Opinion, Letters to the Editor | Brigantine Beachcomber

Golf course is a diamond in the rough

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

First off, I’m an advocate for golf. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been attached to the game or the business side of the sport. Our golf course, The Links, has been a fixture in the City of Brigantine since 1927. One does not have to look too far to see that the debate regarding The Links going forward will be tumultuous, to say the least.

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Special election needs your vote

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The issue regarding the Public Safety Director position will be settled by a special election on Tuesday, May 13. Unfortunately, special elections usually result in low voter turnout. 

Don't think that voter turnout isn't important; it's very important! Unless the great majority of voters take part in deciding this question, whichever way it turns out, we won't really know for sure what people are thinking on this issue.

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Decision-makers are ignorant about golf course facts

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I can’t help but feel bad for the taxpayers of Brigantine after witnessing the discussions that have taken place concerning the future of the golf course over the last two city council meetings.

As probably the only resident of Brigantine that owns a golf business that operates locally, regionally and nationally, it is my humble opinion that neither the elected officials of Brigantine nor most (if not all) of the residents have any idea of what it really requires to own and provide oversight of the golf course.

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Brigantine teachers go above and beyond

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Written by Donna Andros Thursday, April 03, 2014 05:30 pm

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If you’ve been reading the local papers lately, you might think that the Brigantine Public Schools aren’t doing their job. I beg to differ.

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Consolidating schools is elementary

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Written by Anne Phillips Thursday, April 03, 2014 05:20 pm

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To the editor:

We write to recommend the consolidation of the Brigantine school district’s two elementary schools into one such school within the same building. We believe that consolidation is warranted for the following reasons.

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Letter: Union demands are too greedy

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Written by Jack Heil Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

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To the editor:

Know why there were no firemen, policemen or Beach Patrol people at the budget meeting? Because ‘it’s all about me.’ They don’t care how much the taxpayers have to pay each year. They just want to get what they want for themselves.

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A look at Brigantine’s golf course – its history and possible future

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Written by Tony Pullella, Councilman at Large Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

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The Brigantine golf course was established around 1927 and was owned privately until 2002. Under private ownership, the golf course paid real estate taxes that contributed to the city budget. The annual tax bill for the golf course prior to being purchased by the city was approximately $77,000.

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Move against public safety director aimed at council's Democratic majority

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Written by Lisa McClay Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:36 pm

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The most recent City Council meeting saw the defeat of an ordinance to immediately remove the position of public safety director from the City Code. This ordinance resulted from a petition signed by more than 500 registered Brigantine voters and will now proceed to a special election this spring.

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