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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opinion

Old-School column: You scream, I scream …

Remember the first day of school, when the teachers assigned a theme on what you did last summer?

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...

Letter: Criticism of School Board member unfounded

Editor: Last month, a Fairfax County School Board member tweeted criticism of the policies of a foreign government, echoing language which has been used by Human Rights Watch, two of the foreign country’s most prominent human-rights organizations, and at...

Old-School column: Way to go!

I know; I know. Based on the headline, you have pictures in your head of people high-fiving each other in congratulations.

Editorial: School Boards start showing their true colors

To portray School Board members across Northern Virginia these days as “nuts” would be both a cheap shot unbecoming our, ahem, usual high-class standards, and a slight to those with serious psychological conditions to whom we are sympathetic. But the...

Letter: McLean just latest to see push for too much development

Editor: The Sun Gazette’s Fairfax edition of June 3 reported in front-page coverage that “McLean Zoning Plan Still Drawing Flak,” noting that McLean residents are concerned about the overall density of redevelopment plans being pushed by the Fairfax County...

Letter: Critic was spot-on in dissecting McLean plan

Editor: The following comments by architect and McLean resident Denis Findlay was certainly spot-on in calling proposed redevelopment plans for McLean “a mini-megalopolis of high-density, characterless nothingness with postage-stamp-sized open space that in reality is nothing more than developer-incentivized...

‘Old School’ column: Small-town Saturdays

Saturdays were busy for kids in the 1950s, but different kinds of busy, depending upon your age. As a grade-schooler, Saturday almost always involved an afternoon movie. First I’d get up, make my bed and do whatever jobs Mom expected...

Editorial: Par for the course these days

It requires gray hairs and a little experience – several decades’ worth – to remember a time when School Board members were appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. If they proved to be less than team players,...

Letter: We must pay attention to Lyme disease

Editor: Over the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 476,000 cases of Lyme disease, the largest population being children ages 3-14. Unfortunately, there is a lack of education for children in their schools and communities about...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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