Upper Township Gazette | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Plan still needed for baseball field lights

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 17, 2014 02:34 pm

To the editor:

After reading Jeff Pierson’s remarks in last week’s edition of The Gazette, I felt it important that the reasons for my decision to vote no on the lighting for Amanda’s Field be clearly stated to the public.

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Guest Column: Admiral had great influence on Navy, nation

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Written by Paul Sutton Tuesday, May 20, 2014 04:22 pm

 The ship, shown during its launch, is named after Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in the Navy’s history. The ship, shown during its launch, is named after Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in the Navy’s history.  My wife Connie and I drove up to Bath, Maine last month at the invitation of the late Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt’s family for the ceremonial launching of the USS Elmo R. Zumwalt. The ceremony was held outside in as near-perfect weather as you can hope to find in southern Maine in April. Not a cloud in the sky, with temperatures approaching 70 degrees as the ceremony came to an end.

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PRO club trying to regain control of committee

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

In an April 29 letter to the editor, Richard L. Phillips, president of the Upper Township People’s Republican Organization (PRO) wrote “The PRO Club has nothing to do with the candidate selection process” in a response to a letter I had submitted. I have a question for Mr. Phillips. How many of the 29 Upper Township committee people are PRO members? I’ll bet the number is close to 29.

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Is Inserra planning independent run for committee?

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Tony Inserra is the only township committee person whose seat is up for election this year. Is he planning on running as an independent in November’s general election, bypassing the primary this June?

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Letter: President: PRO Club does not select candidates

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 09:37 am

To the editor:

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor from Mr. Orvis Leopardi that appeared in the April 2 edition of The Gazette. His comments were used to announce his candidacy for the Upper Township Committee seat to be voted on in November. In his remarks he also took time to disparage the Upper Township People’s Republican Organization, also known as the PRO Club. Having been in politics for decades, he should certainly know how the electoral process operates. There were several areas in his remarks which may confuse the average voter.

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Letter: No avoiding potholes this year

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

To the editor:

Our local economy was much stimulated recently by the winter victims of roadway craters.

In former years, a vigilant driver employing a quick maneuver could spare his person and his car injury. But not this year. Too often a jerk of the steering wheel only sends the vehicle from the cliff of one excavation into the abyss of another. A certain stretch of blacktop allegedly exhibited such a concentration of pits it could not be safely navigated by even the most nimble ballerina.

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Letter: Firehouses need better checks and balances

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

To the editor:

Firehouses in the township should have independent auditors and independent non-firehouse commissioners.

Money that these firehouses receive through taxes and donations is a great deal to be entrusting to one or more members of a firehouse company. There should be a system of checks and balances done by a non-biased board that oversees all financial business within a firehouse.

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Letter: Candidate wrong about People’s Republican Organization

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

To the editor:

In response to last week’s article about the primary election in Upper Township, and the letter from Orvis Leopardi, I would like to clarify a few points.

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Letter: Candidate: Experience will help plan future of township

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

To the editor:

I wish to congratulate Orvis Leopardi for his many years of public service, his service to this great nation, and his success as a businessman. He is a great American. I look forward to the Republican primary.

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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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