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A Town Council quiz and fact check from Royal Examiner’s ‘tabloid’ staff satirist

DATELINE ALERT – Front Royal, Virginia: 1/ Space aliens have captured the Town Council and forced the male members to ...
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Executive Orders II

A couple of years ago, after President Trump backed out of the Paris Climate Treaty and the Iran Nuclear Deal, ...
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County help on Beautification Project acknowledged

Open Letter to Warren County Supervisors, reprinted by permission: Chairman, Warren County Board of Supervisors Ms. Cheryl Cullers 220 N ...
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Governed by choice is not ‘liberty’ but a threat to Constitutional order

There are those in Warren County that object to Governor Northam’s orders dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. People are calling ...
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A better sign-up system might ease the pain of waiting for that 1st COVID-19 vaccination

It’s great to hear that the COVID vaccination clinics are working so smoothly. That gives one a sense that things ...
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George Banks is well deserving of street renaming honor

Photo of Mayor George E. Banks, 1996-2000, on the wall in ‘Mayors Row’ of Town Hall meeting room. Royal Examiner ...
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Transportation: Past, Present, & Future

Late last month, General Motors announced that GM would aim to sell only zero-emission cars and trucks by 2035. That’s ...
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Front Royal’s health is in their hands

Thank you to staff of the Warren County Office of Emergency Management and to the many volunteers at the Health ...
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Not the First Canceled Train Ride

The week before Biden’s Inauguration, it was announced that his planned arrival to D.C. would no longer happen by train ...
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Our Community Colleges are important to career and technical training programs in high-demand fields

Community college students and prospective students are facing substantial challenges right now. The pandemic has left many unemployed or underemployed ...
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‘Send lawyers, guns and money – dad, get me out of this’

“Hello, American Bar Association, we are running out of lawyers here in Front Royal, could you send about six or ...
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Process in Local Government

So, a fellow Councilmen is interested in exploring the option of naming a road after our 45th President. Oh boy! ...
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Submitted Commentary: Is information free in Front Royal?

From: Front Royal Town Councilman Joseph McFadden During a presentation on FOIA by Town Attorney Doug Napier, which is available ...
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We can agree to disagree, but never to the point of being narrow-minded

On January 21, a group of concerned citizens went to a BOS meeting to declare Warren County a “Constitutional Sanctuary ...
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Odors and Town Processes – a theoretical seminar

Recent newspaper accounts report Front Royal work crews were out trying to find out where a strange odor was coming ...
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Fraudulent Elections

It was a dark day on Jan. 6 as Congress planned to confirm the Electoral College vote for the next ...
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Long-time Meza ‘fan’ perspective on council appointment

There are those who have no problem expressing their opinion. I happen to be one of those people. So I ...
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The Town Council appointment game analyzed

Wait a minute! What’s that you say? Controversy in the Town Council? That’s hard to believe. Cronyism? Charging the Town ...
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Commentary: Another perspective on election fraud claims and the Capitol riot

For the past week, the nation has been absorbed by the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol housing one ...
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Attorney request Council’s consideration of memorandum regarding appointment of Jacob Meza

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF THE TOWN CHARTER Issue: Was the appointment of a former councilman, defined by the ...
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America on the Brink

More than a dozen Warren County citizens and I attended the ‘Stop the Steal’ protest in D.C. on January 6 ...
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2020: A Year of Years

2020 has certainty been a year of years. I do not need to recount the events of this year; we ...
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A Christmas stroll up Happy Creek

I’m taking this opportunity to share a Christmas walk along Happy Creek with my fellow residents. After two inches of ...
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A note to 2020: What an unusual year

In most years, New Year messages wonder what we will remember about the old year. As far as 2020 goes, ...
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Something rotten in the ‘State of Happy Creek’ – but where is the accountability?

Several days ago, Mr. Bianchini wrote another accurate yet sad summation of another fiasco. No, it wasn’t the Afton Inn ...
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A holiday message from Front Royal Unites

Each year the Holiday Season reminds us that we have much to be thankful for. Beginning with Thanksgiving and extending ...
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Former UFAC member – I would have resigned too

Thank you for your excellent article on the resignation of all UFAC members.  As a 21-year member of the Tree ...
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Dear fellow citizens

As the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, we witnessed the extreme generosity and courage of our community members during ...
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All the best for 2021!

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance of receiving accurate and relevant information in our community. Overcoming obstacles, our ...
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A Christmas Story – of a Warren County kind

I moved to Front Royal from Ottawa, Ontario in early 2018, after accepting a consulting job with the National Science ...
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