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Friday, February 3, 2023

letter to editor

Letter: Missing Middle is example of ‘Arlington Way’ playing out

Editor: The Arlington Way and Ellen Bozman’s name have both come up recently in policy debates. The Sun Gazette recently reported on the County Board public comments forum on Missing Middle including a speaker citing Ellen Bozman, a long-serving member...

Letter: ‘Gadfly’ reference is a mark of honor

Editor: Initially, when I saw myself, a former chair of the McLean Citizens Association’s Budget and Taxation (B&T) Committee, described in your article as a “gadfly,” I was taken aback. The article quoted me in regard to the my...

Letter: Proposal to ‘upgrade’ road flies in face of fiscal sense

Editor: The following e-mail was sent to Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik (D-Providence). I am responding to the Jan. 5 Sun Gazette article, “Staff Proposal to Upgrade Lane in Oakton Meets with Resistance” (thank you, Brian Trompeter, for writing it). As...

Letter: Expansion of IB program would benefit all

Editor: In Loudoun County, Heritage High School is the latest school in the region in the process of becoming a new International Baccalaureate (IB) school. The International Baccalaureate program includes a full courseload of classes, including the course Theory or...

Letter: Arlington leaders taking pages from Trump playbook

Editor: The Arlington County Board prides itself on being progressive and forward-looking but seems to have adopted the Donald Trump playbook as it rushes to push through Missing Middle housing and zoning changes. Like Trump on immigration, the County Board...

Letter: Arlington leaders’ efforts on Missing Middle verge on Orwellian

Editor: On Jan. 3, incoming Arlington County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey publicly laid out five principles which he recommended should guide the county government’s housing policy. Chairman Dorsey’s principles are laudable. Unfortunately, unless his position on Missing Middle upzoning changes...

Letter: It isn’t ‘cancel culture’ to remove Lee’s name from Arlington House

Editor: I’ve enjoyed reading the Sun Gazette for many years and think you do a great job of pulling together local news for the benefit of our community. Your reporting is unbiased and entertaining. Alas, when I read the recent...

Letter: Va. legislators need to tighten laws on ‘revenge porn’

Editor: Intentional distribution of non-consensual porn, or “revenge porn,” is a type of online harassment that occurs when an ex-partner or even a hacker posts sexually-explicit images of a person online without their permission. Revenge porn is a growing issue...

Letter: Upgrade to Oakton lane unnecessary on many levels

Editor: The resistance highlighted in the Jan. 5 Sun Gazette article regarding the Fairfax County government’s staff proposal to upgrade Hickory Hollow Lane in Oakton includes many more than the two residents identified in the piece. The Fairfax County Road...

Letter: Tax revenue needed to fund essential services

Editor: Kudos to the Sun Gazette for tackling the sensitive issue of real estate taxes and a recent editorial . However, the editorial’s important input should be considered contextually. Virginia is considered by experts to be better than average when...
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