A couple of years ago when the original proposal for a cell tower at Rappahannock County High School was first mentioned, I took to the internet to find out how other communities have dealt with similar proposals. Without fail, these…

John Fox Sullivan’s rambling and slightly incoherent defense of the need for a town government last week raises more questions than it answers, and uses every old politician’s trick in the book to do it. The language is prickly, but the…

“Why does the village of Washington have its own government?” I first heard that question in the 1990s, when an article in the New Yorker magazine about the animosities between the Inn and its neighbors caused quite a stir around…

Last week’s Rappahannock News article raised more questions than it answered. Here is what we were told: The Washington Town Council scheduled a public hearing on a special-use permit in June which was postponed until July, at which point it was…

Whenever an event succeeds, you can be sure that a lot of folks put in a lot of time and effort to make it happen. The Rappahannock Americana Festival this past Saturday was a perfect case in point. On a…
You can take this ‘Party’ elsewhere

Stop dragging "Dukes"-watchers down with promos for your "Party Down South" sleazefest: An open letter to Viacom and the Country Music Television network (CMT) from Ben ‘Cooter’ Jones.

The Rappahannock News front page coverage of Tammy Atkins’ sentencing [“Embezzlement leads to six months in jail,” Aug. 29] was remarkable in that it omitted the most compelling and important part of the case. Under the main headline are subheadings which…