Socialize

Community News
PEC caught luring buyer with apparently fake historic claim

PEC caught luring buyer with apparently fake historic claim

RICHMOND, Va., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — What happens if you found out your family has lived a lie for 8 years? Virginia family farmer, Martha Boneta is…

Fauquier Farmer initiates new litigation against Piedmont Environmental Council

Fauquier Farmer initiates new litigation against Piedmont Environmental Council

Instead of filing the same version of the conservation easement that was signed by its president and a Virginia farmer, the Piedmont Environmental Council pulled a “bait and…

Fauquier County policies detrimental to our youth

Fauquier County policies detrimental to our youth

by Rick Buchanan As we move into the election season for local offices, it is a good time to take a look at what is happening in Fauquier…

PEC allegedly Falsifies Boneta Conservation Easement Documents

PEC allegedly Falsifies Boneta Conservation Easement Documents

PEC’s bait and switch conservation easement  by Bryant Osborn Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), which is a private 503(c) non-profit land trust, has attracted a whole lot of unwanted…

Fresh & Local – Local Farmer nominated for Weyrich Award

Fresh & Local – Local Farmer nominated for Weyrich Award

by Bryant Osborn Martha Boneta nominated for prestigious Weyrich Award Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia, has been nominated as one of three finalists for…

Fresh and Local – Martha wins!  HB 1488 racks up landslide victories!

Fresh and Local – Martha wins! HB 1488 racks up landslide victories!

by Bryant Osborn Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), which is a private 503(c) non-profit land trust, attracted a whole lot of unwanted attention by the General Assembly this year,…

Boneta Bill-2 Passes – Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

Boneta Bill-2 Passes – Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

by  Tim Hannigan, Fairfax Free Citizen “VA General Assembly Overwhelmingly Passes HB 1488 “The Conservation Transparency Act” Governor McAuliffe Can Seal Historic Win for Property Rights.” Property rights advocates…

Hunter’s Actions End In Tragedy for Two Families

Hunter’s Actions End In Tragedy for Two Families

by Cameron Jones On October 4th, 2014 near New Baltimore, a tragedy unfolded that has adversely affected one family already, and may destroy another family as well. The…

Let’s get Sheriff Fox money through legal means

Let’s get Sheriff Fox money through legal means

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s office is underfunded because our elected officials spend money unwisely. But the Virginia General Assembly must pass legislation that prohibits law enforcement from engaging…

Care Net PRCs benefit Big from Republican night out

Care Net PRCs benefit Big from Republican night out

by Cam Jones When we started planning this event a month ago, our primary goal was to get Fauquier Republicans out for an evening of fellowship, and start…

Cuccinelli headlines premier conservative event in Warrenton

Cuccinelli headlines premier conservative event in Warrenton

Friends of Cameron Jones and the Fauquier Cornerstone Committee, two Fauquier County conservative groups, recently held what may have been the premier political event of the year on…

Rick Shaftan Chooses Next Conservative Presidential Candidate

Rick Shaftan Chooses Next Conservative Presidential Candidate

by Rick Shaftan *Editor’s note: Rick Shaftan is a pollster and media consultant with many clients who will be endorsing Ted Cruz for President. He runs Neighborhood Research…

Editorials

WaPo article misses the point of Virginia GOP unrest

WaPo article misses the point of Virginia GOP unrest

An article in the Washington Post about the perceived troubles of the Republican Party of…

Conservation Republicans maybe not so Republican after all

Conservation Republicans maybe not so Republican after all

by Matt Grove, Warrenton In the February 4th edition of the Fauquier Times, Mr. Leslie…

Bush’s Ringers Make It Look Good

With much of his address focusing on his support for illegal alien amnesty and ringers…

Bush Ringers Cheer Pro-Amnesty Endorsement

Bused-in Jeb Bush supporters today cheered the former Florida Governor’s endorsement for a “path to…

Santorum fails to connect

Rick Santorum says alot of the right things, but he just isn’t connecting with people.…

Rand Paul excites the next generation, but what about this one?

No one is surprised that the biggest cheers at CPAC were going to go to…

Don’t underestimate Donald Trump

Trump gave a very forceful and dynamic speech and his rap will resonate with frustration…

Rick Perry Focuses on Foreign Policy

Opening up by taking a chunk out of Barack Obama’s leg, Rick Perry hit the…

Memo to Rubio: Kill the Cliches

Marco Rubio’s teleprompter-induced speech was a string of cliches right out of an RNC consultant’s…

Sarah Palin’s Teleprompter

There’s really no excuse for a rambling speech with no theme when you have a…

Have a story you want to report?

Send it to FFC at 'Editor@fauquierfreecitizen.com'

Enter your email address to subscribe to FFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Readers Write

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power. Until circa…

Military Under Attack

Military Under Attack

When I decided to run for delegate in the 99th District of Virginia, my mission was to change the debate from the mundane and inconsequential of local politics…

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

We are distressed by the federal government’s overreach and disregard for the Constitution. But what is the solution? Amending the Constitution is fraught with pitfalls.  And, if Congress…

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

Dear Editor: The writer of an earlier Letter stopped short in the development of a quote from David Levithan in an interview for his book Two Boys Kissing. …

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

[Editor’s note: The following letter from a reader was sent to the Fauquier Times (Democrat; aka, the Minority Report) over a week ago as a reply to an…

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Dear Editor, I was searching for reviews of the book being contested in Fauquier County Public Schools, and I ran across an analysis of another book written by…

Farm News

Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

By Kenric Ward WASHINGTON – U.S. feed subsidies, spotty inspections and a decision to scale back use of a controversial drug made Smithfield Foods an enticing buy…

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

By Jim Haskins                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AgriBusiness Communications Group Over the past several months, a Fauquier Co. young farmer, Ben Smith of Remington, participated in an innovative program designed to…

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

By FFC Staff A recently published Fauquier Times-Democrat editorial stated that the supporters of HB 1430 are in the minority in Fauquier County. As the official mouthpiece…

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

The Battle for Small Family Farm Rights is not over! HB 1430, The Boneta Bill still needs to pass the Senate without the entanglement of the re-enactment…

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

                                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2013 Mr. Trey Davis Virginia…

High School News

The Chronicle – Kettle Run HS Student Newspaper

Visit the Chronicle Here. Comments comments…

The Falconer – Fauquier High School Student Newspaper

Visit the Falconer Here. Comments comments…

News Tidbits

Fauquier County First Responders Conduct Emergency Preparedness Drill

Fauquier County first responders recently held an emergency preparedness drill called “Epic Freeze” to simulate how they would respond to a sudden winter storm. As the Boy…

Board of Supervisors

Fauquier County Citizens Appear Apathetic about Budget, Tax Increase

By Cameron Jones This year’s budget process is nearing finale, and compared to last year, this year’s budget process has been a cake walk for the Supervisors…

Fauquier County Budget Process Races Toward Final Fence

By Cameron Jones In what has been a relatively uneventful budget process compared to the fireworks of last year, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to adopt…

Additional Public Hearing Scheduled on Fauquier County Budget

Due to an error in the announced meeting schedule for the Fauquier County budget process, the Supervisors have issued a new schedule which will extend the process,…

Fauquier County Budget Process Reaching Critical Mass – Your Input Requested

By Cameron Jones   Government budget for FY 2014.” So begins the Executive Summary of the FY 2014 Budget Proposal from County Administrator Paul McCulla. On the…

Fauquier Supervisors – Put Up or Shut Up on Business Friendly Claim

By Cameron Jones Should Fauquier County be Courting Beretta USA? In light of news coming out of Maryland where the Governor and the Legislature are stomping all…