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Letters to the editor: Week of Feb. 19

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

The end of an era Dear Citizens, Colleagues and Community Partners, As my work as Director of Social Services for Richmond County comes to an end, I would like to thank you for your encouragement, support, counsel and friendship over the last  seven and a half years. I consider the opportunity to have served the citizens of Richmond County an honor and a privilege. During the past seven and a

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    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Good works come from Christmas Mother Program The Christmas Mother Committee is pleased to report that 297 children were served through the supplemental program to help families with Christmas gifts. Through the support of 26 churches, 14 businesses and organizations and 22 individuals, those children experienced a more complete Christmas time through the efforts of many caring people in our community. We thank those donors, and particularly Beale Memorial Baptist

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    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Dog Days in Essex On Thursday, the Tappahannock Police Department solved the theft of two dogs which occurred on the night of December 19, 2012.  The dogs were taken during a break-in at the Essex County Animal Pound.  I wrote a letter to the Editor about the break-in and described the perpetrators as domestic terrorists affiliated with PETA.  An article about arrest appears in this issue of the paper. Our

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Jan. 15

    Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Missing the lost hardwood The front page story last week about the fire at the old Colonial Beach School brought back memories when I read that the Cracker Box gymnasium was ruined during the fire. In my basketball playing days for Warsaw High School for three years and Rappahannock for one year we would take the 30 minute bus ride to Colonial Beach with perhaps a false hope that at

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    Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

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    Posted on December 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I bought a couple of pair of Dickies work khakis a month or so ago. I had to. I haven’t gained any weight to speak of but my old belly has sunk south and I needed a larger size. I don’t like the new Dickies. They aren’t nearly so good as they were about 20 years ago when they came with an “easy alter” waist band that let you buy

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  • Farewell

    Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Well, it’s been fun. Not really. It’s been a lot of hard work, late nights, cups of coffee and long drives. But after three years of oversight of the Westmoreland News, Northumberland Echo and Northern Neck News, I will be leaving for the Herald-Progress in Ashland, another strong community newspaper owned by Lakeway Publishers. My time as editor here in Warsaw has been fruitful. Our newspaper and associated website looks

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