Inside this week’s News (Jan. 15)

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What you will find in the Jan. 15 edition:

School board declines cell tower lease  

By a vote of 3-2, the Rappahannock County School Board Tuesday night (Jan. 13) voted against entering a controversial lease agreement with Community Wireless Structures (CWS), the Arlington company which had offered to construct a monopole for prospective mobile carriers on high school property.

Town attends to planning, plant

The Washington Town Council filled a planning commission seat and decided to monitor what’s going into the wastewater plant from a dozen non-residential buildings around town.

The road leads to indictments for four

Four people were indicted by a Rappahannock County Circuit Court grand jury Monday (Jan. 12), all for driving-related offenses.

The Rapp for Jan. 15

Distinguished diplomat speaks on Gay Street Sunday, good press for The Inn, jazz luminaries at Castleton (in a season that also brings Alec Baldwin to town), pianist Bill Harris plays the Theatre, the Relay for Life campaign kicks off and a working woods walk in this week’s The Rapp.

Editorial: Consume or invest? 

Should you spend the money you’re saving at the pump on, say, fine dining — or would you be willing to pay a higher gasoline tax to invest in the long-term economic health of the nation?

Wild Ideas: Where are the squirrels?

Fewer squirrels were sighted this year, so are they disappearing? At the heart of the mystery is a complex food web and fluctuating acorn crop.

And more . . .

Jed’s Eye View on after-school doings, 150 Years Ago This Week, School and Sports News, the Crossword and more.

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