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Editorial: Carrot or stick? (8/17/2022) - Will that stubborn mule move forward faster with a stick applied to its rump, or to a carrot occasionally held in front and fed to it? We vote for the…
Letter: Pop culture at its finest (8/17/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Gloucester County Public Library held the 5th annual Comix Con at the Main Library on Saturday, Aug. 13. What a beautiful day. The weather was definitely in…
Letter: Wittman initially opposed Burn Pit Act (8/17/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It was a great day when President Biden signed into law the Honoring our PACT Act, also known as the Burn Pit Act. The VA will now have…
Letter: Rational fear (8/17/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A Mathews gentleman recently quoted Alexander the Great that heroes die once and cowards many times (“Concerned by security measures,” Aug. 4 Readers Write), implying our local officials,…
Letter: Wittman’s silence (8/17/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It has been over a week since the FBI lawfully raided the Mar-a-Lago resort. We have heard not a single word from Rep. Rob Wittman. Rep. Wittman is…
Letter: Voting integrity (8/17/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The hot topic of voting fraud is not going away. Our responsibility is to be informed and know those who oversee our voting. In Mathews, we are fortunate…
Editorial: Don’t get complacent (8/10/2022) - We’ve had our share of unpleasant weather this summer—especially the sweltering heat we’ve been experiencing for the past month or so—but one thing we’ve been spared, so far, is the…
Letter: Reconsider placement of broadband tower (8/10/2022) - Editor-Gazette-Journal: We are writing on behalf of the members and friends of the historic Bethel Baptist Church about the recent decision of the Gloucester Board of Zoning Appeals to approve…
Letter: What’s in a name? (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’ve been reading about the Gwynn’s Island Bridge in the last few issues of the Gazette-Journal so it might be time to ask this question. What is the…
Letter: Learn to read—not misread—the numbers (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last week, you published an ad from an individual who led readers through a section of the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)—which accepts reports of adverse…
Letter: A vulgar insult (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: While I waited in the doctor’s office recently, a woman entered wearing a T-shirt bearing the legend “Let’s Go Brandon,” a malicious line meant by Republicans as a…
Letter: Observations (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Some people drive cars and talk on phones. Some people say, follow the science and support abortion. Some people say, you are not just male and female. A…
Letter: Is it or isn’t it? (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Those who proclaim that if a pregnant woman wants to have an abortion, she should be able to do what she wants with her own body (even though…
Letter: Judge not (8/10/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Look at the governments of men that are living, and all nations under heaven. They all have arrested, judged, and killed more men, women and children than any…
Editorial: Keep ’em soaring (8/3/2022) - By any measure, the half-century campaign to restore America’s bald eagle population has been a success. In 1970, 20 pairs of nesting bald eagles were counted in Virginia. At present,…
Letter: Local elections are fair, honest (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in response to recent letters to the editor in the Gazette-Journal implying there are issues with our elections in Gloucester County. I have served as…
Letter: NDZs culmination of decade of work (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette Journal: Regarding your article about the Sarah Creek and Perrin River No Discharge Zones (NDZs) in the July 28, 2022 issue, I would like to call attention to…
Letter: Monument owned by all (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to take this opportunity to share with our Mathews Board of Supervisors’ chair Paul Hudgins and all members, and the public, my concern about our…
Letter: Concerned by security measures (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On July 26, I went to the Mathews County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in the high school auditorium. I was both amazed and irritated by the security measures…
Letter: No such thing as a ‘free’ meal (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In reading your Thursday, July 21 edition, I was intrigued by the lead-in “All but three Gloucester schools qualify for free meals.” I was reminded of discussions I…
Letter: A show trial (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The editorial in last week’s Gazette-Journal made me wonder how people could fall for yet another Democrat hoax after Russian Collusion, Covid Mandates, the Michigan Kidnapping plot, “Safe…
Letter: What friends are for (8/3/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: How many of you have friends that bring so much joy into your life that you go to God in prayer to thank him for them? I’ve got…
Editorial: Never again. What if? (7/27/2022) - In case memories had faded of the shocking scenes at our Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the investigative hearings this summer brought them all back. It’s sickening to comprehend how…
Letter: Ridiculous, disturbing and disheartening (7/27/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We are currently living in an upside down society. There are ridiculous ideas being pushed on us, ideas we are told we must embrace and practice.Our public schools…
Letter: Define ‘equity’ (7/27/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I believe that the quality of education has decreased, and not just because of Covid. The main culprit is CRT (equity, diversity, social emotional learning and now gender).…
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