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Opinion

Editorial: Should Arlington scale back religious holidays?

It was with the best of intentions that Arlington Public Schools decided to add a number of new student holidays to the annual calendar, honoring a variety of religions. We’re all for diversity and equity, as appropriate, but apparently carving...

Letter: More density doesn’t equate to traffic problems

Editor: Many people object to density based on the false belief that it will increase traffic congestion and pedestrian injuries from car crashes. We cannot let the untrue negative perceptions of density disrupt progress to a more affordable, sustainable and...

Letter: Election results do not validate Missing Middle

Letter: Recent election didn't validate Missing Middle Editor: Notwithstanding the tone of triumphalism in two letters proclaiming that “Election Shows Public Supports Missing Middle , I beg to differ. The writers jump to the conclusion that because two candidates to the...

‘Old School’ column: A baking saga

Every year as Christmas approaches, my daughter and I bake pumpkin bread. Lots and lots of pumpkin bread. The whole thing began sometime in the early 1980s because I was sick of baking my usual 100-120 DOZEN Christmas cookies. They...

Editorial: And here comes Arlington’s 2023 campaign season

Arlington County Board members in a few weeks will give the Arlington County Democratic Committee an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present by approving a switch from traditional winner-take-all County Board primaries to the more complicated but, some say, better “ranked-choice,” AKA...

‘Old School’ column: Thanksgiving, the Play

My daughter recently unearthed two missing picture boxes from her attic that I had given her “for safekeeping.” As you know, that’s the kiss of death for anything you hope to find later. But after a lot of scrounging...

Editorial: Document lambasting Arlington governance worth perusal

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s rank-and-file this week was slated to get a first look at the draft of a proposed resolution calling on county-government leaders to return to a more open, responsive county government where everyone has the...

Editorial: Election results show how power has shifted in Arlington

A win’s a win, and Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti’s substantial victory – taking 60 percent of the vote against two independent challengers – is not something to discount. In fact, he deserves credit. But. (There’s always a...

Commentary: Arlington needs to support communications network

Increasingly, most people rely on their smartphones for daily communication and Internet access. Mobile-network operators report traffic grew 40 percent between 2021 and 2022.

Letter: ‘Voters have spoken: We want Missing Middle’

Editor: The recently concluded Arlington County Board election was billed as a referendum on Missing Middle housing policies, which surged to become the most dominant and divisive issue in a county election since the streetcar eight years ago. The results...
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