Opinion

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

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Editorial: Why Does Alexandria Celebrate Birthday of George Washington?

Generations of Americans from every corner of this country revere George Washington as the Father of his Country.

Letter to the Editor: Help Disadvantaged Students

To the Editor: I found it very interesting that the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) [“Only Excellence Is Good Enough,” Nov. 13] is working so closely with the public school system and the community in an effort for bettering the academic successes and potential of minority students.

Editorial: Why Shop Small? Shop Large Locally

Small business Saturday isn’t enough; don’t wait until then, and don’t stop after that.

There is a joy to shopping in local stores at the holidays, to participating in community traditions and celebrations, to walking along a sidewalk with the streets decked out for the holidays, to being greeted by someone likely to be the owner of the store, to finding gifts that are not mass-produced.

Arlington Letter: Helping Those In Need

I recently read an opinion article on helping those in need during the week of Thanksgiving.

Letter to the Editor: Refreshing, Conscientious Election Coverage

To the Editor: In an area like ours, where national news usually stands at the forefront and many readers turn to national news outlets for the bulk of their election coverage, it is a source of great pride and inspiration to see the Great Falls Connection provide such outstanding coverage.

Arlington Opinion: Why Shop Small? Shop Large Locally

Small business Saturday isn’t enough; don’t wait until then, and don’t stop after that.

There is a joy to shopping in local stores at the holidays, to participating in community traditions and celebrations, to walking along a sidewalk with the streets decked out for the holidays, to being greeting by someone likely to be the owner of the store, to finding gifts that are not mass-produced.

Letter to the Editor: Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

To the Editor: I appreciate your coverage on the work that Shelter House is doing in the Reston community and elsewhere. Domestic violence is a very serious issue that doesn’t seem to receive enough attention for how widespread of an issue it is.

Commentary: Resources and Support for the Caregiver

If you have ever been in the position of providing ongoing, long-term care for a loved one, you are very familiar with the sacrifices involved. You should also know that you are not alone. Whether it is a result of illness, disability, or injury, 39 percent of all adult Americans are caring for an older loved one - an increase from 30 percent in 2010.

Letter to the Editor: Overseeing Construction

At the behest of its citizens, Alexandria decided to appoint an “Ad-Hoc Monitoring Group for Waterfront Construction.”

Letter to the Editor: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is acting to improve safety across the city, with a recent focus in Old Town.

Letter to the Editor: Sports over Scholarship?

Who wouldn’t like to look around at their finances and find a loose $545,000 floating around? The Alexandria School Board did recently and was delighted to spend it right away — not on children’s education — but on tennis courts. I am not sure the taxpayers of Alexandria should be so happy about this “lucky find.

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Thanksgiving

Virginians can rightly claim our forebears first celebrated and established the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving on these shores.

Letter to the Editor: More Cost To Businesses

The city continues to unearth new sources of revenue on the back of its citizens.

Letter to the Editor: Protect Proffers

On Nov. 15, Alexandria's City Council will consider a development application for 100 S. Pickett Street where a bowling alley is currently located.

Letter to the Editor: Puller Supports Review Board

The following letter was addressed to Sharon Bulova, chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. I am writing to you to recommend that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors create, appoint and support a Citizen Complaint Review Board.

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