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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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Column 1: Distressing

Column 1: Distressing

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist DISTRESSING, disgusting and disappointing are three terms which come to mind immediately when reading the details of the behavior of students at Martinez Junior High School, as reported from the recent meeting of the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education. The situation is appalling to those of […]

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Column 1: Three names

Column 1: Three names

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THREE NAMES, well-known, respected and liked, passed from the Martinez scene recently, and will be missed by their friends, families and associates. Each left an impact on the community with their personality and dedication to family and Martinez. Each, also, had a connection with this columnist in different […]

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Column 1: Say what??

Column 1: Say what??

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist SAY WHAT?? Letter from Republic Services, the folks with the big blue trucks which dart about our streets daily, was dated April 2019, so not an April Fool’s Day letter, probably. However, the message it brought to our home, as one of their customers, certainly could have been […]

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Column 1: We are Martinez

Column 1: We are Martinez

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WE ARE MARTINEZ, and ‘we’ know how to do crab feeds. Just like the fundraiser for the Martinez Historical Society Saturday, March 30 at the Shell Clubhouse. Nearly 200 hungry attendees (donors) sat elbow to elbow chatting and eating as Boy Scouts provided the ‘server’ function. It was […]

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Column 1: Incredible!

Column 1: Incredible!

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist INCREDIBLE!!! The so-called leader of this nation who received some two million votes less than his opponent, but won the electoral college, can lead ‘us’, his constituents, down the road to so much chaos and uncertainty. More disarray with our organizations of government and much more consternation for […]

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Column 1: Welcome aboard

Column 1: Welcome aboard

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WELCOME ABOARD, Eric Figueroa, our new City Manager, arriving soon from San Ramon’s Assistant City Manager position. We all know he will be an asset to our community, and will be a ‘happy camper’ in Martinez. With a name Figueroa, he will feel right at home, right? He […]

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Column 1: Blessed are we

Column 1: Blessed are we

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist BLESSED ARE WE who live in the United States of America. Be we citizens, non-citizens, legal, not legal. We all benefit from the umbrella of security over us by being here. Not many across the globe can say the same and be certain of it day-to-day. Some never […]

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Column 1: Money talk

Column 1: Money talk

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MONEY TALK this week was, as always, a head scratcher for most of us who are not in the arena of big spenders. Case one: The San Diego Padres signed a deal with an outstanding player for 10 years and $300 million. Name is Machado, and he is […]

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Column 1: Water, water, everywhere

Column 1: Water, water, everywhere

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE, and plenty to drink. But it will cost you more per swallow in the Martinez Water System. Untreated water supplies flow through the canals and pipelines from the source up in the Delta, but it is not free. Thus, the City needs to increase some […]

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