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Almost two months after the Rappahannock County Republican Party censured Rep. Denver Riggleman, accusing the freshman GOP lawmaker of abandoning party principles, leading Republicans in the 5th Congressional District have chosen a convention over a primary to choose their Capitol Hill nomin…

Although I no longer live in the Jackson district I firmly believe that each member of the Board of Supervisors, individually, has the ability to affect the way of life of every resident in Rappahannock County regardless of their voting district.

In my 2016 annual Christmas letter to my friends I suggested that the election of Donald Trump and the UK decision to exit the European Union (Brexit) had more to do with wealth inequality, which back then and still now keeps increasing over these last 40 years.

I am thrilled to see our communities dialogue in “Breaking the Cycle” by Randy Rieland. I wanted to add the following terms into the conversation: trauma, generational trauma, overlooked childhood trauma, an integrated health and wellness curriculum, holistic alternatives and nature. 

As some know, I will be moving my office of 22 years to Sperryville in the month of October. I want to publicly thank Patrick O’Connell and the entire Inn at Little Washington team for being a wonderful landlord for these years, as well as being a fine citizen and business man in Rappahannoc…

Asking the wrong questions gets only wrong answers. Not surprising then that the most recent marathon meeting of the Planning Commission was spent in interminable answers about height restrictions, lattice vs. monopole, painting colors, megahertz levels, set-backs, balloons, waivers and othe…

Our internet and telephone were out for six days this past week. Life slowed down to a tip toe. We no longer could reach across the county and across the world, read online, or research our pressing concerns. We could not listen to the radio station in Wheeling, W.V., where my husband grew u…

The 22nd Taste of Rappahannock was held on Saturday, September 7th at the Miller Barn. The event funds two-thirds of all of the educational programs that Headwaters offers to local students and contributes to its scholarship fund. The event was led off with a speech by Virginia Wyatt, the 20…

I did not attend the last Planning Commission Meeting because I had no idea the first preliminary review of the cell tower applications would escalate into calling for a hearing at their next meeting . . . before the two applications had been carefully evaluated for completeness and accuracy…

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