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Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry To the editor:

The terrorist incident in Canada is but the latest example of why the time to decriminalize the concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens in New Jersey is now.

It is self-evident that we are living in dangerous times. Nothing is more important, and nothing should be held in higher esteem by our political leaders, than our God-given right of self-protection.

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Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue To the editor:

The old American Legion building in Linwood has finally been demolished. After 10 years we no longer have to look at and deal with that unsightly safety hazard. Now in its place the neighborhood has a graded lot, ready for a new home.

With all that behind us, there are several parties that we as Elm Avenue residents would like to say thank you to for their support resolving what turned out to be a very complex situation.

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Letter: Purse returned, lesson learned

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

To the man, a father of two children, who found my purse on Churchill Drive, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an angel on Earth.

Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Kolman, another wonderful person, told me how you wanted to teach your children honesty. You certainly did that and a lot more because you turned what could have been a nightmare into a blessed day.

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Letter: School board promises are rarely kept

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: School board promises are rarely kept Letter: School board promises are rarely kept To the editor: 

The recent Northfield Community School bond referendum, although successful in its purpose, shined a bright light on a critical issue: lack of voter participation. One only has to look at the number of votes cast, around 500, compared with a voter registration of more than 5,000.

Does having only 10 percent of the registered voters coming to the polls indicate that Northfield residents have an apathetic disposition, are prone to being lazy, or maintain a lackadaisical attitude?

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Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:06 pm

Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated To the editor:

I have been the commander of the Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 for the last nine months. Like many Legion posts across the nation, the membership is mostly World War II and Korean War veterans who are aging. We have 50 members, and at 60 years old, I am the second youngest.

We have one man who was a tail gunner on a B-29; he has been a member of the Legion for 70 years. But we now have a building which is old and badly in need of repairs and maintenance because our aging members just haven't been able to keep up with it over the years.

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Letter: Learning the real story of Richard Somers

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Written by Seth Grossman, Saturday, August 30, 2014 04:08 pm

Learning the real story of Richard Somers Learning the real story of Richard Somers To the editor:

On Sept. 4, 1804, Somers Point native Richard Somers and the crew of his ship Intrepid were killed in Tripoli during America’s first war against Islamic terror. This Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., LibertyAndProsperity.org, the Somers Point Historical Society, and City of Somers Point will hold a brief ceremony to remember them.

As in past years, I and some others, including military journalist/scholar Chipp Reid of Annapolis, will tell their remarkable story.

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Letter: Thank you for supporting MRHS baseball team

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Written by Billy Kern Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:19 am

Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. To the editor:

Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take a minute to thank the students, faculty, administration, and community of Mainland Regional High School for the overwhelming support of our baseball team throughout the 2014 NJSIAA baseball playoffs. 

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Letter: Make closed casino into Veterans hospital to support vets and the economy

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

While I sincerely hope additional casinos in Atlantic City do not close, I suggest a possible use for one if it does happen. Consider transforming one closed casino into a VA Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This would not only benefit area Veterans but also provide hundreds of jobs and generate income across the board from Veterans and families for existing casinos, restaurants, hotels, boardwalk, etc.  How therapeutic for the Veterans to enjoy the ocean and beach. Atlantic City hosted them in years past successfully! This would be a year-round entity not dependent upon season, day of the week, or weather conditions.

Sue Weiler

Somers Point

   

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