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Letters to the Editor: April 30 – May 6, 2009

Why Are Schools Flourishing on Back of City? Editor, Last year the school system was adamant in telling us all that the positions they were giving up would not mean anyone would lost their jobs – now there are two letters stating positions were lost.

Obama Stimulus Saves 7,100 State Jobs, Legislators Report

Northern Virginia legislators, in a series of exclusive interviews with the News-Press yesterday, concurred with the remarks of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, delivered at the conclusion of the Richmond legislative session last week, that President Obama’s massive economic stimulus program has saved 7,100 state jobs in the just-adopted Fiscal Year 2010 budget.

Scott, Whipple Warn F.C. Of State Budget Shortfall

Legislators Say 2-Year Cuts to Top $3.2 Billion A massive $3.2 billion shortfall walloping the current and next fiscal year budgets in Virginia will take a deep toll in state funding of localities, Falls Church’s two representatives in Richmond, State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple and State Del. Jim Scott, told the F.C. City Council Monday […]

Northern Virginia Art Beat


'Caunotaucarius' (the Indian name for George Washington, meaning 'Town Taker') oil on canvas by Clark Fox at MOD Arts in Falls Church City.

Editoral: We Endorse

It is now less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 Virginia general election and there is a strong indication that the direction of the entire legislature will shift toward Democratic Party control. Battling uphill against voter apathy and expected low turnouts, partisans for both parties have plenty of reason to be working overtime now. […]

Bastille Day Bubbly

Falls Church Restaurant La Cote D’or Café held its annual Bastille Day waiter race last Saturday. The contestants had to navigate a course in the shortest amount of time, while retaining the most champagne. Jorge Del Carpio, right, won the grand prize of a trip to Paris. (Photos: News-Press)

As School Year Begins, Area Officials Weigh Impact of State Fund Shortfall

Area schools begin in earnest following Labor Day next week, and spokesmen for both Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church say they’re not worried that the General Assembly in Richmond adjourned before approving millions in additional funds they’re counting on for the coming school year.