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Inside this week’s News (Aug. 27)

This week's headlines: Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn • Chester Gap tourist home approved • Town weighs utility rate increase • Straw poll stroll • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday, supermoon Saturday • Wild Ideas: A tiny, elegant…
Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality…
Straw poll stroll

As part of an ongoing effort this summer to walk all of the Main Streets in Virginia’s vast 5th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Hurt (R) spent an hour or so on Washington’s Main Street last Wednesday afternoon.
Town weighs utility rate increase

Members of the Washington Town Council, meeting Monday night in a joint work session with planning commission members, appeared to agree that town water rates need to go up.
Chester Gap tourist home approved

At its regular meeting last Wednesday (Aug 19), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission approved an application from Pete Pazmino and Sheila Lamb for a tourist home in Chester Gap.
Chase, crash injures two

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when they crashed and were thrown from the bike at the end of what was apparently a 15-mile high speed chase from Clevenger’s Corner to the town of Washington last Wednesday morning (Aug. 19).
Lottery tampering earns community service

In circuit court, a Culpeper resident was sentenced to community service for lottery tampering at Hillsdale Country Store. Other cases involved speeding and reckless driving, probation violation and indecent exposure.
Isn’t that . . . ?

Thanks to the magic of chroma-keying by local filmmaker and impresario John Hallberg, Jean-Claude Van Damme apparently pays a visit to the meat counter at the Sperryville Corner Store.
Memorial to the firefighters

George Swett, a Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad member and firefighter specifically charged with fighting fires in our forests and Shenandoah National Park, set up a memorial this week to three fallen firefighters in Washington state.
The Rapp for Aug. 27

Fourth (Estate) Friday, a supermoon hike in Shenandoah National Park, the 18th annual Taste of Rappahannock, and an IT award for Valley Health, in this week's The Rapp.
Letter: A ‘Fantastic’ job done by all

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in this year’s “college-themed” Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic. Once again, it was a huge success! The committee — Sandra Jenkins, Marie Davis, Jan Makela and…
Letter: UUBRidge welcomes diversity

Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge had a wonderful Sunday service last week about the importance of making sure our congregation welcomes families with love, respect and inclusiveness, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We were reminded of the…