Letters to the Editor

Prefers Cockburn over Tea Party

I write in support of Leslie Cockburn for Congress. I have a long list of reasons: health care, environment, and fiscal responsibility. The first I read of her opponent, Denver Riggleman, he informed the Rappahannock News that his first move was to spend a week in Washington with the Tea Party members of Congress, getting ready to march (I read vote) with them from day one. […]

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‘What a great community!’

Rapp at Home and RAAC thank the community for coming out for the square dance last Saturday night. The dance hit all the right notes with a capacity turnout. A true cross-section of folks, including young and old, from 80 plus to 5 years old, do-si-doed and reeled, with smiles, laughter and high-fives. […]

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Health issues this midterm election

The immense tax cuts that the Republicans have given the corporations have not resulted in wage increases for ordinary Americans, but they sure have caused the deficit to balloon. Congressional candidate Denver Riggleman follows the Republican line in saying he will slash that deficit. How? Their plan is to force a cut in spending on Social Security and on Medicare. […]

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Those who make America strong

This is the America that makes us strong. This is the America that Leslie Cockburn believes in. She believes in comprehensive immigration reform, not a wall. She believes in honoring our commitments. She believes in affordable education for all. She will work for everyone in the 5th, not just those who support her. […]

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Can’t make this stuff up

National Security official, posing as llama farmer, uncovers local tabloid’s plot to sabotage her Farm Tour Day. Same ‘National Security’ official purports to read fellow taxpayers’ minds and files frivolous lawsuits on their behalf, costing the very taxpayers she was “protecting” tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. (She didn’t ask me). […]

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Kavanaugh from all sides

Comments from: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; Jack Wilson, Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia; Corey Stewart, 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate; Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat; and Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. […]

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Taste of Rappahannock — take two!

The most frequent comment we heard from the guests was: best food ever. So first: to the “Chefs of Rappahannock County” and foremost in our hearts, Chef Rachel of Griffin Tavern who coordinated all of the food served and prepared two dishes (and thank you and a shout out to Debbie Donehey who “loans” Chef Rachel to us for weeks of work). […]

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‘Anger into action’

I’m speaking out by channeling my anger into action. For the first time in my life I will be an activist. I will vigorously support candidates for elective office who value country over politics. Candidates such as Leslie Cockburn. I will Act Locally. I will volunteer. I will knock on doors. I will talk with my neighbors. I will donate money. […]

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Pay sooner or really pay later

I am outraged by the horrible, misleading headline, “Llama Farmer’s suits against county, taxpayers move forward.” Ms. Bragg did a service for the taxpayers of this county. It is those supervisors, who have foolishly fought this suit, rather than settling early at a negligible cost. […]

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Newspaper ‘nothing more than a tabloid’

Two of my Farm Tour volunteers were initially hesitant about helping me during the Farm Tour no thanks to your smearing article. Thankfully, they were able to determine independently that your headline that I had sued the taxpayers was nonsensical. But I can only guess as to the negative impact on traffic to my farm during the tour as a result of your article […]

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It takes a village and more

The night of the event there were nearly 100 volunteers working in the barn. How can we thank all of you? You prove how amazing this county is and how much support there is for the Rappahannock Public Schools. And then there was the day after — and turning that barn back into its usual self. The same team that made it all happen spent hours deconstructing. […]

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Is the Fix In on Ben Venue Road?

Over the years the Board of Supervisors has repeatedly given Mr. Williams’ operation a pass, while ignoring numerous and detailed complaints. In 2007, with a tremendous amount of opposition and an erroneous designation as a “contractor’s office,”the Board approved Mr. Williams’ application with “a review of the permit experience in five years.” […]

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The art of deceit

Instead of the fear mongering that seems rampant here in our county, consider the possibility of redirecting some thinking. Instead of seeing something as an obstacle, think of the perceived obstacle as a puzzle, so it becomes: how can we accomplish this? How can various pieces of the puzzle be resolved to reach or complete the goal or the project in mind? […]

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UCOR: United Citizens of Rappahannock

Several Rappahannock citizens have joined together to form a new, county-wide organization to promote good government within the county, to encourage civility among all of our government officials and our citizens, and to act as a catalyst to people of all persuasions to work together to make Rappahannock county government work for the benefit of all of us. […]

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GOP plays follow the leader

They call these moves “pro-business,” but I would call them pro-destruction. We need someone in Congress who will work to restore sanity and strong curbs on carbon. This year, we need a Democrat [in Virginia’s 5th congressional district]. We need Leslie Cockburn. […]

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When is the public discussion?

This new facility will have a HUGE impact on the future of ALL of Rappahannock County. It is the kind of commercial development that citizens of Rappahannock County have guarded against for decades. Who is this federal Post Office official who can change the character of this county that has been protected by so many, for so long? […]

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Rabbi: Not our first rodeo

As for me, the most frightening sign of hatred the day after Charlottesville’s White Supremacist march was walking into Lowes on Rt. 29 and seeing that they had moved all their Tiki-Torches to the front of the store to fuel the fear. As Virginians, it would behoove us to keep our history in the rear-view mirror, and not let that history blind us to what is ahead. […]