Upper Township Gazette

Letters page: Candidates should have to answer for banked cap

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

The story of the school board’s banked cap should be a story long over, but it’s still going on under the radar. Remember a few years ago when the school board proposed a zero increase budget and the taxpayers soundly voted it down? Well, the school board got to bank that cap. That means that they still have the ability to tax you for that money even though it was voted down at the election.

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Letters page: Upper should do its own emergency dispatch

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:04 pm

To the editor:

I find it hard to understand why Upper Township is paying Ocean City $250,000 for emergency dispatch service when we have emergency medical personnel, many of them volunteers, capable of handling those duties.

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Adopt Everest, the Bernese mountain dog

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:00 am

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Everest may be a purebred Bernese mountain dog but he doesn't yodel. Find out more about him at pets.shorenewstoday.com, Adopt a Pet > Everest

 

Letters page: Too much television coverage of English royalty

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

There are times when a person is turned suspicious by television news. Consider royalty. There are hundreds of royal families in the world, yet on one, English royalty, is regularly sent into our living rooms with much flattery attached, sometimes comical.

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Gansert graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 30, 2013 12:00 am

Air Force Reserve Airman Nicole A. Gansert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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Letters page: Glossy politics

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

Let me start off by stating that I never write letters to the editors of newspapers but when I got a glossy political brochure in the mail from the "Van Drew Team" today I changed my mind. I'm sure that politics and winning elections is as important to the "Van Drew Team" as friends and family are to you and me, but to what end? The political mailer I received couldn't have been more tasteless and was way beyond the usual self promotion that we all see and hear every election cycle.

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Letters page: Pinelands commission must serve as check and balance

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Nancy Wittenberg, executive director of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.)

After reading Dr. Steven Fenichel's letter in the Sept. 11 edition of The Gazette, I am outraged. Your denial of a request to have an internationally respected expert give a 30-minute presentation to the Pinelands Commission on the effect of horizontal drilling on habitats is unprofessional, to say the least. I don't understand your lack of interest in information that would give all members of the commission a clearer understanding of the issue at hand.

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Letters page: Trash wars and school bonds

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 04, 2013 02:19 pm

To the editor:

The trash truck wars over what type of trucks to buy has been front page news, along with the accompanying letters to the editor. The discussions have been ongoing at township meetings for what seems like an eternity. This long, long argument will cost taxpayers about $560,000 for the new trucks. A significant amount, but in the meantime, the school board has set sail on another $16 million dollar bond referendum, and no one seems to have noticed.

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Letters page: Whippoorwill Campground a good neighbor

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 03, 2013 01:23 pm

To the editor:

I just wanted to say thank you to Maddie, an employee at Whippoorwill Campground, who made a big difference to our family with a small act of kindness. 

My six-year-old son has autism and is deathly afraid of skeletons. So much so that he cannot be in a room by himself or even leave my line of vision because he is petrified. He still has visions of skeletons from last Halloween, so as you can imagine, we are dreading Halloween this year.

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Letters page: Township should look again at privatizing trash pickup

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 27, 2013 09:30 am

To the editor:

Once again our great and mighty township approves another cost savings blunder. First it was the recreation building. Now it is the automatic trash trucks. Why is it that our township officials make these costly decisions without asking the residents?

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