Author: Penny Gross


A Penny For Your Thoughts

Disposable plastic bags were castigated and praised at a public hearing last week as the Board of Supervisors considered a new ordinance to impose a five-cent-per-bag tax in the county. Enabling legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020 authorizes localities to adopt such an ordinance; two cents of the tax is retained by the retailers, with that amount dropping to one cent in January 2023.

Local Commentary

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

Labor Day, historically, marks the end of summer and a return to normal autumn activities. This year, the return to “normal” activities will have to wait another weekend, as this Saturday commemorates the 20th anniversary of the jetliner attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon here in Northern Virginia, and a suspected attempt on the Capitol that ended in a crash in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.