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This past Sunday, my wife and I drove down to Washington, D.C., as it has been months since we were last down there. What we saw broke our hearts. The White House was completely fenced off from the public as was the Old and New Executive Office buildings, and you could no longer enter Lafaye…

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Where is the outrage? Editorial writers, citizens, et. al. Our post offices and postal services, the best in the country, are being starved of the resources to do their job. Everyone must speak out. A group of rapacious Trump appointees is determined to carry out their agenda to break the po…

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In his Feb. 12 Community View, Scott Goodspeed explained why he declined an invitation to participate in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Equity Committee. He complains that the committee’s intent to “focus on the common goals of ensuring equitable outcomes” in our public schools is …

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In December 2020 I wrote a letter to the editor of this newspaper about my frustrations getting my 95-year-old parents, who live independently in Loudoun County, on the list to be vaccinated. After much persistence on my part, I was able to get them scheduled for their first shot of the Mode…

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Governor Northam and the Democratic-led General Assembly are pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana in anticipation of additional revenue pouring into Virginia’s tax coffers. But AAA has come out in opposition to such a move, saying traffic and road safety will decline and th…

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Recently, I was asked to consider serving on LCPS’ equity committee. The committee’s representatives provided background information and reading materials to catch me up on the committee’s progress. It was very informative. Unfortunately, it was clear there is little room here for diverse op…

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I read with interest your condescending letter dated Jan. 28 to the Loudoun County Public Schools community. In that letter your request Patience, Flexibility, Comfort with the not yet know, and Grace. I can assure you that for the past 10 plus months I have had the patience of Job and have …

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ resolution last week urging Delegate Dave LaRock to resign was a purely political stunt, a direct violation by the Democrats of their individually signed Ethics Policy, and two violations of their own Rules of Order, which each one of them agreed to a…

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I am writing in response to a letter to the editor in the Jan. 22 edition. Mr. Troche asked Loudoun County Public Schools to take down a video shown to students at Harper Park Middle School. He wrote, “I was severely shocked when I watched the entire video and it is highly inappropriate on m…

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On Feb. 2, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will review the latest iteration of the Watson Road realignment plan. The existing Evergreen Mills Road and Watson Road intersection sits at the base of a steep river ravine within a 3,500-foot blind hilly s-curve.

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I am so excited to be vaccinated, and for enough people to be vaccinated in Loudoun to reach herd immunity. I sometimes daydream about catching up with a friend indoors, maybe at a coffee shop or restaurant, or even going out to a crowded bar — not a scene I thought I would ever miss.

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I am writing in regard to many of the recent changes that Loudoun County Public Schools have undergone. I have seen many negative responses to some of these actions, but I think some of them deserve support. As a recent graduate of Woodgrove, I saw many bad actions taken by LCPS, especially …

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I am writing this letter to inform parents of the Loudoun County system of what is being taught to our children. It is important that as parents we are aware of the content and topics of the material being delivered to our children. It is a PUBLIC school system and WE have the right to know …

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Like so many of Dave LaRock’s constituents, I was horrified but sadly not surprised to hear of his shameful participation in the insurrection at the Capitol. His statement that “paid provocateurs sent in to taint an otherwise orderly protest” is a dangerous, cynical lie which is insulting to…

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The storming of the U.S. Capitol by seditious rioters on January 6th broke many, and we fervently pray that it was more than 82.3 million, American hearts. The imperfect yet grand American experiment in self-government is indeed fragile.

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In the article “Wexton, Randall call for Trump’s removal amid Capitol chaos,” Virginia Del. LaRock stated that questions on the election remain unanswered. But what could those questions be that haven’t been raised before? Every avenue was made available to legally address the election resul…

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In January 8th's edition of Loudoun Times-Mirror, you quote Dave LaRock as saying rioting and storming of the Capitol was "a small element who likely infiltrated this patriotic group for the purpose of inciting violence" and that it was "people who were paid provocateurs."

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We, the people of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun in Leesburg, unequivocally condemn the terrorist attack on our U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. We condemn any and all attempts to delay the certification of or to overturn the results of a democratic election.

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In 1947, a group of Marines recognized a need in this country and found a way to fill it — Toys for Tots. The program’s main purpose is to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s less fortunate children.” Receiving the gift of a shiny, new toy (something many take for granted) can make a tr…

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Before a proper response can be given regarding the role of government, represented in this case by the public school and their staff, and the most appropriate way to address students who might wish to identify as a gender different than the one assigned based on their chromosomes, one overa…

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As an old timer myself and having older relatives and friends, I am vitally concerned about the outrageously slow rollout of the COVID vaccine. One news article quoted the Virginia Dept of Health as indicating that all the states were having similar problems. But then along comes the Bloombe…

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