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Letter: More than guns and mental illness (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Twenty-one people murdered again in cold blood by someone who was obviously mentally deranged. Nineteen of those were innocent children. To try to embrace the families of those…
Letter: Retain public ownership (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Public monuments belong to the public. If the Sons of the Confederacy want to wave flags and brandish guns, they need to take the statue of the returning…
Letter: Why is this necessary? (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: At last week’s Mathews Board of Supervisors’ meeting, there was further discussion about giving away public land in the historic courthouse area to a private organization, the Sons…
Letter: County’s vote set an example (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In response to S.M. Greaves’ letter of May 26, first: Ms. Mason said, “Mathews County needs to set an example.” They did. Eighty-six percent of the voters chose…
Letter: Heed the majority (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I agree with S.M. Greaves (“Retiring symbols of privilege,” May 26 Readers Write). We should set the example on what the people want in the county. Instead of…
Letter: Keep the green intact (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am not in favor of conveying any parcel of Mathews courthouse property to any private group or individual. Approval would set a precedent with far-reaching consequences for…
Letter: Immature behavior (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I am writing to express concern about the conduct of Mathews supervisors Hudgins, Jones and Walls at the April 26 board meeting. Take heed, gentlemen: turning your backs…
Letter: Vote for desired change (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This is an open letter to some of our young Mathews County citizens. They were protesting by the monument and Hardee’s on May 26—with their signs and attention-getting…
Letter: Questions Mathews board’s actions (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: After reading the Gazette-Journal this week and watching the Mathews Board of Supervisors’ meeting online, I must voice my sadness for what I see happening in our community.…
Letter: Juvenile behavior (6/1/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I have not been to a meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors for many years. All I know is what I read in the paper. But…
Editorial: Whom do we honor? (5/25/2022) - Whom do we honor as Memorial Day arrives? The one million Americans lost to COVID-19? The brave soldiers of Ukraine, defending their country? Officially and properly, Memorial Day remembers the…
Letter: You are not alone (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: To the people of Ukraine, you are not alone. Humanity stands with you. The will to live free must not succumb to the desire to be dominated by…
Letter: On textbook adoption (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Citizens of Mathews were virtually insulted by a majority of their school board on Tuesday, May 17 at their regular board meeting. The matter of school textbook approval…
Questions textbook adoption (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: At the recent Mathews County School Board meeting, the subject of textbooks came up as to whether the board would accept books for us in the classroom that…
Letter: Retiring symbols of privilege (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Mathews County needs to set an example.” —County supervisor Melissa Mason, 2022. “Our public memorials are symbols of who we are and what we value. When we honor…
Letter: How bad could it be? (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more…
Letter: Voting against baby formula? (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I cannot understand how Rep. Rob Wittman can justify having voted against the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022. There is no kitchen-table issue more fundamental than…
Letter: Enjoy the moments (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Here is a life lesson: God created each of us and placed us each on earth for a good reason. He said this to us in the Bible,…
Letter: Back the Blue year-round (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: An unknown writer once penned, “A society which chooses war against the police better learn to make peace with its criminals.” In 1962, John F. Kennedy made May…
Letter: Banner year for cycling tour (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As director of the Tour de Chesapeake, I would like to thank the many amazing volunteers and organizations who took part in this 23rd annual event as well…
Letter: Summer safety for children (5/25/2022) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Despite the crazy weather and temperatures we have been experiencing, summer will eventually arrive, and with it continued hot weather. Instead of being in school, children will be…

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