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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Affordable housing?

In your last edition, Chris Moyles [“Spirited Debate,” March 25] makes an assertion that a home in Rappahannock priced at $139,000 is beyond the reach of workers earning less than $14 an hour. He then […]

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Editorials

Editorial: What Works

Rappahannock County is not too big to fail. That is one proposition upon which all county citizens — no matter how divided over contentious issues like riparian buffers — should agree. In fact, being small […]

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Opinion Column

A spirited debate

The Rappahannock News editorial last week “What Do You Think?” sparked Jim Gannon’s “What’s the Matter With Rappahannock,” which in turn sparked a lively debate on the email list-serve Rappnet. Below are some excerpts: Farming […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: A clarification

I fear that my remarks in response to a question from your reporter concerning the Ameresco performance contracting proposal of last year may have conveyed the impression that a decision had been made regarding the […]

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Editorials

Editorial: What Do You Think?

Typically and traditionally, the editorial page of a newspaper like the one you now hold in your hands tells its readers what to think. Not always imperatively and directly: it’s usually more subtle than that. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dawn of the dumb

Having again reset countless old-time clocks and reprogrammed VCRs, display phones and wristwatches, I was delighted not having to change the photo cell that turns on the barn light at dusk. What idiocy! Daylight cannot […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Count us in

It’s time for Rappahannock residents to be counted. In the next week or so, a packet from the U.S. Census Bureau will land in each of our mailboxes, marking the start of another once-a-decade quest […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Easements can protect farms

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 […]