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


Letter: Fairfax Won’t Charge Officer

Letter to the Editor

This is a story of two governments handling of whether to hold police officers accountable when they have clear evidence the officer shot and killed an unarmed citizen.

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Cartoon: Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

Letter: Decision Now Rests with Council

Letter to the Editor

If there was ever an occasion to disband a City Commission and reappoint a new one, it occurred last Thursday, after the Planning Commission’s consideration of the Robinson Terminal South development.

Letter: A Positive Campaign

Letter to the Editor

I believe that electing Allison Silberberg as the next mayor of Alexandria is the most reasonable, respectful, and logical choice that an intelligent and informed voter can make. We get the government that we deserve.

Letter: No Longer 2006

Letter to the Editor

We’re not in 2006 anymore.

Letter: Go to the Theatre

Letter to the Editor

I recently performed at Bishop Ireton High School in the musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Letter: No Reason To Change

Letter to the Editor

What an interesting election our local race is shaping up to be.

Letter: City Hall Not for Sale

Letter to the Editor

There is no plan to sell, privatize, redevelop or otherwise dispose of Alexandria’s City Hall.

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Column: A Rebuilding Block Party


Spring is here so it’s time to start having some block parties. That’s what we plan on doing during National Rebuilding Day on April 25 when 10,000 volunteers nationwide will be sprucing up homes and communities.

Column: Seeking Economic Equality for Women


I have been surrounded by strong women all of my life. My grandmother was a suffragette, economics professor, labor leader, and advocate for most of her 98 years.

Letter: Inappropriate ‘Choices’

Letter to the Editor

My name is Donna McHugh and I am writing in response to your article [“Moving: From Institution to Community”] printed on April 2 regarding the Northern Virginia Training Center.

Letter: Education Is for All

Letter to the Editor

After the horrific terrorist attack on a university in Kenya which left 147 students dead, Christian and Muslim leaders in Nairobi have joined together in preaching unity and discouraging division between faiths.

Column: Community Educational Resources

As a former teacher and educator, I like what I have been seeing recently of the vast array of educational resources in our community.

Opinion: Wolf Trap—A Park and Theatre

One of the many advantages of living in this wonderful place called Reston is having the national treasure, Wolf Trap Farm Park, right around the corner. Wolf Trap was created by the Congress in 1966 as a national park following the donation of the 130-acre grounds by Catherine Filene Shouse to the United States.

Opinion: Reston’s Future - A Primer

A lot has been discussed recently in the blogosphere regarding the Reston Association Board’s unanimous decision to send to member referendum the question of borrowing up to $2.65 million for the purchase and renovation of the old Reston Visitors Center and the associated open space it sits on.