OCCASIONAL COMMENTARY

“Testicular Fortitude”, Boeing’s Benevolence & Questions of Density

From the annual gala at Arlington’s prized seniors retirement complex, Culpepper Garden, to Father’s Day with my almost 99 year-old father and his two grandsons, June was a spectacular month! Of course, no month is ever just fun and games. Did you hear the news about the County Board’s pay heist? Just weeks after they effectively raised…
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Demise Of The Dawn Redwood, Lee Highway’s Future & Your Backyard

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but in Mary’s and my case, it’s all about the vegetables. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly turned earth in the spring, and now our garden herbs and lettuces bring color and flavor, as well! Pick up inspiration at one of Arlington’s ten Farmers Markets sprouting…
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Property Taxes, Pizza & Procurement

I’m enjoying a more mellow pace of life these days, but, as my parents used to say, not letting moss grow under my feet! HOW HIGH WILL OUR PROPERTY TAXES CLIMB?  It’s a challenge to set the property tax rate at a level that both sustains our community values and acknowledges that most taxpayers’ pocketbooks…
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March Madness: A Large Tax Increase For You: A Sweet Pay Increase For Them?

March brings consequential basketball battles, and competition for something else, as well: your tax dollars, both how many and how best to deploy them! First up, County Board member Libby Garvey and I will hash it out at the Wednesday, March 13,Arlington Committee of 100 dinner meeting (also check out the Facebook page) on this question:  Should Arlington Increase Pay…
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