Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


How About Some Good News?

Independent Progressive

Reston commentary

Letter to the Editor: Concerned About Resolution Vote

On Feb. 22, the Virginia House of Delegates passed House Resolution No. 431 "Encouraging public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth to protect free speech."

Letter to the Editor: Development Fight Lost Early On

I could be wrong but I believe I detected an implied note of concern in the headline (“Evolving Land Use: Previous Classification”) for your report on the Jan. 24 vote by our Board of Supervisors to approve a zoning change for a proposed Gulick development in a forest next to Lexington Estates here in Great Falls.

Commentary: Time to Stand Up

The General Assembly has adjourned its annual session. In future columns I will write about bills that survived the Governor’s veto pen and those that did not.

Reston Association Elections: Time for Real Change?

Independent Progressive

Shortly after this column appears in your Reston Connection, you will be getting your very own ballots in the mail for the Reston Association Board of Directors election.

Renewing an Old Promise

In the Sound of the Bells

A few weeks after I moved to Potomac, one of my parishioners, Ellie Cain, presented me with a Potomac flag.

Editorial: Good, Bad and Missed Opportunities

Results of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

GOOD THINGS Progress in funding mental health and addressing the opioid epidemic on multiple levels were among the successes of the 2017 General Assembly session.

Letter to the Editor: Educate And Advocate

Regarding the Centreville Immigration Forum/Centreville Labor Resource Center (CIF/CLRC) response to recent immigration orders from the new administration, these orders are far-reaching and have potential effects that will be devastating for the community.

Commentary: Progress on Mental Health Reforms

A robust legislative agenda seeking to improve Virginia’s approach to mental health crises emerged this year from the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Complicity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued two official memos, dated Feb. 20, 2017, implementing the president’s Executive Orders on internal enforcement and “border security.”

Letter to the Editor: City’s Failure to Control Traffic

Why can’t we solve the problem of cars blocking traffic at some of our key intersections during the peak traffic hours in the morning and evenings?

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Editorial Cartoon

Letter to the Editor: Can’t Anyone Say ‘No’?

When it comes to governments, especially our city government, there are always more needs than money to address them.

Commentary: ‘Stand Up When the Time Comes’

The following is an open letter to Alexandria District Clergy.

Letter to the Editor: Teaching Values to Scouts

I read with great interest the Feb. 16 letter to the editor entitled "Inappropriate Topic?"