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Letter: The best Jubilee ever (9/29/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thank you. Through your kind and gracious coverage of the Guinea Jubilee, both in news, feature, advertising, and editorial, we were able to explain our heritage celebration and…
Editorial: Disappearing heritage (9/22/2010) - If you are 20 years old and a native of Gloucester County or Mathews County, many of the things you grew up with, landmarks that shouted "Gloucester" and "Mathews" or…
Letter: Don’t mess with Mother Nature (9/22/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This letter to the editor was composed, but not sent, in July after reading the Board of Supervisors’ decision not to proceed with the study and permitting process…
Letter: For-profit health care system failing Americans (9/22/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am a member of Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org). It is impossible to deliver to Americans the level and benefits of modern medicine in a…
Letter: Doing nothing is part of the problem (9/22/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I recently sent a letter to the editor expressing my dismay with the Tea Party for not standing up to the wingnuts (great term) who have been shown…
Letter: Cowan, Wheat not yet official nominees (9/22/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Patricia Cowan and Tommy Wheat are grateful for Quinton Sheppard’s comprehensive article in last week’s Gazette-Journal about their intention to seek the nomination of the Gloucester County Republican…
Letter: Music filled Westville Christian Church (9/22/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to thank all of the entertainers who performed in the Variety Music Hall at the Westville Christian Church for Market Days. They gave their time…
Editorial: Yes, it matters (9/15/2010) - For a piece of paper that’s celebrating its 223rd birthday on Friday, the U.S. Constitution has shown a great deal of staying power and modern relevance. Everyone seems to be…
Letter: Gloucester needs a fair and reasonable assessment (9/15/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am addressing this correspondence to the residents of Gloucester, not only to alert them to this issue, but asking for their support. The U.S. Department of Commerce…
Letter: Society has responsibility to rehabilitate criminals (9/15/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I read the Gazette-Journal faithfully every week and was awestruck by the "Readers Write" letter on Sept. 2, 2010 ("Make the punishment fit the offender"). About a year…
Letter: Throwing away the key not the answer (9/15/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This is in response to what I read in the Gazette-Journal titled "Make the punishment fit the offender" (Readers Write, Sept. 2, 2010). It truly disturbs me that…
Letter: 5K race was truly a community event (9/15/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On behalf of the Mathews Land Conservancy, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Mathews Market Days 5K Run and Junior Mile, held at…
Editorial: Minding our manners (9/8/2010) - People are so angry. The rogue practitioners of road rage have spread their take-no-prisoners attitude to a large portion (it seems) of the population. Talk shows, blogs, letters to the…
Editorial: Tapping every revenue stream (9/8/2010) - During the robust end years of the 20th century, when the internet and related applications were sure-fire growth industries, the ruling philosophy was "free for everyone"—no taxes, no fees, and…
Letter: These children need a great smile, too (9/8/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My name is Malia Lewis and I am 9 years old. I am raising money for boys and girls born with cleft lips and cleft palates. They live…
Letter: Praise for the ‘Pearl of the Chesapeake’ (9/8/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in reference to the Gazette-Journal article regarding the pipeline work begin done by TA Sheets Mechanical Contractor of Norfolk. I am no engineer, so I…
Letter: Student seeks information on Virginia (9/8/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My name is Alex Crawmer, and I am in the sixth grade. I attend Brethren Heritage School in Modesto, California. We are doing state reports this year in…
Letter: Commissioners can take on additional tasks (9/8/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Your locally elected Commissioner of the Revenue is your first line of contact to assist you with both state and local tax issues. Consumer-friendly offices are staffed to…
Letter: Morgan needs to step forward on autism bill (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We have tried, really, really tried, to win Del. Harvey Morgan’s support for the autism insurance bill in the General Assembly. At certain times in the past two…
Editorial: Of teaching and testing (9/1/2010) - School is almost here. Pretty soon, the familiar yellow buses will be making their way up and down county roads, picking up boys and girls ready and eager (some more…
Letter: Make the punishment fit the offender (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As a taxpaying citizen, I often read the crime blotter. I pay attention to names, repeat names and sentences that are nolle prossed or dismissed. Time after time,…
Letter: SUV, truck owners can expect tax increase (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: When Mathews County residents receive their 2010 personal property tax bills in a few days, they may notice a difference in the evaluation of vehicles when compared to…
Letter: Writers entitled to own opinions, not own facts (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This requests that the Gazette-Journal adopt a new policy for the acceptance and publication of letters to the editor. Publishing the untrue rants of every political extremist may…
Letter: Shining a light on our Hometown Treasures (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Many thanks for publicizing the unique museums that Mathews and Gloucester have that highlight the proud history of these counties. It often takes out-of-town visitors to reveal the…
Letter: Political courage often is not politically smart (9/1/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A house divided against itself cannot stand, President Lincoln said in his 1858 bid for the Illinois Senate. Some historians say he lost that bid because he took…