Inside this week’s News (April 16)

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What you will find in the April 16 edition:

Draft county budget would require 2-cent tax hike

The $22.83 million FY 2016 draft budget released this week by Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy could mean a 2-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.

What’s recyclable in Rappahannock?

A wrap-up of what you can now recycle at Rappahannock County recycling centers at Amissville and Flatwood.

Town council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise

The Washington Town Council hired a lawyer at a special meeting Monday afternoon, heard almost two hours of legal opinion in closed session about two pending lawsuits against the town and the Inn at Little Washington, then reconvened for another hour of citizen opinion on a controversial Inn-related boundary adjustment.

The Rapp for April 16

Steeplechase races at Thornton Hill in Sperryville, Burgers N Things is back, Audrey Andrist’s piano recital at the Theatre, a Reagan dinner, solar info session and Indian classical dance in this week’s The Rapp.

School year calendar adopted

The school board adopted a 2015-2016 calendar that adds two days to spring break, allows for nine snow days and starts classes on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

McCarthy: Reports of race being over are premature

John McCarthy’s annual presentation of everything you need to know about this year’s Fodderstack 10K race on Saturday, April 25 — including a few suggested discussion topics for fellow political existentialists.

Wild Ideas: After a slow start, spring pops

After creeping along following a long, cold winter, spring is finally busting out all over, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: School and Sports News, 150 Years Ago This Week, the Crossword and lots more.

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