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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Letters to the Editor: Tone Down ‘Mean-Spirited’ H.S. Sports Reporting

April 14, 2016 2:28 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 14 – 20, 2016   Tone Down ‘Mean-Spirited’ H.S. Sports Reporting Editor, I enjoy the News-Press coverage of George Mason sports by our budding young reporters. But let’s have them dial the smugness down a notch. Writing about two uber-blowouts by our boys’ soccer team, Matt […]

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Letters to the Editor: Frustrated With Continued Predatory Towing in F.C.

April 7, 2016 11:37 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 7 – 13, 2016   Frustrated With Continued Predatory Towing in F.C. Editor, I am writing to express my extreme frustration with the continued practice of predatory towing within Falls Church City and urge both the city and the Virginia state government to enact provisions […]

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Letters to the Editor: Developers in it for Profits, Not the Common Good

March 31, 2016 1:23 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 31 – April 6, 2016   Developers in it for Profits, Not the Common Good Editor, I am heartened to see the increasing number of opposing letters to the editor and negative comments on the ever-increasing number of new commercial projects in our city. Sadly, […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Budget Disingenuous On School Enrollment

March 24, 2016 1:49 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 24 – 30, 2016   F.C. Budget Disingenuous On School Enrollment Editor, As an annual ritual, the citizens of Falls Church again are faced with an ever-increasing budget and proposed tax rate increase despite a substantial increase in new development. The schools once more contribute greatly to […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Schools Not Initiated Due to Bigotry, Racism, Fear

March 17, 2016 11:48 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 17 – 23, 2016   F.C. Schools Not Initiated Due to Bigotry, Racism, Fear Editor, I am writing in response to a letter published in the March 10-16, 2016 edition of the News-Press, titled “Why Support a Costly & Outdated School System?” In particular I would […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Support a Costly & Outdated School System?

March 10, 2016 12:15 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 10 – 16, 2016   Why Support a Costly & Outdated School System? Editor, The school superintendent totally disregarded Wayne Shields’ request for a zero-growth budget. She ignored citizen input last year when 62 percent of respondents voted not to select any of her requests and […]

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