships may continue for decades, or end the moment the graduate steps across the stage, marking the end of one segment of life, and the beginning of a new one. A recent trip to my husband’s high school class […]

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Editorial: Happiness As an Act of Will

August 29, 2018 7:06 PM0 comments

It was Abraham Lincoln who said that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. With all the mental and moral torment being caused by the current White House, and the legions of sycophants who can always be counted on to make things worse, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 28, 2018 7:40 PM0 comments

Currently, you can’t visit Arlington’s namesake attraction (statutorily called Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and long known to those with a southern bent as the Lee Mansion). Tours are paused because the National Park Service in June began renovating the site of the beige-columned historic home overlooking the river […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 23, 2018 2:40 PM0 comments

I have joined Virginia Interfaith Power and Light in their letter-writing campaign urging our Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the State Air Pollution Control Board to deny issuing the air pollution permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) Buckingham County/Union Hill compressor station. The proposed 54,000+ horsepower ACP […]

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Guest Commentary: Founders Row to Introduce Many Falls Church ‘Firsts’

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Correction: In the print edition of the News-Press, the commentary was erroneously attributed to Lawrence Webb. By Dan Sze Last week, City Council approved the Founders Row project final configuration; swapping out a previously-approved hotel for a multi-story active adult apartment building. To paraphrase one of the many citizens engaged […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Dozens of county supervisors gathered in Fredericksburg last week for the 2018 County Officials’ Summit, hosted by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo). With the November election approaching, VACo invited incumbent Senator Tim Kaine and his opponent, Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart, to speak to the group. Their […]

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