In what has become a far too regular occurrence, Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers, weighed down by birdseed, made another appearance in Fauquier and Prince William counties.
Thursday, June 14, marks Flag Day, celebrating the resolution adopted by the Continental Congress “that the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”
Last week, the Virginia legislature, with my support, took several major steps forward. First, we agreed to expand Medicaid, health insurance for disabled and low-income Americans. Now, more than 36,000 people in the 36th Senate District receive their health care from Medicaid. This include…
Congratulations to the nearly 6,000 new graduates of Prince William County Public Schools. We’ve watched you learn and grow into amazing young adults. You have reason to be proud. And our community can take pride in the School Division that gave you the promising start to bright futures.
As one of 21 Republicans in Virginia’s closely-divided state Senate, Fauquier’s Sen. Jill Vogel could have made a big statement last week by stepping out in strong support of Medicaid expansion, a change that will open the federal health-care program for the poor to an estimated 1,600 low-income residents of Fauquier County.
The nation was left reeling once again this week after another spasm of gun violence left nine students and one substitute teacher dead and another 10 people wounded, including one of the two armed police officers who walked the halls of Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Truly, I am astonished the Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved yet another development in an area that simply cannot handle more homes and more kids in a high school that functions in an environment that I consider dangerous. It isn't a joke when I say that if, G-d forbid th…
A free press was foremost on our founders’ minds at the country’s founding. This is hardly surprising. Pamphlets and newspapers had been instrumental in unifying the colonies in the war for independence. They recognized the Constitution provided the mechanism for the nation to run, but public opinion was the driving force for the nation’s success.
I am an educator and live in the Brentsville district. I became interested in our county budget process after noticing other school districts were making their school employees a priority in their proposed budgets. I didn’t see that happening within Prince William County Public Schools’ budg…
U.S. 1’s revitalization, called Embark, is generating some legitimate questions about the future of affordable housing for current and future members of our community. The first part of the Embark plan envisions building fourteen miles of bus rapid transit and extending the Yellow Line to H…
A Winchester Star editorial singled out state Sen. Jill Vogel this week, admonishing her to "stand firm" in her opposition to Medicaid expansion when the General Assembly reconvenes April 11 to hammer out a state budget, a task lawmakers failed to accomplish before adjourning March 10.
Hundreds of students at the area’s middle and high schools joined nationwide demonstrations against gun violence March 14 to mark the one-month anniversary of the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
If you are an innocent party in a car accident and suffering injuries that require medical treatment, it is a well-established legal principle that damages to your car and any medical expenses are recovered from the person responsible for the injuries.
I appreciate the goal of making health care more accessible. As a general surgeon in Prince William and Stafford, that is goal all Virginia physicians share.
Morton Kondracke's recent guest opinion (“Deporting ‘Dreamers’ would rival most shameful periods of U.S. history,” published Jan. 23 in the Fauquier Times) provides a compelling rationale for providing legal residence for the Dreamers.
Concerned citizens countywide have a message for Prince William supervisors: Stop approving new home developments that increase the worst classroom overcrowding in Virginia and some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation, beginning now with the proposed Kline Farm project.
As a mom of three, two of whom are currently school-age, and a member of both the SPARK and Smart Beginnings boards, education is extremely important to me. I believe Ed Gillespie’s education plan is the right one for Virginia.
Dominion Energy customers want cleaner, greener forms of energy and they want it to be affordable and reliable too. In particular, “more solar” is something we hear quite often in focus groups, surveys and everyday interactions with customers.
At the start of her campaign to unseat longtime Delegate Bob Marshall, Ms. Danica Roem stated that her openly transgender status, “shouldn’t be a big deal” and that she would be concerned with, “residents not special interests.”
Veterans in Virginia can trust Ed Gillespie to work hard for them and their families when he is elected Virginia’s next governor. That’s why I am voting for Ed, and I encourage you to do the same on Nov. 7.
Virginians will elect a new governor next Tuesday. This is a closely watched election, one of only two in the nation. The outcome will have a critical impact on education, transportation and health care.
On Sept. 5, I brought forward a resolution to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to condemn the horrendous acts that occurred in Charlottesville and recommend the renaming of Confederate symbols in Prince William County.
Everyone in Virginia should have the opportunity to live in a thriving community where they feel safe and healthy and where their hard work can pay off.
Unfortunately, the $126 million in new debt recently approved by the Prince William Board of Supervisors is just a "drop in the bucket" of what it will take to get us out of the massive schools crisis they've created.
Does Virginia’s 13th House of Delegates district want a delegate who praises violence, getting drunk and other unsuitable behavior when representing the families of Virginia?
My wife and I bought a home in Gainesville back in 2015. We chose to live in a beautifully landscaped community that made it easy for us and our adopted (former foster) daughter to make a long-term commitment to the area.
As a constituent of the Virginia community since 2000 and member of the millennial generation, my future is something I strive to enhance each day with a concerted effort. But I’m worried about the future.
So many people want to discuss, debate and argue about what route should be used for Dominion Energy’s Haymarket transmission line and substation project. This is understandable. Affected residents and businesses are trying to protect their homesteads and properties. Dominion Energy and its …
In her July 5 letter to the editor “Enough with the Vint Hill rezoning,” Joyce Ferrara writes that while Vint Hill has been an asset for Fauquier residents, she has been “disheartened” to learn that Vint Hill Village, LLC, plans to add 1,500 new homes.
Congress Rob Wittman's support for the AHCA bill is more than a healthcare issue, it's an intersectional problem. Case in point, the Republican's current scapegoat and a population so thoroughly under-appreciated: Latinos.
I grew up in the South, I speak with a Southern accent and I know there are things in our history Southerners can be proud of and things we should not be proud of.
For us, there is an appreciation for this time of the year: March Madness. As graduates of universities that have experienced Final Four success – Wilk, a grad of former national champion Michigan State; and Brann, a grad of 2006 “Cinderella” participant, George Mason – we know what a littl…
Prince William’s proposed 13th high school, slated to open in Bristow in 2021, was in the news this week after the board of supervisors offered the school board an extra $10.6 million to choose the so-called PRICE design instead of the older and smaller model used for the county’s ninth and …
Thank you for the great story you did on the Possum Point coal pond issue. If it wasn't for your story I would not have know that the treatment of the water had stopped last September.
I am part of a committee currently working to recall Prince William County School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers. I am just a mom who is trying to advocate on behalf of my children and my community.
After this election, we continue to be a nation divided by a polarized political perspective. The contrasting elements of the Republican and Democratic parties have been encouraged by the media around us. This idea snowballs as we are shown more contrasting concepts and consequently become l…