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Legislators sustain veto of police-auditor measure

Arlington leaders probably were not expecting a last-minute reprieve, and they most assuredly didn’t get one. The House of Delegates on April 27 by a party-line vote sustained Gov. Youngkin’s veto of a measure that would have allowed the Arlington...

Ka-ching! Arlington board members set to cash in

Apparently the coast is now clear for Arlington County Board members to give themselves the option of big pay raises. Included in the recently adopted fiscal 2023 budget is a change to the maximum pay rate for County Board members,...

Letter: Keeping taxis on road longer may not be great idea

Editor: Recent Sun Gazette coverage alluded to a potentially increased lifespan of local taxis, should the Arlington County Board raise the limit on their maximum service years. With companies like Uber and Lyft becoming increasingly more widespread and accessible, I...

Taxis may get longer lifespans if County Board acts

Arlington County Board members are expected to hold a public hearing in May to consider allowing taxis to be in use longer than the current limit of 10 years. The measure, to be considered at the request of the local...

Arlington board mulls relief for taxi drivers

It may come a little late to undo the damage already done by spiraling gas prices, but Arlington County Board members will consider giving the local taxi industry some assistance on a short-term basis. Board members on April 23 are...

County Board incumbent picks up no intra-party competition

There is one less election on the horizon for Arlington this year. The April 7 filing deadline came and went with no challenger emerging to take on incumbent County Board member Matt de Ferranti in the June 21 election. As...

County Board members make appointments

Arlington County Board members recently made the following appointments to local advisory bodies. Gary Dean, Lisa Ortiz, David Smith, Sasha Ridley, Martin Ennis-Osorio, Anika Montgomery, Julie Evans, Gary Coffey and James Miller were appointed to the Community Oversight Board (addressing...

New tree study may be on horizon … eventually

Arlington leaders may take their next crack at guesstimating the number of trees in the county – a topic not without political as well as environmental ramifications – early in 2023, if all goes according to plan. That’s the timeline...

Editorial: Politicians, please dress the part

It was good to see the faces of four of the five Arlington School Board members (and the superintendent) at their March 10 board meeting, following two years of, first, viewing them from their homes in “virtual” meetings, and...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Trump derangement syndrome’ will not die

It's funny how the critics say (rightly) that one of the big negatives to Donald "The Don-Don" Trump's personality is that he can't control his impulses, but those critics, themselves, seem unable to do so, either. Consider the case of...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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