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Commentary: Lifelong Learning, Endless Possibilities

In 1956 the then appointed Fairfax County School Board appropriated fifty dollars per month to be paid as a supplement to a school administrator to start an adult education program.

Letter: Costly Alternatives

To the Editor

I was disappointed to read that the Colvin Run Septic Sewage Receiving Plant will be "temporarily" closing on June 27 due to the "Difficult Run Pump Station Project" (“Sewage Hauled Elsewhere,” Great Falls Connection, June 1-7, 2016).

Alexandria Letter: One-Party Rule Thrives

Letter to the Editor

Despite the fact that Alexandria is one of the most diverse cities in the entire country, we are totally absent leadership that embraces anything close to diversity in opinion.

Alexandria Letter: Government Over-reach

Letter to the Editor

It is very disheartening to discover the men and women elected to high office in Washington, D.C. have decided to set prices for hourly labor employed by privately owned businesses.

Alexandria Letter: Shopping Cart’s Return

Letter to the Editor

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I noticed an abandoned shopping cart behind Jefferson-Houston School, so after a few days I dragged it home and called the city’s service line.

Alexandria Commentary: Summer Living In Old Town

Trends and tips to keep cool.

Summer living is easy except when it’s not. Trying to beat the heat of a Virginia summer sometimes feels like an effort in futility. This year it doesn’t have to be. The latest trends are guaranteed to make your summer as cool — literally and figuratively — as possible. Summer living is easy except when it’s not. Trying to beat the heat of a Virginia summer sometimes feels like an effort in futility. This year it doesn’t have to be. The latest trends are guaranteed to make your summer as cool — literally and figuratively — as possible.

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Alexandria Commentary: Returning Citizen or Just Plain Citizen

Returning After Incarceration

Securing a job, renting an apartment, voting in an election: things people without a felony conviction do with relative ease.

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Arlington Letter: County, Schools Working Together

Letter to the Editor

Kudos to the School Board and County Board for taking time to consider the complex access and safety issues at the historic Stratford School site.

Commentary: TetraGate—A Million Here, A Million There

Tetra is back. Remember the big brouhaha in Reston last year when the Reston Association acquired the modest office building on the corner of the dam holding Lake Newport’s water?

Mount Vernon Letter: Support Meals Tax

Letter to the Editor

I have a family of 5, and boy, do we eat! We eat at restaurants in Old Town and restaurants in Arlington. We make special trips to eat in D.C. And every time we do, we help those school districts have all the resources they need to attract the best teachers and provide services and programming all children need in order to be successful later in life.

Mount Vernon Letter: Dead Zone For Innovation

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the article "Fairfax Area Becomes a 'No Drone Zone'" on Thursday Jan. 14.

Alexandria Column: This Memorial Day, Let's Build a WWI Memorial

Commentary

As many Americans around the country take a moment to relax with friends and family this Memorial Day, I hope they take a moment to pause over their grills and swimming pools to ponder what the holiday really represents.

Mount Vernon Letter: More Action Needed Against Litter

Letter to the Editor

Thanks to all of the volunteers who participated in this year’s Little Hunting Creek cleanup, and to the workers of Fairfax County's Solid Waste Management Division, who every year promptly pick up and haul away the trash we collect.

Alexandria Column: Be a Hometown Tourist

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

Do you wait until you have visitors to check out the local sites? Most of us do — whether it is going into Washington, D.C. to visit the monuments and museums, or staying in Alexandria to walk around Old Town and Mt. Vernon.

Alexandria Column: Sheltered vs Unsheltered

Homeless In Alexandria

The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria is a coalition of nonprofit service providers, affordable housing developers, faith communities and government agencies who collaborate daily to serve those who are homeless in our city.