by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
WHITE STONE—Several letters to the editor appearing in the Rappahannock Record over the last month which questioned the White Stone Town Council’s lack of action about proposed electrical towers across the Rappahannock River evoked some strong language from town attorney Matson Terry at last week’s council meeting.
The letters are “simply absurd,” “an insult to council,” and publishing them “is libel,” said Terry.
The letters indicated the council did not take a stand against the towers because of the influence of one individual who the writer said allegedly stood to gain financially from the towers versus buried cables.
“This town council and the previous one was focused on improving the town,” said Terry.
Former mayor and current White Stone Business Association president Lloyd B. Hubbard Jr. asked council to draft a letter to the editor in response. However, several councilmen were leery of sending such a letter from council.
Instead, Terry said he would draft a letter for the town, not necessarily acting as its attorney, but as someone offended by the accusations…