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


Letter: Chairman Bulova Supportive of Springfield Senior Center

To the Editor

On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova pledged to more than forty senior demonstrators that she would work on getting permanent facility(ies) for the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls (BWSSCWoW), particularly with the possibility of an addition to the Pohick Regional Library renovation.

Commentary: More on Session Agenda

Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum/State Delegate (D-36)

The General Assembly will convene for its regular session on Jan. 13.

Opinion: Finding Oil

In a world darkened by violence and despair, candles will soon light up the night.

Letter: An Inspiring Message

To the Editor

I am fortunate to consider Craig Parisot a friend. I know that Craig is deeply humbled to have had the support of so many in our community.

Langley High Orchestra to Perform British Classics, Hold Silent Auction

The Langley High School Orchestra presents a concert of British Classics on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.

Letter: Entering Into the Arena

To the Editor

Theodore Roosevelt once said that the credit belongs to those who are in the arena. Craig Parisot should be commended for stepping into the arena in what he knew would be a tough fight.

Letter: Women Inspiring Women in Sports

To the Editor

After seeing the article, "Area Coaches to be Honored for Work Empowering Girls," I could not help but think how great it is to see women inspiring women in sports.

Editorial: Celebrate, Shop, Dine Locally

Every day can be “small business day.”

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

Letter: More Trails, Please

Letter to the Editor

Among the many benefits of living in the Mount Vernon area, my family and I count the Mount Vernon Estate as among the top.

Letter: Dumfries Honors Toddy Puller

Letter to the Editor

Town of Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman presented state Senator Linda “Toddy” Puller a Town Resolution at her home in Alexandria, honoring her years of service as a delegate and senator for the State of Virginia.

Letter: Herrity is Silent

Letter to the Editor

One of the most pressing issues facing the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is our proposed appointment of a Citizen Review Panel that would accept and investigate citizen allegations to the Chief of Police and/or the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Column: Importance of Virginia’s Port


Last week, I joined the Virginia Senate's Finance Committee in Portsmouth for briefings on Virginia’s economy, revenue projections and other important issues facing the state legislature.

Letter: Easing Congestion

Letter to the Editor

Every afternoon, Route 1 traffic is generally backed up at Henry Street, which is a one way road going south.

Letter: Thanksgiving in Virginia

Letter to the Editor

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

Letter: Tour Bus Issue

Letter to the Editor

I recently was a houseguest on the 200 block of S. Lee Street in Alexandria.