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Letter: Upper Township voters have a choice

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I have spent nearly my entire adult life serving my community at the national, state and local level, beginning with a military career that sent me to the battlefields of Korea, to Absecon as a police officer, city council member and mayor for 21 years, and as a member of the board of directors of the mayors’ association and the League of Municipalities.

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Letter: Pipeline a needed economic benefit for New Jersey

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew needs public support to retain existing jobs and bring additional work in construction to the area. Local elected officials have little or no input on what is built or planned in the Pinelands designated area.

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Letter: Corporations hold bottom line before public interest

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 am

To the editor:

Many people, many through no fault of their own, are simply misinformed, as was Ed Shultz for weeks on his early evening MSNBC TV show, until he began visiting people on the ground who are and have been directly affected by a fracked gas pipeline.

Not only has Ed Shultz changed his mind, and he was very much for the Keystone XL pipeline, he's been able to cut through the private-for-profit corporate propaganda to uncover the actual cost of the pipeline on our air and water quality and people's health, its affect on the land, our homes and pocket books. He's now become one of the most vocal in its opposition; so outraged, in fact, he's hardly missed a show since uncovering the facts regarding the wholesale devastation of what occurs when fracked gas is pushed through for the profit of the few.

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Letters page: Pinelands Commission made the right decision

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 26, 2014 02:56 pm

 To the editor:

I've been wondering, where are the standardized tests for politicians? Because it's really sad when public officials like state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, elected to make important public decisions, choose to remain ignorant of the science when it comes to damage to the ecosystem from “fracked” gas. He wants to do everything he can, he says, to overturn the Pineland's Commission's decision to uphold their mandate to “preserve and protect.” He says he is going to ask the governor and Senate president to help in the process.

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Letters page: Number overload

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Written by Opinion Monday, January 13, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

The minds of some of us are being put to numeric overload by our televisions. Exactly when the process began is unknown but certainly in early bloom when during the 70’s Uncle Bill described his car in an advertisement as a 1972, 2d, 350, 4sp, 4b, with size 14 tires, a 411 rear and ¾ cam.

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Letters page: Pipeline would violate Pinelands Commission mandate

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

I am writing to express my vehement opposition to the proposed pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands. I understand that this pipeline would be built in clear violation of the Pinelands' own Comprehensive Management Plan, which was put in place to protect the Pinelands from exactly this type of development scenario. Thus its approval would set an ominous precedent for any future development plans, sending the clear message that our commitment to the Pinelands is an empty promise, ready to be broken as soon as powerful interests deem this to be to their advantage.

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Letters page: Trash audits shouldn’t be necessary

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 09, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

I received my notice regarding the new trash/recycling carts yesterday and immediately requested one extra trash cart. We typically put out more than three 45 gallon trash cans now so I wanted to be prepared in case I needed more than the one 96 gallon cart we are to be issued for trash. I understood I had to pay for an extra cart out of my own pocket. That's fine. No big deal. I have seen the same type 96 gallon automated truck cans at a "big box" hardware store and they weren't insanely priced.

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Letters page: Police patrols, not lower limits, needed to reduce speeds

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

In response to the article “Upper Township looks to slow down Stagecoach Road traffic once again” printed on Nov. 14, lowering the speed limit on Stagecoach Road will certainly not decrease the speed that people drive.

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Letters page: Police patrols, not lower limits, needed to reduce speeds in Upper Township

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 21, 2013 06:36 pm

To the editor:

In response to the article “Upper Township looks to slow down Stagecoach Road traffic once again” printed on Nov. 14, lowering the speed limit on Stagecoach Road will certainly not decrease the speed that people drive.

I am a resident on Peach Orchard Road, which is located in Seaville. As a resident of this lengthy residential road, I have almost never seen any cars traveling the 25 mph speed limit. Personal vehicles, delivery trucks, even school buses, have been observed traveling at a high rate of speed down this residential road.

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Letters page: New committeemen should forego insurance, pensions

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 19, 2013 01:00 am

 To the editor:

Congratulations to our neighbors John Coggins and Hobie Young for their convincing win for Upper Township Committee posts. Many of us voted for them based on their advertised statement that their top priority would be planning our township’s financial future that must begin with them accepting their new responsibilities and authority. We must eliminate the financial deficit that we have deserved over the past decade through unwise spending to again become a properly governed surplus community.

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