Letter: A Woman I Will Never Forget In My Life

To the Editor

It began to snow in the morning. I arrived by bus at Reston Hospital for an X-ray. They told me the X-ray location was a half mile away.

Commentary: Police View from Inside a Crown Vic

Last Friday, I participated in a “ride along” with a Fairfax County Police Officer from the Reston Station during an eleven and a half hour evening shift patrolling Reston and part of Great Falls. I sat next to my officer-partner’s computer in a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser.

Commentary: Paying for Our Schools

The recent tension between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board over approval of the budget for the public schools left one big factor out of the equation for funding schools—the role of state government in financing public education in the Commonwealth. Public education as defined in the state constitution is a partnership between state and local governments.

Opinion: Chamber Promotes Reston Businesses

Why business should do business with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is changing the way businesses are connecting with each other.

Letter: Opposing Application for a Country Inn

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently, the owner of Old Angler’s Inn (OAI) in Potomac, Mark Reges, filed a conditional use application with Montgomery County to build a “country inn” on property which is adjacent to the restaurant. Our homeowner and civic associations strongly oppose this application and we wish to set the record straight as to information being disseminated about the proposal.

Editorial: Backpacks for All

Thousands of students will begin school this fall at a disadvantage; help now so they have the basics.

The first day of school each year is fraught with anticipation and anxiety. Many local students will be concerned about what they wear, who they will see, what it will be like. They’ve already had multiple shopping trips, online and otherwise, to be sure they have the supplies and extras they need.

Letter to the Editor: Redistricting Matters

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your insightful editorial headlining support for nonpartisan redistricting (“Yes to Nonpartisan Redistricting,” July 9).

Commentary: Keeping Guns from Criminals

Focusing on private gun sales.

What are you going to do about gun safety and gun violence? These were words I heard over and over again from constituents last year when I first ran for Congress.

Letter: An American Muslim’s Prayer in Honor of Independence Day

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: “Allah has made you brethren one to another, so be not divided. An Arab has no preference over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab over an Arab; nor is a white one to be preferred to a dark one, nor a dark one to a white one.”

Letter: Suport St. Jude And Shriners Hospitals

Letter to the Editor

I encourage everyone to donate to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children — two very worthy organizations that do so much for the children’s health and outlook on life.

Letter: Working for Improvements

Letter to the Editor

Remembering can sometimes be a radical act. Choosing between opinion and fact can be of vital importance.

Letter: Building Bridges

Letter to the Editor

The citizens of Fairfax County are most fortunate to have Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. as the Chief of Police.

Mount Vernon Column: Prompt Action Needed To Clean Potomac River


The Potomac River was once a bountiful asset and source of employment. In 1604, Captain John Smith wrote of fish so plentiful he could spear them with his sword, oysters that “lay as thick as stones” and schools of fish so plentiful that his men attempted to catch them with frying pans.

Committing to Cautious Driving

Senior Driving Tips

As the old saying goes, we are all creatures of habit. It’s true of life — and it’s definitely true of driving.

Letter: Place Plaque In Museum

Letter to the Editor

It’s about time we discuss whether the city should have a statue of a Confederate soldier facing south in the middle of Washington Street (“Confederate Concerns,” July 1). While that debate proceeds, another and more offensive Confederate marker needs to be removed