Archive for 'Your Views'

Boat club deal sacrifices private property rights for whom?

Boat club deal sacrifices private property rights for whom?

By Kurt M. Kramer, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Shame on the city of Alexandria for sacrificing the rights of private individuals to … well, whom, exactly? Like a scene from an Ayn Rand novel, Alexandria [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: Smart starts turn into strong finishes

Alexandria in ACTion: Smart starts turn into strong finishes

By John Porter (File Photo)  Back to school — say it ain’t so! The summer can’t be over yet; didn’t it just start? Well, actually, the summer’s not over, but it is quickly coming to its [...]

Times’ editorial cartoonist misrepresented the Gaza crisis

Times’ editorial cartoonist misrepresented the Gaza crisis

By Jack Frankel, Alexandria To the editor: The political cartoon in the July 31 edition of the Alexandria Times showing one rocket being sent into Israel and Israel responding with many of their own is false. In [...]

Warner is a proven leader 
on educational issues

Warner is a proven leader 
on educational issues

By Hazel Rigby, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: This is in response to the letter published in the July 24 edition of the Alexandria Times from Peter A. Finocchio of Henrico entitled: “Want education reform? Look [...]

Times’ cartoonist should stick to what he knows

By Erica Mitrano, Arlington To the editor: Why, in your cartoon portraying Palestinians and Israelis as pawns of unseen powers (July 10), were the Palestinians dressed in the Turkish flag? The flag of Palestine is a red [...]

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

By Mark Hemingway, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Almost two years ago, our house in Rosemont was robbed. We were burgled on a Friday afternoon and the man responsible was arrested the following Monday. My wife [...]

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Recently, on a hiking trip along the Appalachians, I had the pleasure and pain of three different hotel experiences. One of them took place in the Hotel Indigo [...]

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Uh oh. Having read new Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley’s first opinion piece (“ACPS supports students and student-athletes equally,” July 3), I fear we’re in for [...]

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

By George Byrd, Falls Church To the editor: Some of the arguments opposing the Presbyterian Church’s divestment from companies connected to Israel sound very much like the ones set forth by the whites of South Africa prior [...]

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

By Karen Graf (Photo/Erich Wagner) A positive preschool experience is a critical component for the success of our city’s youngest residents. The top priorities for the Alexandria City School Board are to ensure that our students [...]