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Letter: Supporting GHS athletics (7/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On behalf of the Gloucester Athletic Department, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Drs. Hugh Bryan and Barbara Allison-Bryan, Drs. Frank and Sarah West, and Drs.…
Letter: Looking back on a tremendous year (7/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Mathews High School had a tremendous year with their academic and athletic competitions. Mathews is in the Tidewater District, but we compete with teams from the Northern Neck,…
Letter: Missing a friend (7/1/2010) -  Editor, Gazette-Journal: This is "Slurpee" weather and I wish I could hear you say you enjoyed a day with friends and a "Slurpee." God called and you answered in your…
Editorial: Who can fill their shoes? (6/25/2010) - Mathews County lost three of its leading citizens in the short space of one week. They leave voids in the business, civic and religious communities, and taken together their deaths…
Letter: Shepherds have become the sheep (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Churches have been making news lately. But the news, with few exceptions, is pointing out that the shepherds have become the sheep. What should be of concern to…
Letter: Founders did not intend to banish God (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In the vision of The Founders, government has specific powers and cannot simply do whatever it wants. We also have a civil society, a concept of protected space…
Letter: Ruffling a few feathers (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Land sake! What is our staid weekly chronicle setting before Gloucester’s (and Mathews’s) chaste gaze? A pair of cardinals … and both male! Parenting! Not long ago, one…
Letter: Compassionate and encouraging care given (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to take a moment to offer my gratitude to the staff at Riverside Middle Peninsula Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Department, Dr. Wassum, Dr. Stephens, Amy,…
Letter: Downside of Father’s Day (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Father’s Day many of us were reminded why raising children can be both hard and rewarding. To have decent law-abiding adults honor you with their calls, cards…
Letter: Praise for Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dear Abingdon Fire Department and Rescue Team—I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did the day of the fire at my home…
Letter: ‘Sleep now, Judy…We have the watch’ (6/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In a world where vacation means "rest," "retreat" or simply a "break" for most of us, there lived a Judy Ward who never grasped the concept. Like an…
Act like a mob and be marginalized (4/8/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Entitlement has many definitions; the one most used today is for programs such as Social Security, Medicare or, more recently, health care reform. In this case, to be…
Editorial: Tilting at windmills (3/26/2010) - Oil became king, as predicted in 1918; and decades later, in the 1970s, America faced an energy crisis as oil-producing countries jacked up prices and limited supply. So, in that…
Editorial: Before oil was king (3/26/2010) - During World War I, petroleum products were being established as essential to moving armies and operating businesses. These were the heady early days of oil, and the Gloucester News-Reporter, a…
Letter: Arrogant government not just in D.C. anymore (3/26/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I find myself deeply saddened to discover that the arrogance of our local "public servants" is every bit as great as those national political types in D.C. Watching…
Letter: Teacher massages ‘gross display of poor judgment’ (3/26/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A lifetime ago I served on the parent Teacher Association board at a Chesapeake elementary school. During the school year the Parent Teacher Association sponsored fundraisers. All the…
Letter: School endowment fund a way to benefit future generations (3/26/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thank you for running the article last week regarding the Mathews Schools Endowment Fund. I would like to offer some additional information regarding the Fund and solicit help…
Letter: From the Department of Redundancy Department (3/26/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am so happy to see our Department of Commerce is being so fiscally responsible. First, we received a letter telling us we were to receive a census.…