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Editorial: An ambitious proposal (4/7/2021) - There’s no question that an investment in America’s ailing infrastructure—from its failing bridges and roads, to the nation’s faltering energy grid—is long overdue. And the initial investment made to the…
Letter: Proposal would avoid property tax hike (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I find the current accusatory rhetoric regarding use of the sales tax to be not only inaccurate and insulting but also slanderous. A group of people has wrongfully…
Letter: The qualities of leadership (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Leadership is a difficult role to fulfill. It is equal parts character, integrity, experience, skill, empathy, and compromise. Our next board of supervisor candidates must embody these qualities…
Letter: A ray of hope (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Today, our land is beset with strife. Political differences, racism—both black and white, pandemic-induced stress, have nearly destroyed the civility that once was commonplace. So, I rejoiced when…
Letter: We must listen! (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Women’s history” one month/year? No Equal Rights Amendment—still? These diverse women demand change. We must listen! Linda Hogan, Dwellings. Michele Le Doeuff, The Sex of Knowing. Pearl Cleage,…
Letter: Equality and equity (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In response to Mr. Lawrence Cohen’s letter about equity in the April 1 edition, I want to share this illustration from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is…
Letter: ‘My heart is joyous’ (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Easter Bunny did outside window visits with our residents at Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews on Saturday. Our residents were thrilled. This comment from our wonderful bunny, Tracy, sums…
Letter: Radioactive waste (4/7/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is time something is done to find a solution for all the spent reactors and radioactive waste stockpiled in this country. At this time, we have over…
Editorial: Lucky 13 (3/31/2021) - They say 13 is an unlucky number, and that may be so. At least, that was the case in 2020. This week’s newspaper represents the 13th issue of 2021 for…
Editorial: And now (3/31/2021) - One year later, we try to recall that feeling of dread: COVID-19 was in our counties. How many people would have it? How much would it spread? How quickly? How…
Editorial: On to Easter (3/31/2021) - A final anniversary we recall here: the approach of Easter, a moveable feast that falls on Sunday this year, and occurred 51 weeks earlier, on April 12, in 2020. We…
Letter: It’s still brick and mortar (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I don’t quite understand the school board’s disappointment with the supervisors’ budget decision on the allocation of 1 percent sales tax revenue. My thought is whether you are…
Letter: ‘Equity’ is a mandate to discriminate (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On his first day as president, Joe Biden issued an “Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.” Now, Mr. Biden’s cabinet nominees must explain…
Letter: Idea for schooling (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We have heard arguments for over a year now about how our children should be taught—in school or virtual. Why not let children go to school and teachers…
Letter: 1,300+ stems at Daffodil Show (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thank you to all that participated and contributed to the 2021 Virtual Gloucester Daffodil Show. The hybrid format was a success with over 1,300 stems exhibited. Show results…
Letter: Some much-needed optimism (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in response to the article titled, “Wonder at Ware Student ArtWalk attracts 300+ visitors,” published in your March 18 issue. Although this past year of…
Letter: A home for summer visitors (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This year, our five children decided that they would give us a long-wanted gift, an osprey pole and platform. They chose Virginia Marine Construction, Inc., to do the…
Letter: We should all be concerned (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There’s a real dilemma with President Biden. How can we trust him with the “Football”? For those of you that don’t know the term, it’s a briefcase that…
Letter: The real meaning (3/31/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Happy Easter everyone! Easter is one of the most important religious holidays and is normally celebrated in April. You must have thought as a kid that Easter was…
Editorial: The promise of spring (3/24/2021) - Bluebirds, daffodils, and new leaves on trees: Mother Nature is slowly coloring our gray winter landscape with the joyous tones of spring. And with emerging springtime, we welcome back the…
Letter: An act of kindness (3/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Monday, March 15th, I was in Walmart when I met the nicest couple while standing in the checkout line. We got to chatting about the changes we…
Letter: A priceless gift (3/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dear Mathews Memorial Library friends—thank you so much for giving the third grade in Mathews dictionary books. I love to look up words and find out their meaning…
Letter: We left smiling and with hope (3/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing with a great sense of gratitude and relief and to thank the Mathews Branch NAACP for the well-organized COVID-19 shot clinic. How nice to get…
Letter: The Promised Messiah (3/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For three years, Jesus had traveled throughout the country preaching the Gospel, performing miracles, fulfilling prophecies, training apostles, etc. His fame had spread and many people followed Him,…
Letter: The immigration problem (3/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Many people want to immigrate to this country from various countries around the world. It is fair to say that most of these immigrant countries are poor relative…