Tag: opinion

Your Views: Will our libraries erase history?

To the editor: Columbus Day will continue to be commemorated in many cities across our land, but not in Alexandria. It is Indigenous Peoples’ Day,...

My View | Allison Silberberg: When “restoration” means destruction

The first rule in medicine is “do no harm.” The same rule should apply to government at any level. But governments can and do...

Your Views: Alexandria is overpopulated

To the editor: It’s the obvious, yet uncomfortable culprit no one talks about. However, its footprints appear in several articles of the Sept. 3 issue...

Your Views: Kudos to Alexandria’s BAR

To the editor: The Board of Architectural Review met on Sept. 2 for a concept review of the Heritage Project proposal, which was to include...

Your Views: The death of a tree

To the editor: On Sept. 2, an “Eco City” that has been designated a “Tree City,” along with Alexandria City Public Schools, had a beautiful...

Your Views: I support redistricting reform

To the editor: My experience in redistricting matters includes being the appointed authority for two commissions, sitting on another commission of which I was the...

My View | Andrew Macdonald: Obituary for a pin oak (quercus...

I was the stately, towering pin oak that was cut down to make room for a concession stand for the new sports stadium at...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Time to...

In line with my commitment to empowering young people and encouraging them to share their voices, I have invited Alexandria City School Board Student...

Your Views: Eulogy for the Witness Oak

To the editor: Born possibly in 1870 from an acorn of uncertain origin, this tree began as a sapling on land belonging to Black families,...

Your Views: We must save River Farm

To the editor: Last Friday I was horrified to learn that the board of directors of the American Horticultural Society decided to put River Farm,...