Letters to the Editor

‘It’s in the contract’

I am writing in response to Chris Parrish’s note in last week’s paper. My question is how does the Rappahannock News give him a free pass on the less than half truth of his note. Chris and everyone keeps talking about the $5.9 million cost of the the proposed trail from Sperryville to Washington. Yeah yeah, that is what is in store for our future if they get their way. […]

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‘You won in my book’

Yesterday [Tuesday, Nov. 7], Election Day, was without a doubt the worst weather day we have had this season. Spending 12 to 13 hours in the rain, chill, mud and at times wind, only to lose, is hard to take. However, I wouldn’t change a thing (except for the losing part!). I learned so much. […]

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Art Tour kudos

Despite the clouds, rain, and cool temperatures, the 13th Annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour was a tremendous success for the entire community. While the crowd of more than 1,000 was shy of last year’s attendance, the sales at the Main Gallery and at many studios and galleries were record-breaking. […]

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Adopted and Resolved

With all due respect, there is straight talk and there is “spin” [A note from Chris Parris, Nov. 9]. Your opponent [David Konick] got almost 40 percent of the vote, far more than 30 percent. And this is what you voted for: […]

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A note from Chris Parrish

A large part of that I believe emanated from Mr. Konick’s assertion that I would spend $5.9 million dollars of county money on a bike path, when in fact I would not be willing to spend any local taxpayers’ money. I understand the fear that created. I will strive to discern other concerns that are legitimate and address them in the future. Meanwhile, I congratulate Mr. Konick on a well-run, efficient campaign […]

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‘Trail Ride’ a big success

The Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Company Benefit Trail Ride, held the weekend of October 27-29, was a huge success despite heavy rain on Sunday. This was the 10th anniversary of the Ride which is considered by participants to be one of the best of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. […]

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Building barns

Regarding Ron Maxwell’s discourse “The Fever,” I agree with him in large part concerning the bashing of monuments. It is an ugly business that inflames passions and produces little of substance. Nor would I question his application of Jesus’ words: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” […]

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‘It takes a whole county’

To talk to a basketball player and for him to tell me that one-half of the basketball team is not coming out to play is extremely disheartening. To talk to a wrestler, who was in tears, because someone was hired that is nowhere near qualified to coach a varsity team over many highly qualified applicants, breaks my heart. […]

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Spewing ‘lies’

Once again, lies are being sowed across the county. Like weeds these deceptions are growing into a mess that hopefully truth can clean up. Candidate David Konick’s latest misinformation campaign spews forth those lies. Let’s start with a few facts. […]

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Protecting our way of life

As a native Virginian growing up in rural Manassas I enjoyed the benefits of small community, but later that community deteriorated. In its quest for growth, the community became sterile, you knew few neighbors in a land raped by developers. We moved on. […]

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Life is about ‘showing up’

Shortly after my campaign for Congress concluded, I sat down with Ed Gillespie to talk about his upcoming run for governor and what he wanted to do for our commonwealth. In that meeting, I saw what former President Bush must have seen when he asked Ed to join his White House staff, a kind, thoughtful, and insightful man, […]

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A class act

I am so proud to support and recommend Christine Smith in her race for Supervisor of the Piedmont District. Christine is a class act.

She is a wonderful mother, a fine neighbor, and an outstanding citizen. She is also warm, tough, honest, straight-shooting, and fearless in the face of difficulty. […]

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‘Persuaded by friends and neighbors’

Rappahannock has a good chance for better local government. Christine Smith, who grew up here to be a caring, hard-working citizen, was persuaded to run for supervisor in Piedmont by friends, because they felt the board of supervisors was not listening to them, not helping fire and rescue services, and worse, wasting taxpayers’ money. […]

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The Fever

From time to time a fever sweeps across countries. A fever of sanctimony, high-minded judgement and moral superiority. People who catch this fever think they’re better than other people, especially the generations who came before them. […]

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No newcomer to public service

I have known David Konick for almost 18 years and I think he would be a great asset to the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors. He has the experience and the energy to do the job. Konick has been in Rappahannock over 42 years, and is no newcomer to public service. […]