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Letter: The real war on women (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: A federal judge found Virginia’s law requiring physicians perform abortions unconstitutional before the trial began! In a rare action, he set aside his own decision in favor of…
Letter: What’s next for the dysfunctional Dems? (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Now that the impeachment debacle by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler has crashed and burned, what’s next for the dysfunctional Democrat Party? Impeachment Part II? Another…
Letter: We don’t want to know the truth (2/12/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: When I was born October 21, 1951, nobody was telling the truth. Our government was arresting, judging and killing black men, women and children with our tax money.…
Editorial: Know your congressional representatives (2/5/2020) - The spotlight has surely been on Washington, D.C., in recent weeks. The news has forced us to see, hear, and think about members of Congress and all the figures of…
Editorial: The healing power of trees (2/5/2020) - Trees are so very wonderful: they shade, they cool, they provide habitat for birds and lichens, they embellish the landscape. We mourn when a favorite old tree falls, and we…
Letter: Dumbing down our schools (2/5/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Some question achievement as a measure of success in school. Some say that our schools should not recognize high achievers because it can potentially “traumatize” students. Others say…
Letter: Local students would benefit from G3 (2/5/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Rappahannock Community College has been transforming lives, strengthening communities, and inspiring excellence for the past 50 years. RCC, the only higher education institution in the Northern Neck and…
Letter: This act of courage deserves attention (2/5/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:  Irene Morgan’s act of courage, alone and unsupported in Saluda, Virginia, in 1944, deserves the attention now that she didn’t get then. Her refusal and her subsequent challenge…
Letter: An invitation to join the pro-life movement (2/5/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: If you missed the Washington, D.C., March for Life on Jan. 24, you can still attend the Richmond Virginia March for Life. It will begin with a rally…
Letter: Remembering Stagecoach Mary (2/5/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Has the name Mary Fields ever come up in conversation? Or in your travels? She was a very unusual woman who played a vital role in American history,…
Letter: GMHS benefit a success (1/29/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Saturday, Jan. 25, those with a heart for homeless pets gathered for The Golden Paws Gala and Auction to benefit Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. Inspired by the glamor…
Letter: The threat is real (1/29/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I write in reference to Andy Maggard’s letter (“An existential threat,” Jan. 23 Readers Write). That letter followed several others he has written over the last year, warning…
Editorial: Historic, but not unprecedented (1/29/2020) - The nation is the midst of an historic time with the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. However, it is not unprecedented. While the Gazette-Journal files don’t…
Letter: The law is king (1/29/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is becoming evident to the most casual observer that the governor, his administration and much of the Virginia legislature are doing their utmost to create division within…
Letter: Remember the Mayflower Compact? (1/22/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims tried an experiment in communism in the New World, which was almost fatal. And we want to give it another try? About…
Letter: A community effort (1/22/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Mathews County Department of Social Services would like to recognize and thank many volunteers and donors for making Christmas extra special for so many families this year.…
Letter: A true blessing (1/22/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who rang the bell and made this a successful Red Kettle season. You are a true blessing to the communities…
Letter: Thanks for your help (1/22/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to express my gratitude to all the members of the Tidewater Shrine Club and the residents of Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex counties for their generous…
Letter: Decision to end Bingo games wasn’t easy (1/22/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The decision to close the Piankatank Ruritan Bingo game was not made lightly nor in haste but out of necessity. When I first discussed reviving Bingo at the…
Editorial: Know your Mathews supervisors (1/22/2020) - Nearly two months after voters cast their ballots on Election Day, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors is set for 2020. The outcome was in doubt (at least the third…
Editorial: The war on robocalls (1/8/2020) - In today’s highly partisan climate, anything that wins the near-unanimous backing of both Democrats and Republicans is definitely newsworthy. Last week, President Trump signed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement…
Letter: The heart of a volunteer (1/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It must have been 25 years ago.  I was working on a Saturday at the Rosewell Foundation Visitor’s Center—upstairs in the office.  I heard the door open and…
Editorial: Know your legislators (1/2/2020) - The Virginia General Assembly goes into session next Wednesday, Jan. 8, and while the representation from Gloucester and Mathews counties remains the same, the session itself will be far different…
Editorial: Well done (1/2/2020) - The turn of the new year saw three long-term public servants retire from local governments. In Gloucester, Commissioner of the Revenue Kevin Wilson has stepped down and is succeeded by…
Letter: Teacher sets great example (1/2/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: When kindergarten teacher Shannon Grimm of Willis, Texas, learned that her student was being bullied over a haircut that she received, the teacher wanted to make her feel…