Editorial: At one with the earth, at last

Conservation easements and wildlife habitat, subjects of recent Rappahannock News stories, are not the only ways to preserve the county’s open spaces. Here’s another: conservation burial!
Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
Editorial: Where there’s smoke …

Where there’s smoke, there’s not only fire but also concern: Visible smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t burning as efficiently or cleanly as it could, and air quality — and thus your health — are at stake.
Editorial: Consume or invest?

Should you spend the money you're saving at the pump on, say, fine dining — or would you be willing to pay a higher gasoline tax to invest in the long-term economic health of the nation?
Editorial: Land preservation under attack

As the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes next week, on Jan. 14, some legislators are apparently considering cuts to land conservation programs as a way to alleviate the commonwealth’s projected budget shortfall.
Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future

As global temperatures rise, there’s no “Planet B” to escape the changes that are projected to occur, and Rappahannock will not escape the dramatic changes that likely will occur, according to “Virginia Climate Fever,” a new book about how climate…
Editorial: A modest proposal

Last week’s Thanksgiving editorial touched on some of the countless things for which we here in Rappahannock County should be thankful. But perhaps that for which we should be most thankful are the very things we do not have.
Editorial: A Rappahannock Thanksgiving

It is that time of the year to pause and, instead of complaining, give thanks for our blessings. We here in Rappahannock County, especially blessed, can give singular thanks for many things too numerous to mention, but here’s a sampling.
Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
Editorial: That time of year

This year’s spectacular fall foliage brought great beauty, but also great noise pollution, as leaf blowers are taken up to manage the fallen leaves.