Letters to the Editor

A fairy you say?

What appeared in the garden of Le Fay Cottage on Christmas Tree Lane following the terrific storm last week was actually a Fairy, not an Angel. Easy mistake to make if you’re not paying attention. […]

Letters to the Editor

78 degree ‘death trap’

Parked cars are death traps for dogs: On a 78-degree day the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes; and on a 90-degree day the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. […]

Letters to the Editor

Test the tick first

I would like to muddy the waters even further by suggesting my own preferred approach, namely refraining from treating at all until the offending tick has undergone DNA analysis at a specialty lab for any infections it may carry. Of course, the sticking point here is that you must be in possession of the tick. […]

Letters to the Editor

Tannerite is welcome, but not visitors?

I would respectfully suggest she reconsider before someone challenges this statute as overly broad and violative of the 1st amendment. The limitation on large commercial signage to maintain the appearance of our county may or may not be appropriate. This is not commercial signage. […]

Letters to the Editor

Anonymous by design

Dearest Anonymous: Each year your name graces the list of fundraisers and giving events across the county. Your support and generous giving makes the difference for so many of the wonderful organizations in Rappahannock. By design, we never know who you are. […]

Letters to the Editor

Weigh down your postal carrier

 Saturday, May 12th, marks the 26th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. […]

Letters to the Editor

Cockburn’s moment

Rappahannock’s Leslie Cockburn received 140 delegates — 14 more than the 126 required to receive the nomination. Leslie understands our issues and spent time in all 23 districts, spoke to voters, and importantly, she listened. […]

Letters to the Editor

Laziness costly

An easy way to be environmentally conscious is to separate your trash. Flatwood gets paid for separated recyclables including cardboard, but there is a cost to haul away mixed refuse. […]

Letters to the Editor

Act FAST and call 911

For many of us, simply a phone call to our local fire and rescue place to ask how we might be able to help in some way might be an immediate answer for some of them. Our fire and rescue volunteers are our friends and neighbors, trained and ready to assist us. […]

Letters to the Editor

An opportunity to listen and share

The diverse group of “born-heres” and come-heres” brought a wealth of experience and a number of differences. But what distinguished the gathering for me was the mutual respect, the willingness to listen and acknowledgment that we all care deeply about this county. […]