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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 04:04 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 01:11 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 05:09 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 01:50 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 04:19 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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Letter: Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students

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Written by Sharon L. Gaskill Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:39 pm

Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students To the editor:

As a parent of three children in the Egg Harbor Township School District, let me begin by saying that I have personally witnessed some great teaching. And I am so grateful to the outstanding teachers by whom my children have had the privilege of being educated. To those teachers I say a resounding, “Thank you.”

My daughter, who is entering her senior year at Egg Harbor Township High School in the fall, came home last week and told me that her teacher told the class they would not be writing college recommendation letters without a settled union contract. She told me that she has heard this same scenario from many of her friends about their teachers as well.

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Letter: Dr. Infantolino will be missd

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Written by Opinion Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just moved from Egg Harbor Township to Pennsylvania. Dr. Infantolino was my doctor for 25 years.

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Letter: Schools aren’t failing – students are

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Schools aren’t failing – students are Schools aren’t failing – students are To the editor:

There has been a lot of discussion about education, and the common theme is that our schools are failing. The fact is that it is not the schools that are failing, but rather the students. We will never get anywhere if we continue to place all the blame on the schools and teachers, creating more programs and throwing more money at the problem.

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Letter: Create a license for beer and wine sales in restaurants

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 21, 2014 10:47 am

Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township

To the editor:

For the past 25 years I have attempted to show New Jersey legislators a way to collect more taxes and add employment throughout the state, while giving small entrepreneurs a chance at the food and beverage business.

I proposed the state create a license for selling beer and wine only in restaurants. This would give smaller, non-chain operations a chance to increase their gross sales and profit margins.

The objections have come from the beverage industry. Currently the major chains, of which we have several in our area, have the ability to purchase these costly licenses as this is where their major profits are. Smaller restaurants cannot compete with "push the food out” operations.

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Letter: Back bill to allow more funding for volunteer fire companies

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Written by Opinion Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:45 pm

Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township

To the editor:

As an active member of the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department, I am writing in hopes to gaining support for Assembly Bill 3048, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown.

The bill would amend NJ 40A:14-34, which limits funding by municipalities to volunteer fire companies. The limits would increase from $90,000 a year to $125,000 a year and from $30,000 to $70,000 a year for municipalities with more than three fire companies.

Egg Harbor Township would directly benefit from this amendment as we have five companies in our township, limited to receiving only $30,000 a year.

The amendment has gained the unanimous support of Egg Harbor Township Committee as well as the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.

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