Broadband/Internet

Boston cell tower approved

Culpeper County’s Board of Supervisors approved an application to construct a cell phone tower just off Sperryville Pike Tuesday evening. The board voted 5-2 in favor of an application from Community Wireless Structures (CWS) VII LLC. […]

Broadband/Internet

Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could be associated with change. […]

Agriculture

Sunnyside goes solar

Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Less ‘data,’ more technology

I felt compelled to write and reason with C. Price regarding her latest anti-technology diatribe, (“Radiating Rappahannock,” Dec. 17) but I realize I can’t reason someone out of something they weren’t reasoned into. I will, however, make four comments: […]

Broadband/Internet

Letter: Radiating Rappahannock

AT&T is coming back into this county to experiment with their wireless broadband project (microwave radiation project), previously threatened at Chester Gap (many did not want it) and withdrawn. This is a bad idea for […]

School/Education News

Schools’ iffy phone system is back online

It looks like for now the phones are working again at the Rappahannock County Public Schools. Fingers crossed that there will be no more dead lines, no more after-hours greetings heard by callers in the middle of the day and no further offers of a cruise to the Bahamas (more about that later). […]

Broadband/Internet

Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s comprehensive plan, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday voted to recommend approval to the supervisors for T-Mobile’s application to add an cellular antenna array to an existing silo near Washington, and (after a long discussion) tabling a permit for a tourist home in Gid Brown Hollow. […]