Letters to the Editor

Jerks among us

I can’t comprehend the level of ignorance and total lack of respect for our society and community it would take to do such a thing. FYI: illegal dumping in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine. The landfill is cheaper. […]

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Charlottesville implications

I have been watching the coverage of the events in Charlottesville, and (surprise!) I find that much of the analysis I see I could predict based on the sources. Including an enormous onslaught of anti-our-duly-elected president coverage. Let’s try a more strategic perspective. […]

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Precursors of the destruction

Pausing to reflect a bit on what our Rappahannock County might look like in 20, 25, 30 years . . . various paths seem to open up for those living here. Given the Rappahannock News’ coverage of some local events lately, I wonder about the future here, and therein lies a cautionary tale in my opinion. […]

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Eye on November

I truly appreciate that you opened your doors and homes to me. I look forward to being the representative you contact by phone or email and sit down with face-to-face, not just someone you hear about every four years. […]

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Sincere thank you

Thanks to Ann Spieker, Jonathan Bankston and other members, whose names I do not know, of the Washington Volunteer Rescue Squad for providing me with extraordinary care during my recent visits to the hospital. […]

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Time to commend, not castigate

The BZA chairman permitted “the person” to continue her offensive, but then refused to allow me to respond. Democracy, free speech and fair play at work — Rappahannock style! I appreciate the newspaper affording me the opportunity to do so here. […]

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Thank you citizen scientists

The Old Rag Master Naturalist’s (ORMN’s) Butterfly Count Committee is delighted to recognize with great thanks the many people who made the three events around the annual Rappahannock County-Little Washington Butterfly Count a huge success these past weeks. […]

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Time to ‘thrive’

It is more than time to address the rather dire facts contained in the People, Inc.’s, findings on the reality of many issues here in Rappahannock, among them population, lack of growth, aging population, housing opportunities, education [and] transportation. […]

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Community & country

Independence Day was celebrated in spectacular fashion as the American flag flew high over the event, reminding everyone of the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. A good time was had by all and the celebration ended with a spectacular fireworks show. […]

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Realities of Rappahannock

If you think it isn’t a problem to live in a county where almost everyone is over 65, you are deluding yourself. Who will run EMS? Who will serve in the low wage positions in the few businesses the county has? Who will take care of the elderly? […]

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Partisan contortions

EACH person is endowed with God-given rights, and proper government exists to guard THOSE innate rights. (I apologize to those who need a “safe-space” from this language, but the document says “endowed by their Creator.”) […]

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Trump a ‘troubled man’

Dear Senator McConnell: I am supposing that, at one time — perhaps when you first considered a career in politics — you held a genuine, deeply-felt concern for the greater good of your fellow Americans. […]