Letter: Correcting Misinformation

Letter to the Editor

As the property owner of 809 and 811 Vassar Road, the sub-dividable lots mentioned in several letters last week, I feel like it is important to correct the record.

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Cartoon: ”The Great Gall of China”

”The Great Gall of China”

Letter: Not a Difficult Solution

Letter to the Editor

Bravo to Townsend Van Fleet for his letter that appeared in the May 28 Gazette Packet.

Letter: Time to Protect Waterways

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I grew up kayaking and swimming in the Potomac River. I am upset to learn that the Potomac as well as other nearby waterways are put at risk due to polluting industries.

Letter: Vandalism at Herndon High School

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Last weekend, vile hate speech and derogatory symbols were found defacing property at Herndon High School.

Column: Family-Friendly Voting


According to the Virginia Family Foundation, I am not a very “family-friendly” legislator. On their recently issued scorecard for 2014-2015, I scored 11 of a possible 100 points—up from my score of zero on their previous scorecards.

Letter: Reston Tall Oaks Village Center Identity Crisis

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Robert Simon envisioned Reston as being a place where people could walk to work and shopping, walk to recreation and nature without using a car.

Letter: Honoring Fathers

Letters to the Editor

Soft-hearted, understanding, wise, and sacrificing are just a few out of many words to describe my father.

Letter: Mass Transit Must Be Part of I-66 Solution

Letters to the Editor

The State Legislature has established that one of the leading criteria for prioritizing VDOT projects is that the project reduces congestion. Widening I-66 outside the beltway without including a mass transit option will not make a significant long-term difference in the congestion problems of the corridor.

Letter: Use Public-Private Partnership for I-66

Letters to the Editor

As a longtime resident of western Fairfax County, I share the frustration of thousands of commuters who have sat in gridlock on I-66 for years. Improvements to this corridor are critical to the continued growth of our region — but they must be done right.

Letter: Impressed By Candidate

As someone who has lived in the Mount Vernon area all of my life, I came home from UVA this summer with a keen interest in Scott Surovell’s State Senate campaign.

Letter: Listen to Proposal's Neighbors

Last Thursday, I attended a meeting where developer CHPPENN I, LLC presented preliminary proposals for providing affordable housing dwellings on North Hill on Richmond Highway, numbering over 400 including apartments and townhouses. Under the current Zoning and Comprehensive Plan, 67 dwellings may be constructed by right.

Editorial: Overdose Deaths Are Preventable

New “safe reporting” law encourages people to seek help in time.

The death rate due to heroin overdose more than doubled between 2010 through 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), with an average increase of 37 percent per year in the United States.

Letter: Mixed Legacy

Bill Euille is a nice person, and he has often spoken kindly of my mother, former City Councilwoman Lois Walker, especially on issues of transportation.

Letter: Eyes Wide Shut or Open?

I applaud all who have written over the past weeks expressing concern for the governance of this city. There appears to be genuine enthusiasm for the June 9 primary which will select the next mayor.