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BL England pipeline could be used to export natural gas

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:30 pm

To the editor:

Converting the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point from coal and oil fired to natural gas is a positive move, the environmental consequences notwithstanding.

Relative to what we are now witnessing in Russia and Ukraine, we have international implications. President Vladimir Putin has a vast supply of natural gas and has customers in most of western Europe. The United States also has a large supply of natural gas with a massive distribution system servicing our country. But we are worlds apart from Europe geographically.

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Too much jurisprudence in government

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:27 pm

To the editor:

There’s a place for everyone provided that everyone qualifies. Wasn’t it Shakespeare in “Henry VI,” Part II who said, “Kill all the lawyers”? The polls show that this particular group ranks next to used car salesmen. Not too popular.

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Head back to school, not to courts

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:00 pm

To the editor:

Cape May’s decision to dissolve or leave our Lower Cape May Regional High School District may be good for some lawyers, but it’s bad for our school and worse for our students.

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Letter: Christie scandal sounds like abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 22, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

Bill Clinton never inhaled and Richard Nixon was not a crook. Just because they said it, is it true? Gov. Chris Christie similarly expressed himself and posed as a victim. Do politicians consider the general public naïve, or in fact stupid?

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Operation Fireside has benefited thousands of Coast Guardsmen

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 28, 2013 06:28 am

To the editor:

Thank you for your continued support of the U.S. Coast Guard and its people this holiday season. Dozens families and organizations will open their homes to approximately 150 of our nation’s most junior military members. This commitment to our service will not be forgotten by the staff here, and it will especially not be forgotten by the recruits you will host.

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Guest Column: ‘Animal Farm’ on Capitol Hill

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Written by By Kevin McKinney Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

Zoe is back at the bungalow.

She’s at that cute age, nearly three, inquiring about anything and everything she comes across. I’m sort of her uncle; I look after her now and then when her mom Mary must go away.

Just a little tyke with big brown eyes – and wavy black and white fur. Of course, she has that natural adventuresome energy and curiosity that most Jack Russell Terriers possess.

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A portrait in courage

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

Thank you to the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary for rescuing my swimmer during the most difficult part of the rip current and the C3 – Cape Circumnavigation Challenge swim event. Your rescue of my swimmer, Claudia Rose, was a portrait in courage and skill. I was kayaker 16, and my swimmer was swimmer 16.

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Thankful for courage shown on drug issue

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

I have been following the articles in the local newspapers concerning the drug addiction problem in Cape May County. First I want to say accolades to the local news media for making sure this horrendous epidemic is followed.

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More on the George Hildreth story

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Nice article by Jacob Schaad, Jr. on Captain George as he was known. One minor correction, Susan Hildreth, buried in the Hildreth plot with Captain George, was his unmarried daughter.

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Commentary > Community, students will dearly miss this educator and director

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 04:30 pm

If the time span had been right, I would have wanted to be a high school student of Paul Mathis, who died recently at the far-too-young age of 61.

Mathis had been an English teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School, but was best known among the public for his role as director of the high school’s big scale musicals and other theater productions. He had been directing there since 1975 when he directed his first musical “The Fantasticks.” He retired as a teacher a few years ago, but continued as a director as well as manager of the school’s theater.

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