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Back bill to allow more funding for volunteer fire companies

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

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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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EHTHS prom policy is an abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:37 pm

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To the editor:

This letter is concerning Egg Harbor Township High School’s mandatory breathalyzer and property/person search for every prom attendee.  Not only is the policy insulting, I believe it is unconstitutional.

Our Fourth Amendment right protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. It states that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  

There is some gray area regarding unwarranted searches of public school students; nonetheless, based on previous Supreme Court cases, the invasion of the students’ privacy is more severe than the nature and immediacy of the government’s concern.  

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EHT Arboretum experiences ignore by township

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:10 pm

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To the editor:

During the 10 years the Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission spent building the Arboretum and Nature Center, I picked up thousands of heroin baggies and liquor bottles from the parking lot.

Vodka was the liquor of choice. Vandalism was so prevalent I called the police only for the most egregious of acts. ATV riding seemed to be accepted because of who was doing the riding.

I soon was able to pinpoint when the vandalism was most frequent, when the ATV riders were out in force, when the drinking took place. Of course, I shared this with the police. I even contacted Stockton because I could tell from the trash I picked up that the area was well used by Stockton students.

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Bridge repair taking too long

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:10 pm

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Approximately three years ago the bridge on the Mays Landing/Somers Point Road, a main route to Ocean City, was damaged by a storm and traffic has been detoured.

Enter the Army Corps of Engineers.  They want to raise the bridge to allow kayaks to pass under.

I have resided less than two miles from this bridge for more than 50 years and have never seen a kayak there. Many cedar stumps protruding from the water, but no kayaks.

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The question is why?

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 05:06 am

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We are informed daily through TV commercials of several harmful threats to our health, some life threatening, posed by taking pharmaceuticals for various types of illnesses.

Why are these types of advertisements allowed to go on, and why are these products allowed to remain on the market?

If we learned of a fresh head of lettuce containing e-coli, the entire state would be notified and advised to remove all lettuce from the produce shelves.

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Travel basketball players should play

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 29, 2014 03:35 pm

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To the editor:

Egg Harbor Township started its travel basketball program recently. Participants had to join recreation ball and pay $90, and then try out for travel. You have to play both. Why, I have no idea.

Here's a heads up Egg Harbor Township: When you pick these 10- and 11-year boys, play them.

The parents had to pay an extra $90 (totaling $180) because you said they were good enough to play travel ball because you picked them. Don't pick them if they are only going to sit the bench.

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Why pay taxes if you can’t get your street plowed?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 29, 2014 03:33 pm

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To the editor:

I have been an Egg Harbor Township resident since July of 2011. My husband and I built our house in a Ryan Homes development off Ridge Avenue. And although we love our neighborhood and neighbors, we are not happy with the township.

Taxes have gone up tremendously in two years. And for what? What are we paying for? All the schools? We can't have trash outside the trash can because God forbid a trash man has to get out of the truck, pick it up, and throw it in the back, like they used to do years ago (although this may not be Egg Harbor Township’s fault).

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Opinion: Christie-Obama greeting after Hurricane Sandy was just a warm handshake, not a hug

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 07:39 am

Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012. Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Was it a hug between the two political powerhouses?

As New Jersey marks its one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on Oct. 29 and the state gears up for the gubernatorial election on Nov. 5, the friendly greeting that occurred between Republican Party darling Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic President Barack Obama has been brought back into focus.

A Sunday interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer, that was also picked up by Time Magazine, addressed the greeting that happened in Egg Harbor Township last year.

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Mayor says he had nothing to do with billboard application

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:22 pm

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To the editor:

A story in a local daily newspaper tried to indicate that I accepted a political donation from the firm of Cooper Levinson to approve a billboard on the Margate causeway.

In fact, I advised the writer that I did not serve on the Planning Board when the billboard was approved. The writer knew I had no role whatsoever with the approval of the billboard.

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Court findings ‘incomprehensible’ to the EHT Planning Board

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:16 pm

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To the editor:

The Egg Harbor Township Planning Board at its Sept. 16 meeting discussed The Press of Atlantic City’s Sept. 3 editorial questioning its ethics, integrity, intelligence, and decision-making ability regarding its approval of an electronic billboard on the Margate causeway. The board authorized this letter to be sent on its behalf.

It is necessary to clarify a major misrepresentation in the editorial that the pole location and billboard violated state law. Both the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Transportation formally approved the location of the billboard and determined the billboard to be in compliance with state regulations.

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