Weigh-in on Rapp health needs

Rappahannock County’s significant health needs — of which there are many — will be assessed at a PATH Foundation supported Community Health Town Hall next Thursday at Fauquier Hospital. PATH is requesting RSVP’s by Friday, March 31.
The Rapp for March 30

“Photographs of Italy” opens this Saturday at Middle St. Gallery; and the play "Galileo's Torch," originally performed at Stonehill Farm, will have a concert performance this evening (March 30) in Washington, D.C. at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre.
Meetings and notices for March 30

The Broadband Committee public meeting is today, Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. at the County Library. The public is invited; Foothills Forum board public meeting is today, Thursday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at the 4-H Conference Room.
The headwaters of Headwaters

Can you guess what grassroots movement started in 1993 was responsible for the creation of several new and important programs in Rappahannock County’s public schools? The First Thursday Education Support Group.
‘Treasure worth protecting’

We are doing many things right and must be careful about changes, but I believe our Comprehensive Plan will be improved if it allows landowners to use the open space land use deferment as a fourth option.
Unfair ‘attack’ on farming

It appears that the author of the extensive article on March 9 “The Land, A Plan, A FUTURE” could benefit from reading the current Comprehensive Plan (the official one). Chapter Six articulates the Goals, Principles, and Policies of that Plan.
It’s our county

The issues cannot just be swept under the rug. Behind closed door deals that benefit only some are not acceptable. The county’s challenges must be addressed with leadership and proven management techniques in clear view of the public.
Garrett loves Rappahannock?

This is one of many examples of conflict of interest in the Trump administration so far, and Rep. Garrett has been happy to oblige the President without question. He toes the line against environmental protection and for the short-term gain…
He’s our congressman

As new constituents of Congressman Tom Garrett’s Fifth District, my husband reached out to Rep. Garrett to send a representative to the Broadband Committee meeting. While the congressman’s rep was unable to attend, he did contact me the next day.
School news for March 23

Three RCHS students received awards for college credit hours earned while simultaneously completing their high school curriculum; WCDS senior earns student/athlete scholarship; and four WCDS Latin students won first place in Level I competition at UVA Classics Day.
The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew's new Netflix series and more in this week's The Rapp.
Meetings and notices for March 23

The Rappahannock County School Board and the County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint Public Hearing on the proposed fiscal 2018 School Board Budget on March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School.
Sperryville firemen get a boost

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is among 17 nonprofits in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties benefitting from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s (NPCF) new Community Assistance Grant Program.
School budget hearing moved to Tuesday

Due to snow, the Rappahannock County School Board postponed its regularly scheduled March 14 monthly meeting — which was to include a public hearing on the 2018-2019 school budget — to 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 21) in the high school…
The Rapp for March 16

Winter finally arrives, a bit late; Four of the five County Board of Supervisors are holding a public forum Monday night in Castleton; and updates on MADD's after prom plans.