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A solution for Alexandria’s power line negotiations

A solution for Alexandria’s power line negotiations

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria Now that Dominion has vetted a list of potential power line routes and their feasibility, City Hall will have an opportunity to present to the Commonwealth’s corporation commission its concerns about how [...]

We all must be mindful of pedestrians

We all must be mindful of pedestrians

By Jim Durham, chairman, Alexandria Bicycle and PEdestrian Advisory Committee (File photo) The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is acting to improve safety across the city, with a recent focus in Old Town. Implementing [...]

Athletic lights will benefit just a few T.C. students

Athletic lights will benefit just a few T.C. students

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) Political capital usually is earned in advance and later spent pursuing a policy agenda. However, in the case of our elected school board (and unusually silent superintendent) they want their [...]

City manager is on the right track with new budget outreach

City manager is on the right track with new budget outreach

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) I have to tip my sweat-stained Alexandria Aces baseball cap to the city manager. He hit one out of the park by persuading our Imperial Rulers (a. k. a. city [...]

Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

Plans for Robinson Terminal South are a sign of great things to come

By Robert Atkinson, Alexandria I have followed the deliberations on the waterfront redevelopment plan with great interest over the past few years and am a firm supporter of bringing new life and vitality to this critical [...]

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

Every child deserves a warm and nutritious lunch

By Daria Dillard, president, Samuel Tucker Elementary School PTA (File photo) Imagine my surprise upon discovering how many students have gone without a hot lunch on a consistent basis at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. Al Luna, [...]

Emphasis needed on environmental education

Emphasis needed on environmental education

By Melvin Alvarez, Alexandria (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools possesses enough money to squander $3.5 million on a football field lightning project for T.C. Williams, as reported in Erich Wagner’s September 26 article, “ACPS: Total [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]