We are doing many things right and must be careful about changes, but I believe our Comprehensive Plan will be improved if it allows landowners to use the open space land use deferment as a fourth option.
It appears that the author of the extensive article on March 9 “The Land, A Plan, A FUTURE” could benefit from reading the current Comprehensive Plan (the official one). Chapter Six articulates the Goals, Principles, and Policies of that Plan.
The issues cannot just be swept under the rug. Behind closed door deals that benefit only some are not acceptable. The county’s challenges must be addressed with leadership and proven management techniques in clear view of the public.
This is one of many examples of conflict of interest in the Trump administration so far, and Rep. Garrett has been happy to oblige the President without question. He toes the line against environmental protection and for the short-term gain…
As new constituents of Congressman Tom Garrett’s Fifth District, my husband reached out to Rep. Garrett to send a representative to the Broadband Committee meeting. While the congressman’s rep was unable to attend, he did contact me the next day.
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The article “The Land, A Plan, A Future” in last week’s issue is interesting and informative, but we take issue with the thesis that farming in Rappahannock County has little or no value.
War drums continue to beat within the Rappahannock News Comment columns, in-sync with leftist babble and tainted with disdain toward those who express viewpoints unlike their own. Unfortunately, some submit letters of protestation that appear to distort truth.
Last week’s article "The Land, a Plan, a Future," a special report by the Foothills Forum, was quite informative, but also brought up some alarming points about the future of this county.
Yes, Rappahannock could use better cell services and more young people and employment opportunities, but it is not for everyone — fortunately.
Adapting to the freedom and responsibilities of high school presents challenges to some adolescents and all too often grades plummet, attendance suffers, and misbehavior incidents increase.
So how many homes were sold in Rappahannock in the last two years that were under $200,000? More than most would expect. In 2015 and 2016 there were a total of 161 properties sold.
Thanks to your generosity we raised essential funds that will enable us to rescue and care for additional stray, abandoned, injured, neglected, abused, and feral cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock. This is a true blessing as the need is great.
Rappahannock County Schools have excelled this year in sports and still get “section 2” page news? What entitles a FRONT PAGE news story on our county’s youth athletes who represent our county on the state level?
My disagreement with Mr. Lesinski is that he feels it is a lack of trust by a vocal minority. I feel confident that it is not a minority.
I think the article really touched on how close-minded we can be as a country. The question was asked, “Can we only feel secure when we demonize another race or religion?” And I believe that is true.