Letters to the Editor

Read the small print

You may think his message to seniors is just another piece of political campaign propaganda, but it notes, “This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” Needless to say, Garrett was required to include that notice — in small print. […]

Letters to the Editor

A fond farewell

Ms. Garton’s factual, positive, comments as to the state of our county government, assessment of what is going well and what her recommendations are for going forward to make our government function well in today’s world/environment are a breath of fresh air. […]

Letters to the Editor

Child’s play

Time for the RCCE to put an end to their perplexingly weak, defensive and adolescent posture and divulge their donor list so all can make fact-based judgments about the group. I suggest that the RCCE play an old game from their childhood: It’s called, “Show and Tell.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Paying for our suicide

While our Congressman Tom Garrett voted against additional disaster assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, (H.R. 4667); he voted in favor of the tax overhaul which continues the giveaway of our tax money to the fossil fuel industry. We should think about that. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Dr. King would be pleased’

This year’s event featured the film “Come Walk in My Shoes,” written and directed by Robin Smith. Thank you Kit Goldfarb for bringing, not only the suggestion to show the film, but contact information for Robin Smith, the writer/director and Bill Plante, former CBS correspondent. […]

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Walk it like you talk it

Given the actions of these three individuals and perhaps other unknown members of RCCE, one could argue the organization has an outsized influence on the governance of Rappahannock County. As such, we believe the community should have the right to know who belongs to this organization and learn more about its dealings with the county government. […]

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The show must go on

After the play’s sold-out Virginia premiere, “The American Conservative” magazine wrote that “Henry’s play . . . burns with a hard, gemlike flame, throwing off beams of light as well as heat, cool as well as astringent, witty as well as wise — a buoyant bonfire of all human vanities.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Fleeing do-gooders

Nowadays when I hear some of our perhaps overenthusiastic do-gooders, I am reminded of Thoreau saying that if he heard that someone was coming to his home for the purpose of doing him good, he would flee for his life! […]

Letters to the Editor

Rapp farm and food conversation

Thank you for the incredible response to our [upcoming] meeting on January 20th at the Washington Fire Hall. We are looking forward to a great conversation! If you haven’t yet registered and would like to come we have just have a couple more days to register for Saturday’s conversation about food and farming in Rappahannock County. […]