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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

letter to editor

Letter: Time to move forward on sidewalk bequest

Editor: In 2019, the late Maud Robinson gifted $8 million to the Vienna town government to build more sidewalks. This gift should allow Vienna to achieve its goals of completing a walkway network and creating a safer, more walkable...

Letter: Perryman brings fresh insights to political process

Editor: In politics, people often treat the concept of “first-time candidate” as a bad thing. I don’t see it that way at all. I think we need new, progressive energy in our government, and we need someone who represents average...

Letter: School librarians a key STEM resource

Editor: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM focused occupations have above-average growth and wages. And the librarian at your school is ready to help. Your school librarian has an abundance of books and online databases to...

New batch of letters to the editor posted

Looking to see how your neighbors view the local scene? CLICK HERE for a new batch of letters to the editor! And if you want to send one in yourself, we are happy to have it!

Letter: Glencarlyn Library has vital role to play

Editor: As the Arlington County Board considers delaying Glencarlyn Library’s reopening until July 2022, the Glencarlyn Citizens’ Association (GCA) contend the reasons to reopen the library now are more compelling than ever, and a comprehensive view of Glencarlyn Library...

Letter: Wave of the future is ranked-choice voting

Editor: In an era of extreme partisanship and polarization, there’s one common denominator between the two parties. Both want to use ranked-choice voting, a ballot change that lets a voter rank the candidates. It works through a series of eliminations...

Letter: Cicadas play vital role in ecosystem

Editor: For the past year, there have been many ominous whispers of the Brood X cicadas coming. The message of the havoc wreaked on young trees and shrubs, and the month of constant shrill buzzing has sent home an...

Letter: Arlington officials had no interest in saving estate

Editor: Did anyone really expect the Arlington County Board to save the Febrey-Lothrop (Rouse) estate? County Board members looked at the site and saw dollar signs. A developer will put $2-million-dollar homes there and the county government will gain in...

New batch of letters to editor posted!

Sun Gazette readers are never shy about voicing their opinions, and we love letters to the editor. A new batch has been posted online today; you can find them by going to Arlington or Fairfax on the top bar...

Letter: Pandemic has exacerbated issues of child abuse, neglect

Editor: Lockdowns, school closures and movement restrictions have stimulated violence in families where it didn’t exist before, and worsened situations in places where mistreatment and violence had been a problem. Too often in the pandemic, children have been stuck with...
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