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


Opinion: Commentary: Record Setting Times

Not intending to repeat a column I wrote a few weeks ago, but it is hot outside!

Opinion: Commentary: Detailing Relief in Dollars

On Monday Aug. 2, the Virginia General Assembly convened in Richmond for a Special Session to allocate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and appoint judges to fill eight vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Heat Rising: Population Density?

Local governments and the general public are beginning to become aware that on extremely hot days, high temperatures in urban areas can vary greatly, even over short distances.

Opinion: Column: “Enough Already”

As my late mother would have suggested after reading four consecutive weeks of Kenny's column being on the same subject: the second degree burns on my feet, I am finally moving on.

Opinion: Commentary: Hurricane Preparedness

How to get your family ready for an emergency

Nothing can be more damaging and frightening than being in the path of a hurricane.

Opinion: Commentary: Changing Face of Virginia

The results of the 2020 U.S. Census remind us that the world around us changes in more ways than we might consciously detect or understand.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia State Police Funding

Next year in 2022, the Virginia Department of State Police (VSP) will celebrate its 90th anniversary.

Opinion: Column: Hopping and Hoping

As I approach my four-week anniversary of "the burning," I do so with cautious optimism that one day soon, I'll be walking upright once again and doing so without the assistance of my walker.

Opinion: Commentary: Childcare in Fairfax County: A Labor of Love

As our Fairfax community is preparing to return to school in just a couple of weeks, we’re also approaching a major opportunity to transform our county for the better.

Opinion: Commentary: It Is Hot Outside

The extended weather forecast for this week indicates that temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-90s.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia Legislature Decides on Funds, Addresses Needs

On Aug. 10, the General Assembly completed work in a special session to appropriate federal pandemic funds and elect judges.

Opinion: Commentary: Historic Federal Infrastructure Bill

Many benefits coming to Virginia

Exciting news came from our nation’s capital this week as the bipartisan $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, is poised for final passage in Congress.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: How Enslaved People Came to be Called “Contrabands”

We much appreciated Jeanne Theismann’s front-page article regarding an historic first for the Commonwealth: the inclusion of Alexandria’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, the burial place of about 1,800 African Americans, in the national African American Civil Rights Network.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Adequate Healthcare Needed for All

Concern for the unvaccinated resonates rather hollowly in the absence of adequate healthcare for millions of Americans.

Opinion: Commentary: Stop To Remember Benjamin Thomas

The teenager was lynched across from Market Square on Aug. 8, 1899.

On Sunday, Aug. 8 at Market Square, Alexandria citizens will stop and remember Benjamin Thomas who was lynched across the street from the plaza on that date in 1899.