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Recovering from a catastrophe

The Cooter Catastrophe has been a driver of message traffic on Rappnet for the last several days. Accusations and vitriolic responses have scorched the internet with enough misinformation to make my head spin.
Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could…
Meetings & notices for Aug. 18

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at town hall to continue the town’s comprehensive plan review. Members of the public are welcome and are encouraged to attend.
County revokes permit; B&B appeals  

The owner of Harmony Manor, a substantial hillside home on Clark Lane converted to a B&B by new owners three years ago, is appealing a recent decision by County Administrator Debbie Keyser to revoke the inn’s permit.
Batchelors commit to the Corner

The Sperryville Corner Store complex — which has found success over the last decade and a half in the hands of the Thompson family — has also found some new hands.
The brew brothers’ back-to-Rapp movement

Pen Druid isn’t just a brewery to the people of Rappahannock. For the three brothers, Jennings Carney, 38, Van Carney, 36, and Lain Carney, 33, it’s also been a place that’s attracting other young people to the area, some driving…
Town drops the matter

David Konick agreement ignored by the Washington Town Council and "Airbnb" tourist-home case postponed until next council meeting.