Opinion, Letters to the Editor | Brigantine Beachcomber

Brigantine Garden Club- Oct.25

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

Gina Bergin/ Susan Carrier is presented a Blue Ribbon Property Award by Johanne Milnes.  Gina Bergin/ Susan Carrier is presented a Blue Ribbon Property Award by Johanne Milnes. The Blue Ribbon Property Awards Committee members visited each of the 2013 award winners and presented them with frames for their certificates and a sticker saying 2014 provided they were still eligible for the award.  For week one, ReMax Carrier earned the award, which was presented by committee member Johanne Milnes.

Now is the time to harvest your seeds for the seed exchange planned for March 2015.  We all have so much we can share with each other, and this will be a good start.  Just don't do what I did:  I left a packet of seeds in my coat pocket, went out in the rain, and now I own a chia jacket!

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Letter: Republicans have led the island well

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:44 am

To the editor:

After having been a day tripper to our island, my wife and I became part time homeowners for 15 years andd now have been full time residents for the past 10 years. We have a great appreciation for all of the many things wonderful about Brigantine and for the leadership of our city council who have done a fine job over that long period of time. Have we always agreed with our mayor and council majority on every issue they have handled, led or addressed? Certainly not, but we never doubted their honesty, sincerity, or desire to do the right thing for all of our residents and visitors. Never. Who has ever done more good things for this island over the years than Mayor Phil Guenther?  No one that I am aware of in my more than 26 years as a part time and full time resident and taxpayer.

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Letter: Democratic votes won’t ruin quality of life

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:41 am

To the editor:

The main theme of these letters suggest that if anyone votes for a Democrat somehow the quality of life, for all residents, will be negatively impacted. This line of rhetoric is sheer nonsense and as usual the authors offer only their opinions. Their entire praise for their candidates revolves around how nice they are as people. Somehow, Brigantines financial problems never appear in these letters.

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Letter: Mayor Guenther, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Don Williams - do you want to make a bet?

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:39 am

To the editor:

At the council meeting on Oct. 15, I asked the councilmen to say yes or no as to whether the statements in the ads placed by your opposition in the Beachcomber on Oct. 10 were true. You refused to answer.

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Letter: Brigantine has to move forward

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:35 am

To the editor:

I would like to remind all Brigantine voters how important this November's election is for the future of Brigantine. The following statements are not exaggerated myths but are verifiable accomplishments.

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Letter: Republicans want givebacks only from middle-class employees

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I hope voters have looked closely at the Republican plan to save the city “possibly” $20 million over 20 years. I highly recommend doing this with the Republican ad in one hand and the municipal salaries list from the Taxpayers Association in the other. Doing this, I found the following information:

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Letter: Taxpayers first

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

When we first came to Brigantine we thought things were fine

Then we found out so many things were wrong in time

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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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