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Thursday, May 26, 2022

letter to editor

Letter: Arlington has no commitment to preservation

Editor: A recent front-page headline in the Sun Gazette asked: “Is Historic Preservation Getting Short Shrift in County?” I was of course shouting not only yes but “hell yes!!” in response. It’s been getting short shrift for decades, and shows...

Letter: Homeowners being taxed out of Fairfax

Editor: My wife and I have been homeowners and taxpayers in Fairfax County since 1968. We are retired and living on a fixed income. Therefore, I wish to protest the increases in real-estate taxes in the Fairfax County government’s...

Letter: Make General Assembly a unicameral body

Editor: The General Assembly was called back into session on April 5 to complete work on a state budget. This extension has become somewhat routine in the past several years, and has raised media commentary in editorials and news...

Letter: Bag tax is another money grab from Fairfax leaders

Editor: Although being ranked the second richest county, after Loudoun, in the U.S., the appetite for money among Fairfax County’s government leaders never seems to be satiated. Their tax-and-spend policies are over the top even as they are considering how...

Letter: Plan to delay tree study makes no sense

Editor: In response to “New Tree Study May Be on Horizon . . . Eventually” , two points should be made. First, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory and an expert in tree-canopy analysis, concluded in...

Letter: ‘One Fairfax’ policy another heavy-handed tactic

Editor: One day after the Fairfax County School Board adopted its One Fairfax policy in 2017, our Board of Supervisors adopted it, too. While its measured words describe itself as little more than an instrument to effect economic growth, iIt...

Letter: Renaming street would be waste of resources

Editor: A recent letter to the Sun Gazette urged renaming Taney Avenue in Alexandria because it appears to be named for Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote the Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision. . That would be a needless...

Letter: Planetarium is vital asset for Arlington students

Editor: I’m writing regarding funding for the director position at the Arlington school system’s David M. Brown Planetarium. My hope is that the funding would be restored, as it is vital to the continued operation of the planetarium. This would...

Letter: Take time to reflect on legacy of VFW-post namesake

Editor: April 2 marks the 129th anniversary of the birth of John Lyon, a son of Arlington who made the ultimate sacrifice on a World War I battlefield. In 1915, soon after war broke out in Europe, Lyon went to...

Letter: Where is leadership on future of Lee Arts Center?

Editor: Lee Arts Center (LAC) has a 40-year history of public-engagement activities and as a place for local ceramicists and printmakers to develop their skills. Students and recent graduates of university art programs, as well as professionals and small-business...
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