Tag: environment

Letter to the Editor: Silberberg is the environmental candidate

To the editor: Would you rather have John Muir or Scott Pruitt as mayor of Alexandria? What were the leaders of the Mt. Vernon chapter...

Letter to the Editor: Hold councilors accountable for sewage overflows

To the editor: Volunteers at “Clean the Bay Day” should have made sure their vaccinations for typhoid and hepatitis were current. Due to recent heavy rainfall,...

Letter to the Editor: Here’s why the Sierra Club endorsed Wilson

To the editor: Last week the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Justin Wilson for mayor in Alexandria’s June 12 Democratic Party primary. These are...

Letter to the Editor: Sierra Club sold out years ago

To the editor: I was angered and disappointed to learn this week that the local chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Justin Wilson for mayor,...

Mayoral candidates set for final showdown

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott With less than a week left until the Democratic primary, the already-heated clashes between mayoral opponents, incumbent Allison Silberberg...

Letter to the Editor: Sierra Club endorsement tainted by donations

To the editor: When I learned the local chapter of the Sierra Club had endorsed Justin Wilson in Alexandria’s mayoral contest, I thought it was...

Letter to the Editor: Environment, businesses and education: are they compatible?

To the editor: It was Richard Nixon who, on Dec. 2, 1970, proposed the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Just before that, President Lyndon Johnson...

Letter to the Editor: Karig decision reveals council’s biases 

To the editor: Vice Mayor Justin Wilson’s April newsletter failed to excuse his Jan. 20 approval of the Karig Estates development by saying the project is...

My View: Karig hearing was a visit to Alice’s ‘Wonderland’

By Jeremy Flachs On Jan. 20, our city council voted 6-1 to approve the development at Karig Estates without modification, a vote which denied the appeal of...

Councilor Paul Smedberg seeks sixth term

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] When Paul Smedberg first ran for city council in 2000, his bid ended with a loss. Three years later, he ran...