Letters to the Editor

From nightmare to rescue

All of you able-bodied men and women out there who may be thinking of volunteering for a worthy cause, please consider joining a fire department or rescue squad! They provide a necessary, great, and much-needed service, and need more volunteers in order to keep providing critical care to Rappahannock County citizens. […]

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The heart of an incident

I was there during the storm and was so amazed and inspired of the professionalism, competence, dedication and calm demeanor of the dispatchers, who are really the heart of any incident. To all the dispatchers you did an amazing job during the storm. […]

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‘Harvests’ are for crops

Why not reprint this article, replacing the word “harvest” with the word “kill.” Better still, perhaps the news media can change their verb — “Last night, a man was harvested after being attacked by home invaders.” See? Now it doesn’t sound so bad! […]

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Add African honey bees to the mix

Connor is a member of the Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA), the local bee club for this area. He was our featured speaker at our NPBA meeting this past October where he gave a presentation about his experiences working in Brazil with the African honey bee. […]

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Throttle jockey

But when I don’t want to do any of those things and my thoughts turn to mortality, I go for a spirited ride on my Triumph Bonneville [motorcycle] through the Rappahannock hills. I’m 76. […]

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Oops, didn’t hike enough

Because rates will vary in the summer, we recommend consumers compare twelve months of bills in order to better see the full effect. For convenience and comparison, twelve months of historical usage data is printed on each monthly statement. […]

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Cobwebs can wait

I hear this voice every time I find myself sprinting about and making excuses not to be with friends or family. I have also been blessed with elders in my life that have taught me ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think, and that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ […]

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Beyond the call of duty

Thank you to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative who took care of making sure the firefighters could do their job in a safe environment when the power lines to our house melted and dropped. They also reassured us that power would be restored before they left the property, which it was. […]

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Zimmerman: The slaughter must end

In cases of national tragedy such as this, we turn to our elected officials to enact change. Congressional representatives are the people’s conduit to execute reforms and advance our security. Sadly, Virginia’s Fifth District congressional representative, Tom Garrett, has shirked this public responsibility. […]

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Changing demographics

Things have changed in the last couple of decades. The current influx from the D.C. area seems to be highly educated and interested in politics. I personally think they are an asset to the county, as many volunteer for good causes and also make sizable donations. […]

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‘A snappy new day’

Now, students around the country are ready to take charge. They are planning marches, sit-ins, lie-ins, talking to the media — showing the courage and determination that we have lacked. We must give them all of our support. Join them as they march around the country on March 24th. […]

Letters to the Editor

Serving while suing

Due to Mr. Konick’s past litigious interaction with and towards the Board of Supervisors and the constant issues regarding the Freedom of Information Act, I find if difficult to believe he would be an unbiased productive member of the Planning Commission. […]