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Chesapeake jewel

Mr. Garrett repeatedly says that he is for the environment and for jobs. Good. He can throw his support behind the complete funding for the EPA and its role in the Chesapeake Bay Clean-up.
Historical roots

We are forwarding this to you in the hopes that you can pass it along to the Historical Society. We have been unable to contact them and are in the process of "lifting" our bulbs for the season.
‘Tell the truth . . . tell it often’

As a former public school superintendent, I used to get a lot of grief from my school board colleagues about my media philosophy. Short, simple, it was then and remains today: "Tell the truth, tell it first, tell it often."
‘Resounding approval’ of FOIA session

The session was conducted by Maria J.K. Everett, Executive Director and Senior Attorney of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Her two hour presentation, including lively questions and answers, was thoroughly enjoyable.
Washington Column for May 18

Warm days, Food Pantry gala success, CCLC Pre-K grads, and Mother's Day memories — with one special mother (and daughter) inducted into the inducted into the Fauquier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Richie Burke retirement send-off

Rappahannock County Administrator Debbie Keyser is inviting the public to a fitting send-off next Wednesday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., honoring longtime county “workhorse” Richie Burke.
School News for May 18

RCHS' varsity track takes the headlines again on the strength of their outstanding performances at last week’s Bull Run District Track Championship; and updates on softball, baseball and soccer teams. WCDS wins grant to build an in-school film studio.
The Rapp for May 18

Saturday: dedication day for displaced mountain people memorial; Relay for Life Bus Pull at the elementary school; “Kids to Parks Day” at Shenandoah. Sunday: Italian pianist Rimoldi at Castleton and a free Mozart performance at at Little Washington Theatre.
Meetings and notices for May 18

The Rappahannock County School Board will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the School Board Office; Foothills Forum Board meets May 25, at the 4-H Conference Room.
Down Memory Lane for May 18

Nov. 15, 1995: Frances W. Eldred, the Chief Magistrate for the 20th Judicial Circuit for the past 10 years, has resigned her position effective Nov. 30. Prior to that she served as a magistrate in Rappahannock County starting in 1976.
Courthouse Row for May 18

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: William Magee, Amissville, dwelling, $220,000 — Derek Capizzi, Castleton, in-ground pool, $75,000.
Fire and rescue calls for May 18

Friday, May 12: 7:23 a.m. — Mount Marshall Road, Washington, structure fire, companies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. 8:44 a.m. — Aaron Mountain Road, Castleton, difficulty breathing, companies 3 and 5.
Local realtor not guilty of assault

Local realtor of was found not guilty of assault Tuesday in County District Court. Judge Ashwell, ruled that inconsistencies in witness testimony created enough reasonable doubt as to the actual circumstances surrounding the charge.