Morning Links: Evicting Richard Spencer, Remembering Patsy, and More

by Lee Hernly, Editor

For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.

In the News

It’s been a wet summer – just how wet has it been? We’ve had more than double the average amount of rain since July 1. (CWG)

Why can’t Alexandria get rid of Richard Spencer? Over the course of 2017, protesters have become a Sunday-morning staple on an otherwise pleasant corner of Old Town Alexandria. The bile isn’t aimed at the chocolate shop, the hair salon, or any of the other boutiques in the pedestrian-friendly spot. (Washingtonian)

BoatUS is moving HQ out of Alexandria, Virginia The company, one of Alexandria’s largest employers, plans to sell its longtime home on South Pickett Street and move to a new build-to-suit facility elsewhere. (Biz Journal)

Remembering former Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer Ticer was known, first and foremost, for her civility and strong call to service. Both qualities were informed by her strong faith, according to her long-time minister, Rev. Oran Warder, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. (Alexandria Times)

Some thoughts on renaming Jefferson Davis Highway Our guess is the City desires the new name to be a person.   We offer the following thoughts, based on the history of this area. (Jaybird’s Jottings)

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