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Letter: America in crisis (6/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette Journal: As we battle a global pandemic and face a national crisis from rioters and looters, we would all be wise to remember how important our educational system…
Letter: Wishes for health, and justice (6/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As many of our seniors, I too have been in a stay-at-home mode since March 12 (except for moving to a little house in Mathews Court House area).…
Letter: Renewing hope for racial justice (6/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Over the past few days I have participated in four marches for racial justice—two in Gloucester, one in Middlesex, and one in Mathews. Each had its own personality,…
Letter: A prayer for all of us (6/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: With the recent time we have just endured with fires and chaos engulfing our great cities, I would like to offer this prayer for us all. May we…
Letter: GMCC online auction a success (6/11/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Casino Night Planning Committee and the Board of Directors wish to express our deep-felt thanks to all those that supported the GMCC Casino Night Online Auction: Safer…
Editorial: Heal our headache (6/3/2020) - This year 2020 has been one big migraine headache. No “normal” aspect of life has escaped the pain. Our normal political back-and-forth? Tagged with impeachment, tawdry facts, acquittal and a…
Editorial: The Class of COVID-19 (6/3/2020) - This Sunday afternoon, Mathews High School seniors will don their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. Beginning Monday, June 15, Gloucester High School students will be doing the same.…
Letter: Pastors call for healing, unity (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We the undersigned pastors of our community stand united to share a message with you, our fellow citizens. We are deeply moved and concerned by the division caused…
Letter: We are called to be like that shepherd (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As Christians, we follow a man who was suffocated on a cross at the hands of an unjust system. He told a story about a shepherd who left…
Letter: In spite of this, I have faith (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This letter goes out from me as a citizen, and not as a member of the Board of Supervisors. I am disgusted at what I have seen. My…
Letter: Hold our seniors close in your hearts (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Well, it is finally here … graduation for an extra special class that is so dear to me, the MHS Class of 2020. I remember kindergarten when I…
Letter: Why have a mail-in vote? (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Vote by mail! Why didn’t our grandparents and theirs think of this? Surely they were just as busy in their quaint, simple way. Why didn’t they make the…
Letter: Come to Williams Wharf (6/3/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As we all cope with COVID-19, I invite the public to enjoy relief at Williams Wharf—the primary property of the Mathews Land Conservancy. Using safety measures, visitors are…
Editorial: Not news (5/27/2020) - It is not news that hurricane season officially begins Monday. It’s not news that Tropical Storm Arthur jumped in early and brushed the coast last week. On Wednesday morning, Tropical…
Editorial: Remembering polio (5/27/2020) - More than one person has told us or written to us that the quest to stop COVID-19 reminds them of the days that polio stalked the land, causing dread whenever…
Letter: Mother, May I? (5/27/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We played it as kids. Whether it was “Simon Says,” “Mother, May I?” or any game where we had to ask permission to do things, or we were…
Letter: Transparency? (5/27/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing this with regards to our relatively recent terminology where politics is concerned. The term “transparency” has become a sort of byline in the last decade…
Editorial: Proceed with caution (5/13/2020) - Virginia begins to reopen its businesses on Friday, in a very limited way, in a manner that will satisfy very few.Enter at your own risk. You are on your own.…
Letter: Traffic study needed for event facility (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette Journal: At the recent public hearing between the Gloucester Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors concerning CUP20-01, Under the Stars Event Venue (“Farm”), Mr. Winebarger and Mr. Chriscoe…
Letter: We need a plan (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In my attempt to properly dispose of my late husband’s diabetic and other unused medical supplies (including both sharps and meds), I discovered that there is no apparent…
Letter: Stay active and healthy (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was caught by the ironic juxtaposition of your front page coverage of COVID-19, reported by Sherry Hamilton, and Elsa Verbyla’s story of yellow fever in 1855, the…
Letter: Common sense is dead (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Polio was still a very real threat when I was a child. People continued to live their lives, not knowing who might get it. That was back in…
Letter: An unexpected act of kindness (5/20/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On what began as a rainy and dreary Monday, a most heartwarming and much appreciated event happened in our store to brighten the day. Three wonderful ladies from…
Editorial: What remains? (5/20/2020) - With all of the craziness of the past couple months, let us not forget that this coming Monday is Memorial Day. Almost all that this holiday conjures up in the…
Letter: What we know about COVID-19 (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:There are many things that we do not yet know about the COVID-19 virus. But there are things that we do know: It is very contagious.It can be fatal.It…