Inside this week’s News (Aug. 27)


Here’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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What you will find in the Aug. 27 Rappahannock News:

Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality of the town and Inn’s 2013 “Town Square Beautification” project.

Chester Gap tourist home approved

At its regular meeting last Wednesday (Aug 19), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission approved an application from Pete Pazmino and Sheila Lamb for a tourist home in Chester Gap.

Town weighs utility rate increase

Members of the Washington Town Council, meeting Monday night (Aug. 24) in a joint work session with planning commission members, appeared to agree that town water rates need to go up. But
how much the rates should rise — and how fast — was the subject of an hour-long discussion.

Straw poll stroll

As part of an ongoing effort this summer to walk all of the Main Streets in Virginia’s vast 5th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Hurt (R) spent an hour or so on Washington’s Main Street last Wednesday afternoon.

The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday, supermoon Saturday

Rappahannock News staff will be at the Country Cafe this Friday morning at 9; park rangers will be at Shenandoah National Park’s Hawksbill Mountain trail this Saturday to help hiker see the “supermoon” rise; and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Wild Ideas: A tiny, elegant orb weaver shines in the sunlight

Finding a tiny, jewel-like spider on her deck sends Pam Owen on a hunt for its identity, in this week’s Wild Ideas.

Plus: School and Sports News, the Washington column, the Crossword and more.

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