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Letter: Quality schools increases property values

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Quality schools increases property values Letter: Quality schools increases property values To the editor:

In response to the concerns of tax increases with the passage of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District bond referendum, I am also a taxpayer in the district, as are my stepdaughter and her family, my daughter and her family, and my son. We don't want our taxes to go up either; however, what is proposed in the bond referendum is necessary for optimal learning.

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Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District To the editor:

For the past six years, I have served as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education.  As the superintendent’s three-year contract comes up for renewal, I am concerned for the students and residents, and am no longer a board member, bound to acquiesce to the vote of the majority.  The issues are not personal, but professional.

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Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum To the editor:

No one likes taxes. But there are times when taxes must be considered an investment. In this context, I refer to the upcoming Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District referendum. I am in favor of this referendum even though I have no direct vested interest in the local schools.

As a retiree with no children or other family members who are or will be attending one of our three high schools, I recognize the absolute need for repairs, replacement of outdated/outmoded equipment, the need for improvements, and, sadly, the need for the latest in security devices.

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Letter: We owe it to the kids to improve Greater Egg schools

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

A set of Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District ballot questions will be put to a vote on March 10. Before you become turned off by numbers like $32,777,915 or get caught up in arguments about which schools receive which improvements, think about the fact that we are all part of a regional school district. No current administrators, teachers, staff, nor any child attending these schools had anything to do with creating the regional district. But what we all have to understand is that four different sending districts are basically sharing three schools, regardless of where your child might attend.

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Letter: Why mum on seminars, training for township staff?

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 09, 2015 02:30 pm

To the editor:

Again a letter is printed criticizing Hamilton's Board of Education. This time the issue is that the meeting dates were changed and allegedly created potential conflicts. Where was this letter writer when the Hamilton Township MUA changed its meeting dates to permit the commissioners to attend the local Republican Club meetings?

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Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward To the editor:

In a Jan. 19 letter to the editor, a former board member made false and misleading statements about me, as well as the current members of the Hamilton Township Board of Education and school administration, both petty and certainly irrelevant. 

Recently, board members who were not re-elected in November have attempted to hijack school board meetings for their own self-interests by making false accusations using incorrect information, and to belittle me as the district’s educational leader.

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Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall To the editor:

I am a veterans advocate now in my 21st year of providing direct information and assistance to any veteran or family member. I am also in the Hamilton Mall going on 14 years.

I do not accept any money or gifts (except a coffee and a bagel treat). I do not seek any memberships, I do not take private information, and I work out of my kitchen table apartment.

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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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