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Letter: We experienced a new kind of community (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is in our rearview mirror and was, by all accounts, a great success. Thank you to our volunteers…
Letter: Reconsider Mathews Elementary (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing in response to the article titled, “Choices for school name narrowed to two,” published in your newspaper on Thursday, Nov. 12. I understand the Mathews…
Letter: Thankful for the registrar (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am especially thankful for Gloucester’s Amazing Registrar, Bobbi Morgan, and her staff. Although we have elections every year, this year posed unprecedented challenges and Bobbi, her staff,…
Letter: Mending, moving forward (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: With lives being needlessly taken, you’d think more people would want progressive change in our policing system. These young kids being killed in front of America’s eyes are…
Letter: Pot calling kettle black (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As a center-right conservative, but not a fan of the current POTUS, I could not help but smile as I read the “Rejection of reality does not change…
Letter: A ‘glitch’? Really? (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: So the faux results are in. Biden and the socialists are in. I’ve seen articles about how Biden is extending the olive branch in a unity effort. Where…
Letter: Improving internet service in Gloucester (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Approximately two years ago, your paper ran a story seeking volunteers for a Gloucester County Telecommunications committee. The number of applicants exceeded the proposed size so all were…
Letter: A good, honest life (12/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Thanksgiving morning, Mathews County and the whole world lost a man of great character. To most, he was the highly regarded boatbuilder Edward Diggs; to me he…
Letter: Reason for many blessings (11/24/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Thanksgiving is a special time of year for everyone to take time out to say on what they’re most thankful for. I normally have some things that make…
Letter: What makes me thankful (11/24/2020) - Even at a time when the only thing certain is uncertainty, there is always, always, something to be thankful for. I am thankful that as the Executive Director of the…
Letter: Stability on High (11/24/2020) - I can still be thankful in spite of these perilous times we live in, knowing that God remains in HIS same position. Regardless of whatever you are going through in…
Letter: Over-Blessed (11/24/2020) - I’m over-blessed and how well I know it,I hope these meager words will certainly show it.That God has taken humanity’s worst,And filled me with His Love, till about to burst.…
Letter: For blessings (11/24/2020) - I am so thankful for my Lord Jesus my Savior. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for Beech Grove Baptist Church, my pastor and all the First Responders that…
Letter: A beautiful start to a beautiful season (11/24/2020) - On Friday I left home to run some errands and as I came to the Court House I was overwhelmed by what I saw. The street lights were all decorated…
Letter: The Pen (11/24/2020) - I’m grateful for the fourth estate, the people of the Pen,Who turn their backs upon the Sword, the arrogance of men,That seek the Truth through fog and trial, the conflicts…
Letter: For first responders (11/24/2020) - I’m grateful for all the first responders: Rescue Squad, Fire Department, Local and State Police and others. Thank you all for your dedication and sacrifice, especially in these challenging times.…
Letter: A 58-year tradition (11/24/2020) - This year, more than any other, I am grateful for the 57 Thanksgivings that have been hosted at “John Tree Hill,” our family home overlooking the James River, in rural…
Letter: It has been a year (11/24/2020) - What I am “thankful” for in the Year 2020. Trying not to take up space with what we as a community have battled over the past year. I will only…
Letter: For years of teaching, and those held close (11/24/2020) - As always, I am thankful for family and friends. I am blessed to be able to help them, if needed, since retiring in August. I am so thankful to be…
Letter: Family first, and more (11/24/2020) - This year I am thankful for many things. The first is my family because they love me and they spend time with me doing things I enjoy. The second one…
Editorial: Not a laughing matter (11/18/2020) - These days, photographs of people at a party all sitting and laughing together make us: 1. nostalgic, if the pictures are from last year; or 2. apprehensive, if they are…
Editorial: Last call: what makes you thankful? (11/18/2020) - Our editorial page next week will feature the Thanksgiving thoughts of our readers. We started this practice in 2009 and by now it has become a tradition in our Thanksgiving…
Editorial: A technical point (11/18/2020) - A reader has called us out for calling Joe Biden the president-elect, in the editorial “Heal our nation” which ran Nov. 12. She is right. He is the apparent or…
Letter: Do you have a heart full of grace? (11/18/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” —Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteering is…
Letter: Not in the rule book (11/18/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Although I have read the U.S. rule book—the Constitution—a number of times, I cannot find where it says that the news media will decide the outcome of a…