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PEC and conservation easements don’t mix

PEC and conservation easements don’t mix

Perhaps the Piedmont Environmental Council has learned that being foolishly stubborn isn’t always a good public relations strategy. Instead of cutting its losses with an apology, the PEC…

Buchanan touches nerve – PEC deflects and smears

Buchanan touches nerve – PEC deflects and smears

In the November 19thth issue of the Fauquier Times, Rick Buchanan, a known defender of personal property rights, wrote a piece in the paper about the growing influence…

Give thanks for the greatest gift of all!

Give thanks for the greatest gift of all!

Property rights are the greatest gift bestowed upon us by our Creator, and recognized by our Founders. These rights are constantly under assault by the left, at all…

PEC: Enemy of Ordinary Folks, Protector of Fat Cats

PEC: Enemy of Ordinary Folks, Protector of Fat Cats

“The environmental group followed the same trajectory of once-useful, now-abusive labor unions.” “Labor Unions, which started forming in the mid-nineteenth century, served workers well by bringing to light…

Give Fauquier Young People a Reason to Stay

Give Fauquier Young People a Reason to Stay

By Kate Warzinski, Marshall Recently, I read that the enrollment in Fauquier County Public Schools will drop by 725 students from today’s enrollment in ten years (Source: Fauquier…

Scott Russell’s lawsuit against RPV not looking promising

Scott Russell’s lawsuit against RPV not looking promising

Today one half of the Republican Party of Virginia’s lawsuit problem was swept away by the judge in the Campbell County court who dismissed the suit filed against the…

VOF hears evidence of PEC abuses at Nov 6th hearing

VOF hears evidence of PEC abuses at Nov 6th hearing

There was a hearing on November 6th in Richmond conducted by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) to hear testimony about abuses by the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) against…

Fauquier resident exposes PEC deception

Fauquier resident exposes PEC deception

(Editor’s note:  Mr. Gisselquist presented this testimony before the Virginia Outdoors Foundation at its November 6 hearing on conservation easement abuses by the Piedmont Environmental Council.) Good morning. …

PEC perpetuates its bad image

PEC perpetuates its bad image

FauquierNow.com took the unusual step on Election Day of not reporting itself, but of running an editorial of PEC’s Chris Miller complaining about flyers linking the Piedmont Environmental…

Virginia Voters Alliance Files Law Suit over Voter Fraud

Virginia Voters Alliance Files Law Suit over Voter Fraud

The following is a press release by Mr. Reagan George of Virginia Voters Alliance regarding voter fraud in Fredrick Maryland. VVA has filed suit in Federal Court over ”suspected…

Green group’s abuse of animal-rescuing farmer gets a hearing

Green group’s abuse of animal-rescuing farmer gets a hearing

A green group, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), complains that a farmer with over 200 rescued animals has hot running water at her farm. Virginia farmer Martha Boneta…

Fox News Channel airs Video of alleged PEC abuses on Boneta Farm!

Fox News Channel airs Video of alleged PEC abuses on Boneta Farm!

Martha Boneta appeared on Fox News Channel this morning with Steve Doocy to talk about her trials at the hands of the Piedmont Environmental Council. Doocy aired a…

Editorials

The true story of thanksgiving – it’s not what you’ve been told

The true story of thanksgiving – it’s not what you’ve been told

This eight and a half minute video tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.…

A Presidential Proclamation worth reading

A Presidential Proclamation worth reading

Introduction Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November…

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

By Mike Giere “…2012 testifies convincingly that one election doesn’t speak for the next.” It…

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

I am a taxpayer and landowner living these past 18 years in Fauquier County. It…

Election Day 2014

Election Day 2014

The Center for Disease Control failure on Ebola, the White House failure on ISIS, the…

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

I chuckle daily at all of the messages I see being sent out from the…

“Chicago” Republicans

“Chicago” Republicans

by Michael Giere “At first it seems a parochial issue; a handful of old cranks…

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

If Not Now, When? By Michael I. Bosley When do Americans living in present day…

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Charles Battig, MD , Piedmont Chapter president, VA-Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VA-SEEE),…

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

By David Willis Following a questionable hiatus from holding meetings of the Fauquier GOP Committee…

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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…