Letters to the Editor

Spewing ‘lies’

Once again, lies are being sowed across the county. Like weeds these deceptions are growing into a mess that hopefully truth can clean up. Candidate David Konick’s latest misinformation campaign spews forth those lies. Let’s start with a few facts. […]

Letters to the Editor

Protecting our way of life

As a native Virginian growing up in rural Manassas I enjoyed the benefits of small community, but later that community deteriorated. In its quest for growth, the community became sterile, you knew few neighbors in a land raped by developers. We moved on. […]

Letters to the Editor

Life is about ‘showing up’

Shortly after my campaign for Congress concluded, I sat down with Ed Gillespie to talk about his upcoming run for governor and what he wanted to do for our commonwealth. In that meeting, I saw what former President Bush must have seen when he asked Ed to join his White House staff, a kind, thoughtful, and insightful man, […]

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A class act

I am so proud to support and recommend Christine Smith in her race for Supervisor of the Piedmont District. Christine is a class act.

She is a wonderful mother, a fine neighbor, and an outstanding citizen. She is also warm, tough, honest, straight-shooting, and fearless in the face of difficulty. […]

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‘Persuaded by friends and neighbors’

Rappahannock has a good chance for better local government. Christine Smith, who grew up here to be a caring, hard-working citizen, was persuaded to run for supervisor in Piedmont by friends, because they felt the board of supervisors was not listening to them, not helping fire and rescue services, and worse, wasting taxpayers’ money. […]

Letters to the Editor

The Fever

From time to time a fever sweeps across countries. A fever of sanctimony, high-minded judgement and moral superiority. People who catch this fever think they’re better than other people, especially the generations who came before them. […]

Letters to the Editor

No newcomer to public service

I have known David Konick for almost 18 years and I think he would be a great asset to the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors. He has the experience and the energy to do the job. Konick has been in Rappahannock over 42 years, and is no newcomer to public service. […]

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In concert, without conflict

Mike Biniek brings a willingness to listen and to consider divergent points of view to the Board of Supervisors. Behind this openness is strong integrity and sense of purpose. His quiet, thoughtful, conciliatory approach looks to find the middle ground. […]

Letters to the Editor

About that VDOT mowing

I read the letter to the editor regarding VDOT mowing, and wanted to offer some insights into our process. VDOT mows three times per year along primary routes. The first two mowing cycles occur during the growing season and are focused on the road shoulders to maintain line of sight, clear zones and adequate roadway drainage. […]