Letters to the Editor: Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded

January 28, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: January 28 – February 3, 2016   Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded Editor, Often I read heartwarming stories about strangers helping those in need. Never did I expect myself to become a beneficiary so soon. On Wednesday evening, before the projected weekend snowstorm, I was stuck on […]

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Letters to the Editor: Taking a Step & Changing Attitudes on Gun Violence

January 21, 2016 9:35 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: January 21 – 27, 2016   Taking a Step & Changing Attitudes on Gun Violence Editor, We have all seen too many reports of shootings and gun-related violence in communities in Virginia, across the United States and now in the City of Falls Church early Monday morning. […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thank You for Editorial On Football & Concussions

January 14, 2016 11:31 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: January 14 – 20, 2016   Thank You for Editorial On Football & Concussions Editor, Thank you for raising the question of why the Falls Church City School Board endorses brain damage via the sponsorship and promotion of organized football. The question for the School Board and […]

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Letters to the Editor: Disappointed By Cancelling Of GMHS School Exchanges

January 7, 2016 11:15 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: January 7 – 13, 2016   Disappointed By Cancelling Of GMHS School Exchanges Editor, It was with dismay and disappointment that I recently learned that school exchanges between George Mason High School and its sister schools in France, Chile and China were canceled by administrative decision. […]

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Letters to the Editor: Stuart’s Mascot Should Be Changed Instead

December 31, 2015 9:34 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 31, 2015 – January 6, 2016   Stuart’s Mascot Should Be Changed Instead Editor, The Fairfax County School Board’s unanimous vote to “OK School Name Changes” does not simply reflect innovation to the school system’s naming policy; it affirmed the primacy of education institutions in crafting the […]

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Letters to the Editor: Mason Row Views Mis-Characterized By FCNP

December 24, 2015 10:41 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 24 – 30, 2015   Mason Row Views Mis-Characterized By FCNP Editor, In the “New F.C. Council Sworn In” article of the last edition of the News-Press, my views were characterized as supporting Mason Row. In fact, those views, expressed as comments to City Council, were […]

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Letters to the Editor: DMV Shouldn’t Move Its Service Center to Barcroft

December 17, 2015 10:58 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 17 – 23, 2015   DMV Shouldn’t Move Its Service Center to Barcroft Editor, The Department of Motor Vehicles plans to relocate its Four Mile Run customer service center to Barcroft Plaza shopping center. As Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross stated in her November 19 News-Press […]

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Letters to the Editor: Neighbor Pleased With Mason Row Plan Progress

December 10, 2015 10:59 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 10 – 16, 2015   Neighbor Pleased With Mason Row Plan Progress Editor, In a News-Press article on the “Campus Redevelopment Project,” Falls Church Manager Wyatt Shields was quoted saying, “I will leave it to others to comment on” why only two developers submitted bids. Let […]

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Letters to the Editor: Election Vote Doesn’t Equal Automatic Development OK

December 3, 2015 10:36 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 3 – 9, 2015   Election Vote Doesn’t Equal Automatic Development OK Editor, I was surprised to read the News-Press headline “Planning Commissioner Calls to Nullify November Election Vote.” This would be outrageous if it were true. Those of us who attended the meeting know it […]

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Letters to the Editor: Editor Should Follow News-Press Platform

November 26, 2015 9:11 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: November 26 – December 2, 2015   Editor Should Follow News-Press Platform Editor, Every week I see in the News-Press its platform that includes, “Play no favorites, never mix business and editorial policy,” and “Do not let the news columns reflect editorial comment.” And every week I […]

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