The zoning board vs. the neighbors?

There’s an old saying that the best compromises leave everyone unhappy, and despite (or perhaps because of) the four hours of acrimonious testimony, no one seemed happy at the conclusion of last week’s Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.
Delivery made

It took six months and nine days for 32-year-old Washington resident Alex Baumgardner, a.k.a. Mailman, to hike 2,180 miles and reach the summit of Katahdin, Maine, and touch the sign marking the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.

Tom Junk and Roger Cordani, leaders of the ad-hoc Concerned Taxpayers of Rappahannock, convened their own would-be supervisors meeting last Thursday evening at the library.
The Rapp for Oct. 31

A busy weekend includes the ninth annual Studio & Gallery tour, the return of the Six Pack Gallery and the official opening of the RappCats shelter; Mikhail Yanovitsky brings his piano talents to the Theatre; get vaccinated against the flu…

Is it a mere coincidence that Election Day is the first Tuesday after Halloween? For zombies and vampires invoke far less fear than the governmental dysfunction gripping Big Washington nowadays; and last year’s best-selling trick-or-treat masks were Barack Obama and…

Regular seasons wrapped up and fall playoffs began for our Rapp Athletic teams who continued their winning ways into the postseason. Meanwhile, two Wakefield teams work toward their own championships in this week's School & Sports.
Photo: EMT continuing training

Dr. Michael Jenks, chair of the emergency department at Fauquier Hospital and medical director for Rappahannock County rescue providers, recently met with the county's EMTs.
Photo: Lions’ share

Jed Duvall of Amissville (right) accepts (from Lions treasurer Frank Raiter) the $5,000 check he took home as the last ticket holder standing last Saturday night.

It is glaringly apparent that Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, for lack of concrete and veritable strategies, is copycatting Obama’s war on women. In 2012, Obama brainwashed women into believing that misogynistic Republicans planned to nullify every piece of…

Our Castleton neighbor Evelyn Kerr accuses the President and the Senate of being “hostage takers” because they refused to negotiate with Republicans who demanded the effective repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as the price of…

I was truly surprised by the defensive reaction expressed by Sharon Kilpatrick in response to the simple message, “Vote Pro-Life.” Ms. Kilpatrick’s protestation that the Democratic party represents pro-life ideals brings to mind Shakespeare’s insightful line, “The lady doth protest too…

It is a sad day in Rappahannock when its citizens are overpowered by the government that is supposed to protect them. Concerning last Wednesday night’s decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to expand a B&B permit, it is…