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Editor’s Notebook: Why not keep it simple?

In a rational world, when the Arlington County Board convened in person for the first time in 15 months this past Saturday morning, County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti would have made a statement vis-à-vis masks that went something...

Data: Karantonis goes 54-for-54 in precinct victories

Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis won all 54 Arlington precincts in the June 8 primary, but challenger Chanda Choun came close in a number of them. While winning 32.7 percent of the overall vote, Choun scored more than 40...

Editor’s Notebook: On the hunt for a lost Dolly!

I’ve been “Dolly-adjacent” – in the same room as, or outdoors in the proximity of, the national treasure that is Dolly Parton, on a couple of occasions. Once I even conducted a phone interview with her, me from the...

Civic leader to take case directly to the public

It’ll be an uphill battle, but Michael Cantwell is devising a strategy to outflank the institutional advantages of the Democratic Party in Arlington and win a County Board seat. That plan? To “really focus on neighborhoods, rather than special interests,”...

Arlington board to resume in-person meetings on Saturday

After more than a year participating in meetings largely from their own rec rooms or similar spaces, Arlington County Board members will be back on the dais later this month. “The board is looking forward to holding board meetings and...

Endorsement: Karantonis for Arlington County Board

In one sense, the selection of County Board members in Arlington these days is of less importance than in times gone by. For more than a decade (closing in on two), elected officials largely have deferred to staff rather...

Candidates press for new look at performing-arts spaces

Critics who long have argued that the Arlington County government talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk when it comes to support for the performing arts need only look to October 2017 for what they might consider definitive...

Arlington board members make commission appointments

Arlington County Board members on May 18 made the following appointments to county boards and commissions: Terri Baumann was reappointed to the Arts Commission. Sasha Whitney was reappointed to the Commission on the Status of Women. Darren Buck was appointed...

Bond referendums likely on way for county voters

Arlington voters will be asked to approve a modest package of bond referendums in November, if County Board members accede to a request made May 18 by County Manager Mark Schwartz. The proposal calls for a bond package of $62.5...

Editor’s Notebook: The need for speed!

The advocacy group Embracing Arlington Arts recently held a debate between Arlington County Board contenders Takis Karantonis and Chanda Choun. And while we have some straight news coverage coming up (or at least as straight as any of my...
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