Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: City must respect its historic districts

By Ninette Sadusky, Alexandria To the editor: Do Alexandria’s historic districts mean anything? That is the question that city councilors will answer September 12 when they decide either to uphold or to overturn the Parker-Gray Board [...]

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

By Bill Reagan You may have seen the recent announcement that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate from Arlington to office space on Eisenhower Avenue. This win for the city highlights what we typically regard [...]

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

By Margaret Lorber, Alexandria City Student Board candidate (File photo) To the editor: The Times’ story on Alexandria’s school board candidates (“Vying for the top of the class,” July 30) stated that I did not respond [...]

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

Our View: T.C. Williams stadium press box is an embarrassment

(Photo/Chris Teale) It may seem like a relatively minor issue, but the dire state of the press box at T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium is a symbolic and logistical nightmare for the school’s rebuilding football program. For [...]

Senior Corner: Beat the heat—Tips on staying cool during the summer heat

Senior Corner: Beat the heat—Tips on staying cool during the summer heat

By Diana Reynoso In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, [...]

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

By Dennis Auld, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Having spent a portion of my career working for a newspaper, I understand and respect Mrs. Dunbar’s right, as publisher, to present her position on any subject. [...]

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

By Mark E. Sloan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have been amazed at the number of conversations suggesting that Mayor Bill Euille should simply “fall in line” and “endorse the primary winner.” I am [...]

Your View: City must manage parking better

Your View: City must manage parking better

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The writer of “Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking” (August 13) suggested that residents be limited to one car per family for street parking. Besides being rather presumptuous, the [...]

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

(Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) Local government and business leaders celebrated last week as the federal government announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration soon would call Alexandria home, and rightfully so. The announcement, which is the [...]

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

By William A. Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The topic of city fiscal mismanagement has been a familiar theme of citizen rhetoric for the past year. With the city elections less than three months [...]