Upper Township Gazette | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: More concern over PARCC test

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Written by Opinion Friday, February 27, 2015 03:21 pm

To the editor,

I have many concerns regarding the upcoming standardized testing known as PARCC that will be given to all New Jersey students during the months of March and May, 2015. Along with many parents throughout the state, our family has made the decision to have our son refuse to take the test.

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Letter: A plea for fair taxation

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 16, 2015 11:53 pm

To the editor:

It’s budget time again in Upper Township, yet not a word has been suggested to modify the dreadful high expense for tax-exempt medical and pension payments that some part-time elected politicians and their appointees demand from us. Full-time benefits are intended to reward and encourage dedicated career full-time employees.

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Letter: Marmora underserved with just one gas station

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We have one place to get gas for our vehicles in Marmora. Why is that station consistently higher in price than other, similar-type gas/coffee establishments in surrounding towns?

Two days ago, the price of gas in Marmora was 15 cents per gallon higher than in Somers Point. I’m aware that those stores probably have different owners and/or managers, but is the price difference due to no competition in Marmora and that’s why they feel (and do) get away with consistently higher prices? Does the cost of the gas to stores with the same name differ from store to store with Marmora paying more per gallon than other similar stores and that’s why Marmora is always higher than surrounding towns? Even the gas/coffee store in Ocean View is usually lower than Marmora.

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Letter: A general election thank you

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 10, 2014 11:52 am

To the editor:

Thank you for my 70 percent win on Nov. 4. I walked door-to-door in 10 Upper Township voting districts, which included well over 1,000 homes. Unfortunately I was not able to walk in all of the districts. Also, I was able to attend numerous community events to meet and greet many of the fine people residing in Upper Township.

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Letter: Public input sought on Alzheimer’s

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:14 pm

To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives. Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In 2013, Alzheimer's cost our nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease.  There are currently 85,000 residents living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder within the seven South Jersey counties. Between now and 2025, it is projected that our state will have a 23.5 percent increase in residents age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's.  Now New Jersey residents have an opportunity to voice their concerns and assist in shaping the future for the state in dealing with this disease.

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Letter: What has committeeman done for township?

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

I just finished watching the Oct. 14 Upper Township Committee meeting. During this meeting Committeeman Anthony Inserra was reprimanded for interfering with the bidding process for the lights at Amanda’s Field.

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Letter: Real issue is baseball lights are unnecessary

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Regarding the article on the baseball field lighting controversy and the allegations that an action on my part resulted in the “bid process being tainted,” I wish to state the facts of the matter once and for all.

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Leteter: Pierson has leadership, management experience

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

With the General Election just around the corner, I hope each voter in Upper Township takes the time to learn more about Jeff Pierson, candidate for Upper Township Committee. We have the opportunity to make a difference with our vote and make sure we elect a man with exceptional leadership qualities as his record over many years proves. Sometimes we feel our vote doesn't count or we can let someone else do it. This November that is not the case.

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Letter: Tainted bidding process costing taxpayers more money

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Yes, it is that time of year where elected officials are running for reelection, many of which unfortunately turn to making statements that are fabricated and often lack the transparency expected of our elected officials. Over the past three years, I have served the citizens of Upper Township on Township Committee and I believe it is my duty to address statements made by Committeeman Anthony Inserra in which he has taken credit for budgetary savings but lacks transparency when questioned about his own spending practices.

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Letter: Inserra looks for ways to save tax dollars

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Deputy Mayor Anthony Inserra deserves reelection to Upper Township Committee. An independent Republican and supporter of the taxpayer, he is not committed to any political machine or organization. His election three years ago garnered the support of Republicans, Democrats and independent voters alike. He has a strong devotion to family, church and the community which he serves.

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