Letters to the Editor

Trump’s vanity project

Mexico will not, as it turns out, be paying for Mr. Trump’s wall; and since neither do a clear majority of Americans want to pay for Mr. Trump’s wall, it would appear that the president will, regrettably, have to pay for his “big, beautiful wall” out of his own pocket. […]

Comment

Equal rights for women long overdue

In America, 51 percent of the population, 47 percent of our workforce — women — lack such Constitutional protection. While there are statutory protections that were added after the first attempt in the 1970s to ratify an Equal Rights Amendment on the basis of sex, none carry the force of a Constitutional amendment. […]

Letters to the Editor

A solution to the madness

We now have four (4) lawsuits and no end in site. We’ve spent many thousands of tax dollars for a handful of people to argue about who did and said what concerning matters that 90 percent of the taxpayers care nothing about. Who wins is not important, but we already know who the big losers will be. The taxpayers. […]

Comment

400 years of uninterrupted lawmaking

If you think about that for a moment, that distinction comes with incredible responsibility: our duty to serve and improve the livelihoods of all Virginians as we continue building our Commonwealth’s future is an example to the nation older than even our nation’s founding documents. […]

Letters to the Editor

Food Pantry responds to shutdown

We hope the political crisis will end quickly, but as it goes on, the board, staff and volunteers of the Rappahannock Food Pantry want everyone to know that it is open to help. If lack of a paycheck is affecting your family’s ability to survive, please apply at the Pantry, 11763 Lee Highway, Sperryville, Va., 22740, for help with food supplies. […]

Comment

Much to tackle in 46 days

The 2019 General Assembly session has officially gaveled in! This year will be a short session (46 days) where we tackle important issues such as tax cuts, improving school safety, protecting agriculture, reducing healthcare costs, and continuing to ease the regulatory burdens on everyday Virginians. We have a lot to tackle and just over 6 weeks to complete our work. […]

Letters to the Editor

To Rapp businesses and organizations . . .

Again, your friends at RCPS are so very grateful for your generosity and support. The holidays are a wonderful time for giving, and the staff surely felt overwhelmed by this outpouring of generosity. Thank you for making your Rappahannock county teachers and staff feel so treasured by their community. […]

Letters to the Editor

Trends, unresolved issues, lingering concerns

Excellent work — thanks to all who pulled this together [“Rappahannock Snapshot,” Jan. 3]. Great progress on many fronts and also a great piece which captures why Rappahannock County is such a special place and what still needs to be done to keep it that way. […]

Letters to the Editor

Looking deeper into the fissure

In his attempt, he quoted and paraphrased Fareed Zakaria, “The fissure between relatively better-educated urbanites and less-educated [sic] rural populations appears to have become the new dividing line in Western politics. (People who self-identify as rural) feel ignored or looked down upon and feel deep resentment toward metropolitan elites (e.g., Rappahannock come heres!)” […]

Opinion Column

The slippery slope

I’m guided by a simple equation for the protection and preservation of the unique character of the county. If a project requires concrete or asphalt — don’t do it. Yes, I know, that’s a small minority opinion. But one thing is for sure. If a nursing home is constructed in Little Washington the town will be irrevocably and forever changed in ways no one can reliably predict. […]

Letters to the Editor

Forum, not politics, required for Medicare

It is the purpose of this letter to state in the strongest terms that the best possible choice for each individual between Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage requires far more than wifi and a website, especially any website whose information might bear the taint of political agenda. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Treat to be treasured’

Thank you so much, Mr. Thomas Lewis, for the wonderful holiday display! (“The lighted cross will guide the way,” Dec. 20). There are so many fun things to see. The kiddos — including the adult “kiddos” — just loved it. […]

Letters to the Editor

All voices matter

“Wonderfully said, Sheila Gresinger [“Redirecting the conversation,” Dec. 13]. And ever so insightful. Thank you for taking the time to write this on behalf of our community. Your voice matters and I admire your thoughtfulness.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Fan of Rappahannock

Thank you for this great story about President Bush [“The midnight salute America never saw,” Dec. 13]. Rappahannock is such a beautiful place. All the best to you . . .

Marlin Fitzwater […]