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Memo to letter-writers

We will thank all our letter-writers for respecting our policy not to print election-related letters in the edition just prior to the Nov. 8 election — in other words, the Nov. 3 edition — as printed responses would be impossible…
Why the GOP deserves to lose the 5th

In 2010, a wave of right-wing conservatives were elected to the House as part of the Tea Party movement, forming the so-called "Freedom Caucus," and commenced to fulfill their own prophecy about how dysfunctional the federal government is.
Culpeper’s ‘red light district’

A monster steel-lattice cell tower is looming in our future. In Boston, 255 feet tall and just off U.S. 522 on Culpeper's far western border. It is meant to improve the poor cell phone coverage in that area.
Elections: Not ‘fixed’ but well-maintained

I spent 14 years on the local elections board and never, ever saw any fraud. At every turn election materials are safeguarded. Your board and your registrar do not guess or invent solutions, they persist in finding the correct legal…
Teacher to Headmaster: Gracias

Last Sunday night, the assembled "Spanish for Travelers" class for RappU could not access the classroom. What to do? "Adelante!" they proclaimed and reassembled at Headmaster's Pub.
The case for . . .

Point and counterpoint: Walter Nicklin and Ron Maxwell explain once and for all why you should vote for (respectively) Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
To all who made ChiliFest the best . . .

The Lions’ biggest annual fundraiser is behind us, and we have a lot of folks to thank. Despite the iffy weather we tucked inside the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Hall for music, visiting, eating and the suspenseful drawdown.
Trump: ‘A one-way ticket to Palookaville’

The formula that has worked for Donald Trump’s success cannot scale up to America’s needs. DT has been successful because he has worked on the edges. Stuff like screwing contractors to improve the bottom line won’t work for the nation.
VDOT’s infinite wisdom

Once again VDOT shows its infinite wisdom by closing the bridge on Fodderstack Road during the school year and the approaching tourist season with the fall colors.
Creating a mini-economy

The question many have as parents and educators is: How do we teach financial literacy to our children and students in an interesting and valuable way? At Belle Meade School, we are endeavoring to do this.