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Editorial: A new state holiday (6/16/2021) - “I remember as if it were yesterday how my old grandmother used to jump up and down, clapping her hands and shouting: ‘Free Bells Done Ring! Free Bells Done Ring!…
Editorial: Thank a bee today (6/16/2021) - In summers of yesteryear, children ran barefoot through the grass and enjoyed feeling the soft earth and clover under their feet. They enjoyed themselves, that is, until they stepped on…
Letter: A tribute to Harry Ward, school system builder (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last week a funeral was held for Harry M. Ward; former teacher, Principal and Superintendent in Mathews County. As a former school counselor at Mathews High and a…
Letter: COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In response to the letter, “A word of caution on vaccines for youth,” (Readers Write, June 10). This letter seems to urge caution in using COVID-19 vaccine for…
Letter: Troubled by publication of letter (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m really very worried by your decision to publish the recent letter, “A word of caution on vaccine for youth” (Readers Write, June 10). At last check the…
Letter: Get your own dirt (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am an old, now, science teacher. When I was still a student teacher at university I heard a joke about a scientist and God. A great laboratory…
Letter: Concerns about curriculum (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Across the country school boards are being challenged regarding the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Last week in Gloucester’s meeting, it was reported that it was the…
Letter: Happy Pride Month (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A warm and Happy Pride Month to my fellow LGBTQIA+ who end up reading this message. As a proud Transgender and Bisexual member of this community, I just…
Letter: In a left-wing crisis (6/16/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The country is in a crisis as never before because of this left-wing anti-American administration. The hard-left socialists have succeeded in silencing their opponents by enablers such as…
Editorial: As summer arrives (6/9/2021) - Summer, “lazy, hazy, crazy” in the words of Nat King Cole, is here. Schools are out in many places. Families are planning vacations. Gloucester High has graduation this weekend, putting…
Editorial: The real cost (6/9/2021) - Last week, a federal prosecutor in a case involving one of the defendants charged with storming the U.S. Capitol came up with a dollar figure for the physical damage done…
Letter: Tribute, from one educator to another (6/9/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: During the next several weeks, there will be many people who will share their thoughts and memories of Mr. Harry M. Ward.  For me, and many others, our words…
Letter: Harry M. Ward: the long night is over (6/9/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:The long night is over and has come to an endIt is time that I must say goodbye to a friendHe was called home to be with his wifeHe…
Letter: Fashionably Late (6/9/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Oh, Hello Mr., Oops, Principal Harry Ward! Before you say anything, please understand that we are a little late because we got held up in an unbelievable traffic…
Letter: A word of caution on vaccines for youth (6/9/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: An article in the May 27 paper titled “Parents should feel confident about vaccinating children” says the FDA has approved the vaccine for “emergency use” in children aged…
Letter: Praise for Mathews NAACP (6/9/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mathews County chapter of the NAACP for the COVID-19 vaccination clinics that were provided to citizens ages 65…
Editorial: Happy Days (6/2/2021) - The next two weekends will witness hundreds of high school graduates loosed upon the world, with diplomas in hand to prove that they have endured the most unusual educational circumstances…
Letter: For Dale (6/2/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In your Thursday, May 27 edition, you published two letters in support of Cathy Dale for the Republican nomination for Clerk of the Circuit Court. Both letters provided…
Letter: For Pierce (6/2/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On June 7, I will be voting for Amy Pierce who is currently running for the Gloucester County Circuit Clerk in the Republican Primary. She brings to the…
Letter: For Pierce (6/2/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Why am I voting for Amy Pierce for the Gloucester County Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court? The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is not currently being managed properly.…
Editorial: The supreme sacrifice (5/26/2021) - Many summers ago, they were bright and earnest young faces taking the oath to defend their country. Today they are names on monuments, their lives cut short in the service…
Letter: Dale for Gloucester Clerk (5/26/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I support Cathy Dale for Circuit Court Clerk because there is no substitute for experience. Cathy has served in the CC office for 13 years and is presently…
Letter: Dale for clerk (5/26/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Firstly, I haven’t seen a lot of publicity concerning the Republican Party canvass (also referred to as a firehouse primary or the Republican primary) set to elect the…
Letter: Apologizing to veterans (5/26/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This Memorial Day will be extremely awkward and difficult for me. I had planned on visiting a veterans’ cemetery and prayerfully thanking them for their services and sacrifices…
Letter: Family reunion (5/26/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I had such a good time when my sister Alena came down from South Dakota with her friend Kara on May 6. We had Bible sessions on May…