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Letter to the Editor: Riding/Boarding Stable Definition Changes: Citizen Vigilance Now Necessary

On Feb. 14, the Board of Supervisors voted to change the definition of riding/boarding stables and to add teaching horseback riding to the list of allowable Home Occupations not needing a Special Permit.

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Commentary: No Sunlight on Fracking

In addition to jobs and the economy, Virginia’s future is predicated on how we meet our energy needs.

Commentary: Elections Matter

As a member of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, I support fair, open and efficient elections, which are fundamental to the maintenance of bedrock democratic principles.

Commentary: Love Tr---s Hate

Last Fall the Alexandria City Council officially declared that, in response to the election of Donald Trump, our burg rejects all forms of hate and will henceforth be known as a “hate free zone.”

To the Editor: Costs Keep Adding Up

The debacle of Patrick Henry Elementary School continues — just when you think this project cannot get any worse — the School Board transfers $5.7 million from another project (Polk) to pay for cost overruns at Patrick Henry.

Letter to the Editor: Appreciative Leaders

It was an honor having a chance to meet our U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on a evening of a little shopping at a nearby CVS.

Letter to the Editor: Support Alexandria Police in Budget

On Feb. 21, the city manager will present the 2018 city budget to the City Council. In the next four months, a number of budget alterations and adjustments will occur prior to July 1, when the budget goes into effect.

Letter to the Editor: Teaching Where to Cross

I would like to jump in on the crossing guard story [“Hands Held High,” Gazette Packet, Feb. 9].

Letter to the Editor: Permanence of Electoral College

John B. Allen of Alexandria responded to my letter published in the Jan. 26 Gazette. In my letter, I quoted the oath of office for members of the House of Representatives and criticized Congressmen Beyer and Connolly for boycotting the inauguration ceremony for now President Donald J. Trump.

Letter to the Editor: Inappropriate Topic?

My wife and I are avid readers of the Mount Vernon Gazette for many years and appreciate the local reporting we receive every week.

Commentary: From ICE Sweep to State Budget

Crossover week of the 2017 Session came to a close as we finished initial action on over 3,000 bills. Twenty-two of my bills were passed by the Senate and moved on to the House of Delegates.

Commentary: Balancing the Budget

Although the “short sessions” of the General Assembly held on the odd-numbered years are about two weeks less in length than the regular session in the even-numbered years because they do not consider a biennium budget, the fact is that the budget is adjusted at every session of the General Assembly.

Letter to the Editor: Turned Away by New Parking System in Reston

Below is an email I sent to Reston Town Center after using the new parking system today for the first time.

Letter to the Editor: An Arlington Woman Who Makes a Difference

Throughout the history of the U.S., communities continually change and evolve.

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