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On July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives stealthily passed a floor amendment [“Pentagon pressed for answers . . . on tick-borne diseases common in Rapp,” Rappahannock News, July 18] via voice vote offered by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to the 2020 defense authorization bill . . . [on] “whet…

Since Route 29 North is to be closed for sometime starting July 8, VDOT in their usual brilliance has decided to pave Crest Hill Road starting July 8, which would be a way for us to access I-66, bypassing Warrenton and Route 17, alleviating some traffic issues through Warrenton. And folks us…

Thanks so much for running this article [“Virginia Tech discovery could open door to Lyme treatment,” June 20] and for your continuing attention to Lyme and other tick borne diseases. We discussed this study at our last meeting and will again at our July meeting.

Thanks to all the Rappahannock veterans who came together for our first annual Flag Day Veteran’s Beer Call. We had representatives from all ranks for the four major services, a WWII vet, and even representatives from Allied Forces. This year we had 31 veterans. Next year, let’s get 60!

I would like to take this time to thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for an outstanding Coming Together Campmeeting. I can’t say enough thank you’s for the Flint Hill Fire and Rescue Department for allowing us to have this wonderful event on the carnival grounds. I want to thank every Pa…

I am writing to encourage all county residents to vote for Mike Biniek and the other two reform candidates (from Repower REC) in the upcoming Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors election (see article in last week’s paper). There are three reform candidates up for election …

The Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA) would like to thank the organizations and volunteers who helped make the inaugural Rush River Conservation Day on Saturday, June 8, a great opportunity for youngsters and adults alike to have the opportunity to fish in the bea…

I have a young pup here that demands equal time [“From Rappahannock with love,” May 30]. I think you referred to him as Willard. He was the running mate of Wesley. Well, he now goes by the name ‘Will Bourgeois.’ And he’s been living here with me. He replaced Beauregard. He didn’t flee to Cal…

I’d like to register my opposition to the cell tower proposal in the Woodville/Sperryville corridor. Along with Massies Corner there is no more sensitive view shed in our county. A fake tree at the edge of the woods would be far more preferable but I’d bet CWS is all about profits and less t…

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