Opinion pieces from city leaders and local experts on a variety of topics.

Foodie: Lagers, pilsners swell in popularity

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  As summer reaches its midway point, craft beer fans are seeking out lighter, more refreshing beer options. It should come as...

Alexandria in Action: What would George and Ben think?

As we celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday and our city’s 268th, I think back to a column I wrote in 2014 about two of...

The Business Plan: Why small businesses fail

By Bill Reagan It’s widely held that small businesses often fail. SBA’s metrics show two-thirds survive at least two years, but only half make it...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

By Denise Dunbar Dear Josey: On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had...

Our View: Let’s mobilize philanthropic Alexandria to fight the opioid crisis

Alexandria is a city with a long philanthropic track record of responding generously, and swiftly, to need. Numerous local nonprofits support at-risk children, shut-in...
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