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What does it take to slow the traffic?

For the past seven months, I've respectfully advocated, through emails and in-person requests at four of the last seven supervisor meetings, a reduction of the speed limit in the village of Woodville from 35 mph to 25 mph.
Thanks for ‘packing the bus’ — twice

On behalf of the Rappahannock County Public Schools, I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to the community for their response to the “Pack the Bus” donation drive for victims of the recent West Virginia flooding. With short…
This is not the time for overreacting

Several months ago I was caught speeding going east on U.S. 211 near my exit to Flint Hill. Yup. I was doing 69 mph. Guilty. I was pulled over by a state trooper. The first thing you need if you…
In support of accommodating Cooter’s

I am writing in support of Ben Jones, Alma Viator and the McNear family and their request for county approval of changes to accommodate activities at Cooter’s. While recognizing the need for rules, they also need to be flexible. I…
My choice for president is . . .

Over the July Fourth weekend, a group of friends gathered over barbecue and lemonade to celebrate our nation. As the sun set behind Old Rag, we read the Declaration of Independence aloud. Hearing those inspiring words reminded us of the…
The Supreme Court didn’t read it that way

Regarding Nol Putnam’s letter last week, as political opinion it speaks for itself. It is, however, weak on Constitutional analysis. The Supreme Court held eight years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment’s initial clause does…
Ms. Wroth, you rock

I have elsewhere and publicly offered my gratitude to members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, the various constitutional officers with whom I served, and to the staff of all county offices who I have had the enormous privilege…
Before your next potshot, check the safety

John Odenkirk’s letter last week is a pretty good example of how not to engage in a discussion. “Whining drivel” is not a phrase that elicits rational thinking from either side. Mr. Odenkirk apparently takes the too-well-worn path of insult, belittle…
Thanks for the blood donations

Thank you to all who came out to donate blood at the Red Cross Bloodmobile June 22 at the Washington fire hall. The Red Cross collected 30 usable pints of blood, surpassing our goal of 27 pints! As always, this…
What Virginia and the 5th District need: Jane Dittmar

Virginia’s 5th Congressional District is a large, diverse region that represents bustling, affluent communities to the north which sharply contrast with areas to the south that have suffered considerable losses and high unemployment with the decline in tobacco farming and…
All the best to Brendan Martyn

Great things happen in small towns. For those of you who didn’t see RAAC Theatre’s production last weekend of “Red,” you missed out on two big events: a superb production starring the inimitable Howard Coon and the enchanting Brendan Martyn,…
More gun laws? Wrong answer.

I haven’t sent a letter to the editor in response to an opinion piece in about 20 years, but the whining drivel from Ellie Clark and Megan Smith has put me back at the keyboard. “Oh — if only a certain…
Thank you for hosting RAWL’s fundraiser

The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League and all of the RAWL dogs would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Griffin Tavern for hosting a great fundraiser for us last Friday. I would like to send a special thanks…