City long-term care facilities hit hard by COVID-19

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Clarification: The data presented in this article regarding cases at long-term care facilities is cumulative, not point-in-time.  Statewide, more than 60%...

Animal fostering increases during pandemic

Margo Wagner | mwagner@alextimes.com  Social distancing has left many Alexandrians with more time at home and a desire for companionship. As a result, many local...

Resident battles COVID-19 uncertainty

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Old Town resident Amy Gurtler has symptoms of COVID-19 – fatigue, dry cough, chest pain, body aches and shortness of...

Virginia falls between its neighbors in COVID-19 surges

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Virginia’s neighbors to the north along the Atlantic seaboard, from Maryland to Massachusetts, were hit much harder during phase one...

Entertainment venues reopen in phase three

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com For the first time since Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) issued a stay at home order on March 30, local theaters...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Reopening ACPS cautiously and methodically

By Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D. One of the most difficult decisions required of any school division across the United States, and even the world, right...

Your Views: Time to rename Pickett Street

To the editor: In 1953, the Alexandria City Council renamed more than 30 streets for Confederate military leaders after it annexed a portion of Fairfax...

Review: Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

By Andy Dunbar “Today, tomorrow, and yesterday too / The flowers are dyin’ like all things do” Bob Dylan croons in “I Contain Multitudes,” the...

Empathy is appreciated: Tips for dining during a pandemic

By Stacey Wharam The past few months have been incredibly difficult for restaurants and small businesses struggling to stay afloat, and reopening with new safety...

A brief history lesson on the art of hard cider

By Tristan Wright  “You want to do what?” As I migrated through the process of starting Lost Boy Cider as a business, I heard this...

T.C. hockey player named league’s Player of the Year

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com T.C. Williams High School hockey player Jason Townsend was named the Capital Scholastic Hockey League’s Player of the Year on Feb. 27, according to Monumental Sports. Townsend, a senior at T.C....

SSSAS and Episcopal compete in state playoffs

By Luke Anderson | landerson@alextimes.com Two weeks after St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes defeated Episcopal in the IAC Championship, both high school boys’ basketball teams traveled to Virginia State University for the Virginia Independent Schools...

T.C. Williams boys’ basketball takes division title

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com With a surprise buzzer beater in the final second of the game, the T.C. Williams High School varsity boys’ basketball team claimed the Gunston District championship on Feb. 21. Nearing the...

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Review: Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

By Andy Dunbar “Today, tomorrow, and yesterday too / The flowers are dyin’ like all things do” Bob Dylan croons in “I Contain Multitudes,” the opening track of “Rough and Rowdy Ways.” The Nobel Prize-winning folk...

Empathy is appreciated: Tips for dining during a pandemic

By Stacey Wharam The past few months have been incredibly difficult for restaurants and small businesses struggling to stay afloat, and reopening with new safety guidelines has not been easy. COVID-19 is a challenge that...

A brief history lesson on the art of hard cider

By Tristan Wright  “You want to do what?” As I migrated through the process of starting Lost Boy Cider as a business, I heard this question a lot. After tapping my network for insight, nearly...

Your Views: Time to rename Pickett Street

To the editor: In 1953, the Alexandria City Council renamed more than 30 streets for Confederate military leaders after it annexed a portion of Fairfax...

Your Views: The autoimmune presidency

To the editor: Antibodies are our immune system’s first line of defense against pathogenic viruses. Upon recognizing an antigen, a unique molecule belonging to a...

Your Views: Alexandria needs an ombudsman

To the editor: Former Mayor Allison Silberberg tried during her term in office to establish a permanent ethics commission. However, her city council cohorts refused...

Your Views: A safe haven for abortion

To the editor: On July 1, the Reproductive Health Protection Act took effect, allowing Virginians to access abortion care without medically unnecessary and burdensome restrictions....

Your Views: Rename T.C. Williams after former principal John Porter

To the editor: I am writing about the articles and opinion pieces that have run in the Alexandria Times about changing the name of T.C....

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Reopening ACPS cautiously and methodically

By Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D. One of the most difficult decisions required of any school division across the United States, and even the world, right...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: All hands on deck

We’re making our way through extraordinary times. The circumstances we’ve struggled with for months now have no precedent. Decision-makers at all levels have no...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Taking risks in life

Everyone has to take some risks. Going for a walk might involve a fall; getting in a car might involve a crash; and enjoying...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: I can’t be quiet

Over the past couple of weeks, America has once again faced the ugly truth about racism, injustice and police brutality. It is no surprise...