Tag: Bill Sharkey III

Column 1: Where next?

Column 1: Where next?

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHERE NEXT? When next? Who next? How many innocent victims next? Why next? Questions that no one can answer, but too many not trying hard enough to make certain there will not be a ‘next’. The chances of there being no ‘next’ time are so very slim. Perhaps […]

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Column 1: Business downtown

Column 1: Business downtown

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist BUSINESS DOWNTOWN has shown some ‘spark’ in recent years. However, there is much more to be done to bring it to a viable level attracting shoppers, diners, visitors in greater numbers. Ask any merchant if he or she would like to see many more customers. A proposal on […]

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Column 1: Letters to the Editor

Column 1: Letters to the Editor

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist LETTERS TO EDITORS are a welcomed addition to any publication. They are a reflection of readers’ thoughts or ideas. They also are an opportunity for readers to express opinions on issues, on content of the publication. All good! A recent Column 1 drew sharp criticism from three subscribers […]

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Letter to the Editor: Focus on local events

Letter to the Editor: Focus on local events

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

I had to laugh as I read the letter from the subscriber who wishes to cancel his subscription to the Gazette due to columnist Bill Sharkey’s opinions on President Trump. Although I do not appreciate Mr. Sharkey’s comments on President Trump, cancellation of the Gazette deprives me of information about my town and its doings. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Column 1 crossed a line

Letter to the Editor: Column 1 crossed a line

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, The July 7 Column 1 was, in my humble opinion, a vicious and vitriolic attack on the President of the United States which crossed the line of fairness and decency. I listened to President Trump’s 4th of July speech and found it to be a good history lesson which extolled some of the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Canceling my subscription

Letter to the Editor: Canceling my subscription

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bill Sharkey’s piece in today’s paper (July 7th) is the last straw – I’m canceling my subscription. He clearly suffers from “Trump Delirium Syndrome” and the various comments he makes are uneducated and misinformed. Why your paper provides a forum for this kind of bigoted person to express his political views is beyond me – […]

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Column 1: Good news for Martinez!

Column 1: Good news for Martinez!

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist GOOD NEWS for Martinez! The too-long controversy over what should be done with Pine Meadow has been resolved, apparently to the satisfaction of several participating interests. So be it. Now, let’s move ahead with the additional residences so badly needed. Also, the proposed work on parks. Hopefully, the […]

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Column 1: 102 years

Column 1: 102 years

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist 102 YEARS is a long time to live. Verner R. Anderson, long time Martinez resident, did it, passed away on June 20 at his home. He was a quiet dignified dapper gentleman who, with his lovely wife, Barbara, were well known in the community. A lovely friendly couple. […]

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Column 1: More memories

Column 1: More memories

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MORE MEMORIES recalled; some good, some not so good, all interesting to this aging columnist because he was there. A first-hand experience of history, one might say. A recent memory recall goes back to September 1941, moving day for the Sharkey Family coming from Sacramento to Martinez to […]

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Column 1: Memorial Day

Column 1: Memorial Day

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist MEMORIAL DAY, the historic and traditional annual event celebrated in many ways by millions of Americans of all ages, and once again saw our nation decked out in the beautiful stars and stripes, bunting and posters celebrating and remembering those Americans lost in the wars past and present. […]

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