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School board meeting change could hurt attendance

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Written by Peggy Capone Monday, January 19, 2015 04:02 pm

School board meeting change could hurt attendance School board meeting change could hurt attendance To the editor:

In a game of cards, how do you ensure you'll win? If you're the new school board president in Hamilton Township, you play with a rigged deck.

In order to eliminate public comment from former school board officials like me and other student advocates, newly sworn President Eric Aiken changed the longtime Tuesday evening meeting schedule to the first and third Mondays, to accommodate a possible change in his work shift as a casino upholsterer.

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Letter: Hess, Woodrow Wilson too dissimilar to compare

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Hess, Woodrow Wilson too dissimilar to compare Letter: Hess, Woodrow Wilson too dissimilar to compare To the editor:

Ms. Capone's comparison of Hess test scores to Woodrow Wilson's (part of Union City School District but located in Weehawkin) is disingenuous at best and ultimately reveals her lack of accomplishment at the end of her board tenure.

According the 2014 Spending Guide on the New Jersey Department of Education website, Hamilton Township is compared to other k-8 districts of 750 or more students. There are 84 such districts.

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Letter: Business tax incentives mean higher taxes for residents

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Written by Opinion Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read with interest an article in the Nov. 20 edition of The Current of Galloway about the town council approving plans for the Lenox site. The taxpayers now have more questions than answers. The first is how 400 jobs may be created (estimates tend to be higher than reality I have found), followed with what Deputy Mayor Coppola says is good for Galloway taxpayers.

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Letter: Cruse named essay contest finalist

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Written by Opinion Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Congratulations to fourth-grade student Amayah Cruse for being selected as a finalist prize winner in AtlantiCare's How to Help a Friend anti-bullying writing contest.

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Letter: Hamilton Township Police Department does a great job and should be thanked, not criticized

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Written by Jennie Ayres Monday, October 27, 2014 02:47 pm

Letters; Hamilton Township Police Department does a great job and should be thanked, not criticized Letters; Hamilton Township Police Department does a great job and should be thanked, not criticized To the editor:

As a resident of Hamilton Township and someone who has worked closely in the township with its police force, I was outraged to read about the candidates for Township Committee, particularly Aline Dix and her comments about our fine police department.

Before writing this I visited the police department’s website and found the following in its annual report:

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Letter: Dix brings up important issues

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:38 pm

To the editor:

Committeewoman Aline Dix asks valid questions at Hamilton Township public meetings. She brings up important issues that need to be addressed, discussed and resolved. Isn’t that the reason for the meetings? Why is she cut off and stopped from asking questions? I don’t hear many questions from other committeepersons.

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Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter To the editor:

My name is Harry Rogers, and I am a recovering Aline Dix supporter. I confess that I campaigned for her twice, donated to her campaign twice and went door to door in support of her candidacy. For these misguided actions, I must sincerely apologize to the voters of Hamilton Township.

I was once captivated with Ms. Dix’s activism and encyclopedic grasp of trivial facts. When in 2011 she accused the township committee of “multimillion dollar bond malfeasance,” I once again marveled at her grasp of the situation. On the strength of her allegations the committee called in state inspectors despite coming off two years of spotless audits.

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Letter: Vote the incumbents out

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

Letter: Vote the incumbents out Letter: Vote the incumbents out To the editor:

This November I plan on voting against every incumbent. It seems the issues that were present when these fine people took office are still an issue. Take heed, members of Congress, county and local council incumbents – I'm voting for your opponent, and these are my reasons.

I am voting for the opponent of any governing officials who monitor the intersection of New York Avenue and Route 40. For more than six years they would rather buy more orange barrels than repair a drainage issue. 

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Letter: Have respect for non-fans of the World Cup

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Written by Dave Hunsberger Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:12 pm

Have respect for non-fans of the World Cup Have respect for non-fans of the World Cup To the editor:

In reference to the story on the popularity of the World Cup this go-round, that's great news for new and old soccer fans alike. What I object to is the snobbery shown by many soccer fans toward me, a non-fan of the sport.

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Letter: It’s time to tighten up our borders

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Written by Ted Hesser Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:32 pm

It’s time to tighten up our borders It’s time to tighten up our borders To the editor:

Joe Wilkins fits in real well with the far left loons.

His column on illegal juvenile immigrants shows that he is more interested in backing the president than worrying about the economy of the country.  If we take in 50,000 children now, and more are anticipated from Central America, what’s to stop more children from relocating from that area or even other locations in the world?

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