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Richie Burke stuns county by resigning

Months of upheaval in the county government worsened Tuesday night when Richie Burke — the county’s “workhorse” who performs as building official, emergency services and emergency 911 coordinator — submitted his resignation effective June 1.
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.
The Rapp for March 9

PEC's resources for farmland seekers and landowners; the Artisan Trail’s doors are open this Saturday; this Friday at the Library, a former NASA scientist speaks on “How to Age Better and Other Space Stories.”
Fire and rescue calls for Feb. 16

Tuesday, Feb. 7: 4:28 p.m. — Piedmont Avenue, Washington, general illness, companies 1, 4 and 7; 6:21 p.m. — Viewtown Road, Amissville, brush fire, companies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Fire and rescue calls for Feb. 9

Monday, Jan. 30 — 11:52 a.m. — Rudasill Mill Road, Woodville, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7, and 1:59 p.m. — Slate Mills Road, Sperryville, motor vehicle accident, companies 1, 2 and 7.
Fire and rescue calls for Jan. 12

Sunday, Jan. 1: 8:00 a.m. — Rock Mills Road, Woodville, difficulty breathing, company 1. 11:55 a.m. — Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, medical alarm, company 9. 6:38 p.m. — Hume Road, Huntly, brush fire, company 9.
Fire and rescue calls for Jan. 5

Monday, Dec. 19: 10:42 a.m. — Main Street, Sperryville, brush fire, companies 1 and 2. 2:50 p.m. — Laurel Mills Road, Castleton, fire alarm, companies 3 and 5.
Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 22

Wednesday, Dec. 1: 12.23 a.m. — Tiger Valley Road, Washington, general illness, companies 1, 4 and 7; 5:07 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, fire alarm, companies 1, 2 and 7.
Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 15

Monday, Dec. 5 — 7:25 a.m. — Bryans Road, Sperryville, general illness, companies 1, 3, 4 and 7. —— 9:55 a.m. — Pine Drive, Amissville, general illness, companies 3 and 4.
Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 8

Monday, Nov. 28: 11:49 p.m. — Scrabble Road, Castleton, public service, company 5. Tuesday, Nov. 29: 8:09 a.m. — F. T. Valley Road, Sperryville, wires down, company 2
Fire and rescue calls for Nov. 24

Tuesday, Nov. 15 — 3:39 p.m. — Castleton Ford Road, Castleton, general illness, companies 1, 3 and 5 5:57 p.m. — Hopewell Lane, Sperryville, general illness, companies 1 and 7
An ambulance’s new life

Kathy Grove gets the paperwork from Curtis Mason of the Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad, which donated a retired ambulance to RappU for use with the nonprofit learning center’s upcoming health care-related courses.