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Editorial: Election season and new budget process produce sound budget decisions

Editorial: Election season and new budget process produce sound budget decisions

(File photo) When budget season rolls around, we always talk about the difficulties of balancing competing priorities, interests and causes in an effort to balance the city’s ledger. In Alexandria, there is always a cavalcade of [...]

Episcopal softball celebrate first regular season league title since 2008

Episcopal softball celebrate first regular season league title since 2008

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) When their five current seniors arrived in the program as freshmen four years ago, Episcopal’s softball team was in a phase of transition with just two upperclassmen on the roster. Since [...]

City leaders honor first responders

City leaders honor first responders

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the heroics of local first responders at the 29th annual Public Safety Valor Awards last week at First Baptist Church on King Street. [...]

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Local educator Kate Fitzpatrick has been touching the lives of at-risk children for years, teaching students at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Last week she was honored for [...]

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) His clothes were ragged, but clean. His North Carolina family was on food stamps. It was the little black boy’s first day of school. The boy, whose nickname was [...]

Old Town Theater will remain an entertainment venue

Old Town Theater will remain an entertainment venue

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) After months of uncertainty over the future of the century-old Old Town Theater, local businessman Jeff Yates confirmed he will take over the struggling venue. Yates filed special use permit [...]

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

Council restores funding to schools, Fire Station 210

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year moved closer to approval Monday night as city councilors and staff completed their final add/delete work session with little drama in City Hall’s council [...]

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

Development issues dominate mayoral debate

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Alexandria’s three Democratic candidates for mayor sparred Tuesday night in a debate that revolved around how best to develop various neighborhoods across the Port City, from the waterfront to Landmark and [...]

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Neil Simon’s long-running and ever popular play “The Odd Couple” has had more incarnations than The Smashing Pumpkins. First there was the Broadway premiere in 1965. Art Carney of “The Honeymooners” [...]

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

By Chris Teale (Courtesy Photo) The former site of the second Parker-Gray High School has changed a great deal in the 50 years since its closure as part of the desegregation of Alexandria’s school system, but [...]