Letters

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Debby Smyth Testimonial

Thank you for printing the testimonial for Debby Smyth which I have learned was done so wonderfully by Gail Opitz, her companion for the past 32 years. Debby and Gail were companion residents in Winter Hill and both were known widely in our community as friendly, helpful and understanding neighbors. Together they were considered the axis around which the community of Winter Hill revolved.

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Letter to the Editor: Beyer Secures $5 Million for District

I read with interest the (April 7, 2022) News Briefs highlighting the $5 Million in Area Infrastructure Funds Secured by Rep. Beyer. Rep. Beyer is simply doing his job and by conventional political standards he is doing it well as the representative of his Congressional district. Securing federal funds for such worthy projects as the Glencarlyn Park Pedestrian Bridge to Body Worn Cameras for the Alexandria Police Department to traffic and safety solutions from Belle Haven to Alexandria is laudable. BUT and there should be a but when the federal gross national debt has surpassed $30 trillion for the first time.

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Letter to the Editor: Earth Day Proclamation

Last night (4/11) at the City Council meeting, the council passed the Earth Day 2022 Proclamation, which states Falls Church is “reaffirming the Council’s commitment to take action to achieve the regional greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals developed by MWCOG,” through “continued investment in and commitment to a transit-accessible, walkable and bikeable community with energy efficient buildings powered by renewable energy.”

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Letter to the Editor: Everyone Should Stop Littering

We should stop littering. This is important because it can hurt you. For example, it can kill drivers and it can cause flooding by clogging drainpipes. Another reason is it’s very dirty and unhealthy. This shows it can make people sick because it has people’s germs on it. Finally, it’s hurting the Earth. For example, litter can pollute the air and 40 percent of the world litter is burned and is poisonous. In conclusion, we should stop littering because it is hurting the Earth.