Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

America: Land of the fee

By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Back in the 1950s, the interstate highway system became the crown jewel of the Eisenhower administration. Sold as beneficial to residents and country alike, its underlying purpose [...]

We all benefit from welcoming visitors to our wonderful city

We all benefit from welcoming visitors to our wonderful city

By Patricia Washington President and CEO, 
Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (File Photo)  To the editor: We recently celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week, making it a great time to recognize the incredible contributions visitors make [...]

Waterfront hotel pays an unlikely homage

Waterfront hotel pays an unlikely homage

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (Image/City of Alexandria)  To the editor: Short people will find welcoming rooms at the proposed new Carr City Centers hotel on the waterfront. While it is undoubtedly a massive box, the same adjective [...]

U.S. intervention is often a force for good

U.S. intervention is often a force for good

By Gregory G. Paspatis, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: I am writing to challenge Dino Drudi’s assertions in his most recent letter to the editor (“What has military intervention done for us lately,” May 8). I [...]

Separating fact from fiction about charter schools

Separating fact from fiction about charter schools

By Kara Kerwin, President, The Center for Education Reform (File Photo)  To the editor: Americans are fans of fantasy and myth — the resounding success of franchises like “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” offer strong evidence to support [...]

Ebbin has our outdated marijuana laws in his sights

Ebbin has our outdated marijuana laws in his sights

By Erik Altieri, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: There are many candidates vying to take the torch from U.S. Rep. Jim Moran in the 8th Congressional District. Of these, I believe only one will show the [...]