Letters to the Editor

Secretive for a reason

This is the same party that just picked Corey Stewart, possibly the most unelectable candidate for Senate, to run against Tim Kaine. A divisive hate-monger with ties to the alt-right, Stewart was too fringe for even the Trump campaign in 2016, and for the Koch brothers today. […]

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Folksy, but at great risk

I have three grandbabies that live on 522 in the heart of the village of Woodville. Mr. Hornbostel’s speeding habit puts my grandchildren at great risk. The speed limit is clearly posted at both ends of the village and there are visible yellow signs that proclaim: “Watch For Children.” […]

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Congressman and candidate story not news

At its best, news can help inform good conversations among people of good faith. So can opinion. Let’s shoot high. Our community newspaper can play a vital role in contributing to Rappahannock’s ability to find common ground — or it can stoke partisan and other divides. No small job in a small community. […]

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The Consent Agenda

All board members have a responsibility for making sure that consent agenda items are distributed in enough time to review them prior to the meeting. Each board member also has a responsibility to read and review consent agenda items and address any concerns prior to the meeting. This means Do Your Homework. […]

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Trees attacked by aliens

The use of herbicides can give false hope. The hard work that can’t be avoided is getting the plant reduced to where you can judiciously apply the poison. Even then you will be presented with about a thousand new plants nearby. The object should be to control not kill. […]

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Sense of pride in Sperryville

I’ve become so boisterous as of late because of my unrelenting desire to defend and preserve the “Welcome to Sperryville” mural on Main Street.I cannot see any conceivable reason that such a work of art should be considered “offensive” to anyone, much less removed completely. […]

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Lacking common sense

The room was packed with supporters at Wednesday evening’s hearing on the status of the Happy Camper sign. Everyone attending believed that this beautifully executed sign was an asset to the county, the town of Sperryville and to the business community in general. […]

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Alternative therapies for Lyme

My bottom line for readers is this: If God forbid you find yourself in “Late Lyme,” first see Dr. Aucott (who will most likely, yet politely, deem you as incurable). Then find yourself a good Naturopathic M.D. (N.M.D.) and Chinese acupuncturist who can figure out how to kill off the bacteria by supporting the immune system — as nature intended. […]

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Not seeing the forest for the trees

We need the knowledge and wisdom of people who have lived here quite awhile, who know the history of Rappahannock well, to give proper perspective to some newly arrived who seem to be presenting a picture of doom unless their ways are accepted immediately . . . or lawsuits will follow. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]