Letters to the Editor

Swindler a perfect choice

If ever there was a perfect choice for Citizen of the Year, it is Jimmy Swindler. ‘Young’ Jimmy was one of the first people we met when Alma and I came here twenty or so years ago. I’ve watched Jimmy and his family blossom over the years. […]

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The balancing act

The county budget has a line item to pay for the processing of deer, which in turn is donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry for distribution. Just take your excess deer to Manford on Route 211 between Ben Venue and Amissville or call 540-937-5892 or 540-522-2896. […]

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In quicksand and sinking fast

That makes Mr. Curry’s compensation comparable to John McCarthy’s after 30 years of service. Mr. Curry’s duties don’t include zoning administrator, which the board estimated to be 40 percent of the job and hired a full-time zoning administrator at a $55,000 salary. […]

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UUBridge remembers

The UUBridge Welcoming Congregation Committee observed the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) an annual observance on November 20 that honored the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. […]

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All that jazz

The Nethers Hot Club would like to thank all the fans who came out last Sunday for our performance at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville. We love having the opportunity to share these timeless old jazz standards with young and old alike, and to tell the fascinating history of what was going on in the world when these songs were written. […]

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Meat of the matter

Now you and your associates need to step up with a performance bond. That is where the meat meets the road! If this bike path isn’t going to cost Rappahannock one red cent then step up. Have your bike path group commit to the total cost of the bike path (include all future maintenance and liability insurance). […]

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On the right path

With the local elections over and along with it the venomous diatribes and ramblings of the few, I spent some time reflecting on the wonderful place so many of us call home. My family and I spent this past weekend enjoying the many wonderful splendors this lovely county has to offer. […]

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‘It’s in the contract’

I am writing in response to Chris Parrish’s note in last week’s paper. My question is how does the Rappahannock News give him a free pass on the less than half truth of his note. Chris and everyone keeps talking about the $5.9 million cost of the the proposed trail from Sperryville to Washington. Yeah yeah, that is what is in store for our future if they get their way. […]

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‘You won in my book’

Yesterday [Tuesday, Nov. 7], Election Day, was without a doubt the worst weather day we have had this season. Spending 12 to 13 hours in the rain, chill, mud and at times wind, only to lose, is hard to take. However, I wouldn’t change a thing (except for the losing part!). I learned so much. […]

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Art Tour kudos

Despite the clouds, rain, and cool temperatures, the 13th Annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour was a tremendous success for the entire community. While the crowd of more than 1,000 was shy of last year’s attendance, the sales at the Main Gallery and at many studios and galleries were record-breaking. […]

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Adopted and Resolved

With all due respect, there is straight talk and there is “spin” [A note from Chris Parris, Nov. 9]. Your opponent [David Konick] got almost 40 percent of the vote, far more than 30 percent. And this is what you voted for: […]

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A note from Chris Parrish

A large part of that I believe emanated from Mr. Konick’s assertion that I would spend $5.9 million dollars of county money on a bike path, when in fact I would not be willing to spend any local taxpayers’ money. I understand the fear that created. I will strive to discern other concerns that are legitimate and address them in the future. Meanwhile, I congratulate Mr. Konick on a well-run, efficient campaign […]