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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…
Letter: Bring on the praetorian guard (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Ms. Thompson’s letter (“Bill much more than ‘childish whining,’” Feb. 27 Readers Write) provides Mr. Truman’s cautionary words involving heat in the kitchen with an added poignancy. I…
Letter: Sheer stupidity and naiveté (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: March 3 marks the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty, ending Russia’s participation in The Great War (World War I) with Germany. The treaty,…
Editorial: Going viral? (3/4/2020) - Is it overblown? Is it underestimated? As this is written, Americans have been warned that it’s a matter of when, not if, the new and menacing coronavirus will spread across…
Letter: Appalled by the disrespect (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am appalled at the disrespect shown our Mathews County elected Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue by county supervisor Mike Rowe at the recent working meeting! Such…
Letter: A cleaner Gloucester … perhaps perpetually (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For those of you that have not had an opportunity to serve your great county you live in, do try either this spring or fall and volunteer with…
Poem: Venus Rising (3/4/2020) - by Joe Sties, Bavon, Va. Fair star, beloved goddess of the skies, You rise to gild the evening and the dawn, And pierce the heavens with your treasured light, Bright…
Editorial: Super Tuesday (2/26/2020) - By Wednesday morning, Americans may wake up to find there’s a clear frontrunner in the race to defeat President Donald Trump in November. Or, we may wake up that morning…
Letter: Bill much more than ‘childish whining’ (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Regarding Andrew Maggard’s letter to the editor (“If you can’t stand the heat,” Feb. 20 Readers Write), the writer implies that HB 1627 being proposed in the General…
Letter: Still interested in roadsides (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In 1948 when I wrote this essay the state of Virginia made changes from my essay on how to keep Virginia green. They planted trees where necessary, cleaned…