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Editorial: Know your county board: Mathews (1/19/2022) - The Mathews Board of Supervisors enters the new year with two new members. Republicans David Jones and Mike Walls won election this past fall with promises of keeping taxes low…
Letter: Constitutional authority (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to respond to Sue Long’s question in her letter to the editor (“No answer,” Jan. 6 Readers Write). In her letter, she asks where our…
Letter: A reckless action (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:I am outraged that one of the first executive orders signed by Governor Youngkin is an effort to make it impossible for local school systems to enforce their mask…
Letter: A shout out to Mathews restaurants (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I just wanted to give a shout out to Mathews restaurants during these uncertain and challenging times. They have managed to keep the lights on for us, serve…
Letter: March for Life (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The annual March for Life is scheduled for noon on Friday in Washington, D.C. It protests the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in…
Letter: Thoughts on the 2022 election (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We start a new year with President Biden and Congress focusing on their agendas once again. What exactly are their priorities going into this coming year? Covid and…
Letter: To Sir, With Love (1/19/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Sidney Poitier died earlier this month at the age of 94. This brought much sadness, but also some vivid memories to me. We, as a military family of…
Editorial: Know your county board: Gloucester (1/12/2022) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors began 2022 by announcing that it plans to revisit the current budget in light of Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion on the use of…
Letter: Remembering King’s sacrifice (1/12/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Indeed, it was a noble gesture. But King’s ultimate sacrifice should be measured in terms of perseverance in the face of staunch opposition. Not only did he die…
Editorial: Never again (1/5/2022) - January 6 drowsed through the centuries as the Christian feast of the Epiphany. Drowsed, that is, until last year, when January 6 became the day of insurrection at our Capitol.…
Letter: A lifesaving service (1/5/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This communication is written to acknowledge the excellent service by Mrs. Brenda Dixon, a retired nurse with more than 35 years of service, who took the initiative to…
Letter: Who is your God? (1/5/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In Matthew 6:24, the Bible says “No man can serve two masters.” In the U.S., we have the two masters of religion and government. They both have authority,…
Letter: More information needed (1/5/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I appreciate the personal response from Rep. Wittman (“A champion for broadband,” Dec. 30 Readers Write) to my letter to the editor regarding broadband support for rural areas.…
Letter: No answer (1/5/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Regarding Representative Rob Wittman’s advocacy for government subsidies for broadband, I asked him, as I have on numerous occasions: Where does our Constitution authorize that? All I ever…
Editorial: COVID-22 (12/29/2021) - On Saturday, the world will begin its third pandemic year. What began for many of us in March of 2020 merely as (many thought) a temporary inconvenience, quickly blossomed into…
Letter: Appreciates Wilson’s op-ed (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A most sincere thank you to Alexander Wilson for his outstanding op-ed article in the Dec. 16 issue of the Gazette-Journal. I am a Mathews “come-here,” originally from…
Letter: A champion for broadband (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I want to respond to Mr. Olekszyk’s letter to the editor (“Taking credit,” Dec. 16 Readers Write) regarding my support for broadband throughout Virginia’s First District. His letter…
Letter: Obscenity is alive and well (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Obscenity is alive and well in Gloucester. You didn’t used to see foul language used in public. Now it’s brazenly displayed everywhere. Donald Trump helped bring normal people…
Letter: Time will tell (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The “Build Back Better” theme is a misnomer. Our ex-President gave President Biden all the tools he needed to take this country to new horizons and a higher…
Letter: Better Before Biden (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: President Biden spoke out about how we are turning the corner on the economy. What planet is he on? Gas up $1.50-plus per gallon and we saw a…
Letter: Thanks for the support (12/29/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Irvington Methodist Church would like to thank all the shoppers who shopped in November and December at our Distinctive Bazaar. We have worked hard to achieve our goals…
Letter: Let’s make Gloucester a biking destination (12/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A good bicycling infrastructure and recreational opportunities for walking and bicycle riding encourage fitness as well as tourism and economic growth. The Yorktown Battlefield attracts many cyclists from…
Letter: Good Governance (12/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette Journal: On behalf of the Mathews County School Board, I want to acknowledge and thank the nine citizens who applied to serve on this board. As was said…
Letter: Community support appreciated (12/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The North River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons would like to thank community members who help others during the pandemic. We especially thank the sheriffs, fire…
Letter: Putting Mathews County first (12/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I want to take this opportunity to thank Bette Dillehay for keeping Mathews County your focus as you agreed to serve as our temporary county administrator. Thank you…
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