Inside this week’s News (Jan. 14)

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Avon Hall is for sale

Roger Piantadosi
The Town of Washington will consider offers to buy some or all of the 16-acre Avon Hall property.

Call Town Attorney John Bennett if you want to buy Avon Hall. Or call him if you’re interested in buying a piece of the nearly 16-acre property, which can now be subdivided into separate lots for a multitude of uses.

The Town Council released a resolution to sell and/or develop the Avon Hall property at 22 Avon Lane at their monthly meeting Monday night (Jan. 11) at the Washington Town Hall, with about 20 town residents in attendance. The resolution, which defines five potential uses of the property and maintains the council’s intention to preserve the unique character of the town, passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Inn vs. Konick suit will continue

The Inn at Little Washington’s lawsuit against local attorney David L. Konick will move forward, once Inn attorney David Fiske can specify damages caused by Konick’s legal actions against the Town’s largest landowner. Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker heard arguments from Konick and Fiske last Thursday (Jan. 7), and asked for Fiske to amend his pleadings on behalf of Patrick O’Connell and the Inn to specify damages resulting from Konick’s allegations of misconduct.

Grand jury indicts in eluding police, child porn cases

In Rappahannock County District Court last Monday (Jan. 11) a grand jury returned indictments against two area men.

Rajesh Pramod Patil, 26, of Haymarket was indicted on eluding/disregarding police, a felony. The grand jury’s true bill added two additional direct indictments for misdemeanor charges against Patil: reckless driving endangering life, limb, or property; and reckless driving, speeding over 80 mph.

The grand jury also returned a true bill of indictment against Zachariah Gregory Wayland, 24, of Flint Hill for possessing child pornography. Wayland was indicted directly on two additional charges of possessing child pornography.

The Rapp: Time to burn the Christmas trees, MLK celebration, jazz at the Theatre

Check out The Rapp for a weekly taste of things to do and see in and around Rappahannock County.

Wild Ideas: The case of the disappearing stink bug

Has the spindly cellar spider, common in American homes, added brown marmorated stink bugs to its diet? Find out in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

The Unpaved Roadshow: Utensils — from eating to dining

Early Americans were close to medieval in their dining habits. Even though people have been sharing communal meals with their families and friends from the beginning of civilization, early meals in Colonial America were more a matter of crude survival.

Plus: Richard Brady welcomes a New Year, the Washington and Sperryville columns, Events, the Crossword and more.

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