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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Letters to the Editor: Problems Come With New City of F.C. Developement

September 1, 2016 1:43 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: September 1 – 7, 2016   Problems Come With New City of F.C. Development Editor, I take great issue with your Editorial last week regarding the much lauded development for the little city. Indeed it is very clear that the people who love the new development are […]

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Letters to the Editor: Climate Letter Filled With Pseudoscience, Semantics

August 25, 2016 8:23 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: August 25 – 31, 2016   Climate Letter Filled With Pseudoscience, Semantics Editor, To me, the News-Press is a place for hard hitting news about my community, especially for elementary school politics, little league scores, and locating the best frozen yogurt toppings. Then came the August 18-24 […]

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