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Scott McCaffrey

Civic Federation votes in leadership for 2021-22

The apex remains unchanged, but a lot of the other stones in the Arlington County Civic Federation’s leadership pyramid will look different when the 105-year-old organization reconvenes in the fall. Allan Gajadhar, a delegate from the Cherrydale Citizens Association, was...

Editor’s Notebook: The sounds of silence (fortunately disappearing)

One of the most visceral memories of the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was the weeks-long period with no commercial traffic into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. As one who was living on the eighth...

Town-square project in Green Valley set for September completion

They have to surmount some issues surrounding utilities, but Arlington officials expect to have the John Robinson Jr. Town Square in the Green Valley neighborhood ready for public use by the end of September. That’s the verdict of County Manager...

Ranking: Beyer slightly more conservative than Democratic colleagues

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) ended up slightly more conservative than the typical Democrat in the House of Representatives based on 2020 votes, according to a new analysis of voting patterns. But not by much. Beyer received a 4-percent ranking from...

Schools & Military, 6/17/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. George Bolton of Arlington earned a doctor of ministry degree during recent commencement exercises at George Fox University.The following Arlington students earned degrees during recent commencement exercises...

Schools & Military, 6/17/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. The following local students earned degrees with honors during recent commencement exercises at James Madison University: Michelle Wu of Vienna earned a degree in communication sciences and disorders,...

Editor’s Notebook: And that’s a wrap, cicada-wise

Death is an ignominious experience for those who are taken in its cold embrace, and yesterday, while sitting in my car doing our Thursday “phoner” with the extended Sun Gazette corporate family across Virginia, Maine and Texas, I watched...

Officials: ‘Lee Hwy’ will still be acceptable to Postal Service

To borrow from a phrase of Barack Obama: If you like your Lee Highway address, you can keep your Lee Highway address. Arlington County officials say they do not expect the pending renaming of the 5.2-mile stretch of U.S. Route...

Editorial: Parsing the Democratic primary vote

With the June 8 Democratic primary now receding into the history books, it’s worth taking a look back to see if there were any surprises. Generally, not so much: • Governor’s race? This one was over before it began, despite all...

Auditor abandons look at overtime in Sheriff’s Office

On second thought . . . well, never mind. The Arlington County government auditor, Chris Horton, has received permission to abandon an in-progress look at overtime costs at the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. The audit began prior to the pandemic, and...

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