Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

By B. Marquis, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Regarding the issues that surround bicycling in Alexandria — particularly with creating bike lanes and providing additional accommodations for bicyclists — I feel compelled to report my observations [...]