Inside this week’s News (June 5)

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What you will find in the June 5 edition:

Approved: uncertain budget, drier golf course

Facing a full agenda and a not-so-full courthouse, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met Monday (June 2) for about two hours in the afternoon and less than an hour in the evening, during which the board passed its $21.99 million budget, among other matters.

Sperryville sewer rate increase proposed

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority plans a public hearing at 7 p.m. next Thursday (June 12) at the county courthouse on its proposed increase to wastewater system rates for residential and business customers in the village of Sperryville.

The Rapp for June 5

John Henry offers an inaugural play in his stone amphitheater, the Inn opens its campus for a tour, Jeanne Drevas returns to Haley Fine Art, SNP teaches hikers to go “Beyond the Trailhead” and the Public House hosts a wine and craft beer tasting festival in this week’s Rapp column.

Beer deliveries coming to a head for Griffin owner

Beer is still being poured at the Griffin Tavern, but owner Debbie Donehey is tapped out when it comes to patience with her Chantilly-based supplier, Premium Distributors.

Deal remains in legal limbo

Fauquier Circuit Judge Jeffrey W. Parker ordered the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office provide a doctor to mentally evaluate a woman accused of shooting her husband to death in 2011.

Editorial: What would Galileo do?

Climatology is the work of the devil. So said Galileo’s inquisitors 400 years ago. Perhaps not the historical truth, but it is the “emotional truth.” How far we’ve come today — or have we?

Wild Ideas: Harbingers of summer

Pam Owen saw her first fireflies of the year on Memorial Day weekend, and they were hardly alone. Their nightly displays are just one of the many harbingers of the upcoming summer season.

150 Years Ago This Week: 7,000 dead in 20 minutes

Another race was on between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia after the two days of fighting at the North Anna River north of Richmond. Staying ahead of Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant’s troops, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army was protecting the capital at Richmond.

And more . . .

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