Ocean City Gazette | Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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Another reason to love Ocean City

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Riding my beach cruiser on the boardwalk one morning, the faint strains of “God Bless the USA” came drifting through the air. I could see a crowd of people in the distance standing, facing a platform. As I drew closer, I spied an elderly man with an Army hat on his head, standing at attention on the platform, saluting. Two young men stood at flag poles on either side of him.

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Voting rights for non-residents

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

If you drop by City Hall, you can pick up a voter registration application that says, “6) If you are homeless, you can complete (the address section) by providing a contact point or the location where you spend most of your time.”

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What about marinas north of Ninth Street?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read with special interest the article about the difficulties with the proposed bay dredging since I live on the bay at 4th street. The administration and the City Council have been seeking answers for this dilemma for several years and it appears that a solution may be in sight. However, nowhere in Mayor Gillian’s address to Council or the email I received from him on the eve of Night in Venice does he mention the numerous boat basins (Marinas) north of Ninth Street that require dredging.

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Property owners deserve a say in how taxes are spent

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We bought our Ocean City condo in 2002. Since then, at various times, we have wondered/discussed why we, as property taxpayers, have no really effective way to influence how our tax dollars are spent. For sure, we can write letters to the mayor, the newspapers and to town council members (even attend their meetings), but these efforts would not get the same attention as they would if we were voters. That’s the way politics works in the USA. As voters we might be more inclined to spend time and participate in OC government discussions and maybe introduce some lessons learned from where we live when we are not in Ocean City.

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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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