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Editorial: This is for you (12/30/2020) - Here we are at the very end of 2020, a year that proved to be a horror show from the impeachment trial in January through the COVID-19 explosion of this…
Letter: Heroes live amongst us (12/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Twelve months ago, few of us could have imagined how our lives would be turned upside down due to a pandemic that surrounds us. Our communities, in fact…
Letter: What is Gloucester’s plan? (12/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: After the completion of COVID-19 vaccinations to those in Phase 1A, I believe the present state plan is to begin vaccinating those in Phase 1B, which includes those…
Letter: This is our symbol (12/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I wish to put right a small issue that has been at bay ever since I came to this county. On more than one occasion, the officer’s insignia…
Letter: What would the Founding Fathers say? (12/30/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Founding Fathers of our country would be shocked to see the erosion of our fundamental rights by the radical socialists who have succeeded in stealing an election.…
Letter: Santa got it on time (12/30/2020) - Dear Santa, My name is Adalynne Morgan. I am 2½ years old. I have been good all year. Please bring me a doll baby, girl Legos, a coloring book and…
Readers’ Special: Do the responsible thing; your life could depend on it (12/17/2020) - Another upsurge in coronavirus cases is taxing our medical systems. COVID-19 cases have hospitals bulging at the seams. The virus is spreading quickly in colder weather as people head inside…
Editorial: ‘Meets the criteria’ (12/16/2020) - Anyone listening to a police scanner serving the local rescue squads will have heard those three words with increasing frequency over the past few weeks. “The patient presents with elevated…
Editorial: A rare leader (12/16/2020) - Virginia lost a rare leader this week with the passing of Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville. In this highly polarized political climate, it’s hard to imagine someone willing to…
Letter: Physical distancing, not social isolation (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: People are built to live in concert with others and our health suffers when social needs are not being met. Yet social isolation, or lack of social contact,…
Letter: Supporting those who keep us safe (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department fund drive letters will soon be arriving in your mailboxes. Please take a moment to send some financial appreciation for the 75 members…
Letter: Disappointed in Rob Wittman (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I was so disappointed when I had seen that Rob Wittman was one of the 120 Congressmen who had signed the amicus brief in support of the Supreme…
Letter: Party over country (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The gall of those who back Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the election is surpassed only by their irresponsibility and fecklessness. Mr. Wittman showed his true…
Letter: A lesson in community (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The General Anthony Wayne Disabled American Veterans Chapter 58 would like to thank Brownie Troop 1195 for their recent community project. These young girls developed and coordinated with…
Letter: Angel Tree angels (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Gloucester Department of Social Services would like to thank the members of our community for their overwhelming generosity this holiday season, as even in the midst of…
Letter: The life-or-death issue (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Abortion is one of the main differences between Republicans and Democrats. It was a life-or-death, heaven-or-hell issue in this election. It decides whether an unborn child lives or…
Letter: Del. Hodges is a great neighbor (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I wanted to relate to you something that happened last week at the 7-Eleven store in Glenns on the northernmost outskirts of Gloucester. I am the pastor of…
Letter: A noble inventor (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: One might call Alfred Barney Nobel a very, very interesting man. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 21, 1883, he created one of the world’s most coveted and…
Letter: In thanks (12/16/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thank all of you for the newspaper. This year, we have needed it more than ever to stay connected. Each week the different sections have been something to…
Editorial: By the numbers (12/9/2020) - COVID-19 will be done for when our population has herd immunity, defined by Oxford Dictionary as “resistance to the spread of an infectious disease within a population that is based…
Letter: Fiscal responsibility (12/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This past supervisors’ meeting was critical to the Gloucester property owners, having just realized an increase in their assessment values. Some went up, some went down—but the overall…
Letter: What glitch? (12/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Kendall Sentz’s letter (‘A glitch? Really?’ Dec. 3 Readers Write) is one of the most divisive letters I have read, but there is not enough space to rebut…
Letter: Suggested election changes (12/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This fraudulent election was in-your-face dishonest. We demand election reform and demand it immediately. This is my vision of reform: Make voter fraud a first-class felony.Repeal “Motor Voter.”Purge…
Letter: Mathews lost a true legend (12/9/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Sad news travels fast in Mathews, and beyond. Edward Diggs’s death is a loss for his family, community, church and Mathews County. I feel privileged to have known…
Editorial: Are we OK? We will be (12/2/2020) - The holidays are normally a joyous time. Christmas music fills the air. Brightly colored lights blink and flash on houses in our neighborhood. And happy memories of festive gatherings of…