Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Editorial: Time to Send Art for Children’s Connection

Like everything else, the Children's Connection will be different in 2020.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Covid Alerts Via Mobile?

Given the evolving COVID-19 restrictions and guidance in response to another wave of infections, I believe I have an idea for information proliferation.

Opinion: Commentary: The Work Goes On…

Sonny Bono wrote a catchy tune reminding us that “the beat goes on…History has turned the page, uh huh.”

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Opinion: Independent Progressive: You Can’t Open the Farmers Market During a Pandemic

Back in March and April as the Covid 19 pandemic peaked, we were warned that it was unlikely the Reston Farmers Market could be opened for the 2020 season as scheduled (April 25), if at all.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virginia Lost Its Claim to ‘First’ Thanksgiving

No institution stands in command of the language more so than its newspapers.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virtual ‘Unseriousness’?

Notice that none of the men in the split screen photo are wearing neckties, which would not be the case with in-person meetings.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: ‘These Kids Need To Be IN School’

I grew up with an absent father and an abusive mother.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Justice Delayed for Bijan Ghaisar, Justice Denied

In Letter from Birmingham Jail Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "Justice too long delayed is justice denied."

Opinion: Column: A Question of Time

Let us presume, for the sake of this column, that I only have papillary thyroid cancer stage IV, and that my years as a non small cell lung cancer patient, also stage IV, are over.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: In-Person Class: More Focused, Engaged

I am writing in response to the article titled “Addressing the Demands of Virtual University Classrooms ” published in your newspaper on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Opinion: Commentary: Legalizing Pot

When settlers to the Virginia colony in the seventeenth century discovered that they would not be able to walk about and pick up gold as some had been led to believe, they had to look around to find a way to make the colony economically sustainable.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Too Often Blaming the System

Re: “Matrix, Sunlight Discussed at Public Safety Committee,” Connection, November 18-24

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: “Forest-in-a-Can?”

Regarding post-construction stream project plantings, boasting "2,300 new trees and thousands of new shrubs" along post-construction Taylor Run, of various species that collectively bear no fidelity to a known natural community let alone the habitat it is replacing, does not constitute a functional natural forest community.

Opinion: Commentary: America Voted in Favor of Refugees and Immigrants

America has decidedly voted in favor of refugees and immigrants in this 2020 election, showing their support with the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who ran on campaign promises to restore the asylum system, increase the annual cap of refugee arrivals to 125,000, and end the discriminatory travel bans.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let’s Pardon All Turkeys

Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys.