Letters to the Editor

It takes a village

Enormous thanks to everyone who made Halloween in Sperryville happen this year. After years of worrying about traffic and our little trick-or-treaters, Wednesday evening was safe, relaxing and tons of fun for the whole community. […]

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Building bridges

Both sides offer valid perceptions of this question. But does this issue represent a deeper question in our community? Does it illustrate the search for an answer of how to remain the same, how to keep the charm of Rappahannock and not stagnate from lack of growth . . . how to integrate the old with the new? […]

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Peddling divisiveness and fear

I’m sure that Denver Riggleman is a decent guy — despite his threat to “clothesline Progressives.” Despite calling himself a right-wing “nut-job extremist.” Despite his pledge to join the hard-right Freedom Caucus in Congress, and sealing the deal with over $160,000 from their PAC, the House Freedom Fund (and $5000 from the libertarian Koch brothers). […]

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‘Old guy’ open to new ideas

Those of you who were home who I knew and, those of you I met for the first time, I enjoyed the visit. For those of you who I missed, I look forward to making your acquaintance. I hope all of you will consider voting for the “old guy open to new ideas” on Election Day. […]

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Greed and greatness irreconcilable

This is not the America that Louie Miller fought to defend. He didn’t foresee that a money-crazed charlatan could coerce an unbalanced Congress to destroy the foundations of America — a country built by immigrants, providing sanctuary to the persecuted and offering equal opportunity. […]

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Above the fray

Although I tend to vote Republican, in this year’s partisan election there is only one candidate who has bravely stayed above the fray. Instead of offering vile, misleading attacks, Leslie Cockburn has listened to our problems and offered needed solutions […]

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We all benefit

Think about our public schools here, supported by our tax dollars. Do all living here benefit? Do all living here have children, grandchildren, attending? Why have some stated that they do not want more students in our schools, ‘because our taxes would increase’? That type of statement seems to acknowledge that not all would be benefiting from any growth in our schools. And, by the way, how shortsighted is that line of thinking? […]

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Fall Art Tour reflects community effort, goodwill

Following up the recent piece about the new Fall Art Tour video, the Tour planning committee wanted to recognize the uplifting spirit of community that drives the event and the network of contributors to the video itself. In its 14th year, the creativity, generosity, collaborative energy, and assorted expertise of community members has come together to produce the largest Tour yet, with 33 studios and 11 galleries to explore. […]

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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. […]