Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

By Jared Engeset, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Tennis has been a huge part of my family and upbringing since I was 10 years old. Even when my wife and I were looking into neighborhoods [...]

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

(Photo/Chris Teale) Today, many residents take Alexandria’s retail corridors like Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and King Street in Old Town for granted. But they weren’t always hubs of bustling business and activity. Two decades [...]

Our View: It’s time for a new Patrick Henry school building

Our View: It’s time for a new Patrick Henry school building

(Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) As they say, timing is everything. In show business, a sense of timing can be the difference between lasting success and a fleeting career. Timing is crucial for a good meal; no [...]

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

By Stephen Hales, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am the owner of 811 and 809 Vassar Road and the applicant for a subdivision of my property in the Clover/College Park neighborhood. I was incredibly [...]

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

By Jason Von Wagner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The recent story in the Alexandria Times of President Gerald Ford’s old home located on Crown View Drive being impinged upon by a proposed subdivision of [...]

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

By Susan Keightley, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: What does a so-called “destination” recreation center costing at least $5.9 million have to do with a school renovation project? Everything, it would seem. Sorg Architects recently [...]

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As I write this, I have no idea who will have won the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. Whoever prevails, I offer my congratulations. As it stands [...]

Your View: Allison Silberberg is the right candidate to lead

Your View: Allison Silberberg is the right candidate to lead

By Jane Adams Foote, Alexandria To the editor: Last weekend, I attended a reception for Allison Silberberg. I left more convinced than ever that she is the right person to lead our city as our next [...]

Your View: Bill Euille is the strongest choice on June 9

Your View: Bill Euille is the strongest choice on June 9

By Mark C. Williams, Alexandria To the editor: Mayor Bill Euille is running for his fifth term. He has earned it. Mayor Euille has intelligently led what is, at times, a deeply divided city. City services [...]

Your View: Kerry Donley would be the best leader for Alexandria as mayor

Your View: Kerry Donley would be the best leader for Alexandria as mayor

By Bernard S. Cohen, former delegate; Karen Darner, former delegate, Claire Eberwein, former city councilor; Richard R. G. Hobson, former delegate; Michael Jackson, former city councilor; Marian Van Landingham, former delegate; Sheriff Dana A. Lawhorne; Lonnie [...]