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Virginia’s top transportation official on Sept. 30 declined the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ appeal that he reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashe…

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Chair of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Debbie Donehey signed a letter sent to the head of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) last week requesting the agency reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashes in recent years.

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The Rappahannock County Planning Commission moved swiftly through five applications for special use permits at its Sept. 15 meeting, deciding to hold public hearings in October on a request to operate a dog kennel and dog training business in Amissville and another to operate a tourist home in Chester Gap.

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The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority voted on Tuesday to continue forward into phase 2 of their agreement with All Points Broadband that could greatly expand internet service in the county. All Points estimates the project to cost $19.5 million, with two proposed routes the county can take with a potential broadband project.

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At the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors August meeting on Monday, the body approved an amendment for a special exception permit from Nick Dowling, owner of Blue Rock Inn, to run an unused home on his property as a tourist residence. This application initially fell before the board in June, receiving opposition from neighbors and some of the board members. In 2006, the previous owners obtained a permit for the home on the condition that it not be used for commercial purposes, and Jackson District Supervisor Ron Frazier had hesitations about overturning the previous board’s decision.

Deciding they needed more information, the members of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission on July 21 tabled a request by Anne and Dennis Williams to amend conditions on the use of their property so they can add a flea market, small live performance theater, and food service at their property at 12625 Lee Highway, Washington. The site currently has a building offering office space, retail, exercise studio and Mountainside Physical Therapy.

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