Inside this week’s News (June 25)

06_25_2015_RappNews_A01FBProfileHere’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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What you will find in the June 25 edition:

County tax rate will rise 1 cent

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, meeting in an Extension Office conference room for a last-minute work session, unanimously approved a $22.7 million 2015-2016 budget Tuesday morning that allows shaving a cent off what had been a 2-cent projected increase in the real estate tax rate.

The Rapp: The big event in Amissville

By Carl Zitzmann
Carl Zitzmann

It’s carnival weekend! The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue company’s annual tradition begins at 7 p.m. every night for the rest of this week through Saturday night, and includes games, rides, food, pageantry and the big parade along U.S. 211 — that’s at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, June 25.

Konick refiles suit against town, Inn

Out-of-court negotiations for a settlement failed to produce an agreement last week, as Rappahannock lawyer David Konick filed an amended petition in circuit court last Thursday, again seeking the court’s judgement on allegedly illegal actions by the town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington in a 2013 “Town Beautification” partnership between the two and Trinity Episcopal Church.

By E. Raymond Boc
E. Raymond Boc

Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday

The first of two public hearings — on the first of what town officials hope will be a number of proposals for possible uses of the town-owned Avon Hall estate — is next Monday night at 7 at the town hall.

High-profile cases end in prison time

Michael Raymond Doyle, 50, of Washington, was sentenced to 13 months in prison last week for eluding police and damaging a dwelling in December, plus outcomes of other circuit court cases this week.

Andrew Councill

The handmade footpath

Spending some quality time on the trail with Dan Dueweke, a volunteer with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club who has a 5-foot-long, century-old saw and knows how to use it — to keep Shenandoah National Park’s trails clear. Story and photos by Andrew Councill.

Pam Owen

Wild Ideas: Birds do it, butterflies do it . . .

Signs of reproductive success among many plants, animals and fungi were plentiful this spring, in this week’s Wild Ideas.

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

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