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EDITORIAL: Finding a true win-win compromise really is an art

EDITORIAL: Finding a true win-win compromise really is an art

According to Merriam-Webster, a compromise is “a settling of differences … reached by mutual concessions.” In a good compromise, no one gets exactly what they want and each party gives up something meaningful. Washington Nationals General [...]

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Port City finally thaws out from a messy winter, city officials are taking stock of the cold weather’s toll on the blacktop. The city department of transportation and environmental [...]

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Planning Director Faroll Hamer, often the target of fierce criticism from residents during her tenure in Alexandria, is one of two high-ranking members of City Hall to announce plans to step [...]

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy image) In each of the three previous years that ACT for Alexandria has hosted a 24-hour online fundraiser for local nonprofits, the group surpassed its goals. So it’s easy to see why [...]

Reinventing The Bard’s greatest work

Reinventing The Bard’s greatest work

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Koko Lanham) As far as this critic is concerned, Synetic Theater can do no wrong. How could you fault their electrifying choreography, spectacular dancers or their break-the-mold interpretations of the classics — especially [...]

A budding T.C. lacrosse tradition

A budding T.C. lacrosse tradition

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) In Don West’s first year running the T.C. Williams girls lacrosse team — when he was just the latest in a string of new coaches — the Titans lost to Lake [...]

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City councilors ended months of debate when they unanimously approved adding bike lanes to a section of King Street earlier this month, but at least one resident remains up in arms. [...]

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A little more than a year after nearly losing his life in the line of duty, police officer Peter Laboy is back on the job. Chief Earl Cook said the one-time [...]

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, the site of the red-light camera on Duke Street was incorrectly identified. By Erich Wagner (File photo) A pair of new red-light cameras planned for two local intersections are intended to [...]

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Old Town residents are adamantly opposed to a plan to transfer Engine 204 from their neighborhood to the West End. But fire officials say the truck’s intended destination is one [...]