Archive for 'Your Views'

Your view: Critics don’t know Metroway’s potential

Your view: Critics don’t know Metroway’s potential

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Commenters criticize Metroway’s cost and ridership statistics, but their critiques are myopic, misplaced and guilty of misunderstanding history. Their arguments criticize something more fundamental than dedicated bus [...]

Your view: Metroway is yet another waste of taxpayer dollars

Your view: Metroway is yet another waste of taxpayer dollars

By Matt O’Brien, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I was intrigued by an article in the March 12 edition of the Alexandria Times (“Metroway exceeds early expectations”). Our transit and elected officials are pleasantly surprised [...]

Your view: Public housing at Parker-Gray must be saved from demolition

By Morgan D. Delaney, president, Historic Alexandria Foundation To the editor: The Historic Alexandria Foundation, established in 1954, undertakes to help protect the historic and architectural character of the city’s historic buildings, streetscapes and districts. HAF [...]

Your view: Guns don’t belong in Alexandria parades

Your view: Guns don’t belong in Alexandria parades

By Eric Meade, Alexandria (Photo/Laura Sikes) To the editor, Following the Newtown shooting on December 14 2012, I and many other parents across the country have spoken to our young children about guns. We told them [...]

Your view: General Assembly should expand Medicaid program

Your view: General Assembly should expand Medicaid program

By Nicholas Richardson, Harrisonburg (File photo) To the editor: I am a student at James Madison University and I read Mayor Bill Euille’s February 19 opinion piece entitled “Virginia General Assembly erred in not expanding Medicaid,” [...]

Your view: City snow removal policies are out of date

Your view: City snow removal policies are out of date

By Jeff Yutzler, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor, It is time for the city to revise its snow removal laws and policies. This was particularly apparent last Saturday. Two days after a moderate snowstorm, large [...]

Coverage of private school scholarships missed the mark

By Joseph Liu, Alexandria Your coverage of legislative efforts in Richmond to undermine public education was terribly one-sided (“Private school scholarships pick up steam in Virginia,” February 5). Virginia’s constitution effectively blocks private school vouchers to [...]

Alexandria’s preservation is up for grabs

Alexandria’s preservation is up for grabs

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: After reading a number of articles concerning the blending of historic and new developments in Charleston, S.C., it struck a familiar chord. The problem of [...]

Local tutoring funding must not be cut

Local tutoring funding must not be cut

By Kristin Langlykke, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Alexandria City Public School budget is currently being deliberated and the superintendent’s proposal calls for cuts to the Community Partners program from which the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium [...]

City council sets dangerous precedent in Harris Teeter deal

City council sets dangerous precedent in Harris Teeter deal

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Normally, the legal process affords a governing body with a systematic bias plausible cover.  Only occasionally does a matter arise where the governing body must choose between maintaining its systematic [...]