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More on the Found Coin Story I was contacted by Maryam Shumate about her son Conner’s metal detecting find, and was happy to offer my opinion on its attribution. I am the author of Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins, and collected these coins for many years. However, I sold my entire collection and all of my numismatic reference books...
Several years ago when my parents were in a nursing home and I drove for hours every week to visit them, I decided to apply for an absentee ballot. That way nothing would interfere with my voting in the election if they needed my help. I remember having to get someone to witness my vote. No problem. It was...
When the Governor’s hunker down order came, we didn’t know what to expect. Just what is a pandemic like? No one knew, including the people in charge who have to make high-stakes calls. Lucky them, they take the spotty information they have and make wishful guesses about what will happen next. Almost certainly they will be wrong and blamed...
Regarding the November 2019 article County Schools Reinterpret Gifted Instruction by Lisa Martin on the decision by Albemarle County School Superintendent Matt Haas to redefine the meaning of “giftedness,” I found the comments by Maureen Jensen, lead coach for gifted education in Albemarle County, to be truly remarkable in the absence of facts.  In order to deflate any misguided interpretation of...
Clover Carroll, author of “The Light at the End of the Tunnel,” is one my favorite Gazette columnists. I truly appreciate her excellent summary of progress with the Blue Ridge Tunnel restoration. Somehow an important error has crept in to her well-written article. Please allow me to make a correction. Accidents and the cholera epidemic did not kill 170 men at the Blue...
The article in your January issue regarding the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement included several misleading statements comparing hunting rifles with rifles, such as most AR-15s, that would be banned under a proposed Virginia law. Before going further, I should state that I own a 30.06 hunting rifle, a 50-caliber muzzleloader for hunting, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a couple of 22-caliber rifles. I...
I write to celebrate the remarkable duo that stand nearly side by side on The Square: Crozet Hardware and Parkway Pharmacy. Walk into the hardware store and Billy will ask if he can help you find what you need, which is itself a brave question. Once you proclaim you are in search of a 6 mm combination wrench and...

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To the Editor: More on the Found Coin Story

More on the Found Coin Story I was contacted by Maryam Shumate about her son Conner’s metal detecting find, and was happy to offer my...

To the Editor: Absentee Voting

Several years ago when my parents were in a nursing home and I drove for hours every week to visit them, I decided to...

From the Editor: Adapt and Overcome

When the Governor’s hunker down order came, we didn’t know what to expect. Just what is a pandemic like? No one knew, including the...

To the Editor: On Redefining “Giftedness”

Regarding the November 2019 article County Schools Reinterpret Gifted Instruction by Lisa Martin on the decision by Albemarle County School Superintendent Matt Haas to redefine...

To the Editor: Tunnel Death Toll

Clover Carroll, author of “The Light at the End of the Tunnel,” is one my favorite Gazette columnists. I truly appreciate her excellent summary of progress...

To the Editor: On the Second Amendment

The article in your January issue regarding the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement included several misleading statements comparing hunting rifles with rifles, such as most...

To the Editor: Love Local Business

I write to celebrate the remarkable duo that stand nearly side by side on The Square: Crozet Hardware and Parkway Pharmacy. Walk into the...