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Fresh and Local – Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Dishonest Dealing

Fresh and Local – Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Dishonest Dealing

Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Dishonest Dealing: Fracking is conserving by Bryant Osborn Northern Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta’s battles with Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) have focused a whole lot…

Fresh and Local – Land Trust’s Dishonest Dealing

Fresh and Local – Land Trust’s Dishonest Dealing

Virginia Outdoors Foundation: Another Land Trust’s Dishonest Dealing by Bryant Osborn Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), which is a private, non-profit land trust, has attracted a whole lot of…

Fresh and Local – More about Wyoming Food Freedom

Fresh and Local – More about Wyoming Food Freedom

Wyoming’s Food Freedom Act: Rep. Tyler Lindholm on Unleashing Local Artisan Foods by Bryant Osborn Wyoming – not California, or the west coast or even New England, but…

Shakeup at Piedmont Environmental Council!

Shakeup at Piedmont Environmental Council!

The abrupt departure of a high-ranking official from the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is fueling speculation that the controversial land trust is feeling the heat from revelations of…

James Rich  :  Fauquier’s Scrooge

James Rich : Fauquier’s Scrooge

In a letter to the Editor of the Fauquier Free Citizen concerning an attempt by Mr. James Rich, a member of the Fauquier County Republican Committee, to sabotage…

Why Easter Week?

Why Easter Week?

By Mike Giere “So every year comes and goes, and the urgent is swallowed up by the Ageless.” Just within the past few weeks, those among us who…

Was Pro-life Fundraiser Sabotaged?

Was Pro-life Fundraiser Sabotaged?

by L. Miller, Warrenton Recently I took the opportunity to hear from several new local candidates by attending the Fauquier Republican Committee meeting where I’d heard they would…

Fresh and Local – WY Food Freedom Act Unleashes Artisan Foods

Fresh and Local – WY Food Freedom Act Unleashes Artisan Foods

by Bryant Osborn Earlier this month, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed into law the “Wyoming Food Freedom Act.” Under this first-in-the-nation law, direct-to-consumer food sales by farmers and…

Local government entities in Virginia enjoy anonymity

Local government entities in Virginia enjoy anonymity

By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It will probably be a tough battle for those who want to hold the 700-odd local authorities, boards…

Fauquier GOP to Fauquier Citizens – We Don’t Want You!

Fauquier GOP to Fauquier Citizens – We Don’t Want You!

by Romine Sabatino,  Warrenton Attendance at the Fauquier County Republican Committee’s monthly meetings grew significantly after the controversial Fauquier GOP canvass last March (which has still not been…

Fresh and Local – Real Life Hunger Games, Part 2

Fresh and Local – Real Life Hunger Games, Part 2

Feds Fund ‘Diet Choker’ to Monitor Eating Habits by Bryant Osborn In last week’s column, I wrote about the select committee of The U.S. Department of Agriculture and…

Fresh & Local – Real life Hunger Games

Fresh & Local – Real life Hunger Games

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommends Federal Food Police by Bryant Osborn The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services jointly create a…

Editorials

Fauquier County needs Prudent Planning

Fauquier County needs Prudent Planning

by John Green, Bealeton When a business plans they must consider their bottom line. When…

Virginia General Assembly weakening respect for law enforcement

Virginia General Assembly weakening respect for law enforcement

Good law enforcement begins with law enforcement officials themselves following the law. The Bill of…

The GOP Scam

The GOP Scam

“Amnesty Barb goes with the Democrats” by Michael Giere Nothing is more important for the…

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…

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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

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The Falconer – Fauquier High School Student Newspaper

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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…