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Sunnyside goes solar

Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use.
Letter: Less ‘data,’ more technology

I felt compelled to write and reason with C. Price regarding her latest anti-technology diatribe, ("Radiating Rappahannock," Dec. 17) but I realize I can’t reason someone out of something they weren’t reasoned into. I will, however, make four comments:
Letter: Radiating Rappahannock

AT&T is coming back into this county to experiment with their wireless broadband project (microwave radiation project), previously threatened at Chester Gap (many did not want it) and withdrawn. This is a bad idea for this county and needs to…
Schools’ iffy phone system is back online

It looks like for now the phones are working again at the Rappahannock County Public Schools. Fingers crossed that there will be no more dead lines, no more after-hours greetings heard by callers in the middle of the day and…
Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s comprehensive plan, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday voted to recommend approval to the supervisors for T-Mobile's application to add an cellular antenna array to an existing…
Comp plan forum, T-Mobile antenna on county’s radar

Public comment on the ongoing review and revision of Rappahannock County’s Comprehensive Plan, underway now for more than a year, is invited yet again at 7 p.m. next Wednesday (Nov. 18), a half hour before the scheduled start of the…
Here comes the sun

Photos of the solar installation at Caledonia Farm 1812 B&B in Flint Hill, the first of more than 20 projects begun this year by the newly formed Rappahannock Solar Cooperative.
Letter: I think you got your wireless crossed

Regarding “The Elephant in the Room” [Letters, Oct. 1], all I can say is “…What??” Seriously? Microwave radiation is one of the most important issues facing candidates in our upcoming local election? The letter is a rich smorgasbord of logical…
Letter: What’s past is prologue

Two candidates for Rappahannock County supervisor seats — John Lesinski and Amy Hitt — tout their service on the school board as “experience” suggesting voters should entrust them with even greater power. But what does their track record really show?…
Letter: The elephant in the room

In my opinion, the most important candidate issues in these election forums were not discussed — those dealing with technology and those dealing with our Constitution. On technology: It has been an assumption, among some of the sponsors of these…
GIS: An upgrade for Rappahannock’s maps?

As Rappahannock County explores digitizing the county's tax and property maps, Culpeper County GIS coordinator Pam Schiermeyer gave a presentation at last month’s Planning Commission meeting on her county’s geographic information system.