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Letter: Swim lessons needed to avoid tragedy (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The recent drowning of six teenagers in Louisiana was a preventable tragedy. Swimming is a lifetime skill which everyone should learn, regardless of age. Unfortunately, the Middle Peninsula…
Letter: Losing grasp of history (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob start their book "Telling the Truth about History" (publ. 1994) with the words, "We have lost our grip on historical truth."…
Letter: Was Reagan a socialist? (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Liberalism, or progressivism, does not equate to socialism or Marxism. Calling a belief by a different, derogatory name is simply a method to marginalize it and demonize its…
Letter: Health care misrepresentations (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The misrepresentations on the recent health care legislation by the White House continue to amaze me. As examples, you never heard the phrase "universal health care" in the…
Letter: Laws for all (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The arrogance demonstrated by many members of the U.S. Congress has now trickled down to the local level. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2010, while traveling…
Letter: Board needs to be proactive in high-speed internet (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: May I say congratulations to Gloucester County Schools for using online education in its summer school program. Forward thinking communities always have the upper hand in this rapidly…
Letter: The good fight (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: "You have fought the good fight. You have finished the course. You have kept the faith." Those words stood out as Bucky Burruss paid tribute to his brother…
Letter: Community effort applauded (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Two years ago I was introduced to SIDNE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience) and knew it would be a wonderful experience for Gloucester students, but knew I would not…
Letter: ‘Farm to Feast’ event a success (8/11/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On behalf of the vendors of the Mathews Farmers’ Market, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped to make our "Farm…
Editorial: Hometown lost and found: The disappearing shoreline (8/4/2010) - "Hometown lost and found" is an occasional commentary about people, places and things that make up our community. It has been absent for a while, but at this time of…
Letter: Lack of participation at fair disappointing (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in regard to the Gloucester County Fair. I took my granddaughter last Friday morning to enter our little roses. We were greeted with the usual…
Letter: It’s been a labor of love (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to thank everyone who supported this year’s Gloucester County Fair. The work of the many volunteers, the support of the vendors and the attendance of…
Letter: The direction of America (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Are you satisfied with the direction America is traveling today? Every generation determines the road on which they will take it. We now find ourselves at a fork…
Letter: Taxes excite debate; but how to narrow the gap? (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Discussion of income tax tends to excite emotions about as fast as any political debate but it is the political season and both sides will give it a…
Letter: Patriotism and faith in America (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It appears that some readers fail to actually read what is written and react to an opinion which differs from theirs and make it personal. It is often…
Letter: Time to replace FDA (8/4/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is time for the FDA to be replaced by something like the Commission E in Germany, where supplements and herbal products are dispensed alongside prescription drugs. This…
Editorial: Thank you, Rachael (7/29/2010) - It’s difficult for most of us to envision, when we toss aside an apple core, the majestic tree that one day could sprout from that seed. Rachael Burnette has that…
Editorial: A couple of (good, unnoticed) things (7/29/2010) - The news has been rather discouraging, from heat to drought to oil spills to court cases to an uncommon number of traffic fatalities in Gloucester so far this year. We…
Letter: Allow Clarence Bowser to have a jury trial (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Several years ago, my business partner and I purchased land adjoining Mr. Clarence Bowser’s. A couple days after we had it surveyed we discovered that Mr. Bowser had…
Letter: Opportunity exists for wider commemoration (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was fortunate to attend one in a series of Richmond community discussions called "The Future of Richmond’s Past." This community conversation arose due to the controversy over…
Letter: Government regulation choking economy (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Just forget about economic development in Mathews County. We seem to be under siege by a government intent on destroying existing natural resource industries while choking development of…
Letter: Beauty and the Beast (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There I was standing on that old rickety wharf behind the Mathews Court House sanitation district with my two grandsons looking over the mass vegetation that has taken…
Letter: Let school board do its job (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is disturbing to read that our board of supervisors is considering to change the county funding from lump sum to categorical funding for our schools. The school…
Letter: Issues of a growing county (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The July 15, 2010 issue of the Gazette-Journal illustrated what a growing county like Gloucester has to deal with: School Board vs. Board of Supervisors, Those Four vs.…
Letter: A passion for education (7/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It was with deep sadness that I listened as Dr. Mike Richards announced his resignation from the school board at the July 20 meeting. Dr. Mike has been…