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Letter: Full disclosure for letter writers, speakers

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

After reading last week’s letter by Anne Marie Cooker in support of Mayor Guenther and the Republican ticket, I feel compelled to respond.

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Letter: Remembering 9/11

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

On September 11 2001 so many watched as two planes flew into the twin towers that day

It’s so hard to believe that someone would want to take so many lives away

It was so hard to believe what was happening right before your eyes

So many that were in the towers that day just must have screamed and cried.

Another plane crashed into the Pentagon not long after on that day too

The people inside the building were running around not knowing what to do

Another plane had taken off from Pittsburgh the people fought to stay alive

So many just prayed and cried as the plane went down but no one survived.

We’ll remember on this day so many children that had lost their lives

We’ll remember all of the husbands and all of the wives

And all of our friends who suffered such a terrible death

When the towers had fallen that day there were only a few that were left.

There were so many innocent people killed on that day that you can never forget it’s true

So many firemen and policemen tried to save everyone, they had their job to do

Some went into the building facing danger and never came out, putting their life on the line

But all they could think of was saving as many as they could that’s what was on their mind.

After all of these years that have gone by we will always remember

That horrible day so many lives were lost on the eleventh of September

As time goes on things get a little softer in your heart they say

But we will never forget what had happened on that terrible day.

Now they have built a memorial in their memory with a water falls that flows down

Everyone that goes there remembers what happened as they look around

The pain in their heart and all of their sorrows just never ends

As they think of their husbands, wives, children and all of their friends.

Dee and Jack Heil 

   

Letter: Letter writer had a pro-Republican agenda

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Reading this letter (letter about positive direction Sept. 12) it’s clear this is not from an objective person but one who clearly has an agenda in support of the Republican Party. The author, in her letter, clearly ignores the plain fact that the voters of Brigantine disagree with her. They showed this by voting in Democrats as the majority on council. A clear indication that Brigantine taxpayers disapproved of the way Republican’s handled city finances. It’s scary how a person’s personal agenda can alter their perspective on reality. I’m sure if asked, the author would clearly and incorrectly blame the current City Council for the city’s budget problems.

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Letter: Reduce impervious surfaces to relieve flooding

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The torrential downpour the night of Aug. 12 blocked access to many parts of our island yet again. I have since been told that certain people had their cars inundated as well. I also understand that the ACUA was filled to capacity or overflow. Therefore, upgrading island drainage systems may not help the preceding.

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Letter: Fact checking would have quashed letter

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Regarding last week's letter, "Island Moved In A Positive Direction"

1. Golf course revenue and perpetual open space:

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Letter: Group’s actions not in the public interest

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The public issue we raise here has slipped under the radar, receiving little publicity.  That’s a shame, because it concerns accountability, transparency in government and an unnecessary and opportunistic use of property tax revenue. It also reveals disrespect for, and ignorance of, the law. Here are the facts for taxpayers to consider and evaluate.

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Brigantine Elks new Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Welcome back to Bill Schneider. His application for reinstatement was approved at our last meeting. If the name sounds familiar, he is the local plumber who redid the plumbing in the old building and installed new piping to the new service bar and restrooms after Hurricane Sandy.

Secretary George Glomb was voted a life membership for his 41 years of service to our lodge. Congrats George!

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St. Thomas Parish News, edition of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Blue Mass

Bishop Dennis Sullivan will celebrate the annual Blue Mass, which honors civil servants who protect and serve those in the six counties of southern New Jersey, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. All police, fire, EMS and Department of Corrections personnel and their families are encouraged to attend the Mass at St. Agnes Church/Our Lady of Hope in Blackwood.

Food drive

Due to the recent closing of two Atlantic City casinos and the economic impact on many of the parishioners and islanders in general, St. Thomas is collecting nonperishable food items and canned goods for donation to the island food bank.

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VFW News, edition of Sept. 19

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Written by Emily Lingo Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Hello from Base Camp V. Fall is in the air. Things have been pretty quiet this week. We want to thank the Women's Auxiliary for giving a very nice donation to the post. We are grateful for all that the Woman's Auxiliary officers and members do for our post.  Remember to stop by and support the post, especially from Friday night through Monday night.

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Brigantine Elks news, Sept. 12, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Brigantine Elks news Brigantine Elks news Football season has arrived! Yahoo! You can catch all the action at the Lodge on eight wide-screen TVs. Different match-ups are on each screen, so come early to get a seat by the one you want to see. Who is playing where is listed below each set. Be sure to enjoy the weekly buffet. If you are bringing a guest, be sure to sign them in.

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