Wildwood Leader | Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Strong support for dune project

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 22, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

I strongly support the construction of the 16-foot sand dune project for the Wildwoods. Hurricane Sandy resulted in a 14-foot storm surge in Sea Bright. Although the proposed sand dune project would have minimal protection from a storm like the March Storm of 1962, which brought persistent flooding over a period of three days, it would have protected us from a direct hit of a storm like Sandy, the category 4 Hurricane of 1821 or the Category 3/4 Hurricane of 1804. During those storms, there was a strong but apparently brief storm surge. The communities to the north of us exposed to the storm surge from Sandy with sand dune barriers did much better than those lacking this protection.

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Building dunes is throwing money into the ocean

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 22, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

The entire coastline of New Jersey is going to be ruined by the Army Corps of Engineers and their like-it-or-not attitude with building dunes. Dunes wash away. It's like dropping money into the ocean.

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Letter: Enforce immigration laws or lose our country

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Written by Opinion Sunday, January 19, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

Webster Dictionary defines ‘illegal’ as not lawful, not sanctioned by official rules.

Unlawful, illicit, wrongful.

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Meeting minutes were insufficient

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Written by Opinion Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

In response to a recent Open Public Records Act request, I received redacted minutes from the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners Nov. 18 nonpublic (i.e. executive or closed session). 

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Story unveiled family history

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:08 pm

To the editor,

Wow! I read your story, “A story of terror and murder” in your Nov. 7 edition of the Wildwood Leader. My name is Sean Breslin, and my aunt was Doris Breslin, that you referred to in the story. I’m 52 years old and was never told about this crime. I read your article with great interest and just ordered the book. I guess every family has secrets, but mine was mind-blowing.

Sean Breslin
North Wildwood

 

It is the left that are the pigs in ‘Animal Farm’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

Buried in a meandering anecdote, a recent Gazette letter to the editor by Kevin McKinney turned the allegory of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" on its head.

Orwell despised socialism. His works warn of its dangers. Ever wonder why he chose the year 1984 in his novel on English Socialism ("IngSoc")? It's the centennial anniversary of the foundation of the Fabian Society, an early socialist organization.

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