Letters to the Editor

Tannerite is welcome, but not visitors?

I would respectfully suggest she reconsider before someone challenges this statute as overly broad and violative of the 1st amendment. The limitation on large commercial signage to maintain the appearance of our county may or may not be appropriate. This is not commercial signage. […]

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Anonymous by design

Dearest Anonymous: Each year your name graces the list of fundraisers and giving events across the county. Your support and generous giving makes the difference for so many of the wonderful organizations in Rappahannock. By design, we never know who you are. […]

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Weigh down your postal carrier

 Saturday, May 12th, marks the 26th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. […]

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Cockburn’s moment

Rappahannock’s Leslie Cockburn received 140 delegates — 14 more than the 126 required to receive the nomination. Leslie understands our issues and spent time in all 23 districts, spoke to voters, and importantly, she listened. […]

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Laziness costly

An easy way to be environmentally conscious is to separate your trash. Flatwood gets paid for separated recyclables including cardboard, but there is a cost to haul away mixed refuse. […]

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Act FAST and call 911

For many of us, simply a phone call to our local fire and rescue place to ask how we might be able to help in some way might be an immediate answer for some of them. Our fire and rescue volunteers are our friends and neighbors, trained and ready to assist us. […]

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An opportunity to listen and share

The diverse group of “born-heres” and come-heres” brought a wealth of experience and a number of differences. But what distinguished the gathering for me was the mutual respect, the willingness to listen and acknowledgment that we all care deeply about this county. […]

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Counting the county’s self-employed

However, the US Census Bureau finds that 3,495 county adults are employed. Where are the missing 939 workers? In all likelihood, they are the ‘self employed and informally employed’ people who were not included in the UVA report, people such as farmers, small business owners, artists, cleaning ladies, lawn care workers, etc., a group that is significant in our county. […]

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‘Forward-thinking decision’

Thank you to all of you who let our Supervisors know that you support our budget as proposed. Public support makes a big difference! There is a Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School Auditorium. […]

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Great day at the races

Thank you to all the connections, riders, grooms, owners, and horses that put the Virginia back into Rappahannock County. What a great day at the races it was! A great big grateful thank you to the Eastham family and the Old Dominion Hounds for a fine day on the gorgeous Ben Venue course. […]

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Garrett is dissembling

Garrett supports driving unneeded pipelines throughout Virginia with no regard for the objections of private landowners. Leslie Cockburn has informed us of the environmental and social cost to Virginians of the pipeline. […]