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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.
Unfair ‘attack’ on farming

It appears that the author of the extensive article on March 9 “The Land, A Plan, A FUTURE” could benefit from reading the current Comprehensive Plan (the official one). Chapter Six articulates the Goals, Principles, and Policies of that Plan.
It’s our county

The issues cannot just be swept under the rug. Behind closed door deals that benefit only some are not acceptable. The county’s challenges must be addressed with leadership and proven management techniques in clear view of the public.
Garrett loves Rappahannock?

This is one of many examples of conflict of interest in the Trump administration so far, and Rep. Garrett has been happy to oblige the President without question. He toes the line against environmental protection and for the short-term gain…
He’s our congressman

As new constituents of Congressman Tom Garrett’s Fifth District, my husband reached out to Rep. Garrett to send a representative to the Broadband Committee meeting. While the congressman’s rep was unable to attend, he did contact me the next day.
Promote, advocate . . .

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‘Cynical’ vision on farming

The article “The Land, A Plan, A Future” in last week’s issue is interesting and informative, but we take issue with the thesis that farming in Rappahannock County has little or no value.
Looking at face values

War drums continue to beat within the Rappahannock News Comment columns, in-sync with leftist babble and tainted with disdain toward those who express viewpoints unlike their own. Unfortunately, some submit letters of protestation that appear to distort truth.
‘Stewards’ of Rappahannock

Last week’s article "The Land, a Plan, a Future," a special report by the Foothills Forum, was quite informative, but also brought up some alarming points about the future of this county.
Boo Hoo . . .

Yes, Rappahannock could use better cell services and more young people and employment opportunities, but it is not for everyone — fortunately.
Good night had by all

Thanks to your generosity we raised essential funds that will enable us to rescue and care for additional stray, abandoned, injured, neglected, abused, and feral cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock. This is a true blessing as the need is great.
What’s up with that?

Rappahannock County Schools have excelled this year in sports and still get “section 2” page news? What entitles a FRONT PAGE news story on our county’s youth athletes who represent our county on the state level?