Letters to the Editor

Comp plan ‘shall be general in nature’

Goals not written down are dreams and seldom accomplished. I learned about SMART goals long ago: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Trackable. Working together, I believe we can continue to accomplish whatever needs to be done to keep our county on the viable path it needs to meet and adapt to the changing challenges now and in our future. […]

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Romancing Rappahannock a huge success

Without all of you Romancing Rappahannock 2019 would not have been possible. I am so very grateful for your participation and support and the faith you put in me and in this event. Romancing Rappahannock 2019 demonstrated that local businesses can work together effectively and achieve collaborative success. […]

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Civility, dignity will be missed

I have not had the opportunity to attend many BOS meetings but I have watched more than a few on YouTube. One thing that always stands out is John Lesinski’s calm demeanor, civility and dignity; even in the face of the most boorish behavior, and thoughtless, spiteful opposition. He was never deterred by the discourteous voices that often sought to obscure sound ideas and open mindedness. […]

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Experience breeds knowledge

I appreciate Johns Lesinski’s service to Rappahannock County and I thank him for his 20 years of military service. I do take exception to his statement that committees and positions in Rappahannock County Government should not be held for 20 years by the same person and fresh blood is needed. […]

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Sincere in his apology

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Bates, for your thoughtful comments with regard to the recent controversy involving Governor Northam. I could not have said it any better.

Is there any among us who has led a perfect exemplary life such that we have no regret for past acts and transgressions? […]

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Thanks — and sorry! — Waterpenny

The Rappahannock County High School Panther Band would like to extend our sincerest apologies and many thanks to Waterpenny Farm for omitting you from our thank you in the Rappnews last week. Waterpenny is one of our longest running supporters of our Mini-Golf event and we would not have a successful annual event if it were not for your continued support! […]

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To the citizens of Rappahannock

I would like to take this opportunity to say it has truly been an honor and a privilege to work in the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. I am sincerely humbled by the support I have received during my time in the office. I want to express my deepest appreciation for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Rappahannock County. […]

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A time for Democrats and Republicans to join forces

Let’s face it, Gov. Northam (nicknamed “Coonman” in his own college yearbook) did have a bad week — blackface, KKK costumes, and cheers for infanticide. While I held no real expectation that our local Dems would condemn Governor Northam — “applauding” the Governor on the heels of these disclosures of his outrageous behavior was unbelievable — I thought the Democrats would at least “lay low” for a while. […]

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Open letter to Gov. Northam

The racial discord so embedded in Virginia culture, on display a year ago in Charlottesville in the riots triggered by a few Confederate monuments, was only the tip of the iceberg. These yearbook photos reveal how deep and how far back such ugliness has existed in our Commonwealth. […]

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The rest of the story

In this day and age of self-centeredness, their good work stands out and I wanted to share this with you in the hope that you could bring this aspect of the Cappialis to light. I think, with a complete picture, people might see them in a new and different light and perhaps not be so quick to condemn them. […]

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Three Smiths say thanks

Thank you, Rappahannock News, for the very nice article about The Smith Sisters written by Veronika Benson. It prompted a full audience at Nancy and Dick Raines’ lovely Little Washington Theatre this past Saturday. And a big thank you to all of our Rappahannock friends that took time out of their busy Groundhog Day schedule to join us! […]

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The stigma of mental illness

I am certain the writer means because we have been trained to “promote that stigma.” History has offered us several examples of such promotions, the most graphic was in WWII Germany: “Due to the stigma” millions of Jews were murdered. Millions of people accepted that lesson, millions acted upon it. […]

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Just the facts, please!

The BOS sought and received a letter of opinion from the Commonwealth Attorney attesting the vote was lawful and did not constitute a conflict of interest. Why Supervisor Lesinski was the only BOS member sued for supporting additional funding only underscores the frivolous nature of these allegations. All of us should respect one of the bedrock principles of our legal system — innocent until proven guilty. […]

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Bike path to the Post Office!

I recall reading from numerous articles in the Rapp News last year that there is funding available to build a walkway or “path,” so why don’t we all unite in favor of using that money to build a “path” from Little Washington to the new facility? […]