Archive for 'Your Views'

My View: Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake

My View: Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake

By Denise Dunbar (File Photo) I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, “War is not the answer.” Could five words strung together possibly be more inane? Of course, we all wish there was no such [...]

Compromise saved the waterfront

Compromise saved the waterfront

By Jody Manor and Christine Bernstein, Alexandria To the editor: The recent settlement agreement between the Old Dominion Boat Club and City Hall is cause for celebration. We applaud both sides for bringing this long, litigious [...]

Del Ray is not a police state

Del Ray is not a police state

By Robbin Warner, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am writing to inform you of a situation involving the Alexandria Police Department on Friday, March 28, on Sycamore Street in Del Ray during our 13th annual [...]

Why can’t we just give compromise a chance in this city?

Why can’t we just give compromise a chance in this city?

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Your bicycle lanes editorial (“Bike lane debate: the good, the bad and the ugly,” March 20) tried to put a happy face on the contentious issue of adding [...]

Emphasis on bicycling will 
come at a cost to pedestrians

Emphasis on bicycling will 
come at a cost to pedestrians

By Arnold Miller 
and Ayne Furman, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Managing bicycle traffic in Old Town is a complex issue, but a key element is the effect of such traffic on the quality of life [...]

Updating city codes? Here are a few more to toss out

Updating city codes? Here are a few more to toss out

By Jol Silversmith, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: In response to City Councilor Justin Wilson’s recent call for Alexandria to remove certain anachronistic laws from the books, may I suggest that the city revise or repeal [...]

A business friendly Alexandria City Council would support automobile dealerships

A business friendly Alexandria City Council would support automobile dealerships

By Stephanie Cabell, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: The Alexandria Time’s editorial in its March 27 issue about the fate of the two used auto dealerships on King Street (“Driving out local automobile dealerships is bad [...]

The Old Dominion Boat Club will remain a local institution

The Old Dominion Boat Club will remain a local institution

By LaDonna Hale Curzon Member, Old Dominion 
Boat Club (File Photo)  To the editor: Thanks to the Alexandria City Council, this community must say goodbye to one of its oldest landmarks: the Old Dominion Boat Club’s [...]

Bike to Work Day is just a start

Bike to Work Day is just a start

By Jonathan Krall, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: The Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library recently hosted a Bicycle Commuting 101 class. Residents shared information about commuting by bicycle and offered encouragement. With Bike to Work Day [...]

Why calm traffic with bike lanes when congestion will do it for us?

Why calm traffic with bike lanes when congestion will do it for us?

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: By unanimously overruling the desires of directly affected residents and adding bike lanes on King Street, could our city councilors really just have wanted to enable more bicycling [...]