Letters to the Editor: ‘The Falls Church Way’ Is Lacking in Balance

June 16, 2016 12:25 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 16 – 22, 2016   ‘The Falls Church Way’ Is Lacking in Balance Editor, We would like to publicly express our thanks and gratitude to the City of Falls Church, and its public schools, for all of the hard work by staff, teachers, parents and administration that […]

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Letters to the Editor: Tolls on I-66 Won’t Reduce F.C. Traffic

June 9, 2016 11:32 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 9 – 15, 2016   Tolls on I-66 Won’t Reduce F.C. Traffic Editor, Does the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce really think by making I-66 a toll road that it will reduce traffic congestion in the area? What it will do, of course, is add more […]

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Letters to the Editor: Democratic Party Trying To Create ‘Gaytheism’

June 6, 2016 4:32 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 2 – 8, 2016   Democratic Party Trying to Create ‘Gaytheism’ Editor, I find Nicholas F. Benton’s use of capitalization in his column, “Preventing the Slide into Fascism” very interesting. Benton accuses Trump of “disrespecting the democratic culture” and later he refers to the “Democratic Enlightenment.” […]

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Letters to the Editor: Democratic Party Trying To Create ‘Gaytheism’

June 2, 2016 2:15 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 2 – 8, 2016   Democratic Party Trying To Create ‘Gaytheism’ Editor, I find Nicholas F. Benton’s use of capitalization in his column, “Preventing the Slide into Fascism” very interesting. Benton accuses Trump of “disrespecting the democratic culture” and later he refers to the “Democratic Enlightenment.” The […]

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Letters to the Editor: More Residential Density Is Bad for Falls Church

May 26, 2016 12:23 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 26 – June 1, 2016   More Residential Density Is Bad for Falls Church Editor, First, we had Ms. Twiford’s Falls Church News-Press guest commentary several weeks ago arguing for greater residential density in the City, and now we have the Planning Commission approving the largest single […]

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Letters to the Editor: Eliminate Mason Football To Reduce School Budget

May 19, 2016 2:06 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 19 – 25, 2016   Eliminate Mason Football To Reduce School Budget Editor, In their search for cost savings, the Falls Church School Board should accelerate the demise of football by eliminating it as a school-sanctioned activity. This would result in direct savings of approximately $50,000 per […]

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Letters to the Editor: A Lack of Truth Telling During Budget Process

May 12, 2016 1:22 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 12 – 18, 2016    A Lack of Truth Telling During Budget Process Editor, Like many who live in the City, I am proud of our school system. My daughter graduated with the full IB diploma and all her work and effort has stood her well, […]

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Letters to the Editor: News-Press Math Is Off In Regards to City’s Fund

May 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 1 – 5, 2016   News-Press Math Is Off In Regards to City’s Fund Editor, Your 28 April editorial claimed if the City’s fund balance were cut from roughly $14.7 million (17 percent of the annual budget of $87 million) to $10.4 million (12 percent of […]

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Letters to the Editor: Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford

April 28, 2016 11:40 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 28 – May 4, 2016   Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford Editor, With my family, I have lived in the city since 1988. Each of my three children began school at, attended each level of, and graduated from Falls Church public schools. […]

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Letters to the Editor: We Need to Take Care of the Needs We Have Now

April 21, 2016 12:40 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 21 – 27, 2016   We Need to Take Care of the Needs We Have Now Editor, I’ve lived here 20 years; paid attention to City business and politics for 12; and this is my third year on City Council. I’ve seen three superintendents; four or […]

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