Inside this week’s News (June 19)

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What you will find in the June 19 edition:

Community forum tonight: development in Washington

Do you have something to say, or ask, about development in the town of Washington or in Rappahannock County as a whole? Then be at the Theatre at Washington at 5 p.m. for a special community forum on the matter (with most of the people involved).

Residents react to Abdo plans at council meeting

Unsurprisingly, what dominated public comment at the Washington Town Council’s monthly meeting Monday (June 16) was the controversy over a recent Washington Post profile of Jim Abdo, a developer known best for his neighborhood-rehab work in Washington, D.C.

The Rapp for June 19

Castleton and Sperryville’s 4th of July celebrations, the Virginia Equine Artists Association’s new RDA exhibit, CCLC’s summer solstice party, RLEP’s house and garden tour, Artifacts-on-Main’s opening and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Bail bondsman’s story doesn’t convince jury

In a rare appellate-court trial for a misdemeanor assault, it took a seven-person Rappahannock County Circuit Court jury less than 20 minutes last Wednesday (June 11) to deliver a “not guilty” verdict in favor of an Amissville man accused of assault and battery last August.

Sperryville sewer rates to rise July 1

After two hours of presentations and heartfelt public comment, the Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) voted to raise wastewater treatment rates for its 200-plus customers in the village of Sperryville by 18-percent, effective July 1.

Editorial: Landowners, beware!

“Just a good old country lawyer” is out and about in Rappahannock County, knocking on residents’ doors, clutching some innocuous-sounding legal documents he’s graciously soliciting for signatures. Don’t sign! Or, at the very least, please don’t sign in haste.

Wild Ideas: Entertaining the indoor cat with cat TV

Entertaining a cat can be not only cheap, but easy. All you need is aluminum foil, a throw rug or two and windows — or what Pam Owen thinks of as cat TV.

150 Years Ago This Week: Siege at Petersburg begins

As the second week of June 1864 closed, Maj. Gen. Nathan Forrest and his Confederate cavalry were located at Brice’s Crossroads, south of Corinth, when they attacked Union infantry commanded by Maj. Gen. Samuel Sturgis.

And more . . .

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