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Money doesn’t grow on trees Regarding your article on Biscuit Run State Park [“Taxpayer State Park,” October 26], I read it once, skimmed it again and the only thing it seemed to be concerned with is MONEY. Almost every paragraph had dollars and math and all in a negative way. Let’s talk about what a glorious […]

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As a 47 plus year veteran of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry, I strongly believe the best direction for the State of Virginia and the consumer is privatization [“Absolute profit?” August 24]. However, the plan put forth by the Governor is a poor one. The alcoholic beverage industry works best in an open competitive market. For […]

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Trash talk   Tom “two-faced” Frederick says in “The Waste Land” [Sept. 14], “we never have and never will compete with private companies.” I guess he’s forgotten his long legal battle, paid by taxpayers, to put private companies out of business. I don’t know if McIntire and Ivy should be closed, but I sure know […]

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 Call for impartial VQR investigation We are writing in response to the recent tragic events at the Virginia Quarterly Review [“Following colleague’s suicide, is Ted Genoways out of VQR?” UVA News, August 10]. The suicide of Mr. Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of the magazine, has been painful and heartrending for all who knew him. […]

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A bird in the hand… Am I willing to kill my dinner with my own hands [“Meet the new neighbor,” Green Living, August 10]? I absolutely am and definitely have. I’ve also killed quite a few other people’s dinners for them as well. My boyfriend Joel and I own/operate Free Union Grass Farm in Free […]

BEST OF C-VILLE 2010

BEST OF C-VILLE 2010

Not so fast, ladies and gents Click here for staff picks from Best Of C-VILLE 2010 Welcome, one and all, to the winners’ parade. Below lie your choices for the best in restaurants, doctors and entertainment. Prepare to be amazed, for while you’ll recognize a few of your picks from previous years, others are new […]

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  Will work for change   I’m writing in response to your cover story, “Asking For Change” [July 20]. I was disturbed by the comments of business owners and citizens. One business owner said, “We’re watching guys and women…who are quite capable of working…but they choose panhandling instead.” He believes the culprit in the increase […]

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Weed wackiness Erika Howsare: Good article, “A quest for less lawn” [Green Living, June 29]. You rightly point out that if you stop mowing, trees start growing. It would be the same if you tried starting a meadow. It could only be done with lots of hand weeding or spraying of trees, poison ivy, prickly […]

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 Whole endorsement   Gawd—trashy Kmart should be happy to get upscale Whole Foods within feet of them [“City to join Whole Foods suit?,” Development News, June 15]. Did they think it might possibly bring them more business? With Super Walmart coming in, they should count this as a blessing! Kimberly Farish Charlottesville Coal ain’t cool […]

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Nothing is illuminated   What was the point of “A Tale of Two Crimes [June 8]?” Does it illuminate anything? Is it news that poor people and rich people live in different environments? Is it surprising that psychopaths can come from a variety of backgrounds? Does the author suggest that either or both men have […]

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 Road to hell   I appreciate C-VILLE’s coverage of the City of Charlottesville’s continued attempts to seize private property (Steephill Street) for a public purpose without going through a lawful process [“On the Road Again,” Government News, May 25, 2010]. Native sons Madison, Monroe, and Jefferson would be horrified. Thankfully, the press is still free […]

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 Come out of the cave! Our gun laws are far too liberal [“Virginia is for gun lovers,” Government News, April 20]. The U.S. is now aligned with the backward countries rather than those in the forefront of civilized development. For me it’s stretching things a bit to allow only hunting guns, exclusively for hunting because […]

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How low can you go?    Disgust is not nearly a strong enough word for the way I feel in regards to your article on former UVIMCO CEO Chris Brightman [“Could Brightman’s ‘personal’ reasons for leaving UVIMCO be an affair with his assistant?” April 13]. It’s sad that I have to question the moral integrity […]

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Paper chase Kudos to C-Ville writer Brendan Fitzgerald for the April 13 article “Could Brightman’s ‘personal’ reasons for leaving UVIMCO be an affair with his assistant?” It appears to be well-researched, well-written, and validly-newsworthy. It would be nice to see more such journalism from all local media. Carefully following document trails and being unafraid to […]

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 At-grade gets an F on traffic The city should absolutely not go ahead with an at-grade interchange [“Sudden return of MCP at-grade interchange baffles,” March 30]. That was never part of the deal, nor should it suddenly be stuck in now in a last-minute, patched-up effort to get around federal regulations. Such an interchange would, […]

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 Make that "green money is the new black"   I have just read the article “Green is the new black” by Erika Howsare in the February 16 issue. I thought it covered the story of Dominion’s coal investments well. I live 15 miles from Dominion’s Virginia City power plant and find it difficult to drive […]

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 Boyd: Taxing in his own way   Matt Deegan’s article [“In the Grip,” March 2] on the city-county revenue sharing agreement—and Rob Bell’s state budget amendment to change the terms of that agreement —was an interesting read. But it presents city and county positions as if both were equally valid. They’re not. Probably the most […]

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 The sun always rises   Renewable energy rocks and kicks Kahler’s ass [“Power to you people” in Mailbag, February 23]. While we cannot speak to whether or not Dominion Power is terrible we can speak to the fact that we have ceased to obtain power from our local power company. In fact, we do not […]

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 Supply and demand   I am dismayed and more than a little alarmed that a majority on City Council want our city to take on the responsibility for housing central Virginia’s low-income families [“The definition of affordable,” Development News, February 9]. Affordable housing is a regional problem that requires regional solutions. If we build it, […]

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Macaca talk The January 19 issue of C-VILLE invited readers to offer comments on former Senator Allen’s use of the word “macaca” [“Allen vs. Webb part deux?,” Government News]. Undoubtedly your readers are aware that he was criticized for tagging one of his political opponent’s observers with the nickname “macaca.” It should be noted that […]

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Like being a "little" pregnant In an otherwise good article about the probable impacts of DIA/NGIC on our community [“In jobs we trust?”, January 26], Will Goldsmith—one of our community’s best reporters—concludes with a crumb of serious misinformation. He accurately points out that the new government outfits will hire few of our own un- and […]

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United we stand As one of the persons interviewed, I wanted to add some important information to the cover article “Will Work for Meds” [January 5]. Since my one phone interview by Ms. Canzi in November, United Way’s RxRelief program funded by the Virginia Health Care Foundation has increasingly become an important resource for our […]

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Perriello got it wrong I commend John Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute for defending the free speech rights of the protesters in front of Perriello’s office [“Pavement blues,” Government News, December 22]. I really think our notorious Obamanite Congressmen has a “thin skin” when it comes to criticism of his policies. He does NOT represent […]

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As a public health professional for more than 30 years, I applaud Rep. Tom Periello and others who voted in favor of the recent healthcare legislation [“Perriello looks ahead to 2010,” December 1, 2009]. The reforms contained in this legislation help move us from a system designed to provide expensive care when people are sick […]