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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:46 am

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:37 am

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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Letter: Calling on retirees to fight the good fight for Atlantic City

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:50 pm

We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. To the editor:

My wife Roseann and I are fortunate to live in Four Seasons, a senior community adorned with manicured lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, aesthetically pleasing bushes, ornate flower beds framing winding rows of attractive homes. 

Ponds alive with floating fountains, tree-lined pathways designed to accommodate pedestrians and bikers add to the charming ambience. And let’s not forget a clubhouse, more like a resort, with indoor and outdoor pools, bocce, tennis, shuffleboard and pickle ball courts offering so many activities a resident could fill his or her day with nothing but fun and games.

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10 things locals should do before summer's end

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:44 am

10 things locals should do before summer’s end 10 things locals should do before summer’s end As August sneaks up on us, “Back to School” sales are hitting the stores and students are packing up their boxes, it can be difficult to utilize the last weeks of summer. 

1. Take a tourist day.

Treat yourself to a day of purely tourist activities. Go on the rides, go to the water park, eat a funnel cake, or whatever it is that you secretly wish you could enjoy the way tourists do. 

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Letter: Galloway garden a source of pride

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Written by Leslie M. Saponare Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:43 am

Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. To the editor:

The residents are so proud of their hard work and dedication in their garden at Spring Village at Galloway.

What started out as an idea from a family member has turned into a thing of pride for the residents and the staff of Spring Village, located at 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Letter: Beware of the paranoids

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, July 12, 2014 03:34 pm

Beware of the paranoids Beware of the paranoids To the editor:

I was reading a book titled, “The Paranoid” by David Swanson, M.D., et al. This book was written in 1970. It is the most complete analysis of this subject written for laymen that I have been able to find to date; it seems that very little new work has been done in this field.

One major part of the paranoid character is that “the paranoid’s omnipresent anger and the indigent conviction that he is correct take precedence over knowledge of potential risk.” 

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Letter: Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner

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Written by Jim Gorman Sunday, July 06, 2014 02:22 pm

Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner To the editor:

The State of New Jersey has given us the run-around on a full Garden State Parkway interchange on Route 30 for decades, despite the economic and public safety benefits it would provide to the residents of Galloway, Absecon, and the barrier islands. Ever since I've been on council, I've urged the Turnpike Authority to pursue an interchange, but to no avail.

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Letter: Voting should be required by law

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, July 06, 2014 02:11 pm

Voting should be required by law Voting should be required by law To the editor:

In a democracy, it is the responsibility of every adult citizen to vote.  We require folks with potential tax liability to file returns, don’t we?  Is voting not as important as paying taxes? Furthermore, all efforts to suppress voting must be aggressively thwarted.

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Letter: Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need

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Written by Steven J. Stokes Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:13 pm

Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need To the editor:

Last week I attended the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders meeting.  Like most people in attendance, I was there to show support for an ordinance that would establish a county trust fund for homeless veterans and families suffering from Hurricane Sandy. 

At the heart of the ordinance, a $3 processing fee would be applied to all county documents, with the proceeds establishing the trust fund.  It sounds pretty cut and dry, but few are things in local politics.

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Letter: Too many drivers park in no-parking zones

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

This is regarding people who park in no-parking zones.

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