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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…
Editorial: Hail the foremothers (8/25/2010) - "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Well, sure…
Letter: The case for dredging Put-In Creek (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My wife and I love living in Mathews. My three (grown) sons were raised here and will always call this place home. I have worked here for 25…
Letter: VIMS asking public to support failed program (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I write as a taxpayer, an active resource user and a concerned citizen of this state. No doubt, maintaining a steady stream of targeted public relations releases keeps…
Letter: School funding issue motivated by politics (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The recent use of $400,000 in surplus money to make up a deficit in teachers’ salaries by the Gloucester School Board is being presented by some of the…
Letter: Combining resources will ease budget woes (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The school funding issue has now festered for the past 30 months and counting, with the governing bodies on both sides of the house unable to compromise and…
Letter: No unification between good and evil (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was saddened to hear about the Christian Medical Missionaries murdered in northern Afghanistan within the month. Among those killed were Tom Little, an optometrist from New York,…
Letter: Obama’s anti-Christian agenda (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Since Day 1, Obama endlessly uses his position to deny constitutional rights to Christians. One of many is making a mandatory law that all medical personnel must partake…
Letter: Racism not tolerated by Tea Party movement (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A letter written by S.J. Mehaffey in the Aug. 19 issue of the Gazette-Journal ("Tea Party invites hate speech by not marginalizing it") prompted me to write this…
Letter: Tea Party promotes love, not hate (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was stunned to read the comments by a fellow Gloucester citizen, S.J. Mehaffey, stating that the "Tea Party invites hate speech" and the nicest word (he) could…
Letter: A movement to ban usury in Virginia (8/25/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There is a grassroots movement taking hold across the state of Virginia, and we do not mean the Tea Party, but rather a bottom/up movement to ban usury…
Editorial: Water for progress (8/18/2010) - These days, all the talk is about broadband internet. Without high-speed connections, it is said, there can be no business growth. A big push is underway in these counties to…
Letter: County’s comp plan committee commended (8/18/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I want to thank you for your recent coverage of Gloucester County’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee’s efforts and to take this opportunity to thank the Steering Committee for…
Letter: Conservatives and progressives share a love for America (8/18/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I find myself again responding to a letter in the Gazette-Journal. In July, I wrote my first letter to a newspaper. I had to. I responded to the…
Letter: A need for nuclear deterrence (8/18/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This past December, 41 Senators wrote President Obama and urged him to initiate a program for modernizing our nuclear arsenal. The senators tied their support for the START…
Letter: Tea Party invites hate speech by not marginalizing it (8/18/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The NAACP recently announced that there were racist elements in the Tea Party. The Tea Party spokesman (I don’t think they use the term leader) stated that the…
Letter: Reform does not threaten Medicare benefits (8/18/2010) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Health care reform does not cut Medicare’s traditional, guaranteed benefits. It does reduce the extra dollars paid to private insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage. The overwhelming majority of…