Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Claiming the title of the first Thanksgiving

Your View: Claiming the title of the first Thanksgiving

By Ellen Latane Tabb, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Virginians can rightly claim our forebears first celebrated and established the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving on these shores. Their 1619 Thanksgiving celebration at Berkeley Hundred, Va. [...]

Your View: Skip the turkey this Thanksgiving

By Ashton Gunter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: While President Barack Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that [...]

Your View: ACPS strategic plan includes students’ vision for the future

Your View: ACPS strategic plan includes students’ vision for the future

By Amanda Eisenhour, Chair, Superintendent’s Student Leadership Committee and T.C. Williams junior (File photo) To the editor: Typically a school system must solely focus on dealing with the latest crisis or simply keeping everything running relatively [...]

Your View: ‘Digital city’ nod means nothing without broadband competition

Your View: ‘Digital city’ nod means nothing without broadband competition

By Francois Krodel, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It is with a big chuckle that I read that Alexandria’s city government was recently named a digital leader (“Group names Alexandria top digital city,” November 12). [...]

Your View: An evaluation of the King Street bike lanes

Your View: An evaluation of the King Street bike lanes

By Louise Welch, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It’s rare to see a bicycle rider using the King Street bike lanes. To install these lanes, parking was removed, traffic lanes were narrowed and the bike [...]

Your View: We need a ward system in city council elections

Your View: We need a ward system in city council elections

By Brian W. Higgins, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Your November 5, 2015 editorial, “Some takeaways from the Democratic sweep,” misses the mark. The editorial theorizes that strong Democrat turnout and a stronger slate of [...]

Your View: Republicans must enter Democratic primaries

Your View: Republicans must enter Democratic primaries

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I would like to present an alternative view to your editorial analysis of the city election (“Some takeaways from the Democratic sweep,” November 5), one rooted in [...]

Your View: At-large council seats are a disservice

Your View: At-large council seats are a disservice

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Unless Alexandria drops the at-large voting format for city council elections, we must confront the sad phenomenon that our local Democratic Party is frustrating representational democracy. Why [...]

Your View: Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools

Your View: Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools

By Karen Graf, Chairwoman, Alexandria City School Board To the editor: Last Friday, Alexandria City Public Schools had a community event to launch the district’s five-year strategic plan, entitled ACPS 2020. This event was aimed at [...]

Your View: Robinson Terminal North hearing was a farce

Your View: Robinson Terminal North hearing was a farce

By Hal Hardaway, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: At the city council hearing on Robinson Terminal North last month, I fell through yet another cosmic bunny hole at City Hall. To wit: The introductory briefing [...]