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Letter: Police appreciated daily (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Although May 13th is Police Appreciation Day, we appreciate them every day. When they go to a potentially dangerous situation their lives are on the line. Now they…
Letter: A tale of three customers (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Today I took my masked-and-gloved 88-year-old mother to her bank’s outdoor ATM so she could deposit her COVID-19 stimulus check. While one masked man respectfully waited his turn…
Letter: A humble civic gesture (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: COVID19 IS a plague, with no known remedy … yet.We still have little testing, and since I can carry the virus without showing symptoms of infection, I may…
Letter: Unending love, gratitude (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Horror, blessings and love are the stuff of our lives. Our family stands strong because of the infinite compassion and generosity of friends, neighbors and total strangers. Though…
Letter: School board is tone deaf to community’s situation (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thousands of Gloucester workers haven’t earned any money for the last eight weeks and are currently unemployed—with many businesses closed or about to be closed forever. My business…
Letter: A worthy example (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I missed the “Firefighter’s Last Call” for Andy James. Didn’t know about it until it was over. Reading about it in the Gazette-Journal put me at ease. So…
Letter: He has served the community well (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My name is William Turner and I am currently incarcerated at Haynesville Correctional Center. I am writing in hopes that you will recognize one of my family members…
Letter: MVRS rocks (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad rocks. Lolita held me in her virtual arms and kept me calm until the troops arrived. Doug and John (in alphabetical order: equally…
Letter: A coming attraction (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I have been reading of job losses during the past six weeks of 30 million. Several sources estimate the losses at 50 million. If this lockdown continues, the…
Letter: One of many great losses (5/13/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dr. Don Reed Herring of Norman, Oklahoma, was a natural leader. He was born June 11, 1933 to Donald and Pauline Reed Herring. He was a career officer…
Editorial: An unnatural situation (5/6/2020) - Noted anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student was expecting to hear Mead…
Letter: Wake up, America! (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There is a thickly woven net of safeguards for those in our society who are financially challenged. Recently on national TV I heard a legal immigrant to the…
Letter: Noteworthy achievement (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I hope all you readers appreciated the significance of the Virginia School Boards Association awards article (“5 Mathews programs featured in VSBA directory,” April 23 issue). Out of…
Letter: Keep up the fight (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For a number of weeks that have now turned into months, our country, our state and our county have been under attack by an unseen enemy. A virus…
Letter: Keep the faith (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Keri A. Paige. I’m currently incarcerated at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. I’m a reader of the Gloucester-Mathews…
Letter: Concerns for farm workers (5/6/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As we watch the coronavirus pandemic unfold, we’ve come to appreciate the essential roles that all workers involved in our food system play around the country—from farmers growing…
How did you get here? (5/6/2020) - We asked and these readers let us know
A nurse’s long journey (5/6/2020) - In 1952, I graduated from Johnston-Willis School of Nursing in Richmond. Previously, I had met a patient from Gloucester. Her daughter, Marguerite Smith, invited me to visit her and her…
Work brought friends (5/6/2020) - I am retired as a salesman for The American Tobacco Co. (Lucky Strike) and for many years during the 1970s and ’80s my territory included Gloucester and Mathews counties, and…
How did I get here? (5/6/2020) - Living in south Florida, with my husband and four children in 1994, I was searching for a way to return to Newport News to help my aging parents. By chance,…
Coming to Gloucester (5/6/2020) - When my husband, Charlie, retired from the U.S. Army in 1986 from Ft. Drum, N.Y. (snow country, east of Lake Ontario and not far from Canada), we decided to move…
Eastward Ho! Part 1: From California to Gloucester (5/6/2020) - My husband Russ and I purchased our home in Hayes in July 2018 and moved in on Aug. 1, 2018. We had lived in Southern California for 46 years before…
Eastward Ho! Part 2: From California to Gloucester (5/6/2020) - Yes … I am a “come here”! Although my mom’s side of the family can easily be traced to New Kent County and the Shepherdstown area from the middle 1600s,…
Editorial: Opening soon? (4/29/2020) - Sometimes it seems that we have lived several lifetimes since this coronavirus pandemic came to our shores and shut everyone indoors. In fact, it’s only been eight weeks since the…
Letter: We are in a crisis now (4/29/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: For the past several weeks I have carefully watched the electronic meetings of the board of supervisors, discussed with several current and former supervisors, neighbors and friends regarding…