2022-11-16 E-Edition

Barrett Elected To Town Council

One new face will be joining the Tappahannock Town Council on January 1 following the results of the November 8 Councilmanic and Mayoral elections. In a four-person race for three seats, Carolyn S. Barrett earned election as the top vote getter, while incumbents Troy Balderson and Kenneth “Skippy” Gillis were successful in reelection bids. Meanwhile, incumbent Roy M. “Monte” Gladding […]

Downtown Revitalization Talks Continue

With results of a recently conducted survey in hand, discussions concerning the creation of a master plan for Tappahannock’s Downtown Business District continued recently at Tappahannock Town Hall. Representatives of Tappahannock Main Street and Tappahannock Town Council’s Revitalization Committee met with representatives of Summit Design and Engineering Services to review recent developments. Michael Staper, a planner for Summit, noted that […]

Tappahannock Veterans Day Ceremony

Despite torrential morning rainfall, a near-capacity crowd gathered Friday in the Old Beale Sanctuary to celebrate Veterans Day 2022. Veteran Thomas Blackwell presided over the event which featured remarks from a variety of individuals, participation by the King William High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard, and a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that was led by Veterans […]

Zoning Admin Addresses Planners’ Concerns

A month after some members expressed frustration regarding their roles as commissioners, the Tappahannock Planning Commission heard from zoning administrator/ community development director Connie Dalton about progress that has been made concerning that issue. Dalton noted that she had met with some commissioners to discuss their roles in town projects. “I’ve had an opportunity to talk to many of you […]

Remote Area Medical Visits Warsaw

Provides Medical, Dental, Vision Services for Uninsured

Remote Area Medical — RAM® — made a return to Warsaw last weekend offering a variety of medical, dental and vision services for the uninsured and underinsured who would not otherwise receive those services. Medical care is provided entirely free of charge to patients on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The clinic was hosted by Rappahannock Community College and […]

Conservation Group High Bidder for Fones Cliffs

A conservation group is on its way to preserving another stretch of ecologically and historically valuable land along Fones Cliffs in Virginia, but it’s not a done deal yet. The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit focused on land preservation, came in with the highest bid of $8.1 million during a bankruptcy sale on Nov. 3, according to the company auctioning […]

Increase Approved Coastal Menhaden Harvest

By Timothy B. Wheeler (Bay Journal) East Coast fishery managers have approved increasing commercial harvests of Atlantic menhaden from Maine to Florida. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which regulates near-shore harvests of migratory fish, voted Wednesday to set a new ceiling on the coastwide menhaden catch of 233,550 metric tons, a 20% increase over the current quota. The longstanding […]

Rep. Wittman Reelected

Republican Rob J. Wittman earned reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Democrat Herb Jones and independent David Foster in the First Congressional District race during last week’s General Election. Wittman carried all but one of the 18 localities in the newly crafted First District. Virginia’s congressional map was redrawn last year due to redistricting. The First District […]

Upper Mattaponi Tribe to Begin Air Quality Monitoring

Virginia’s Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe is receiving some help from the federal government to assess air quality. Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe $449,988 to conduct community air pollution monitoring. The tribe will train tribal citizens in air quality knowledge and skills, develop a community advisory board and install and maintain an […]