News Alert: PJF takes ownership of Fauquier Times newspaper

Piedmont Journalism Foundation has taken ownership of the Fauquier Times newspaper. A statement by Catherine M. Nelson, publisher of the Fauquier Times, ran in the paper on November 13, 2019. Click on the "download" link below to read her statement .

Nonprofit takes ownership of Fauquier Times by Catherine Nelson (11.13.19) (pdf)


Recent News Coverage: Opioids Endemic in the Piedmont region

  Click below to read a series about the ripple effects of the opioids endemic in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Prince William, and Culpeper counties. This series was produced in collaboration with Foothills Forum. The series ran in the Fauquier Times, the Prince Williams Times, the Culpeper Times, the Rappahannock News print and and their websites as well as online in FauquierNow and PotomacLocal.  

Opioid Ripples--The stubborn stigma of addiction (by Randy Rieland, 11.13.19) (pdf)


Opioid Ripples: Breaking the cycle (by Randy Rieland, 10.9.19) (pdf)


Recovery: A slow, painful road (by Randy Rieland, 9.18.19) (pdf)


How the opioid crisis impacts families, public services across region (by Randy Rieland, 8.25.19) (pdf)


Ripple Effects - Opioid Ripples Video

Check out this video interview of journalist Randy Rieland on the ripple effects of the opioid epidemic in the Fauquier region. Randy authored the opioid series that ran on multiple platforms in August - November 2019.

This video a part of the series produced jointly by Piedmont Journalism Foundation, Foothills Forum, Piedmont Media and Rappahannock Media. 

Recent News Coverage: Broadband Access

Click below to read PJF's recent articles that ran in the Fauquier Times on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors' consideration of broadband access.

For Gerhardt, the quest for broadband is personal (by Christopher Connell, 8.21.19) (pdf)


Supervisors put off public hearing (by Christopher Connell, 8.7.19) (pdf)


Ingenuity and an ATV brings broadband to parts of Fauquier (by Christopher Connell, 7.24.19) (pdf)


Supervisors near decision on broadband blueprints (by Christopher Connell, 7.3.19) (pdf)


Internet still crawls in parts of Fauquier (by Kevin Carty and Christopher Connell, 6.5.19) (pdf)


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