• Letter From Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser

    Letter From Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser0

    Over the past few months, the town of Purcellville, Virginia has come into the spotlight with a number of incidents involving its police chief, town manager, and other town staff. The town manager, Robert Lohr, was terminated after 24 years by the town council due to a lack of confidence in his work performance. The

  • Virginia SUDEP Awareness Day – 12 July 20170

    In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 98, establishing July 12th to be recognized as Virginia SUDEP Awareness Day. The resolution was agreed upon after Khristin Kyllo, a 19 year old Vienna resident, lost her life to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in 2011. We too know the anguish of losing

  • Opinion: During Immigration Ban Chaos, Perriello Earned My Vote

    Opinion: During Immigration Ban Chaos, Perriello Earned My Vote0

    On Jan 28, 2017, I was on the ground at Dulles Airport, joining dozens of my immigration lawyer colleagues in providing legal assistance to passengers caught in the chaos of Trump’s first travel ban. The scene was chaos, and despite having a federal court order signed by a US District Court Judge in hand, US

  • Is Metro Good for Business?

    Is Metro Good for Business?0

    Some cons and cons By John H. Hilton Well, this was predictable. Before the first ounce of concrete was poured at the sites of Loudoun’s Silver Line Metro infrastructure, I warned everyone with whom I spoke that Metro is in deep water and very soon we county taxpayers (one way or another) will be asked

  • Rate of Spending and Residential Growth is Hard to Defend0

    The following letter was sent to members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on March 6. First, I want to thank Supervisor [Ralph] Buona for his leadership in not raising the salary for the Board two years ago.  The vote was largely symbolic since the increase wouldn’t have even dusted the surface of the budget,

  • To the Editor: Veteran Suicide

    To the Editor: Veteran Suicide0

    • LTEs
    • February 22, 2017

    Many veterans face extreme mental distress after serving our country. This distress manifests itself in many forms, such as severe depression, which tragically in some cases leads to suicide. Just last year, a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide. The problem of veteran suicide has become