Letters to the Editor

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. […]

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‘Hiding from the public’

It’s the same old thing. Public servants hiding from the public. Denver Riggleman’s refusal to participate in the Fifth Congressional District Candidates Forum (sponsored by Senior Statesmen of Virginia) is sadly reminiscent of Tom Garrett’s live town hall evasions. […]

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Enough is enough on Ben Venue Road

This issue affects everyone in the county who drives Ben Venue Road or lives on a secondary road in an agricultural zone. It sets a dangerous precedent for other county roads and increases the likelihood of serious accidents on this one. Please write your Board of Supervisors and attend Monday’s public hearing. […]

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Four-lane highway, but no bike path

It was with amusement that I read Demaris Miller’s letter to the editor that declared that Rappahannock’s proposed bike trail would attract rapists, pedophiles and encourage “tragic incidents.” I’m not sure if this represents hyperbole, fear mongering or just plain chicken little-ism — maybe all of the above. […]

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Fear-mongering as a tool

In that marathon board of supervisors’ meeting a while back when the path was discussed, I was struck by how many of those in favor were parents with small children, school administrators and the elderly. When our kids were growing up we frequently went on bike rides. It was a safe and healthy family activity. […]

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Thank you Rapp citizen scientists

The Old Rag Master Naturalist (ORMN) Butterfly Count Committee is delighted to recognize with great thanks the many people who made the three events around the annual Rappahannock County-Little Washington Butterfly Count a success these past two weeks. […]

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Rappahannock County for all

Please let’s consider ways to keep people here, to allow them to enjoy retirement here, to fairly and reasonably share what we’re blessed with while passing it along to others, to future generations. […]

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Yes, Virginia, there is a future

Sowing seeds of hope along with the positive actions described above, in addition to many others taking place here, will result in a better harvest for our future than the weeds of doom, gloom, and dire predictions that (fill in the blank) will occur ever could. […]

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Farming challenges

One of the strategies that cattle ranchers can try is cooperative marketing where they would be able to offer larger volumes to sell. I’m sure they are familiar with the benefits of cooperatives in their membership of the CFC farm store and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. […]

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Eric Kvarnes: A remarkable life remembered

We are all shocked by the sudden loss of such a remarkable man who has touched so many lives. In his lifetime he was a professional clown, a firefighter, a unicyclist, a Master Glassblower and teacher, Rappnet ListDad, and helper to the community with all things Mac/Apple, to name just a few of his roles. […]

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‘Heartache’ awaits budding farmers

The politicians are pushing us over the edge to destruction of the family farm. It’s a sad day but I don’t want my sons to follow in my footsteps as an Angus breeder/farmer. It will only heap financial hardship upon them unless they have another very successful career. […]

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Thank you, Scouts

Thank you to Boy Scouts from Troop 36 in Little Washington and all the community volunteers who helped clean up the on July 7th. Thanks also to Wayne Woodard who donated and delivered a huge pile of wood chips. The volunteers spread the wood chips on the trails, trimmed bushes, picked up trash, and widened trails. […]

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REC responds negatively to solar panels

The question is thus reasonably asked: How has homeowner installation of solar panels caused REC’s maintenance charges to increase? Common sense says that if the $10 charge was adequate in the past it ought to be sufficient now. […]