Gary Settle comes home — for a short time, at least

Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Gary T. Settle returned home last Saturday for his first public speaking engagement in Rappahannock County since his appointment by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam fifteen months ago. “Anytime I can come home on a weekend and be with you folks it’s always a blessing for me,” said the superintendent. […]


Parker moves Lesinski case forward

Equating conflict of interest proceedings against Rappahannock Supervisor John Lesinski to being stuck in a “mud patch” with the wheels spinning, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has told lawyers on both sides to “get past” demurrers and move the case forward. […]


Plenty of parking would be provided for a future Washington post office

If you are one of those patrons who thinks having to park in the church parking lot across Main Street is an inconvenience, the U.S. Postal Service apparently agrees with you; and the public is invited and encouraged to attend two public forums on the town’s future and future land use, the first to be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at town hall. […]


Hampton Supervisor John Lesinski not seeking reelection

“At this time, I have chosen to focus my future energies on volunteer opportunities in Rappahannock County and on my board appointed positions with the Commonwealth of Virginia and will not seek re-election this November on the Board of Supervisors as the representative of the Hampton District,” reads Lesinski’s Feb. 24, 2019 letter delivered to the Rappahannock News. […]


Rappahannock supervisor beneficiary of GoFundMe page

The GoFundMe page for the Jackson district supervisor was created on Jan. 16 and has since raised $2,800, surpassing the $2,500 goal. That said, 11 of the 26 donations — totaling $1,625 — are from “Anonymous” donors, and to collect that money under other circumstances Frazier, as an elected official, would have been required to list their names and addresses on his annual disclosure form. […]


Supervisor Smith becomes vice chair of Planning Commission

Piedmont District Supervisor Christine Smith, BOS representative to the County Planning Commission, has been elected the commission’s vice chair. The planners re-elected Gary Light as commission chair. Smith replaces Al Henry, who has served as vice chair for several terms. […]


Webert welcomes Lesinski

Republican Delegate Michael J. Webert of Virginia’s 18th welcomed the Joint Leadership Council of Veteran Services Organizations to the Capitol, including County Supervisor John Lesinski, who was appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to two state positions overseeing veterans’ affairs. […]


Riggleman learns congressional ropes, displays lighter side during PBS interview

The congressional freshman class of 2019 is the largest in decades, observed Judy Woodruff during PBS NewsHour, and with them comes a change in party leadership, as well as generational and demographic shifts. And, she might have added, a sense of humor, which certainly can’t hurt the congressional approval ratings. […]


Planned Unit Development approved for Washington

The measure, reviewed for the past five months by the town’s planning commission and by the council for the last two months, is meant to encourage development — housing in particular — by allowing plans to combine varied and compatible land uses, including housing, recreation and commercial. […]