Archive for 'Opinion'

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 [...]

Alexandria Times endorses Democratic candidates for mayor, delegate

Alexandria Times endorses Democratic candidates for mayor, delegate

This year’s race for the Democratic nomination for mayor has been unprecedented in modern Alexandria politics. In this election, two accomplished, credible challengers — Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and former Mayor Kerry Donley — oppose incumbent [...]

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

By William G. Turner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am so pleased with Mayor Bill Euille and his cast of city councilors for moving ahead with the new Metro station in Potomac Yard. What [...]

Your View: Development must set the atmosphere of an area

Your View: Development must set the atmosphere of an area

By Poul Hertel, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Just recently, I saw an advertisement by developer EYA for the company’s newest condominium design in Montgomery County. Make a few tweaks and you have something that [...]

Your View: Kerry Donley is the perfect candidate for Alexandria mayor

Your View: Kerry Donley is the perfect candidate for Alexandria mayor

By Diane Charles, Donna Fossum, Kevin Grim, Dak Hardwick, Sally and Steven Krahn, Jim McIntyre, Sandy Murphy, Gayle Reuter, Judy and Michael Stack, Christa Watters, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The current primary race for [...]

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

By Twig Murray, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am frustrated. I have not felt represented by the majority of the actions taken by City Hall over the past 25 years. Is anyone else with [...]

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

By Sissy Walker and Carol Keller, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In a few weeks, Alexandrians will have the opportunity to vote in an open primary election for mayor, to voice their perspectives on where [...]

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: On my way home from church early Sunday afternoon, I noticed a soccer game in progress on the newly constructed Jefferson-Houston School playing field, so I went [...]