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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Opinion

Letter: Missing Middle will result in destruction of neighborhoods

Editor: Let us fervently hope that the current Arlington County Board will not be remembered as the group that foisted on unsuspecting residents the destruction of our community’s old, leafy, peaceful, beautiful neighborhoods. I don’t happen to live in one...

Letter: De Ferranti listening to all sides in Missing Middle debate

Editor: I am a 19-year resident of Arlington and proud to call this area my home. I have come to appreciate the “Arlington Way” and I believe more community engagement is necessary to reach consensus on the Missing Middle...

Letter: Clement will help to remove groupthink in governance

Editor: The Sun Gazette has endorsed the incumbent in the County Board race, instead of Audrey Clement, the challenger. Why? Because Clement does not have a lot of money and hasn’t built a campaign to match that of the dominant...

Letter: De Ferranti not perfect, but by far the best choice

Editor: My wife and I support Matt de Ferranti for re-election to the Arlington County Board. We do not agree with him on everything. But we believe he studies issues carefully, seeks input from the entire community, and works hard...

Letter: Don’t criticize leaders for doing their best during COVID

Editor: I enjoy reading your paper especially for the local news. I don’t often agree with your editorials, but take serious offense to the bashing of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Fairfax County schools while asking for an apology. While...

Commentary: Pescatarian diets hold many advantages

Pescatarian diets received a bump in visibility during October, when restaurants, food producers and seafood enthusiasts around the country celebrated National Pescatarian Month.

‘Old School’ column: Costume changes!

This was my first Halloween column and a fun one to write, so I decided to run it again, in honor of my favorite holiday. When my grandkids were in elementary school, I usually went to their Halloween parades, using...

Editorial: Santa, please deliver us divided government

It’s a little early to be asking Santa for a Christmas gift, but with having been good boys and girls here at the Sun Gazette editorial desk (our endorsements in local elections are all done!), we’d like to request...

Letter: If you want focus kept on students, vote Rives

Editor: Thank you, Sun Gazette, for endorsing James Vell Rives IV for Arlington School Board. After devastating policies that left Virginia students with significant declines in math and reading levels, Rives is the independent voice we need to ensure every...

Letter: Rives is the contender School Board needs right now

Editor: As Arlington Public Schools continues to emerge from the tumult of the pandemic-era closures that the district imposed starting in March 2020, making up for the resultant “learning loss” is of paramount importance. We parents, families, residents and taxpayers...
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