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Letter: Remember aborted babies (9/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Since 2013, the second Saturday in September has been designated as a Day of Remembrance of 61 million (as of this year) aborted babies in the United States.…
Letter: Honoring Constitution Week (9/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Cricket Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution supports our U.S. Constitution each year by requesting the Board of Supervisors recognize Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.…
Letter: If we only followed Washington’s example (9/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: George Washington, our first president, took his oath of office April 29, 1789, in New York City on the balcony of the Senate Chamber at Federal Hall on…
Letter: Dress it up any way you like, it’s murder (9/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: An article in the Washington Post on Aug. 8, 2020, stated: “Trooper charged in traffic stop shooting.” What rock was he under? What cave so deep that he…
Letter: A truly remarkable man (9/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Most of us are familiar with a man named Alexander Graham Bell. And many are familiar with some of his inventions. However, less is known about an inventor…
Editorial: Giving thanks on Labor Day (9/2/2020) - Monday is Labor Day. For many, the weekend is an unofficial end to the summer season, a time for cookouts and fun on the water. For others, it’s a chance…
Letter: History cannot be rewritten (9/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The U.S. is a great country. Our tiny county, a small part of it, is good, too! But I’m beginning not to recognize Mathews as I have known…
Letter: The monument doesn’t represent slavery (9/2/2020) - This letter won’t take up much space in the paper. It will be short and to the point. I understand there is a movement afoot to tear down the Confederate…
Letter: Please leave this memorial to the dead where it is (9/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing you today with concerns of our dear Mathews County. I am not sure that you realize the meaning of the monument on our historical town…
Letter: Why vote against USPS? (9/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Congressman Wittman, why did you vote nay on H.R. 8015—the Delivering for America Act? In your Aug. 24 statement, your first stated reason was, “the bill … is…
Editorial: A most unusual school opening (8/26/2020) - Local public schools are ready to open in one of the strangest beginnings ever of a new school year. Each school division has been on its own as it tries…
Letter: Conduct countywide study on fire stations (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I have lived in Gloucester for 65 years and I applaud the job that each and every one of our volunteer organizations does each year, with the special…
Letter: Please note the new address (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We at Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to thank the citizens, property and business owners of Mathews County for their continued support and generosity through donations to…
Letter: Many ways to vote (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Boy am I proud and happy to be a Virginian (at least for the past 61 years), especially in this election season in the middle of a pandemic.…
Letter: Name all 3 schools Mathews (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: At the last meeting of the Mathews County School Board, the decision was made to remove the name of Lee-Jackson from our elementary school. This is the latest…
Letter: School board should reconsider decision (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This letter was to address the Mathews School Board meeting of Aug. 18. I was maybe two minutes late. Apparently they had already collected the signup sheet to…
Letter: Great moral leadership (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews School Board showed great moral leadership this past week in voting to change the name of Lee-Jackson School. I speak for so many of us in…
Letter: A vote for Church Street Elementary (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to submit my opinion on renaming Lee-Jackson School to the paper. There are many Mathews County individuals whose contributions to our county would warrant that…
Letter: Let’s work together (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I, as a citizen of Mathews County for the past 22 years, decided it was time for me to attend my first school board meeting on Aug. 18…
Letter: Rename Thomas Hunter as well (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am shocked and saddened, but not surprised, that the Mathews School Board succumbed to bullying and intimidation by the NAACP and the Black Panthers regarding the name…
Letter: Dispelling a few myths (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to thank Mathews School Board members for showing courage to change the name of Lee-Jackson School. Board members risked future re-election and insult for their…
Letter: Thou shall not change history (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m not liking how things are going right here in Virginia. Everything has been so nice and peaceful to the point where everyone was kind and friendly to…
Letter: The real question is tolerance (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I believe the tail is wagging the dog: that is, a very small minority, but very vocal, is driving the monument controversy … and dare I say it,…
Letter: Confederate statue must be taken down (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Civil War statute in Mathews is a constant reminder of the oppression and treason perpetrated by the rebellious South. The members of the Confederate Army were traitors…
Letter: Often the only grave markers they’ll have (8/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Monuments mean different things to different people, and much depends on what they have been taught by their families and by the school system. The fact remains that…