Letters to the Editor

‘Resounding’ Summer Chorus

Headwaters would like to thank all the people who helped make the second annual Summer Chorus a resounding success. To directors Wendy Aichele, Keith Hudspeth, and Kelsey Rose, thank you for leading the Chorus and encouraging the singers to be their best. […]

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After the rain

Of course, floods are not the only result of global warming. Wildfire, drought, stronger and more frequent hurricanes . . . the list of disasters from last year alone makes sobering reading. And the costs are astronomical: $306 billion last year. Global warming is the greatest challenge facing us as individuals, as a democracy, as a planet. Bar none. […]

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Kudos to Foothills series

The “Work in Progress” article in the June 28 edition was outstanding. It was well written, amazingly well researched and easy to follow. My compliments. We subscribe and think this is a terrific paper and a jewel for the community. […]

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Airbnbs require government oversight

There are no standards and no process for ensuring that given standards would be met. One of the key functions of any government is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens. Travelers staying at facilities in the county must be confident that their personal health and safety will be secure. […]

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Darker skies in Sperryville

I would like to thank the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection for their Dark Skies lighting program. We were planning new fixtures for our Sperryville business but did not want lights to shine in people’s eyes. Their light replacement program was perfect. I drove back the first night to inspect and it was better than I hoped. […]

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Reunion to remember

I would like to thank Jean Lillard, Paula Miller Howell, Eleanor Atkins Beverage and Nancy Zinn Nicholas for organizing the recent Rappahannock County High School All-Class Reunion. It was great seeing former classmates and friends. The effort and expense that went into this endeavor is greatly appreciated. […]

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Parade floats and taunts

So we were really surprised at the end of the parade, when we were standing near the Democratic float and someone on the Republican float started shouting “Lock Her Up” and other taunts. There was a woman standing near us wearing a Republican shirt who said she loved our country. […]

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Ghost town or move forward

These ‘trees’ are roadblocks thrown up which impede the ways we need to address the natural changes that occur here and in many places. Show me a place where no change to adapt to circumstances occurred and I will show you a ghost town, shriveled as if vines like our ever present Virginia Creeper spread and choked it to death. […]

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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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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. […]