Letters to the Editor: Meals Tax Would Not Have Been Enough

November 10, 2016 8:32 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: November 10 – 16, 2017   Meals Tax Would Not Have Been Enough Editor, I fully agree with Mr. Andrle’s Letter to the Editor in last week’s edition in which he states in his letter “Virginia counties rely too heavily on property taxes for revenue.” Let’s be […]

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Letters to the Editor: Meals Tax is Better Than Higher Property Taxes

November 3, 2016 1:37 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: November 3 – 9, 2016   Meals Tax is Better Than Higher Property Taxes Editor, As a fiscal conservative, to me it’s pretty simple – the meals tax is one of the only tools we have as an alternative to property taxes. It’s widely agreed that Virginia counties […]

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Letters to the Editor: Spending Has Merit, But Must Be Done Responsibly

October 27, 2016 1:35 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: October 27 – November 2, 2016   Spending Has Merit, But Must Be Done Responsibly Editor, Bob LaJeunesse made some good points in his guest commentary last week, such as extending borrowing durations, use of the rainy day fund, and taking advantage of low interest rates to […]

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Letters to the Editor: Must Allow Freedom of Press for High Schools

October 20, 2016 11:35 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: October 20 – 26, 2016   Must Allow Freedom of Press for High Schools Editor, I fully support The Lasso’s petition to remove, in its entirety, School Board policy 9.46. Back in the early 70s, I also was involved in a Silver Spring, Md. high school newspaper’s action […]

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Letters to the Editor: Excited About Newly Renovated TV Studio

October 13, 2016 11:18 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: October 13 – 19, 2016   Excited About Newly Renovated TV Studio Editor, A September 29 article and accompanying photograph in the News-Press of the newly renovated and equipped public TV studio at George Mason High School is good news for all students who want to learn […]

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Letters to the Editor: Football Is About More Than Just Wins & Losses

October 6, 2016 4:32 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: October 6 – 12, 2016   Football Is About More Than Just Wins & Losses Editor, We are in the middle of another bad run of results. We went 1-9 last year and are 0-3 to start this season. All we hear around school is how we […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. 1 of Least Pedestrian- Friendly Areas Around D.C.

September 29, 2016 11:17 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: September 29 – October 5, 2016   F.C. 1 of Least Pedestrian-Friendly Areas Around D.C. Editor, As an avid dog walker and runner living in the Mt. Daniels area, I read with dismay the recent, self-congratulatory guest commentary by Stewart Schwartz which touted Falls Church’s “walkable urbanism.” […]

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Letters to the Editor: Hire Tyrone Byrd as New Schools Superintendent

September 22, 2016 11:17 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: September 22 – 28, 2016   Hire Tyrone Byrd as New  Schools Superintendent Editor, In light of the news about Dr. Toni Jones’ resignation as Superintendent of the Falls Church school system, I want to voice my support for a candidate to replace her. Dr. Tyrone Byrd […]

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Letters to the Editor: $1 Million for Traffic Calming in Falls Church? Calming?

September 15, 2016 11:28 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: September 15 – 21, 2016   $1 Million for Traffic Calming in Falls Church? Editor, I was shocked to read in Mayor Tarter’s “State of the City” interview that “the City is going to be spending about a million dollars on… traffic calming” at Big Chimneys Park (presumably, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Stop Glorifying Someone Complaining About U.S.

September 8, 2016 11:31 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: September 8 – 14, 2016   Stop Glorifying Someone Complaining About U.S. Editor, If nothing else, Colin Kaepernick deserves praise for accomplishing something I would have never imagined possible – having Nicholas Benton say something remotely positive about anything regarding the NFL! Unfortunately, Kaepernick’s recent gestures to not […]

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