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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Opinion

Editorial: Real-estate crystal ball suddenly gets cloudy

A recent “flash poll” of members of the Virginia Realtors trade organization, covered in last week’s edition, offers a raft of at-times contradictory views on the state of the market. Not a surprise, since individuals have individual opinions and...

‘Old School’ column: Rx

From previous columns, you know my mother juggled better than any circus performer. She cooked, cleaned, kept the books for the family business, did the taxes and was active in our church. I forgot to mention another of her...

Editorial: Could election of 1987 hold clues to 2022?

The mind wandered earlier this month to the career of the late Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Herrity (R), and how his doomed re-election campaign of 1987 might well serve as a cautionary tale for Democrats (yep,...

Letter: Partisan politics should have no place in Governing Board election

Editor: I am a candidate for the McLean Community Center Governing Board. I am running non-partisan. Little did I know what I was getting into when I decided to run. I put myself forward as a candidate initially because I...

‘Old School’ column: Crowd control

'Old School' column: Crowd control Recently a friend confided that her 80-year-old mother is having trouble adjusting to life in a retirement community. It seems the poor women told her daughter tearfully at lunch that she’s dealing with “mean girls.” We’ve...

Editorial: Reps. Connolly, Beyer seem in no peril

To borrow from David Bowie, there are some ch-ch-ch-changes to the Northern Virginia congressional landscape, owing to once-every-10-years redistricting. For starters, we at Sun Gazette opinion headquarters bid farewell to U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-10th). She’s running for re-election, but...

Letter: Party politics has no place in Governing Board election

Editor: We the undersigned write in response to recent coverage in the Sun Gazette regarding the McLean Community Center. At some point in time, all of us have been involved in the community spirit represented by the McLean Community...

Letter: MCA election shouldn’t be ideological battle

Editor: As residents of McLean since 1976, we find it sad and very disappointing that some people are using a letter to the editor of the Sun Gazette for unnecessary divisiveness to satisfy some ideological agenda. Just as critical...

‘Old School’ column: Hello, dolly!

I loved my dolls as a kid and had several over the years. They tended to fall into two categories: the “look, but don’t touch” variety and the “everyday play” type. The first I remember was a doll I received...

Editorial: Fairfax homeowners get a modest tax break

Flush with cash from rising property assessments, not to mention an ocean of federal COVID cash, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is taking token steps to aid residents who are increasingly taxed to the limit. Supervisors are planning a...
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