School/Education News

Bynum sees proposed Schools Connector trail as beneficial to children’s safety

In a note to district constituents reminding them of last night’s (Wednesday’s) School Safety Forum at the high school auditorium, during which Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley and sheriff and EMS personnel were to address parents and answer questions, Bynum stated “the trail would provide an alternate exit from school in case of a closure of Rte 211.” […]


Significance of Rappahannock history discussed on iconic film’s anniversary

A quarter century later, members of the public, community and historical groups, local government officials, Civil War historians and reenactors alike are joining forces — in Gettysburg, no less — with the makers of the iconic motion picture that recreates one of America’s bloodiest battles, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Killer Angels.” […]

Letters to the Editor

It takes a village and more

The night of the event there were nearly 100 volunteers working in the barn. How can we thank all of you? You prove how amazing this county is and how much support there is for the Rappahannock Public Schools. And then there was the day after — and turning that barn back into its usual self. The same team that made it all happen spent hours deconstructing. […]

Letters to the Editor

Is the Fix In on Ben Venue Road?

Over the years the Board of Supervisors has repeatedly given Mr. Williams’ operation a pass, while ignoring numerous and detailed complaints. In 2007, with a tremendous amount of opposition and an erroneous designation as a “contractor’s office,”the Board approved Mr. Williams’ application with “a review of the permit experience in five years.” […]

Letters to the Editor

The art of deceit

Instead of the fear mongering that seems rampant here in our county, consider the possibility of redirecting some thinking. Instead of seeing something as an obstacle, think of the perceived obstacle as a puzzle, so it becomes: how can we accomplish this? How can various pieces of the puzzle be resolved to reach or complete the goal or the project in mind? […]


Rappahannock, remainder of Virginia vulnerable to gutted ESA

As a state report tells us, these hundreds of species are “imperiled by the ongoing loss or degradation of their habitats,” and accelerating climate change sharpens the threat. Many populations “are already critically impaired, and their long-term survival is in doubt.” Most of those species at the brink receive little help from our underfunded state natural resource agencies. […]