Letters to the Editor

Gingerbread

It was sad to see my office of 19 years closing its door but I’m happy to see it’s going to get a much-needed makeover. By the way, doesn’t it look more like a gingerbread house? Just sayin’. […]

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Rapp noise statute for Tannerite?

I was appalled and disturbed when I heard loud [Tannerite] explosions from the scenic beauty of our farm in Huntly. Please do not let this issue die. Rappahannock County needs to protect our environment and our serenity here. I can’t even believe that Warren County has much better and more reasonable statutes than Rappahannock. […]

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Social Security: Now or later?

For older ages at retirement, the lifetime benefits would be: age 63, $326,400; age 64, $339,072; age 65, $342,000; age 66, $336,000; age 70, $316,800. These lifetime benefit dollar amounts are not significantly different from each other, and thus it doesn’t really matter whether you begin Social Security at age 62 or at older ages. […]

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Mind-blowing forum

It was a pleasure attending the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Forum recently. The intelligence, wisdom and integrity of the three attending candidates were mind-blowing. Each understood our district’s issues and offered creative, viable solutions. […]

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Easter Egg Hunt scrubbed

I would like to sincerely apologize for having to cancel our First Annual Easter Egg Hunt at High Meadow Manor Farm. We had planned for it to be epic and were really looking forward to having everyone out for a fun day of egg hunting and farm life. […]

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Their voices are loud and clear

For the first time in more than a year, I am actually beginning to feel hopeful. The youth of our country, indeed those right here in Rappahannock County, have inspired me that change is possible and so I plan to be more active in the fight to reduce gun deaths. […]

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Not in a teacher’s DNA

The same people that have been denied living wages, who have watched their pensions raided by politicians, are now being asked to put a big target on their backs and carry guns at school. There are so many things wrong with this idea. […]

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Let’s stop the nonsense

t’s time we demand and demonstrate real leadership. Asking our county government to adhere to the rule of law is not a distraction. No more shortcuts, back-room deals and favors, and ignoring the rules put in place to protect the citizenry. […]

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From nightmare to rescue

All of you able-bodied men and women out there who may be thinking of volunteering for a worthy cause, please consider joining a fire department or rescue squad! They provide a necessary, great, and much-needed service, and need more volunteers in order to keep providing critical care to Rappahannock County citizens. […]

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The heart of an incident

I was there during the storm and was so amazed and inspired of the professionalism, competence, dedication and calm demeanor of the dispatchers, who are really the heart of any incident. To all the dispatchers you did an amazing job during the storm. […]

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‘Harvests’ are for crops

Why not reprint this article, replacing the word “harvest” with the word “kill.” Better still, perhaps the news media can change their verb — “Last night, a man was harvested after being attacked by home invaders.” See? Now it doesn’t sound so bad! […]

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Rapid response — and thanks

How incredibly lucky we are to have our volunteer fire departments — wonderful and thoughtful people that showed up and performed a professional job containing and thoroughly extinguishing a brush fire caused by downed power lines. […]

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Repeat pattern of American lives

All these issues are enabled by the extraordinary influence that industry special interests have achieved over our lawmakers, our laws, policies and regulations. We cannot begin to solve our nation’s problems until we get at this root cause. […]

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Access to the world

Electric down. Phone down. Internet (and all the communication with the outside world that brings) up. Thanks Piedmont Broadband. Mike Wenger Flint Hill

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Add African honey bees to the mix

Connor is a member of the Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA), the local bee club for this area. He was our featured speaker at our NPBA meeting this past October where he gave a presentation about his experiences working in Brazil with the African honey bee. […]