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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 [...]

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 [...]

Addressing Alexandria’s public safety needs after years of budget cuts

Addressing Alexandria’s public safety needs after years of budget cuts

By Bryan B. Kirkes, Alexandria While the mayor, city council and city manager are planning on spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a waterfront redevelopment plan and a Metro station, Alexandria’s public safety departments are suffering. [...]

Meddling in the private sector is a mistake

Meddling in the private sector is a mistake

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria City Councilor Justin Wilson cannot stop opening his kimono, politically speaking. Since he is one of the young, up-and-comers in our local Democratic Party, you need to pay attention to his revelations, [...]

Ebola is not the only health threat facing Americans

Ebola is not the only health threat facing Americans

By Ali Gatlin, Alexandria (Image/CDC) U.S., state and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person in this country. But where [...]

Police must step up enforcement — of scofflaw motorists

Police must step up enforcement — of scofflaw motorists

By Dan Lynch, Alexandria (File photo) In my opinion, the Alexandria Police Department has given up on keeping pedestrians safe in Old Town. As a biker and jogger, I see evidence of this almost every day. [...]

Alexandria’s property owners deserve our respect, not a public shaming session

Alexandria’s property owners deserve our respect, not a public shaming session

By Frank Fannon, Alexandria (File photo) This present slate of city councilors has introduced many controversial and questionable policies as they approach the end of the second year of their three year term in office. But [...]