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By a 3-2 vote at its afternoon meeting Monday (May 4), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors passed Piedmont supervisor Mike Biniek’s motion to reduce this year’s proposed $94,000 increase in the county’s share of a $12.9 million school budget…
Roadwork alerts

Several VDOT and other projects might impact your travel in Rappahannock County this week and in the weeks to come.
Full stop

Traffic stopped, for about a half hour in both directions, along U.S. 522 between Massies Corner and Flint Hill on Monday.
I-66 east reopened

The tractor-trailer crash that closed Interstate 66 eastbound at mile marker 38 has been cleared, VDOT reported 10:45 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for the season’s heaviest snow so far, which is forecast to reach central Virginia by early afternoon Monday. As much as ten inches of accumulation is expected in the Culpeper District, which includes…

I heartily support raising the gas tax. As pointed out in last week’s editorial, the state of our transportation infrastructure is abysmal and we are doing nothing about it. While no one enjoys paying taxes, I think most people are…
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?
Late Sunday, early Monday roads could be icy

With freezing rain forecast for this evening and early Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing its equipment and materials and asks the public to closely monitor road conditions before traveling.
Some snow, some salt, more brine

Rappahannock's supervisors are told that VDOT studied the alternatives to rock salt — as a resolution passed by the supervisors in April had requested — but that no major change to snow and ice removal policies is planned.