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How much more grief?

In recognition of how deeply Emily touched our hearts, it makes me wonder how much more grief do we need to experience in our families, in our communities, and in our world to stop gun violence.
Epidemic ‘raging’ in county

The board has been holding its routine monthly meeting on a weekday for decades. Four decades, at least, I haven’t checked the records, but this alleged “arrogant disregard” likely started well before that.
No justifying attacks

The employees, supervisors, and members of other governmental bodies in our county deserve our support and gratitude, not the wave of hostile criticism that seems to be engulfing the county.
Not drinking the Kool-Aid

What I want Mr. Goff is a healthy community, land values that are increasing and taxation that remains relatively low compared to neighboring counties. Let’s drop the “them against us” mentality … you are not the victim of the taxpayers.
‘Better informed citizen’

I just finished a quick run-through of the April 6th issue of the Rappahannock News, and I was impressed (once again) — it was all worth the read, and, as a result, I'm a better informed citizen.
Open letter to fellow residents

They need our help. I think it is the right time for all those who support the way things are progressing in the county — toward better government, better financial controls and increased adoption of better practices — to show…
Coal miners, buggy makers

The coal industry does not represent a reliable source of jobs for the future. You may as well be trying to restore buggy makers to their place in the economy.
Cheers, but not for Garrett

Mr. Garrett was a big draw; 860 people had applied for the lottery. The room was filled to capacity at 230. From inside, we could hear the shouts of dozens of protesters outside the doors.
Lions care

A resounding thank you to the Rappahannock Lions Club for bringing their Pediavision and hearing screening to the Child Care and Learning Center last Thursday, March 23rd.
Vinnie’s seeds

Following last week’s First Thursday Education Support Group profile, we especially acknowledge the work of Vinnie Lainson in creating an educational foundation that pre-dated Headwaters and First Thursday.
Undoing homophobia

UUBRidge has recently been certified as a “Welcoming Congregation” by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). In the 1980s and ’90s, the word “welcoming” became a code word for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
‘Treasure worth protecting’

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.