Archive for 'Your Views'

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Once again the “fear of change” putdown is being wielded by a small group of contentious promoters who want athletic lights installed permanently at T.C. Williams’ large sports [...]

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

By Dino Drudi (File Photo) To the editor: The way city council handled the food truck issue is indicative of a troubling trend of recent origin: city council circumventing, overriding, short-circuiting and disrespecting its appointed boards, [...]

Volunteers keep us in good health

Volunteers keep us in good health

By Nick Carosi III, Member of the 1872 Society and chairman of the board of Inova Health System (File Photo) To the editor: I was honored to attend the 1872 Society annual reception last week at Joe [...]

Obey the rules or get a ticket

Obey the rules or get a ticket

By Charles Hulfish, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Thank you to the Alexandria Police Department for stepping up enforcement of our traffic laws when it comes to bicyclists. Now we need our judges to stand behind [...]

Few repeat offenders mean red-light cameras are working

Few repeat offenders mean red-light cameras are working

By Jonathan Krall, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: In response to “Red-light cameras don’t deter scofflaws,” on May 22, I’d like to quote from that same article: “‘One thing we have not seen is the repeat [...]

Filling in the Blanks: Only you can help our schools and our children succeed

Filling in the Blanks: Only you can help our schools and our children succeed

By Karen Graf (File Photo) The community always has been an important component in public education. With businesses, nonprofits and neighbors chipping in, we can help shepherd our city and the children in our schools toward [...]

My View: The real winners of the War of 1812

My View: The real winners of the War of 1812

By Dan Lee (File Photo) The British warships that arrived along the Alexandria waterfront in 1814 affected the lives of ordinary residents, though not so dramatically as the federal occupation of the Port City during the [...]

Vote for Hope next week

Vote for Hope next week

By David Cordell, Alexandria (Courtesy Photo) To the editor: As an Alexandria resident since 1988, I am proud to be voting for Delegate Patrick Hope in the Democratic primary on June 10. While there are many able [...]

We must take care as we redevelop the historic waterfront

We must take care as we redevelop the historic waterfront

By J. G. Marino, Alexandria (Image/City of Alexandria)  To the editor: On the night of March 8, 1912 at 815 Duke St., John F. Parker, principal of the Snowden School met with Sarah Gray, principal of the [...]

Red-light camera tickets are unjust, unfair and annoying

Red-light camera tickets are unjust, unfair and annoying

By Roger Lathbury, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: I read with dismay last week’s article on red-light cameras (“Red-light cameras don’t deter scofflaws”). They are, as the article partly suggests, primarily revenue enhancers. Yet not only [...]