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Library head thanks supporters for sticking with the system

Arlington’s library director used a Juneteenth event to thank patrons for sticking with the county libraries through the COVID shutdown and the subsequent resumption of service. “The pandemic years were not kind – frustrating and disappointing and very sad,” Diane...

Editor’s Notebook: C’mon, local GOP, step it up a notch

Kindly Uncle Scotty is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, nor even an independent. His political inclinations are summed up in a single word: “Attack!” And thus, it is my duty to find a rolled up newspaper (excuse me while...

DMV has new option for hard-of-hearing patrons

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has added a new communication device to its service centers to help DMV employees better serve customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The wireless-electronic device, called UbiDuo, consists of two small screens...

County leaders keeping ‘Missing Middle’ commenters on tight leash

Apparently it’s going to be a race to be first in line to sign up for public-comment sessions held at Arlington County Board meetings. Because the current chair, Katie Cristol, seems disinclined to give much leeway to those who want...

Staff: No cost-benefit analysis planned for ‘Missing Middle’

As Arlington leaders move forward on what critics characterize as a war on single-family zoning, staff leading the effort acknowledge there has been no cost-benefit analysis of exactly how such a major zoning change would impact the local government’s...

Arlington History, 6/23/22 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. June 24, 1949: •• Arlington school custodians are pushing for higher pay. The maximum salary currently is $3,000 a year for 55-hour work weeks.•• The Arlington library system is hosting vacation reading...

Fairfax History, 6/23/22 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. June 24, 1949: •• The Republican candidate for governor is touring Northern Virginia, saying that “one-party government has been less than good government” for the commonwealth.•• On sale at Safeway: Buy six...

Editor’s Notebook: Take care out there on the water

Granted that a lot of news that is reported is a bummer, but it's always doubly sad when it's a case of a drowning during the summer months. We reported on such a case yesterday. A 29-year-old Sterling man died...

Editor’s Notebook: Shakespeare nails it in the 8th District

"Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" would be one way to describe the now concluded 8th District Democratic congressional primary. Except of course that there was no real fury, as contenders Don Beyer and Victoria Virasingh were perfectly cordial...

Civic Federation head receives Sun Gazette Cup for leadership during COVID

When the history of Allan Gajadhar’s two-and-a-quarter years as president of the Arlington County Civic Federation is written, the focus will be on two acronyms. COVID and TiGER. The first is somewhat self-explanatory; Gajadhar become Civic Federation president in early 2020,...

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