Archive for 'Opinion'

Illuminating the Port City lighting paradox

Illuminating the Port City lighting paradox

By D. Foyle, Alexandria (File photo) There are four high schools in the city: T.C. Williams, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, and Bishop Ireton. All field a full complement of athletic teams. All are in [...]

Editorial: The winds of change at the Times

Editorial: The winds of change at the Times

(File photo) The adage, “with each ending comes a new beginning” is true in life, and also at the Alexandria Times. This week we say a fond farewell to our editor-in-chief, Derrick Perkins, as he leaves [...]

Van Fleet: I was critical of the public process, not bike lanes

Van Fleet: I was critical of the public process, not bike lanes

By Townsend “Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria I write in reference to Jonathon Krall’s October 16 letter to the editor in the Alexandria Times (“Give bike lanes a fair hearing”) that referred to my stated position that [...]

Alexandrian’s support for veterans — we don’t forget

Alexandrian’s support for veterans — we don’t forget

By John Porter (File photo) “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” cited Henry Lee III in his eulogy for George Washington.  Washington was certainly first in many categories [...]

Celebrating the Titans of yesteryear

Celebrating the Titans of yesteryear

By Karen Graf (File photo) Much of the Alexandria School Board’s time is spent talking about academics. However, athletics has a place in the conversation as well. Movement helps our cognitive abilities. It teaches our young [...]

Goodbye to a gentleman

Goodbye to a gentleman

By Denise Dunbar (Courtesy photo) Our unruly world became a bit less civil last week with the passing of long-time Alexandria resident David M. Abshire. An advisor to presidents, former ambassador to NATO and co-founder of [...]

City Hall’s tactics force critics to adopt a first strike mentality

City Hall’s tactics force critics to adopt a first strike mentality

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Do you recall Pogo’s quip, “We have met the enemy and he is us”? The same might be said for Jonathan Krall’s accusation that “a few residents of Alexandria have [...]

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

File photo Up to this point, we know two things about food trucks in Alexandria: members of the public apparently want them in town, but roving restaurateurs seem uninterested in doing business here. Food trucks were [...]

Old Town needs more attention

Old Town needs more attention

By Christa Annett, Alexandria In response to Jimm Roberts’ recent letter (“We need citywide referendums on costly public projects,” October 2), I wanted to join the disgruntled Old Town residents who resent the lack of input [...]

Rolling in the right direction

Rolling in the right direction

By B. Marquis, Alexandria I was surprised but pleased to read the October 9 article in the Alexandria Times entitled “On the road to civility on two wheels or four.” It was encouraging to see that some [...]