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


Commentary: Initiatives Moving in the Legislature

Several of my bills are moving quickly in the General Assembly’s “short,” 45-day.

Commentary: Growing the State's Economy

Last week, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session began with a call from Governor McAuliffe for us to work across partisan divides in order to help nurture the New Virginia Economy and make the Commonwealth a place that we all want to live in.

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Letter to the Editor: Time Limits for All in Alexandria

Regarding City Council's recent vote to limit the number of speakers to 12 during the "open mic" comment period, (Gazette Packet, “Talking about Talking,” Jan. 12) with Mayor Silberberg voting "no," this major policy change deserves a public hearing and extending this matter to a broader group.

Letter to the Editor: T.C. Williams Lights Wouldn’t Disturb Neighbors

I believe that the fighting over the lighting over T.C Williams High School’s football field is ridiculous.

Letter to the Editor: Valuable Addition to Alexandria

The proposed Alexandria Veterans Commission will be a valuable means of coordinating the many contributions veterans are making to our city.

Letter to the Editor: Deplorable Decision by Rep. Don Beyer

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s rather deplorable decision to boycott the U.S. tradition of the peaceful transfer of power is disappointing.

Letter to the Editor: Mayoral Accomplishments in Alexandria

A year ago, my friend, Allison Silberberg, was sworn in as Alexandria’s new mayor. As I reflect on Allison’s first year as Mayor of Alexandria, it is remarkable what she has accomplished in 12 months.

Letter to the Editor: More Glass For Old Town Alexandria?

Several years ago, I advised the Alexandria City Council that the all-glass building at the Edmonson Plaza was totally out of place in the Old and Historic District, and that it served as a signal to use glass elsewhere in this district, specifically at the North and South Robinson Terminals.

Letter to the Editor: Encourage More Comment in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck has scheduled a meeting on Jan. 26 at Walt Whitman Middle School from 7-9 p.m. to provide an update on the proposal to re-develop 4.38 acres of the 11 acre Bock Farm at the corner of Parkers Lane and Hinson Farm Road.

Commentary: Initiatives in the Legislature

Several of my bills are moving quickly in the General Assembly’s “short,” 45-day.

Commentary: On Krizek’s Agenda

The 2017 General Assembly is underway. This year is a “short session” and runs only 45 days, from Jan. 11 to Feb. 25.

An Apology to LGBTQ Community

My community involvement began in 1989 with my opposition to Family Life Education (FLE).

Letter to the Editor: Welcome Bikes to Town Center

With the furor over paid parking at RTC it would be nice for RTC to support retailers by providing free bike parking adjacent to retail outlets for people who bike.

Area Businessman Suggests Tech Trends to Look for in 2017

Future closes in

As 2016 drew to a close and 2017 loomed in the future, Heinan Landa, CEO of Optimal Networks in Rockville, considered the changes in technology he thought would most affect businesses, and home computer users, in the near future.