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Editorial: Voice of the people (9/22/2021) - It’s a great thing that residents are passionate and engaged in current affairs. We do welcome their letters, but here we add that there are some limits. We have an…
Letter: Heartbreaking animal cruelty (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We have been residents of Gloucester since 2009, and our jobs take us to York County five days a week. We are very familiar with the Coleman Bridge,…
Letter: Wonder no more (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In the Sept. 16 issue of the Gazette-Journal, a reader expressed interest in the political signs under the Confederate flag (“Just wondering,” Readers Write). My answer to her…
Letter: Altemus for Gloucester Board of Supervisors (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in support of Teresa Altemus for supervisor at-large. She has the right experience we desperately need on our Board of Supervisors. Do you know that…
Letter: Smith for Gloucester BOS (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We are registered Republicans and have always voted for our party’s nominee. However, this year we will be voting for Kevin Smith (independent) for the at-large seat on…
Letter: Gibson for Gloucester BOS (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My family has lived at Freeport Landing on the Piankatank River in the Petsworth District of Gloucester since the early 1800s. I have worked as a waterman, and…
Letter: Winebarger for Gloucester BOS (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Now that voting has begun, I plan to vote early. I will vote early to reelect Mike Winebarger for Petsworth District supervisor because he is a trusted friend…
Letter: Parker for Gloucester School Board (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing today in strong support of the reelection of Anita Parker for the Gloucester County School Board, representing the Petsworth District. I have known and worked…
Letter: Parker for Gloucester School Board (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The election of qualified and experienced school board members is an important responsibility for all citizens of Gloucester County. The school board represents the views of residents and…
Letter: Walls and Jones for Mathews BOS (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For those of you missing Donald Trump by now, I have some good news. Mathews has two MAGA Republicans, Mike Walls and Dave Jones. They are ready to…
Letter: Forrest for Mathews School Board (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This election season, the voters of Mathews have the opportunity to elect a person to the Mathews County school board whose only interest is in preparing our children…
Letter: Biden won. Let’s move on. (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In response to Sue Long’s question “who do you think got the most votes?” (“Common sense,” Sept. 16 Readers Write), that’s an easy one to answer. President Joseph…
Letter: Is it deliberate, or incompetence? (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Did President Biden set out to destroy this country or is it happening by his incompetence? The first thing he did was to shut down the Keystone XL…
Letter: Well, now you know (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Have you heard the term “honor by association”? It describes a situation where someone is lauded as a result of their affiliation with groups that are perceived in…
Letter: Searching for solid ground (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Who in this troubled time is not searching for some kind of solid ground? An assurance that ‘everything is going to be okay’? I have recently stumbled on…
Letter: What is your truth? (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We the people have yet to see all the lies, lies and cover-ups this new administration has committed against our Constitution which we hold dear. The list goes…
Letter: Life is too short (9/22/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I got so mad last year what people were doing to Confederate statues and monuments that I wrote my first letter to the paper, “Thou shalt not change…
Editorial: Elections are here (9/15/2021) - Hard as it may be to believe, the 2021 elections are already here, with early voting starting tomorrow across Virginia. We’re still officially in the last week of summer, after…
Letter: Constitution Week (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Constitution Week was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to establish September 17-23 annually for the observance of Constitution Week.…
Letter: High survival (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazete-Journal: 332,272,200 people live in the USA.Don’t take my word for it, ask your cell phone.And don’t take my word for these numbers either:40,900,000 people have contracted Covid in…
Letters: Forgetting honorable men (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last week saw the removal of an historic Richmond, Virginia icon. A statue, a monument to what a man could be, if he would. The statue itself was…
Letter: Just wondering (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Just wondering about the significance of the placement of the candidates’ placards under the tallest flagpole in Mathews County flying the flag of the Confederacy. As of Saturday,…
Letter: Check the facts (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to propose a guideline for G-J letter writers. Please provide references for information presented as “factual” in your letter. When opinion is presented as consistent…
Letter: Common sense (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Although there is a large number of statistics and data to prove that Donald Trump won the 2020 election, just a little common sense is all it takes…
Letter: Gibson for Gloucester board (9/15/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It has been brought to my attention that a false rumor is being spread around the Petsworth District that Ken Gibson is planning to raise property taxes in…