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Letter: The politics of fear and intimidation continues

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Each election year brings lawn sign shenanigans to Brigantine. Some go missing, others are defaced. It is usually a minor nuisance. This year however, now that Phil Guenther is being challenged for the first time in his 22 years as mayor, the shenanigans have turned to vandalism and have instilled fear in some of our most vulnerable senior citizens.

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Letter: Fishing tournament entry denied

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Two weeks ago an employee at RipTide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine Beach denied me entry in their $5 bounty tournament because I work at another marina, even though I am in their Striper Derby. Why does it matter where someone works? Within 15 minutes the employee called me stating that he talked with Andy and he made a mistake; "That tournament is open to everyone."

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Letter: Toys for Tots needed more than ever

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:14 pm

To the editor:

In 1987 my oldest brother Michael passed away. To me, no one loved Christmas more than Michael. I made a commitment to honor Michael's memory by joining the Toys for Tots program, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Legion tunes in to veterans radio

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:08 pm

legion "I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, heath, love and abundance. Then, when every doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they will forget my number." - Edith Armstrong

Well I must say that is the best thing anyone wrote. Let’s try to keep it in our mind.

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Brigantine Elks news, Striper Tournament coming up

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:06 pm

  elks If you recall, last week's column was a snapshot of upcoming Lodge events from now to New Year's Eve.  Well, you can add another to your calendar.  Starting at midnight on Nov. 14 and running to weigh-in time on Sunday, Nov. 16 is the annual Striper Tournament (not stripper Harry).  It's a long story.

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Letter: Childhood friends enter Rams Hall of Fame

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:04 pm

To the editor:

Last Friday evening I was humbled and grateful like never before.  I could not have been happier to have been recognized, along with my friend since childhood, Tom Cohen, as the first inductees into the new Brigantine Rams Hall of Fame.  

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Letter: Democrats lack proper respect

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:02 pm

To the editor:

I feel that all elected officials should be held to the highest standard of professionalism and integrity, or they shouldn’t hold a seat on council.  I’ve attended many city council meetings, and over this past year, have been shocked, even embarrassed, by the low level of respect the Democrats have exhibited during these meetings… how they condescendingly attack our mayor and anyone else whose opinions disagree with theirs. They have double-talked their way through important issues, contradicted their views on particular subjects, and have blind-sided the public and other members of council with off-the-wall suggestions, such as the ‘gag order’ motion that doesn’t allow the public to discuss their questions with council, once the questions are asked.  They are attempting to tear down and destroy all that is good in our government and community.  

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Letter: Guenther and GOP made Brigantine a great community

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:00 pm

To the editor:

I am supporting the GOP ticket of Guenther, Simpson and Sera in the coming election for some of the following reasons. As a retired teacher for 33 years, I know the importance of having benefits and a pension. If I was hired back then with no health benefits or pension I wouldn't be able to live a decent retirement in Brigantine.

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