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Editorials

Editorial: What Works

Rappahannock County is not too big to fail. That is one proposition upon which all county citizens — no matter how divided over contentious issues like riparian buffers — should agree. In fact, being small […]

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Opinion Column

A spirited debate

The Rappahannock News editorial last week “What Do You Think?” sparked Jim Gannon’s “What’s the Matter With Rappahannock,” which in turn sparked a lively debate on the email list-serve Rappnet. Below are some excerpts: Farming […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: A clarification

I fear that my remarks in response to a question from your reporter concerning the Ameresco performance contracting proposal of last year may have conveyed the impression that a decision had been made regarding the […]

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Editorials

Editorial: What Do You Think?

Typically and traditionally, the editorial page of a newspaper like the one you now hold in your hands tells its readers what to think. Not always imperatively and directly: it’s usually more subtle than that. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dawn of the dumb

Having again reset countless old-time clocks and reprogrammed VCRs, display phones and wristwatches, I was delighted not having to change the photo cell that turns on the barn light at dusk. What idiocy! Daylight cannot […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Count us in

It’s time for Rappahannock residents to be counted. In the next week or so, a packet from the U.S. Census Bureau will land in each of our mailboxes, marking the start of another once-a-decade quest […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Easements can protect farms

In last week’s Rappahannock News, Mike Massie suggested conservation easements could bring an end to farming and hunting in Rappahannock [March 4, What’s conserved, and what’s not guaranteed, by easements]. The article raised some interesting […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Healthy Place

Where we live matters. That’s certainly the case when it comes to health, as reported elsewhere in the newspaper this week. But more than health, there’s soliphilia. Soliphilia? No, it’s not a typo, misprint or […]