Tag: Column 1

Column 1: Unbelievable

Column 1: Unbelievable

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist UNBELIEVABLE (maybe not) were the words of the occupant of the office of the most powerful leader in the world: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I […]

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Column 1: Misbehaving students

Column 1: Misbehaving students

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MISBEHAVING STUDENTS have always been a challenge to those trying to reach them. Probably has been such over centuries. However, how to deal with such behavior has changed as has time and cultural issues, and the methods of educators and parents have adapted to change. We’ve all heard […]

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Column 1: Now is the time

Column 1: Now is the time

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist NOW IS THE TIME for all good Americans to come to the aid (rescue?) of their nation, a paraphrase of an old typing test. Now is the time to overcome the divisiveness which seems to have developed. Now is the time to come together to quell the violence […]

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Column 1: Football season

Column 1: Football season

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist FOOTBALL SEASON is upon us. With it comes some controversy, as is usually the case each year. But, does it not add to the excitement we feel for our favorite teams, high schools, colleges or pros? However, there are those who create problems…money or egoes. Many are highly […]

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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: 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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