Ocean City Gazette | Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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Poor planning has a cost

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Why is it I am never amazed at the actions that are taken by our elected officials and also the poor concepts taken by our engineering, planning and zoning staffs?

Finally, we the citizens of Ocean City now know the real reason for the new Hospitality Zone adopted in September of 2013.

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Freckles are cause for concern

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 02:07 pm

To the editor:

The annual "Greatest Freckles" competition was recently held at the Music Pier.

I don't mean to be a party pooper but freckles to a board certified dermatologist are the sign of sun damage.

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Non-resident voting would improve elections

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 02:04 pm

To the editor:

I strongly agree with Jim Tweed’s letter proposing voting rights for second home owners. That wasn’t my first reaction, though. I had to digest the fact that he didn’t want them voting for state or federal offices, just local ones.

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Civil wars in Iraq and Syria leave U.S. with no hope  

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

This Independence Day, I am confronted with the problem of our nation being incapable of deciding to return to Iraq to fight again to reconstruct what was totally given up by the government and the people of Iraq with little or no concern.

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Lion’s share of tax revenue comes from non-residents

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Last week's letter to the editor advocating that non-resident owners of Ocean City properties be allowed to vote in its municipal elections is well-reasoned but ultimately a bit amusing. It'll never happen. To heck with fairness, there are no advantages to residents of doing this. 

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Ocean City should lead on non-resident voting

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Over 200 years ago, “taxation without representation” started a revolution.  Ocean City celebrates itself as a patriotic town.  That is why this is the perfect community to take the lead in a movement for fairness that has long been neglected. 

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Graduation is a beginning

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:13 am

Valedictorian Maham Ahmad presented the following in the manner of a hip-hop song at the end of her speech to the Class of 2014 graduation from Ocean City High School Friday. Lauren Dickey photo / Valedictorian Maham Ahmad presented the following in the manner of a hip-hop song at the end of her speech to the Class of 2014 graduation from Ocean City High School Friday. Valedictorian Maham Ahmad presented the following in the manner of a hip-hop song at the end of her speech to the Class of 2014 graduation from Ocean City High School Friday.

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Thanks for support of basketball event

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The eighth annual “Basketball at the Beach” AAU Girls Basketball event (June 14-14), brought a few thousand player, coaches, and family members into “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” Our goals are to provide a quality athletic event for girls ages 10-17 while financially supporting two very successful programs at Ocean City High School (Field Hockey and basketball) and by generating revenue for the communities of Ocean City, Somers Point, and Galloway Township.

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Ipe cannot be sustainably harvested

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Written by Opinion Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

After reading Ms. Carol Montgomery's letter I called the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to try and understand how the Audubon Society could claim that their Ipe boardwalk was done in a sustainable way.

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Wood choice is certainly an environmental issue

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Written by Opinion Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As a member of Mayor Sal Perillo’s Environmental Commission during his administration, the commission members took it upon themselves to look at all the facts of Ipe wood for the boards. We each spent weeks reading all the pros and cons of this material and unanimously concluded in our recommendation to the city that they consider another resource.

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What happened to the foxes of Walnut Road?

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 17, 2014 02:32 pm

To the editor:

Is it really necessary to frighten the public by suggesting that the issue of using Ipe to replace the boardwalk is still a moot point? Our mayor told us that it will not happen while he is in charge and there is no reason to doubt what he says.

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Hardwood is the best choice

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:24 am

To the editor:

Who is Right? The Audubon Society or Ocean City’s Outspoken “Environmentalists”?

I came across an intriguing display last winter while walking on the Brazilian hardwood boardwalk through Corkscrew Swamp in Naples, Fla. According to the display, the Audubon Society believes that Brazilian hardwood (aka Ipe and Pau Lope) is the most sustainable and eco-friendly choice for boardwalk construction. To quote one of the signs:

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