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Editorial: Proceed with caution (5/13/2020) - Virginia begins to reopen its businesses on Friday, in a very limited way, in a manner that will satisfy very few.Enter at your own risk. You are on your own.…
Letter: Traffic study needed for event facility (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette Journal: At the recent public hearing between the Gloucester Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors concerning CUP20-01, Under the Stars Event Venue (“Farm”), Mr. Winebarger and Mr. Chriscoe…
Letter: We need a plan (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In my attempt to properly dispose of my late husband’s diabetic and other unused medical supplies (including both sharps and meds), I discovered that there is no apparent…
Letter: Stay active and healthy (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was caught by the ironic juxtaposition of your front page coverage of COVID-19, reported by Sherry Hamilton, and Elsa Verbyla’s story of yellow fever in 1855, the…
Letter: Common sense is dead (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Polio was still a very real threat when I was a child. People continued to live their lives, not knowing who might get it. That was back in…
Letter: An unexpected act of kindness (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On what began as a rainy and dreary Monday, a most heartwarming and much appreciated event happened in our store to brighten the day. Three wonderful ladies from…
Editorial: What remains? (5/20/2020) - With all of the craziness of the past couple months, let us not forget that this coming Monday is Memorial Day. Almost all that this holiday conjures up in the…
Letter: What we know about COVID-19 (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:There are many things that we do not yet know about the COVID-19 virus. But there are things that we do know: It is very contagious.It can be fatal.It…
Letter: Police appreciated daily (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Although May 13th is Police Appreciation Day, we appreciate them every day. When they go to a potentially dangerous situation their lives are on the line. Now they…
Letter: A tale of three customers (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Today I took my masked-and-gloved 88-year-old mother to her bank’s outdoor ATM so she could deposit her COVID-19 stimulus check. While one masked man respectfully waited his turn…
Letter: A humble civic gesture (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: COVID19 IS a plague, with no known remedy … yet.We still have little testing, and since I can carry the virus without showing symptoms of infection, I may…
Letter: Unending love, gratitude (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Horror, blessings and love are the stuff of our lives. Our family stands strong because of the infinite compassion and generosity of friends, neighbors and total strangers. Though…
Letter: School board is tone deaf to community’s situation (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thousands of Gloucester workers haven’t earned any money for the last eight weeks and are currently unemployed—with many businesses closed or about to be closed forever. My business…
Letter: A worthy example (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I missed the “Firefighter’s Last Call” for Andy James. Didn’t know about it until it was over. Reading about it in the Gazette-Journal put me at ease. So…
Letter: He has served the community well (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My name is William Turner and I am currently incarcerated at Haynesville Correctional Center. I am writing in hopes that you will recognize one of my family members…
Letter: MVRS rocks (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad rocks. Lolita held me in her virtual arms and kept me calm until the troops arrived. Doug and John (in alphabetical order: equally…
Letter: A coming attraction (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I have been reading of job losses during the past six weeks of 30 million. Several sources estimate the losses at 50 million. If this lockdown continues, the…
Letter: One of many great losses (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dr. Don Reed Herring of Norman, Oklahoma, was a natural leader. He was born June 11, 1933 to Donald and Pauline Reed Herring. He was a career officer…
Editorial: An unnatural situation (5/6/2020) - Noted anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student was expecting to hear Mead…
Letter: Wake up, America! (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There is a thickly woven net of safeguards for those in our society who are financially challenged. Recently on national TV I heard a legal immigrant to the…
Letter: Noteworthy achievement (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I hope all you readers appreciated the significance of the Virginia School Boards Association awards article (“5 Mathews programs featured in VSBA directory,” April 23 issue). Out of…
Letter: Keep up the fight (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For a number of weeks that have now turned into months, our country, our state and our county have been under attack by an unseen enemy. A virus…
Letter: Keep the faith (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Keri A. Paige. I’m currently incarcerated at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. I’m a reader of the Gloucester-Mathews…
Letter: Concerns for farm workers (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As we watch the coronavirus pandemic unfold, we’ve come to appreciate the essential roles that all workers involved in our food system play around the country—from farmers growing…
How did you get here? (5/6/2020) - We asked and these readers let us know