Upper Township Gazette | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

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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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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