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Letter: Bring on the praetorian guard (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Ms. Thompson’s letter (“Bill much more than ‘childish whining,’” Feb. 27 Readers Write) provides Mr. Truman’s cautionary words involving heat in the kitchen with an added poignancy. I…
Letter: Sheer stupidity and naiveté (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: March 3 marks the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty, ending Russia’s participation in The Great War (World War I) with Germany. The treaty,…
Editorial: Going viral? (3/4/2020) - Is it overblown? Is it underestimated? As this is written, Americans have been warned that it’s a matter of when, not if, the new and menacing coronavirus will spread across…
Letter: Appalled by the disrespect (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am appalled at the disrespect shown our Mathews County elected Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue by county supervisor Mike Rowe at the recent working meeting! Such…
Letter: A cleaner Gloucester … perhaps perpetually (3/4/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For those of you that have not had an opportunity to serve your great county you live in, do try either this spring or fall and volunteer with…
Poem: Venus Rising (3/4/2020) - by Joe Sties, Bavon, Va. Fair star, beloved goddess of the skies, You rise to gild the evening and the dawn, And pierce the heavens with your treasured light, Bright…
Editorial: Super Tuesday (2/26/2020) - By Wednesday morning, Americans may wake up to find there’s a clear frontrunner in the race to defeat President Donald Trump in November. Or, we may wake up that morning…
Letter: Bill much more than ‘childish whining’ (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Regarding Andrew Maggard’s letter to the editor (“If you can’t stand the heat,” Feb. 20 Readers Write), the writer implies that HB 1627 being proposed in the General…
Letter: Still interested in roadsides (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In 1948 when I wrote this essay the state of Virginia made changes from my essay on how to keep Virginia green. They planted trees where necessary, cleaned…
Letter: Concerns over illegal aliens (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I share Mr. Burlingame’s concerns about the governor attempting to make our commonwealth a “sanctuary state” (“Northam turning Virginia into sanctuary state,” Feb. 20 Readers Write). Not only…
Letter: A troubling courtroom experience (2/26/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It’s not every day that an old woman gets thrown into the slammer over allegations about somebody else’s horses. So, I had a little faith as I sat…
Editorial: A great idea (2/19/2020) - Our reader, Thomas M. Boyd, has put forward a great idea: “In the wake of the recent recognition of Irene Morgan’s … historic achievement, old Route 17, now named Hayes…
Letter: Do you value life? (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: During the Holocaust, my grandmother helped feed Jews who were hiding in the woods of Belarus, Poland, because she valued life. My mother subscribed to Concerned Women for…
Letter: Is this what is to be expected? (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: With the campaign promises of transparency and consideration of their citizens, many are looking for a change. This did not feel like the case at the last Mathews…
Letter: Am I missing something? (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Looking toward Richmond, I’m asking myself, “Am I missing something?” Many are saying that by taking our guns, we’ll be better protected. Most mass shootings, especially the deadliest…
Letter: Try observing Lent this year (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Many years ago, I attended a Catholic school and went to Mass many times. We only sang Catholic songs, because we thought Protestant hymns were too worldly. Much…
Letter: If you can’t stand the heat (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I recently encountered what I, at first, thought was a poor example of someone making a joke. No criticizing of government officials as serious legislation?  Unfortunately, HB 1627…
Letter: Northam turning Virginia into sanctuary state (2/19/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Gov. Ralph Northam is turning Virginia into a sanctuary state, slowly but surely.  House Bill 19 removed the requirement for picture ID when voting. Northam is also attempting…
Editorial: Who will step up? (2/12/2020) - A recent issue of the Gazette-Journal included a front-page story on the need for more volunteers to keep Mathews Market Days a part of the county’s calendar. That appeal brought…
Editorial: Vindication…and the aftermath? (2/12/2020) - For President Trump, it was vindication, pure and simple. He tweeted about it as “our country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax.” Trump’s Democratic Party foes, he said, “have done everything…
Letter: Rename road for Irene Morgan (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In a recent ceremony at Hayes, a new, historic marker was unveiled. It commemorates the personal courage of a 27-year-old black woman, Irene Morgan, who, in 1944, boarded…
Letter: Abhorrent and unacceptable (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Confucius was a Chinese philosopher many years ago who said a “picture is worth 1,000 words.” What the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, did while the President…
Letter: Your silence gives consent (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Mr. Bazzani’s eloquent letter about the removal of valedictorian and salutatorian from GCPS (“Dumbing down our schools,” Feb. 6 Readers Write) offered some good arguments against doing so,…
Letter: The new America (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’d like to pass along some comments that I heard recently from Bill Maher and thought they were worth sharing, a little food for thought: When a country…
Letter: A sincere thank you (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A sincere thank you goes out to the deputy (deputies?) and trusties who cleared trash from the 1-2 mile section of Cedar Bush Road directly off Hickory Fork…