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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.
Big thanks from the Lemonade Stand Kids 

We would like to say thank you to all our customers who stopped by our lemonade stand this past weekend and bought our homemade and handmade goods. We especially want to thank Pen Druid Brewing for letting us set up our…
Take the shot, or not

Transitioning to country living wasn’t as easy as unpacking the U-Haul, stocking the antique General Electric five-foot-tall refrigerator, and loading the pantry with “end of days” supplies.
Is it a plan, or a cure for insomnia?

The July 20 Rappahannock County Planning Commission meeting received extensive coverage in the Rappahannock News and on Rappnet. Much of the discussion centers on a view of our county’s future, with the dominant comment being, “Don’t change.” Yet there is…
What does it take to slow the traffic?

For the past seven months, I've respectfully advocated, through emails and in-person requests at four of the last seven supervisor meetings, a reduction of the speed limit in the village of Woodville from 35 mph to 25 mph.
Thanks for ‘packing the bus’ — twice

On behalf of the Rappahannock County Public Schools, I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to the community for their response to the “Pack the Bus” donation drive for victims of the recent West Virginia flooding. With short…
This is not the time for overreacting

Several months ago I was caught speeding going east on U.S. 211 near my exit to Flint Hill. Yup. I was doing 69 mph. Guilty. I was pulled over by a state trooper. The first thing you need if you…
In support of accommodating Cooter’s

I am writing in support of Ben Jones, Alma Viator and the McNear family and their request for county approval of changes to accommodate activities at Cooter’s. While recognizing the need for rules, they also need to be flexible. I…
My choice for president is . . .

Over the July Fourth weekend, a group of friends gathered over barbecue and lemonade to celebrate our nation. As the sun set behind Old Rag, we read the Declaration of Independence aloud. Hearing those inspiring words reminded us of the…
The Supreme Court didn’t read it that way

Regarding Nol Putnam’s letter last week, as political opinion it speaks for itself. It is, however, weak on Constitutional analysis. The Supreme Court held eight years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment’s initial clause does…
Ms. Wroth, you rock

I have elsewhere and publicly offered my gratitude to members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, the various constitutional officers with whom I served, and to the staff of all county offices who I have had the enormous privilege…