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Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane To the editor:

I was recently on Twitter and saw a lot of activity surrounding the hashtag #SignS998. I looked it up, and bill S998 would outlaw the use of "gestation crates" for mother pigs. These crates are small metal cages that are barely bigger than the pig's own body; they are terribly inhumane, and as a pet owner, I'm against inhumane treatment of animals.

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Letter: Patch and paint won’t DO for AC

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:40 pm

To the editor:

Over several decades there been suggestions that our hotels need to be rebuilt or remodeled. In most cases that's a serious truth. My experience leads me to the management of the property. The Sands and Playboy probably did not need to be torn down, just redone from wear. The Trump Plaza property utilized the former Holiday Inn built in the late ’60s, which had major problem 10 years after it was built.

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Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate

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Written by Opinion Sunday, October 05, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate To the editor:

OK, American citizen, we have a job to do. Let’s get down to the facts.

There are many issues that our government must buckle down and deal with – the debts of our country, the jobs that have been taken away from us, poverty, senior citizen problems, housing for the homeless, having to adjust to weather changes, people losing their homes through losing their jobs – need I go on?

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Letters: Egg Harbor Township teachers find grants and children benefit

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Written by Amber Umphlett Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:35 pm

Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. To the editor:

This past school year my youngest daughter had the opportunity to attend the Wet Project at Alder Middle School. She talked about her experience for days and couldn’t wait to go again. I recently learned that this project, and many more like it, is funded by grants that our Egg Harbor Township teachers write outside of their “contracted time.”

Mr. Thoms, a seventh-grade science teacher, received this year a $22,600 Disney grant to expand his marine science program at Fernwood Middle, allowing double the amount of students to participate. He, Mr. Puggi and Mrs. Oster also received 10 Sea Perch underwater robot kits that will enhance their STEM program at the Middle School.

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Letter: Distracted driving fine justified

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Written by Jewel Copper Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:06 pm

I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. To the editor:

There has been much discussion recently regarding New Jersey’s penalties for using a cell phone while driving, with some individuals complaining that the penalties are excessive.

Perhaps those people complaining have never stood over a loved one on life support, have never attended a funeral of a friend or family member, or experienced the harsh reality of permanent physical disability because some person was looking down at his or her phone or texting, rather than paying attention to what was in front, back or alongside of them.

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Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City

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Written by Daniel Fedeli Saturday, July 19, 2014 03:04 pm

Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City To the editor:

There has been discussion since two Atlantic City hotels announced they will close of them becoming boutique hotels, implying that smaller hotels could become destination hotels.

In theory that’s correct. The question is can you locate the quality management required to make it happen.

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Letter: Demonizing EHT teachers is a poor strategy

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Written by Harry Hartman Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:11 pm

It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education To the editor:

I recently read letters to the editor from parents expressing concern over the lack of a settled contract in Egg Harbor Township, which could impact their children’s college application process. This is unfortunate, but I do not understand why these letters place all of the blame for this situation on the teachers.

Parents need to understand that the Board of Education is at least equally to blame for this stalemate. Sadly, I feel that the only reason most of these parents are even engaging on this issue is because it may now affect them. Where is the support for the teachers from the parents?

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Letter: What Atlantic City needs is less government intervention and more freedom

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Written by Douglas H. Stroz Friday, July 11, 2014 04:09 pm

The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? To the editor:

Everyone commiserates with the employees who will lose their jobs with the closings of the Showboat, Revel and now Trump Plaza, but the genesis of the coming layoffs started a long time ago. Well-meaning politicians are to blame for the problem.

Market intervention such as the political machinations that led to the construction of the $2 billion white elephant known as the Revel, as well as the restrictions placed on casinos by burdensome legislation and taxation have led to this foreseeable outcome.

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Letter: Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage to speak out

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Written by Ellen Gregory Tuesday, July 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out To the editor:

I am writing in support of my friend and co-worker’s attempt to bring to light the disappointing possibility that teachers won’t be able to honor students’ requests for college recommendation letters, allegedly because of unsettled contract negotiations between the union and the Board of Education.

Before she presented her concerns to the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and The Current Newspaper, my friend and co-worker, Sharon Gaskill, approached the subject the way she does everything – with great thought, care, and research to ensure she was speaking out intelligently and without malice. She complimented the teachers for the positive impact they have made on her daughters’ education experience.

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You were saying… a roundup of discussions on our social media pages

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 03:19 pm

Conversations from the social media pages of the Current Egg Harbor Township Conversations from the social media pages of the Current Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Here are just a few of the comments posted on our social media accounts on recent stories. Want to join in the conversations? Connect with us at @EHTCurrent on Facebook and Twitter.

Traffic light installed at intersection notorious for accidents

Laura Mendelsohn Moore wrote “Missing the old days...too many people live here now! And they need to slow down!!! It's NOT Cherry Hill.”

Tina Horton Camp wrote “It's about time! Just a shame it has to take so many fatalities for a traffic light to even be considered!”

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