Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Stop passing the costs of development onto residents

Your View: Stop passing the costs of development onto residents

By Kathleen Kust, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Dick Platt was right to criticize the approved plan to transport toxic soil from the Robinson Terminal North property by trucks (“Robinson Terminal North approval shows council [...]

Your View: Casino won’t just be a boon for Alexandria

Your View: Casino won’t just be a boon for Alexandria

By David Levine, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In your story on Alexandria’s preparation for the new casino’s opening at National Harbor in 2016 (“City establishes task force ahead of MGM National Harbor opening,” October [...]

Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening

Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening

By Hope Gallagher, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am writing in response to the November 13 letter to the editor entitled “Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools” by Alexandria [...]

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 [...]