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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…
Upgraded post office will stay in town

The Inn at Little Washington has extended its lease of street-level Krebser Building space to the U.S. Postal Service through November, and an Inn spokesman says a long-term lease (“at least 10 years”) is in the works.
Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit…
Meet the candidates

The Rappahannock News has scheduled candidate forums in the last two weeks of September, at which all the candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot have been invited to speak and take your questions.
Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options

After a presentation and a vigorous discussion among Washington Town Council members and the 15 or so citizens attending its monthly meeting Monday night, the council voted to hire a surveyor to define more precisely what could be done with…
An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties

County Administrator John McCarthy apologized this week in an email to Washington town officials and others for not taking a closer look at the permit application for a private July 18 fireworks display on Inn at Little Washington property. He…
County will consider a finance committee

In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
Maj. Settle goes to Richmond

The Virginia State Police last week promoted Rappahannock County native and Culpeper division criminal-investigations head Gary Settle to deputy director of VSP’s statewide Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in Richmond.
Boom town

An Inn at Little Washington regular, apparently celebrating his wife’s birthday and his own successful fight against cancer, briefly but memorably changed the character of a quiet night in town last Saturday night.
Town resident joins Konick suit

Though the Washington Town Council conducted its business Monday night in another just-under-an-hour-long monthly meeting at town hall, most of the news from town again came from the other end of Gay Street — at the Circuit Court clerk’s office.