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Editorial: What they didn’t have (2/24/2021) - The past year, experiencing a pandemic, has brought ample comparisons to the last great pandemic, the 1918 influenza. The Centers for Disease Control said, “It is estimated that about 500…
Letter: Sincere appreciation (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Communities of color as well as the disadvantaged, continue to be disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 virus. They have more severe cases, more hospitalizations, more fatalities, less access…
Letter: Questions reporter’s interpretation (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in response to the news story by Tyler Bass titled, “Committee to consider future county solar projects.” The article states in part. “The meeting began…
Letter: Be prepared (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: When are you, the American people, going to learn that the government is not here to help you with your problems? Most of our government is too busy…
Letter: Lost much too soon (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My favorite tennis player was Arthur Ashe. He was born Arthur Robert Ashe, in Richmond on July 10, 1943 to Arthur Sr. and Mattie Cunningham Ashe. Tennis player…
Letter: Making the season more joyful (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Because of the generosity of our community, The Salvation Army was able to make this Christmas season more joyful for over 500 of our less fortunate neighbors. We…
Letter: Art, joy, and healing will prevail (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As Arts on Main ushers in our 10th anniversary year in 2021, we are very grateful for the critical support for the arts and our growing community following.…
Letter: Thank you, Betsy (2/24/2021) - Editor, Gazette Journal: After many years, Betsy Henderson, Executor Director for Arts On Main, has resigned. She has contributed enormously in making Arts On Main a key center for the…
Editorial: Reason to hope (2/17/2021) - State and federal health trackers show a clear decline in the daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases. Visiting the COVID sites of the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia…
Across the USA (2/17/2021) - Since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States, the daily count of new cases has taken a roller coaster ride, currently on a steep and encouraging…
Across Virginia (2/17/2021) - New cases of COVID in Virginia are on a decline similar to that across the country. This shows the daily new case totals as of Wednesday, Feb. 17. The state…
In Gloucester (2/17/2021) - Gloucester County case counts have had more peaks than valleys in recent weeks, although the trendline is also downward. This shows the daily new case totals as of Wednesday, Feb.…
In Mathews (2/17/2021) - In Mathews, daily case counts of new cases have settled down since a big spike at the end of 2020. This shows the daily new case totals as of Wednesday,…
Letter: End results (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: To burn thy neighbor’s wheat field, is to have no wheat … to have no wheat, is to have no flour, to have no flour, is to have…
Letter: Current vaccine distribution not working (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing today to urge Governor Northam to provide broader vaccine distribution to primary health care physicians serving independently living elderly. My 85-year-old family member’s doctor suggested…
Letter: Demand better behavior (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The U.S. Senate trial of twice-impeached Donald Trump—this time for inciting an insurrection against the United States government—has ended in acquittal. With the exception of seven Republican senators,…
Letter: The arrogance of power (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Several weeks ago, the Gazette-Journal published my letter that expressed the necessity of the Washington establishment to address the matter of suspected election fraud in a forthright and…
Letter: Good judgment? (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Rob Wittman in his Feb. 2 news release “Fighting for you: advocating for a balanced U.S. budget” announced, “Last month, I was honored … by co-sponsoring a joint…
Letter: A Lenten revival (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In the Catholic Church, Lent is a time of repentance and revival of one’s faith. It starts on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17 this year) and ends on the…
Letter: Thanks to all responders (2/17/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On behalf of Warren and myself, I want to thank the Gloucester Rescue Squad and Fire Department, the Walter Reed Emergency Room Workers, and all Law Enforcement who…
Black history: liberated and affirmed (2/17/2021) - I was afforded the opportunity, while studying at The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, as part of our curriculum, to read the writings of the Rev. Dr. James Cone.…
Editorial: Everyone’s history (2/10/2021) - During February, our communities often have some observance of Black History Month. That’s a good thing, because it brings positive and negative parts of the past to everyone’s attention. The…
Letter: CUP process proper venue for solar farms (2/10/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In last week’s edition, the Gazette-Journal reported that York District supervisor Phillip Bazzani expressed his opposition to the increase in solar farm applications in Gloucester. According to the…
Letter: New F-22 squadron presents danger (2/10/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Langley Air Force Base wants to bring another squadron of F-22 jets to the area. This isn’t just any squadron, this is a training squadron of students who…
Editorial: Tell them (2/3/2021) - Sad to say, just two weeks after Joe Biden’s inauguration with its eloquent appeal for unity, the long knives are out again. The loudmouth partisans (both left and right) in…