Letters to the Editor

Prefers a tree tower

I’d like to register my opposition to the cell tower proposal in the Woodville/Sperryville corridor. Along with Massies Corner there is no more sensitive view shed in our county. A fake tree at the edge of the woods would be far more preferable but I’d bet CWS is all about profits and less than sensitive to our scenic vistas. […]

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AARP-Virginia — plain and simple

With over 1000 members in Rappahannock County, AARP is actively working with a variety of organizations in the county to address wide-ranging social issues and concerns including housing and livability, hunger, social isolation, wellness and health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. […]

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Many to thank for Historic Garden Week

The Garden Club of Warren County spotlighted the town of Washington on Saturday, April 27, as part of Historic Garden Week for the second time. The Garden Club of Warren County would like to express our appreciation to those who made Historic Garden Week in the town of Washington possible. […]

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An apple as a reminder

We need families and children to provide for our future as a viable community, one we had a while ago and one we can have when most of us living here gather together with that common goal. There are other resources we need to move forward in the 21st century while still preserving the spacious open landscapes many enjoy. […]

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Washington Graded School

I received a call from an alumni of the Washington School that asked if we could do something about putting on the marker the name that it was back in the day. Maybe could say something like Washington Graded School — A Rosenwald School. […]

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Littering at the dump

What could be more important than to make a gesture to show that one cares for the environment in general and specifically for the physical beauty of Rappahannock. When I’ve suggested to people that they can recycle in designated bins at Flatwood I’ve gotten responses like a belligerent “mind your own business,” well it is my business, it’s everybody’s business. […]

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Rappahannock event overdose

Instead of having to prioritize and then miss out on a multitude of events scheduled on the same day, wouldn’t it be more sensible for the leaders of these events to meet early in the year (a ‘County Events Committee’?) in order to schedule their events so that there’s a minimum of overlap on the same day? […]

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Applauds and supports Blake Collinson

What a great idea, I thought, putting pen to paper and writing a letter to accompany any news, historical facts, mementoes about our Rappahannock County. Hope some other readers will join me, sending a package to give this student knowledge about the treasures that are Rappahannock. […]

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Planning facilitator not enough

We’ve seen a successful model of that in the county. The Foothills Forum has funded professional journalists who have developed comprehensive and award winning feature articles backed by extensive data gathering and analysis run by this paper on key issues in the county. […]

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Political civility anyone?

The skills needed to carry on meaningful conversations are teachable. On Tuesday, April 23, Meg Heubeck, Director of Educational Outreach at the UVA Center for Politics will present a workshop on “Political Civility: Talking to people who disagree with you.” This is not about issues or politics. It’s about the skills needed to talk about these things. The workshop is free, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rappahannock Library. […]

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Expiration clause

My sense of history indicates that cell phones will be antique-shop items in another fifty years. It’s only fair to the community that when these towers are no longer useful, those who profited from them be required to take them down. […]

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Hearing from the people

I am writing to express my gratitude to the one-hundred forty voters who opened their doors over the course of the last three weeks and signed my petition for the Hampton District Board of Supervisors seat. Every signature collected brought with it a one-on-one conversation about where our county is now and where it is headed. […]

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Paving paradise

I know many of these developers personally, some who live in the county, and I can tell you that they are biding their time for these kinds of “improvements” to happen. Please don’t open the door to development! . . . (Oh, no, I hate to be fighting this fight again!) […]

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Of fire halls and wineries

One of the things I have learned living in Rappahannock County is this: venue is everything. If you want to know the concerns of the “born heres” and ordinary working folks, you need to have meetings in the public schools, rescue squads and fire halls. If the UCOR organization is to be taken seriously, its representatives should engage with a true cross section of the county. […]