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Editorial: At year’s end

Here we are at the end of 2015 with our last Gazette-Journal of the year. Most years the calendar has 52 Thursdays, and as that is our publication date, we have 52 issues.

Today, however, is the 53rd Thursday of 2015, and so we enjoy a bonus issue. It occurs every six years or so and gives us one last chance to catch our collective breath and get organized before a new year, with its squeaky-clean calendar, breaks like a wave over us.

The Gazette-Journal started in 1937, forming its own trunk from two papers firmly rooted in the community, the Mathews Journal, c. 1905, and the Gloucester Gazette, 1919. These community papers were more or less forced into marriage by impatient creditors at local banks. The resulting union has stuck it out and grown.

We are grateful to many entities for allowing us to stay with you.

We would not be here without the support of the community. Our job is to deliver the news and we strive to do that. We are a paper of record … you can go back 50 y...

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