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Editorial: Fairfax homeowners, keep your wallets handy

Our word for the day is “insatiable” – as in “it looks like the Fairfax County government’s insatiable need for additional revenue, year after year, will continue unabated.” County leaders have begun looking into the crystal ball and started making...

Letter: Speed cameras save lives and should be embraced

Editor: I live in Fort Washington, Md. I know speed cameras save lives here and I believe they will in Northern Virginia, too . Residents in south Prince George’s County worked hard to get speed cameras on Maryland Route 210,...

‘Old School’ column: A baking saga

Every year as Christmas approaches, my daughter and I bake pumpkin bread. Lots and lots of pumpkin bread. The whole thing began sometime in the early 1980s because I was sick of baking my usual 100-120 DOZEN Christmas cookies. They...

Editorial: We’ll take the advertising, but not the subsidies

A local-media outlet that shall go unnamed recently had an editorial that, kinda-sorta but without quite saying so out loud, asked its local government to use leftover federal COVID cash to bail it out. Some local media, the editorial noted,...

‘Old School’ column: Thanksgiving, the Play

My daughter recently unearthed two missing picture boxes from her attic that I had given her “for safekeeping.” As you know, that’s the kiss of death for anything you hope to find later. But after a lot of scrounging...

Editorial: Is speed-camera plan just tip of iceberg?

Following what will be a perfunctory (legally required) public hearing and a likely 9-1 vote with all Democrats in lockstep, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 6 will implement a police-run speed-monitoring effort using electronic devices. Now, on...

Editorial: MCA does right thing looking at school enrollment

“There ain’t no good guy. There ain’t no bad guy. There’s only you and me, and we just disagree.” Therewith another 1970s song lyric that has relevance all these decades later. Based on our coverage last week, the McLean Citizens...

‘Old School’ column: Electioneering!

Another Election Day is gone, but its memory lingers. I worked the polls for 20 years at Arlington’s Thrifton precinct and dreaded it every year. I knew it would be a hellaciously long day, since it required a 5 a.m....

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option Faithful readers will recall that, a week ago, this space gave a degree of praise to new(ish) Fairfax Superintendent Michelle Reid for calling out the elephant in the room during a forum in...

‘Old School’ column: Iron deficiency

You may remember my column last January about Wash Day Mondays at our house, so it followed that Tuesdays were Ironing Days. Mom ironed EVERYTHING, including our sheets, our hankies (no Kleenex in our family!) and even our underwear. Her...
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