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For the last few weeks, this newspaper has been duly covering Rappahannock County’s school budget developments. Due to fiscal and pension-fund realities at the state level and other circumstances largely out of local hands, an increase seems likely for 2012-2013…

Correct me if I’m wrong, but am I suddenly seeing a lot of letters in the Rappahannock News written by Jeffrey and Regina Knight? I don’t know the Knights but I assume they know each other, for they seem to…

The Washington Town Council, without much to vote on besides paying the monthly bills at its regular meeting Monday night (March 12), found itself engaged mostly in talk about appearances –  specifically, the keeping- and/or shoring-up thereof. For example: The…
Assembly adjourns, will return for budget

House Speaker William J. Howell on Sunday hailed the General Assembly’s just-concluded regular session a success, citing the passage of legislation to create jobs, improve public education and reform public employees’ pension plan.
Editorial: Not-so-super Tuesday

Virginia may have been one of the 11 states comprising the huge delegate battle for the Republican presidential primary on so-called Super Tuesday this week, but for us here in Rappahannock County it was anything but super. Without Newt Gingrich…

I finally was able to really digest the superintendent’s preliminary proposed 2012-2013 Rappahannock County school budget. I need the Pepto-Bismol.  I fully agree with Jeffrey Knight’s assessment he so eloquently stated in last week’s Rappahannock News, that eligible school employees must…

I’ve noticed that global warming increased ever since Daylight Savings Time started. Certainly. More daylight is going to make the world hotter, isn’t it? C’mon, Congress, we are living with enough stupidity without changing clocks again this Sunday. Phil IrwinFlint…

Rappahannock County budgets $12.63 million annually for two small schools with a declining enrollment. A preliminary proposed budget for next year calls for an increase of 8 percent. Having taught for 20 years in both public and private Virginia schools, I…
Romney wins county, state

With only two candidates on the ballot for so-called Super Tuesday’s Republican primary in Virginia, turnout was expected to be light; it was just that. About 5 percent of the state’s total registered voters handed the primary election to Mitt…