Alexandria Letter: Effects of Higher Property Taxes

Letter to the Editor

We have just paid 2016 property taxes on different apartment buildings and the tax increase alone over last year's taxes equates to about an extra $15 per month per apartment unit.

Alexandria Letter: Not Enforcing Zoning Code

Letter to the Editor

Every City Council in the history of zoning laws in this city has sought to preserve and protect the residential character of neighborhoods by implementing and enforcing a zoning code … but not the current City Council.

Alexandria Column: What Would Dr. King Say?


Our nation is tragically and inextricably gripped by violence, last month in Orlando, then Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and now Dallas. All of these incidents are unthinkable and heartbreaking in their own way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered in all of these locations.

Letter: Support WFCM In Its Move

Letter to the Editor

It is with great excitement that I am writing to announce that WFCM will be moving to our new location on Aug. 1. We have had a great three years at our current location on Metrotech Drive, but we are delighted to move to a bigger, more flexible space that will better serve our clients.

Chantilly Letter: Action on CO2 Emissions

Letter to the Editor

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s stand on current environment issues seems to have been getting tough criticism throughout his first two years as governor.

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Letter: Soldiers Receive Party-in-a-Box

To the Editor

On the Friday before Independence Day, nine large boxes from The Reston Chorale reached a platoon of American soldiers stationed halfway around the world.

Commentary: Unlocking Northern Virginia

Weekly during the General Assembly session and several times monthly during the remainder of the year I travel the Dulles Toll Road to the Beltway to I-95 South to Richmond.

Letter: Misinterpretation and Misdirection

To the Editor

This is a response to Mr. Peter Storm’s specious letter, (“What Was the Founding Fathers’ Intent?” (Connection, July 6-12, 2016) and the broader leftist propensity toward historical misinterpretation and misdirection regarding the 2nd Amendment.

Letter: School Board Politics and Transgender Policy

To the Editor

The perception from many like me is that the Fairfax County School Board is hungry for national media attention as evidenced by their 2015 vote on the Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Student Policy

Editorial: Be Part of Our Annual Community Guide

Share tips in upcoming Newcomers and Community Guides.

The Connection’s annual Newcomers and Community Guides will publish Aug. 24 with a deadline of Aug. 17.

Letter: Supervisor Hudgins Shows Appreciation to Fairfax County Police Department

To the Editor

In response to the horrific events in Dallas, Texas, I felt it was important to show our community appreciation for the Fairfax County Police Department and their work in our community.

Letter: Objections to Rezoning

To the Editor

I fully agree with Dudley Losselyong's letter (“Decision Driven by Tax Base, Great Falls Connection, July 6-12, 2016).

Letter: Contradictory and Costly

To the Editor

Nikki Cheshire’s informative article (“Preventing Zika: Doing Your Part,” Great Falls Connection, July 6-12, 2016) presents the contradictory and costly positions of the Fairfax County Health Department and the Public Works and Environmental Services Department.

Letter: Joining Climate Defenders

To the Editor

Since I was a young child, the environment has been an important part of my life.

Mount Vernon Letter: Uninspiring Romper Room6

Letter to the Editor

I would like to respond to U.S. Rep. Don Beyer's column titled "Help Reduce Gun Violence" in the June 30 issue of the Mount Vernon Gazette.