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Editorial: A community (10/21/2020) - We are a community. It’s important to remember that, especially now more than ever in this crazy, divisive time. Starting with the beginning of the pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns…
Letter: Voting ‘Yes’ for Gloucester (10/21/2020) - I voted YES! for the Sales Tax Referendum. I am writing to encourage all your readers to make the same choice. Please consider these important facts when deciding how you…
Letter: Voting the pledge (10/21/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I recently attended a King and Queen County Democratic Committee meeting. As I recited the Pledge of Allegiance, I wondered how it could inform my vote this year.…
Letter: Thanks for saving Old Church UMC (10/21/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In the early morning hours of Sept. 3, 2020, a fire destroyed the education building of Old Church United Methodist Church, Mattaponi. The sanctuary building suffered smoke damage.…
Letter: Be safe and look out for each other (10/21/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Why wear a mask? I’ll tell you why I do. I contracted COVID-19 at the end of March. I became deathly ill and was hospitalized on April 5,…
Letter: Some thoughts on Jefferson (10/21/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: First of all, I am in favor of removing monuments when they are intended signs of oppression. A noted abolitionist said: “No man has been given so much…
Letter: Making a fortune… (10/21/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There once lived a person by the name of Marion O’Brien Donovan. She held not only 10 patents for products she had invented, but 20 patents! She was…
Editorial: Listen to the doctor (10/14/2020) - During the long dreary months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a consistent source of good information and advice has been Dr. Richard Williams, director of the Three Rivers Health District. Here…
Editorial: Have the dialogue (10/14/2020) - There are reasons all over the nation to realize that we have failed to seal the deal on the proposition that “all men are created equal.” This summer that began…
Letter: Our lives depend on it (10/14/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Our nation is facing its greatest challenge in over 100 years. The COVID-19 virus is pervasive, unrelenting, highly contagious and disrespectful of age, sex, race, religion or anything…
Letter: Replace the enablers (10/14/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine published a report on Oct. 8. Here are headlines about it. Forbes Magazine: “New England Journal Of Medicine Urges Voters To Cast…
Letter: Learn to live with it (10/14/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Recently, while President Trump was recovering from COVID-19, he said Americans should not fear the virus, but rather learn to live with it. The national media, political groups,…
Editorial: Vote now, or forever hold your tongue (10/7/2020) - It’s an old saying, and a true one: if you don’t exercise your right to vote, you have no reason to complain about the people who were elected. Before voting,…
Editorial: It affects everything (10/7/2020) - If this week has taught us nothing else, it’s that COVID-19 has no respect for someone’s wealth, position or prominence. Late last week, members of the White House inner circle…
Letter: There’s no secrecy in COVID (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On the morning of Oct. 2, I received notice from my internist’s office that there was, in Mathews, “A recent large event that has several positive cases and…
Letter: Vote YES on Sales Tax (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I encourage everyone to vote YES for the 1 percent Sales Tax Referendum for Gloucester on Nov. 3—both to support critical needs at Gloucester schools, and to minimize…
Letter: Reelect Rep. Wittman (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The current contest taking place in the 1st Congressional District between Rob Wittman and Qasim Rashid is interesting. While Congressman Wittman discussed issues and possible or proposed solutions…
Letter: A wake-up call (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Friday it was announced Trump had contacted COVID. I confess it’s hard to have sympathy when he has constantly flaunted, ridiculed, and dismissed protocols, procedures, protections, and…
Letter: Back Mathews businesses (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Please support our local, very necessary Gazette-Journal and all our local businesses, to include our friendly, youth-staffed coffee shop and our local Island Stop (good meats and great…
Letter: Which life do you want? (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Quite surprisingly our choices in this election are not for candidates, but for a way of life. Choose our former life, once guided by the Constitution with all…
Letter: Giving thanks (10/7/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m always so very grateful for everything that God has given me in life. My family I’m grateful for because they’ve always been by my side ever since…
Editorial: Slaying the gerrymander (9/30/2020) - Have you ever looked at a map of Virginia’s 6th Senate District? While not as dramatic as Elbridge Gerry’s mythical beast, it does have much in common with his gerrymander.…
Letter: Support the referendum (9/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette Journal: I am asking all Gloucester residents to vote “yes” for Gloucester, a proposed sales tax increase referendum. Our schools have needed repairs and renovations for some time,…
Letter: Outstanding schools help everyone (9/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I voted early last week, and without a moment’s hesitation, voted YES for Gloucester’s Sales Tax Referendum. The referendum on the ballot reads as follows: “Should Gloucester County…
Letter: Reaction was no accident (9/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The reaction of the community to the inappropriate, inflammatory Facebook posting by Ms. Mason was no accident. I find her intellectual backtracking an insult to the integrity of…