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Letter: Rappnet’s 1.17 percenters

I am writing this letter at the request of a few individuals who wanted me to more widely disseminate my recent post from Rappnet, the Rappahannock-based email list-serv. I regularly follow Rappnet, and occasionally post. I make a point of…
Cell tower considered, budget reconsidered

In open session Monday afternoon, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided to take its fiscal-year 2016 budget off the table for a couple of weeks. In closed session, it agreed to put a proposal to build a cell tower…

The county government — or, more specifically, attorneys for the school board and supervisors whose fees are paid by government liability insurance policies — has been spending more than the usual amount of time in circuit court these last few…
Lawmakers seek to restrict drones

Five bills before the General Assembly would restrict the use of drones in Virginia, including one that would let localities prohibit even hobbyists from flying small unmanned aircraft.
School board declines cell tower lease

By a vote of 3-2, the Rappahannock County School Board Tuesday night (Jan. 13) voted against entering a controversial lease agreement with Community Wireless Structures (CWS), the Arlington company which had offered to construct a monopole for prospective mobile carriers…
School board declines cell tower lease

Rappahannock County School Board votes against entering a controversial lease agreement with Community Wireless Structures, the Arlington company which had offered to construct a monopole for prospective mobile carriers on high school property.
School Board pressed on cell details

A Sperryville resident files a civil action (to be heard Jan. 12) to force the county school board to respond to a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for all its cell tower-related communications. Update: The school board asks for…

A couple of years ago when the original proposal for a cell tower at Rappahannock County High School was first mentioned, I took to the internet to find out how other communities have dealt with similar proposals. Without fail, these…

I am very concerned about the Rappahannock County Public Schools’ plans to lease property for a communications tower and cannot find information anywhere. There is nothing on the school’s website about this and I surely do not see anything on…

The fuss over views and possible health hazards of cell towers seems small and petty when the power is out, the phones are dead and your house is on fire — no phone, no power, zero temperatures. (The view is…

While we cannot say with certainty that cell phone service would have changed the outcome of the recent fatal incident in Sperryville, we can show a logical argument in favor of wider cell phone service providing a public good.  …