Inside This Week’s News (April 23)

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What you will find in the April 23 edition:

Konick: No vendetta, just violations

In a response to the Inn at Little Washington and owner Patrick O’Connell’s attempt the week before to quash attorney David Konick’s lawsuit against the town of Washington and the Inn for their allegedly unlawful actions in a “Town Square Beautification Project” in 2013, Konick said this week that all of Inn attorney David Fiske’s claims about his motivations for bringing suit are “absolutely false.”

Cooter’s scraps outdoor-music plan

After a lengthy stretch of questions and concern from commissioners, and a neighboring property owner’s worries about noise and traffic, Ben “Cooter” Jones and Alma Viator withdrew the application they’d made to the Rappahannock County Planning Commission for a special-exception permit at the commission’s monthly meeting last week.

The Rapp for April 23

Fourth (Estate) Friday, Fodderstack Saturday, neo-acoustic folk/funk at the Theatre, an upcoming “Trip to Italy” and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Rappahannock at Home: new senior support program

Hal Hunter and others are organizing a new program to help area seniors share resources so they can remain in their homes as they grow older.

Why local news matters

Foothills Forum chair Larry “Bud” Meyers explains why, according to recent reports from the New Yorker, the Pew Research Center and Nieman Reports, local news matters more than ever.

Rapp, Culpeper go metro

The federal Office of Management and Budget added Rappahannock and Culpeper counties earlier this month to the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria statistical metropolitan area. What does it mean?

It’s . . . Rappahannock!

RCHS’ Quiz Bowl team defeats four other area teams on “It’s Academic!” to win the Central Virginia Championship.

Plus: More school and sports news, 150 Years Ago This Week, Unpaved Roadshow looks at antique glass, Rapp’s high school and elementary school honor rolls, RYBL championship team photos, the Crossword and lots more.

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