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


Letter: Take a Moment to Remember Fallen Troops

Letter to the Editor

I hope that Americans will take a moment from whatever they are doing this Memorial Day to remember our fallen troops.

Column: Up and Down and All Around


No. That’s not my stomach talking.

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History Lesson: Spring Bank During the Civil War

In the pedestrian area next to Richmond Highway between the Pizza Hut restaurant and the Kings Crossing Shopping Center is a Virginia Historical marker for the Union army defensive forts once in this area of Mount Vernon. All are gone except for Fort Willard, a Fairfax County park in the Belle Haven community. The largest was Fort Lyon located where the Huntington Metro Station is today.

Column: Major Paving Operations Set to Start this Summer in 44th District


As the weather warms and we approach the summer, it also means that we are approaching the road mowing and paving season in Northern Virginia, and good news is coming for the 44th District.

Column: In Contrast


Even though my previous CT Scan “looked good,” nonetheless I am already, two months out, thinking about my next scan, scheduled for July 15. I am not nervous or anxious about it yet. But I am something.

Column: Lull before the Storm

If the Virginia political scene seems to you to be quiet at the moment, stick around for we may just be experiencing a lull before the storm. There are elections every year in Virginia, and at this point in the voting cycle there are numerous state and local offices on the ballot this fall.

Column: Looking Ahead to the 2015 Elections in Fairfax County

When we go to the polls in November, the ballot will include not only our state legislators, but also the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Chairman and 9 district supervisors) and School Board (12 reps-9 district members and 3 at-large).

Letter: Enough for Status Quo

Letter to the Editor

After receiving the second phone call from the Euille campaign wanting to know if I have any concerns that the mayor needs to know about, I have to wonder what took him so long to ask.

Letter: Acclaimed New Field

Letter to the Editor

On my way home from church early Sunday afternoon, I noticed a soccer game in progress on the newly constructed Jefferson-Houston playing field, so I went across the street to watch Cal-Berkeley play Yale.

Letter: Complicating Factors

Letter to the Editor

The City of Alexandria is leveraging its full faith and credit to issue about $200 million in debt to pay for construction of the Potomac Metro station.

Letter: Need Money To Fix Streets

Letter to the Editor

Alexandria’s streets have suffered through two harsh winters that have caused a rash of potholes throughout our city. Even with a hasty campaign of spring patching, things remain rocky.

Letter: Change Strategy

Letter to the Editor

I am surprised to learn that Kerry Donley, who has been involved in our city for many years both as a banker and as an elected official, still does not understand that elected officials cannot control the pace of development.

Letter: Leadership? Management?

Letter to the Editor

For years Kerry Donelly has vainly attempted to balance out the city budget by touting commercial growth.

Letter: Frustrated Taxpayer

Letter to the Editor

I am frustrated. I have not felt represented by the majority of the actions taken by city hall over the past 25 years. Is anyone else with me?

Letter: In Memory, In Tribute

Letter to the Editor

What does Memorial Day really mean to those who wait for their loved ones to return from serving their country in war?