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Letter: Remembering Gilbert Hall, an unsung hero (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: With the passing of Gilbert Hall, Mathews has lost one of its great unsung heroes. Gilbert had a rare combination of wisdom, compassion and a welcoming demeanor that…
Letter: More thoughts on old Page site (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The new transportation facility or bus garage in Gloucester would have less environmental impact if built over by the water tower where the old one exists. Some of…
Letter: One Country, One Plan (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We all knew about this virus, COVID-19, in January. We need the president to be honest with us. We need the president to lead with competence and strength.…
Letter: The big picture (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Only God can make something from nothing. Mere humans haven’t figured out how to do that yet. The government putting everyone on lockdown is going to be a…
Letter: A perfect time for growing (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: During this time, families can work together planting seedlings and developing gardens, using small paper cups (3-5 oz.), potting soil, and seed packets that can be found at…
Letter: Thank you, Michele Baker (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews Visitor Center is lucky to have members of the community like Michele Baker (formerly Plotino), to run the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in the Mathews…
Letter: Thank you, Gloucester (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It has been a great honor to serve Gloucester County this past year as Daffodil Queen. I have enjoyed my time as Queen and am very grateful for…
Letter: An open letter to the Gloucester BOS (4/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: First of all, it’s time to have a meeting. In the Governor’s Executive Order 51, he directed that “state and local governments render appropriate assistance to prepare for…
Editorial: We’re in this together (4/2/2020) - When a family member passes away, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and others come together to mourn and renew familial bonds, with those left becoming closer. When a community…
Editorial: Economic pain (3/25/2020) -
Editorial: Please tell us (3/25/2020) - We are all living and working under conditions not seen in these communities for generations. Because of this, we are asking our readers to tell us what’s new and what’s…
Letter: County board united in fighting the pandemic (3/25/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Collaboration, teamwork and trust are words that we have been sharing a great deal during our meetings. These words have proven to be even more of a necessity…
Letter: Use property for library (3/25/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The word on the street is that the board of supervisors wants to build an industrial park where the water tower and school bus garage are located, and…
Letter: Suit against governor is frivolous (3/25/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In last week’s edition, your article titled “Mathews attorney seeks injunction against governor,” you reported that attorney Conrad Bareford filed suit to enjoin Governor Ralph Northam from enforcing…
Letter: Thanks for the support (3/25/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On behalf of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank the supporters of our BBQ supper on Saturday night. Although doing all takeout was new…
Editorial: To our readers (3/18/2020) - Watching the coronavirus spread across the nation, across Virginia, and into this region, is sort of like watching a Category 5 hurricane creep through the southern Atlantic Ocean and then…
Editorial: Ups and downs in virus-ville (3/18/2020) - Mostly down. Public health concerns have forced people apart. School work suffers, business suffers, everyone has to put up with something. The hope of course is that the spread of…
Letter: Trump is restoring America’s myth (3/18/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Donald Trump is the right president for this time. Here’s why. Over the years, I have traveled in 37 countries, lived with people of all races and religions,…
Letter: We could be in for some trying times (3/18/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Today, I went to the grocery store. It wasn’t overly crowded, but it had a different feel. There were more full service checkouts open than usual. Some shelves…
Editorial: On everyone’s mind (3/11/2020) - What is the proper amount of concern? Anyone who has turned on a TV news broadcast or looked on social media any time in the past few weeks has most…
Editorial: Big days for the blue and gold (3/11/2020) - The Mathews High School Blue Devils stand on the top rung of the state’s basketball ladder, scheduled to compete in the title game tonight in Richmond. To attain these heights…
Letter: I’m in it to win it. How about you? (3/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Everyone who reads this is familiar with pain. Whether an illness that gives stomach cramps and nausea of hitting your thumb with a hammer. I doubt anyone reading…
Letter: Save the Booker buildings (3/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The former Calvin Hotel, Tri-County Furniture Store, and the Booker House have been prominent landmarks on Main Street since the 1930s and ’40s. We think these buildings deserve…
Letter: Sincerest thanks (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I deeply regret I cannot profusely “Thank You” in person because I do not know your name. Thus, I know not how to personally find you. I may…
Letter: Maintaining government transparency (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: At our most recent Mathews Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 25, one of our newest members of the board accused the County Administration of having “opened his…