Letters to the Editor

Adopt a code of conduct

One of us is a Republican, one a Democrat. We disagree on many things, but one thing we see eye to eye on is the need to embrace civility in our debates and discourse. To do otherwise does a great disservice to political debate and to the entire political process. […]

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A challenge to naysayers

Why should the families of this county be forced to travel to Front Royal, Warrenton, Culpeper or Luray to enjoy the simple pleasure of teaching kids to ride a bike in a SAFE environment free from traffic? Take a look at what the counties I mentioned have done — they have created beautiful paths where a real sense of community exists. […]

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The controversy next door

While we have been debating about the bike trail, citizens in Culpeper County have been debating about whether to build a solar power “farm” on agricultural land. At a hotly contested meeting Tuesday night, the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 to deny the request. Readers chimed in on the Facebook page of our sister paper, the Culpeper Times. […]

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If you build it, they will come

Listening to public comment about the School Connector Trail at the last BOS meeting and hearing people discuss the matter, I think the debate boils down to this: What kind of community do we want to be? Do we want to provide nearby recreational opportunities for our children? Do we want a safe place for our elderly to walk? […]

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Have you no decency, sir?

I want to ask Mr. Konick, “What next?” Several weeks ago, it was your expletively laced penned attack on Chris Doxzen and last week your foul assault on Mrs. Gressinger on social media. It seems that you enjoy abusing the fairer sex. […]

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‘Aren’t You Embarrassed?’

What is most troubling to me is that our children are seeing how we handle confrontation and disagreement. We are teaching them that to say you are wrong or that you are sorry is a sign of weakness. We are showing them that it is impossible to cooperate and collaborate because we won’t get everything our way. […]

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Fantastic Bonkers Night

We would like to express an extra thank you to the Lions who went above their normal duties to be sure Rappahannock Night was a continued success. The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office was there with snow cone and cotton candy machines and kept those treats coming all evening. […]

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Staying on top of REC

For years I have been irritated that their board meetings are closed to the public and that even their minutes are not available for review. Apparently the three men leading Repower REC have even more issues with the way REC is run. I hope you will stay on top of this story. It is an issue that all of us can be affected by. […]

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Foothills series identifies issues

I just want to say that I very much enjoy reading the Foothills Forum articles recently published, and I trust sooner or later there will also be some discussion of the potential impact on Rappahannock affairs that RAAC [Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community] efforts, including especially the annual Studio and Gallery tour, have had in promoting local tourism. […]

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A call for transparency, nominations

Repower REC has proposed to put a few issues to a vote of the membership and has been stoutly rejected by the board. This does not seem fair, transparent, nor democratic. I encourage all co-op members to go to repowerrec.com and see what this group is trying to do to bring some meager reforms. […]