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Of the many reasons I enjoy living in Loudoun County, one of the most significant is the great ethnic and religious diversity found here. We are able to celebrate the power inherent in the belief that all people are created equal and are endowed with unalienable rights through one of the mos…

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I am a mom, wife and professional who lives with mental illness. My bipolar disorder emerged in my mid-20s, and I live with it every day. I have experienced many struggles, happy times, stable years and, yes, a few hospitalizations for mania related to my condition. Through it all, I have pr…

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Oh, Mokomandy. Where do I even begin with how many beautiful nights and bites I’ve had with you? You were my go-to place to take friends and family, knowing that you would outdo yourself every time. Not in a showing off kind of way, but in a “what dish will leave us wanting more — but not to…

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Loudoun County’s strategy for preserving its rural areas is based on a false premise. The 2019 Comprehensive Plan asserts that, if we cluster rural housing in low-density residential subdivisions — “clustered subdivisions” — then the land surrounding those subdivisions will be preserved for …

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After a contentious public hearing on July 27 that lasted more than three hours, the Middleburg Planning Commission voted unanimously to delay its decision to approve or reject Banbury Cross Reserve, a development of 38 homes on 570 acres located near the town’s eastern boundary. An estimate…

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Loudoun County Public Schools will now be 100 percent distance learning in the fall. This was a no-win situation for the School Board, but the basic fact is they can’t guarantee the safety of the children, teachers and administration. We are seeing it everywhere — schools cannot open safely.

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In general, I believe that positions that make policy should be elected, and positions that don’t, and are more administrative in nature, should not be. Loudoun County has a very traditional form of government that elects “constitutional officers” — the commonwealth’s attorney, clerk of the …

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This letter is to Supervisor Caleb Kershner (R-Catoctin) regarding your answer to the Loudoun Times-Mirror on whether you believe the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse in Leesburg is appropriate in 2020 America and if you support removing and/or relocating it. I want to …

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Supervisor Kershner, your suggestion that the Confederate statue on Loudoun’s courthouse grounds is “solely a tribute placed by loving family members to remember their fallen” is incredulous. If that was the sole purpose of the statue, it would have been placed in Union Cemetery, near their …

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We know a lot more now than we did in March when we started dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We also know that it has always been “easier to criticize than it is to create” and many people have used this opportunity to criticize the steps taken by Gov. Ralph Northam (D). It’s also very di…