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In last week’s Rappahannock News, Mike Massie suggested conservation easements could bring an end to farming and hunting in Rappahannock [March 4, What’s conserved, and what’s not guaranteed, by easements]. The article raised some interesting points, but there are many…

Ya gotta love Ivory Tower social planners and government bureaucracies! In your story on Virginia health [March 4, Rapp ranks high in Va. health]: “Oddly enough, the county also ranked low — 97th — in the way the study measured…

Perhaps only few of us in Rappahannock County realize how fortunate we are to live in such a caring community where people spare no effort to rush to the rescue of a neighbor when a medical emergency strikes. Early in…

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members very much appreciate the supportive article in last week’s paper, encouraging new volunteers for the county fire and rescue services. We would like to stress that all the fire and rescue companies went all out…

Cyberbullying is a cruel and mean thing to do. It’s a form of public humiliation and could even lead to suicide. I once cyberbullied someone. This person was a close friend of mine. Not only did I lose his friendship,…

I would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank the talented, generous people who worked so hard on the decorations for the Benevolent Fund Dinner. These people — Jen Perrot, Fawn Evenson, Joannie Herrema, Ashleigh Sharp, Trish Bartholomew,…

The Appropriations Committee of the House of Delegates this week voted to cut state funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts by 50 percent in 2010-11 and to eliminate the agency completely as of July 1, 2011. The Senate…

The paper seems to be headed in a good direction! I do use the coupon inserts, and the insert from the Coop. Department store inserts I do not use. The community news columns contain valuable information about local stuff —…

This week there were many people-helping-people in the county. The fierce snowstorm brought out the best in neighborly caring. Archangel Brett worked tirelessly in our neighborhood helping all who needed his skills. He would not accept pay, other than a…

The coming 2010 U.S. census offers some attractive local employment opportunities for Rappahannock County residents. While the jobs are temporary (expected to last about a month), the generous pay could be a godsend for those who need some extra cash.…

Calling all Rappahannock County citizens — we need your help. The Relay for Life is underway. We are forming teams, planning fund-raisers and holding meetings. Somehow we have managed to come up short in people to assist with the event.…

I write in response to your request for opinions on the amount of supplemental advertising currently carried by The Rappahannock News. During a recent visit to the Rappahannock News offices, I had a conversation with the editor that turned eventually…

It’s time that people wake up and take an interest in what is happening in our county! We have more debt now than ever. In the near future, with the new items on the budget table and current spending, we…