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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Print Spout Off 7.29.09 Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

A proposed mall in Swainton, the Blue Ribbon panel, a transition team for EMS, a proposed insurance company-funded EMS scheme that was doomed to fail. The proposed combined EMS/Senior Citizen center on an illegally cleared lot, illegally hiring an architect for that proposed aforementioned combined building, police presence at all township committee meetings. This is just a small sampling of Middle Township government when Mike Voll was an elected official. Never before was Middle Township such an embarrassment and never again.
—Court House

The algae in Lake Lilly in Cape May Point is an absolute outrage. Whoever is in charge of it should be fired immediately.
—Cape May
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Msgr. McIntyre along with the pastors of St. John's and St. Raymond's requested that Our Lady Star of the Sea School shut its doors forever. Bishop Galante followed monsignor's recommendation. How can monsignor sleep at night or look himself in a mirror? Please remember these children and their lost opportunity. When the basket comes around in church, it’s time to make a statement .
—Cape May
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To the wife of Councilman Clarence Ryan: Your husband's sign was left up on the Republican Headquarters for over a year. It read, Elect Clarence Ryan.
—Cape May County
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Dr. Nanavati is an awesome, wonderful, and caring physician. It took him 30 minutes to diagnose a problem. He's in the business of keeping people alive, unlike other doctors who after 25 years of doctoring couldn't diagnose the problem.
—Court House
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I'm responding to the spouter from Cape May who wanted to point out the malapropism in the Spout Off and wanted to let them know they need to watch their own. Petti-ante is actually penny-ante and it refers to a penny bet in poker. So perhaps they want to check their dictionary before they spout off about somebody else.
—Del Haven
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What a disgrace to see all those signs on the road driving into Avalon where all the multi-million dollar homes are. Get rid of the signs.
—Court House
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There is one razor thin crescent of a silver lining in the Sotomayor appointment and probably confirmation to the Supreme Court. That silver lining is that the person she is replacing is also a anti-Constitutionalist so the Supreme Court won't be any worse off than it was before she was confirmed.
—Cape May Beach
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Yo Mayor Beck, how about no barking dogs doing doo-doo and no noisy, smelly wave runners at our beach? Just peace and quiet. Yapping mutts and dangerous water motorcycles destroy that peace. What's so hard about understanding that?
—North Cape May
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To the people in Villas who don't believe in stop signs: The next time you go through a stop sign you will find a ticket on your windshield, and believe me, it's true.
—Villas
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Please tell me why they decided to dig up Bayshore Road now. Why didn't they do it in April or May instead of inconveniencing all the people that are down here for the summer? It's very discouraging when you have to drive so many blocks out of your way.
—Villas
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When I go to the beach in Cape May there's a hot dog vendor that looks like he has a clown's outfit on and another vendor looks like the cart was made by a cave man. Could you do something about this?
—Cape May
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I hope Americans realize that Barack Obama and Congress will have their own health plan. Not the state's health plan that they force upon the American people. By the way, LoBiondo, have you read the plan? Yes or no.
—Cape May
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Frank LoBiondo, are you going to sign the pledge to read this phony health care bill in its entirety? That's a yes or a no Frank. I am saying no you won't.
—Cape May
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All I can say is, Avalon better crack down on the arrogant people on their decks having a grand ole' time till 3, 4, or 5 a.m. It stinks. They obviously have no regard for anyone else. It is selfish and obnoxious. There are children crying because of their noise, dogs barking every minute. Let’s not forget the poor souls that actually have to get up early and function at their job. Come on, Avalon, get a grip, get some control.
—Avalon
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It has been a year since the West Wildwood flood ruined 90 cars. Bill, my friend, who drives a black pick up truck on the 700 block of Pine Avenue wakes us up every morning at 7:30 daily. Please get a muffler.
—West Wildwood
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On Friday afternoon there was a school bus dropping off a special class student in the 200 block of Beach Cresse Avenue. At the same time there was a car stopped at the stop sign in the 100 block. The driver was very impatient and started yelling and tooting his horn at the bus driver. A small crowd had gathered as they were afraid the driver was going to assault the bus driver so someone called the police. The driver was yelling in a manner that his mother would have been ashamed of. The police told the driver to be a good boy and not to do it again and sent him on his way.
—Wildwood
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We are the two gentlemen on 13th Avenue that lost the horseshoe championship this year. We just want to congratulate the two gentlemen: One from Burlington and one from Havertown, Pa. They are the reining champs for this year. Wait until next year, maybe we'll win it back again.
—North Wildwood
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The other day we were on Lafayette Street behind The Great American Trolley, No. T34. The pollution coming out of the back of that thing was so bad we were gagging.
—Cape May
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We ride bikes on the boardwalk in Wildwood every day. I am amazed at how people don't know how to line up at Dunkin Donuts. They line across the boardwalk. Wish that Dunkin Donuts could teach the people to line up down the boardwalk so that it's not in the way of anybody walking or running.
—Wildwood Crest
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A bank has three ugly orange ATM signs on the corner of Pacific and Sweetbriar. I think people should be able to find the ATM without three big signs. Isn't there a sign ordinance in Wildwood Crest that would prevent that? They look terrible.
—Wildwood Crest
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I know it isn't right, but is sort of ironic to think that liberals, like Liz Taylor, Alec Baldwin and the rest of the Hollywood, who have the really big bucks, may contribute to higher taxation of the rich for my socialistic health care. What a country.
—Lower Township
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America wake up. We are being conned. Cap and trade is a con game and we, the taxpayers, are the victims. Call your congressman today and stop it before it's too late.
—Goshen
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I will be forever grateful to the kind gentleman, with the metal detector, who so unselfishly helped me find my lost wedding ring and engagement ring last Sunday on the beach in Cape May. Thank you and God bless you. I can now celebrate my one-year anniversary in August knowing St. Anthony is on my side.
—Cape May
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Obama wants us to pay for health care for illegal aliens and those who indulge in reckless behavior. i.e. drug, alcohol and sex abuse — the latter AIDS, VD and abortions while rationing for senior citizens.
—Lower Township
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Wildwood Crest needs pedestrian cross walks painted at every street. It is very difficult to cross the street. Try walking from Park Boulevaard to the beach some day. No cars ever stop. It's great that we have cross walks at Crest Pier but they should be throughout Wildwood Crest. Why is it that motorists stop for pedestrians in Avalon and Stone Harbor but not in Wildwood Crest?
—Wildwood Crest
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Welcome to the world of full service salons where manicurists speak English and we pay taxes. Again, you get what you pay for.
-—Court House
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Would Lower Township Police please check Beachhurst, Roseann and Suzanne Avenue as to why the cars are parked the wrong way? This is an accident waiting to happen. I noticed, according to your paper, Avalon is finally doing something about it. I don't know why Lower Township doesn’t. -I don't know how many times a car coming out of a parking spot because they’re parked the wrong way has almost hit me.
—North Cape May
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I understand that the Herald sometimes requires to edit Letters to the Editor for content or timing. Some of what I wrote was removed and it removed some of the content and people are wondering why I'm talking about chocolate. I wanted to let them know that if they go to myspace.com/pittsville they can read the entire letter and understand what the chocolate was about.
—North Cape May
(ED. NOTE: Your letter was published exactly as it was written to us…nothing was removed. We didn’t understand ourselves what the ‘chocolate rations’ was all about.)
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The entertainment director of the Wildwoods Convention Center needs to do a little more than ride his bike to help bring people into this town. Seems he does a lot for charity which is great but when are you going to start bringing in good events to this town?
—Wildwood
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Cape May County, I love it. Now you can view the Cape May County employees salaries on the Herald Web site. Take the time to view it. Mechanics making Fare Free salary. O no no no way. $40-50,000 driving a fare free truck. Look at what the department heads are making. Totally unfair across the board. Just goes to show you, it's not who you know.
¬—Cape May County
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Leaving Penney's Store, walking with a cane, Tuesday morning I was almost hit by a speeding car. An SUV, silver, female driver. If it weren’t for an alert young gentleman seeing the danger and calling out she never would have stopped. Thank you again. Angels do exist.
—Villas
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Attention Senior Citizens: Obama is saying no raise in our Social Security for at least two years. He says because there is no inflation. What planet does he currently live on?
—Court House
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To the waitresses at Uncle Bills: If they're so hard up for money let them park where there's no meters.
—Cape May
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As a taxpayer of the city of Wildwood I am extremely disappointed in our local government. The spending must stop. The local fire department, six figure salaries, full benefits, $55 overtime fees for such a small town is downright stupid. Mr. Mayor stop hiring relatives and start helping the little old taxpayer before we turn into another Atlantic City.
—Wildwood
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Congratulations to the city fathers of Dewey Beach, Del. who have recently given authorization for their beach lifeguards to issue $200 tickets for public alcohol consumption on their beaches. Wildwood Crest politicians need to emulate by summer 2010 as our family beach situation is in jeopardy and is completely out of control. Crest lifeguards merely look the other way.
—Wildwood Crest
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To all you waitresses who complain about tips. Just so you know, every time you write or call into the paper it just makes me want to tip you less because you annoy me so much. Stop being so greedy.
—Lower Township
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New Jersey, a great state to be from. Walk into any town in the south and you will meet ex-Jerseyites. The outward bound migration is worn like a military medal. I survived Jersey. Will the last camper leaving please turn off the lights? Thanks you all.
—Cape May County
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Let’s bring back Johnny Taco to the Villas VFW and ask for the resignation of the commander whose sobering decision could result in the downfall of this wonderful organization. This is a result to what he did on this past Sunday night, July 19.
—Villas
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Stone Harbor recently toyed with the idea of setting up a Farmer’s Market. Of course that requires that we still have farmers. No farms equal no food. It's a no-brainer.
—Goshen
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What stinks worse than rotten fish? Corrupt New Jersey politicians.
—Cape May County
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With all respect to the people who live near the airport I should remind them that the airport has been there since 1942 and has been an active airport, both military and general aviation, since.
—Lower Township
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The Villas VFW has just lost one of the best all-around entertainers anywhere. Johnny Taco has been the best thing that has ever happened at the club. He has been there 25 years through good times and bad. He gives 150 percent each night and is appreciated by all that attend.
—Dias Creek
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Has anybody else noticed the very positive difference in the Cape May County Child Support Department? It is being run, I believe, by somebody else and my worker is positive, pleasant and gets her job done well. Thank you, thank you whatever you're doing. Keep it up.
—Cape May County
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Just want to say in response to the Letter to the Editor from the lady in North Cape May with the letter about the bad tipping the waiters and waitresses that really applies to delivery drivers as well because you'll drive across town in heavy traffic from North Cape May to Cape May to deliver food. A $60 order and to tip the guy $1 is ridiculous. Especially when people will hand $2-3 to a guy at a bar for pulling a beer out of a cooler, which happens all the time. Delivery people live off tips too.
—Villas
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It is time Commander Rich step down at Villas VFW. His decisions have not been in the best interest of the club. He is running his own personal agenda.
—Villas
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New Jersey has a great reputation and history of corrupt politicians. If President Obama wants to obtain maximum impact from his stimulus bucks, just build a slew of jails in the coldest part of Alaska and reserve cells for all the politicians. FBI just cracked down on another 30 in North Jersey. We want equal treatment in South Jersey. How about 30 from down here?
—Cape May County
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In regards to the article with Cape May County using recycled water. It's one thing to be using it on lawns for irrigation, but has any studies been made about using this water in closed environments such as inside animal houses or pens where zookeepers will be breathing the vapor? I don't think this sounds exactly right to me.
—Court House
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What has your congressman done as far as enforcing the laws about our borders? We're going to now be asked to pay the medical bills for 12-40 million illegal aliens that have come across our borders; Congress never enforced the law to keep them out? Then of course you will reelect your congressman. He's there for as long as he wants to be. It's time that people wake up and change the way things are done. The lobbyists actually control our country.
—Cape May County
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This message is for Michael Dellavella. I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for keeping the public, the residents of Wildwood advised. Please continue to write to the editor expressing your opinion. We really appreciate it. There is a definite double standard when it comes to Kathleen McCullough. The Board of Elections is an absolute disgrace. They should be investigated and prosecuted.
—Wildwood
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Don't you think the sea wall's a little dangerous with no handrails or anything for kids and stuff? Am I the only one that thinks it's dangerous?
—North Wildwood
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We bought a condo directly across the street from the Lions Center. There's an old man who puts out the garbage and trashcans early in the morning, wakes my children up. This man pulls everything out, garbage cans, just the works. Then we see him on a power chair. If he can pull out all the garbage why does he have a power chair? It doesn't make sense. I guess there is a reason though.
—Wildwood
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Wonder if my kids will need a combat-ready shot record to walk on the grass at the zoo and Middle Township Sports Center? Only in Cape May County!
—Swainton
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So all you spouters out there don't want to be called racist because you're blaming what's happening in our country on Obama and his administration. OK, lets say you're not racist. But if you think back to last year, before the election, think back to when the system collapsed. Think back to when the banks went under or close to under. Think back to when the big companies like AIG when we had to bail them out. Think back to then before the election. Now, lets say McCain became president. Do you think he could do anything different?
—Swainton
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Wildwood City Clerk, Chris Wood, released lists of signatures on recall petitions prior to his determination. Why is he not being charged with this crime? Also he did not verify the correct number of signatures required for the recall. Was that intentional or gross negligence?
—Wildwood
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To Commander Rich of the Villas VFW, you have single-handedly destroyed one of the most unique and entertaining places to be on Sunday evenings. The club has grown by reputation of a great evening of diverse entertainers and the best being Johny Tocco. It is time for you to come off your high horse and do what is good for the club. Take a vote.
—Cape May
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To the lady on corner of Ellery and Morris, all neighbors agree keep your cats home. Ever had a cookout on a hot summer day when neighbor cats have peed all over your patio? This ruined many special cookouts, major stink! Would you owners want a cat sitting clawing, kneading, whatever they do, to your house siding? Want the bill to fix it? Do you enjoy watching birds and put out feeders, then watch your cat kill them? Try to have a garden and have it dug up? If my dog did any one of these things I’d be in court.
—Villas
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The editor's response to the person who complained about the vulgar tee shirts sold on the boardwalk "It's market driven etc." was ridiculous. So are illegal drugs but they are not permitted to be sold on the boardwalk, simply make these tee shirts illegal to sell.
—Wildwood Crest
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The Public Works Superintendent defended his recent hiring decision by saying the promoted individual took all of the courses to get his operator’s license but forgot to take the licensing test. Is the city rewarding dumbness or forgetfulness?
—Sea Isle City
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Bennett and Leaming avenues are the most dangerous beaches in all of the Wildwoods.
—Wildwood
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Do Kmart and Walmart have a license to operate as campgrounds? There are many campers spending nights and days on their lots. Geeze the campgrounds have to pay taxes and mercantile license fees to do this, there are certain codes that must be met. Soooo how can these big box businesses get away with this? How about the Middle code official check it out? If you have money to buy those kinda rigs, you ought to pay the little guy to be in a campground.
—Erma
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Kudos to the Star Diner in North Wildwood. The new uniforms that the waitresses wear are great. They add so much class to an already great diner. Those other uniforms looked so generic and something from a truck stop. Great job guys
—Wildwood
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The city’s new grass lot is a disgrace. The ruts in it, the dying grass. Who did this? How did it go so bad? It’s new material isn’t it? The company who put the sprinklers in should be held accountable. Shouldn’t the sprinklers reach the whole lot? City money wasted on a bad job, shame.
—Sea Isle City
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Disagreement with Obama's socialist policies is not racism. It's disagreement.
—Court House
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Save my Stone Harbor mailman. To U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (at http://www.house.gov/lobiondo) why are you cutting my mailman's postal position in Stone Harbor on Aug. 28? Over a 15-minute discrepancy?
—Stone Harbor
(ED NOTE: LoBiondo has no jurisdiction. It is a U. S. Postal Service matter.)
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How come the police are allowed to ride around talking on their (hand-held) cell phones, while this is illegal for everyone else? Also, they are allowed to turn on their sirens for no other purpose than to get through a red light, is someone watching what they are doing? Then again, this is Wildwood. Thanks for nothing.
—Wildwood
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Why is the mayor hiring all out-of-towners? Take care of your own; they are the ones who pay taxes. And mayor, please slow down when you are driving; the speed limit is 25 not 40.
—West Wildwood
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What happened to what was once a great day of community celebration and fireworks? The parade was over before it started. The traffic direction was a disaster. I thought a change would be good when I voted, Now I realize how good things where. Voting for Chuck and Gerry was a mistake.
—West Wildwood
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According to a recent report, the average salary in SIC is $53,013. When you add on the $29,000 for family insurance plus 50-cent co-pay for prescriptions you can see how outrageous the city's salary and benefit system is.
—Sea Isle City
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Has anyone noticed as new large homes go up around them, they start to have health issues? Have you noticed the light smell of gas, or have headaches, acid reflux, arthritis, increased heart rate? Does this occur when the wind blows from the direction of the homes with the high efficiency gas appliances (note the PVC pipes on the side or roof of the homes)?
—Avalon
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Cape Counseling Service's Families F.I.R.S.T. program offers support to families who have an adult loved one with mental illness. This program is free. Please contact 463-0014 ext. 33 to schedule an appointment.
—Court House
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Page 16 of the Health Care bill says that if you leave your present health plan you have only one option —the government plan. There is no choice. Your employer has the choice of paying 9 percent of payroll for the government plan or keep his current employee plan, again no changes allowed. Here's the clincher: the Feds are going to tax the private health insurance companies to pay for the government plan which will make premiums skyrocket and, surprise, we can only afford the government rationing plan.

(ED. NOTE: Spout Off submission criteria is simple: Brevity wins readers. Need more space to communicate your message? Send a letter to the editor or use the interactive Spout Off to your heart’s content.)
—Wildwood
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To the spouter who cited Penn State publication 851, would you know the title of the article or who it was written by? Or even the date of publication? I am having a hard time locating it.
—Cape May County
(ED. NOTE: Bulletin 851, March 1985, “Criteria and Recommendations for Land Application of Sludges in the Northeast” Penn State University, Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, University Park, Pa.)
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To the people so appalled at the price to park by the beach and boardwalk, you have options. Parking lots are businesses and if you want the convenience of parking close to the venues you will pay the posted price. Otherwise, park a couple blocks away and walk. Problem solved!
—Wildwood
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You can try to scare me using words like "socialism" and "government control," but during the last year of the last Administration, I lost over $60,000 in retirement income. During the first six months of the Obama Administration I gained back $1,800 of that money. Guess who I would vote for all over again?
—Wildwood Crest
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May God bless everyone connected to Fare Free. No other place in world takes such kind care of the elderly. The people on phone who put up with our iniquities, the drivers who put up with so much and willingly help people with wheel chairs, packages etc. We should say prayers to God for all of them.
—North Wildwood
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I thought they made Clemente take down her signs, so why is there a new sign for her T. I. Civic Center now on the boulevard? If private businesses can start advertising on the boulevard, can the bars put up signs too?
—Sea Isle City
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To the woman looking for sugar/fat free ice cream: There was no need to be rude because we didn't have any. You shouldn't be eating ice cream anyway if you had to have gastric bypass. Some people just never learn.
—North Wildwood
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To the vehicle owners who like to park their cars outside Bill's Corner Deli on Glenwood Avenue in the Westbound lane: This is a traffic lane and County Road 614 West. I'm sick and tired of having to veer around you. Wildwood police, be advised Title 39:4-136. Please start ticketing or better yet, towing. Thank you.
—West Wildwood
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What happened to the Friday Fireworks on July 17, 2009?
—Wildwood
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The city administrator should develop a thicker skin. Every time someone criticizes his operation he goes into a rage. Tuesday's Town Watch meeting was just another example. He must remember he is still learning the job since he had no experience in being a city administrator before his friends got him the job.
—Townsend Inlet
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Love the "Yield to Pedestrians" signs in the south end of town, but where are they in the 30's and 40's where you need them most?
—Sea Isle City
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To the people at Cape Regional E. R.: you and your security, where you come in, on Saturday helped my son get to my room. Thank you. You are very nice people.
—Middle Township
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I’m very pleased to see that Mayor Frederick of West Wildwood finally stopped putting up with the disruptive person who constantly disrupts every monthly meeting with his disrespectful remarks and foul mouth. The West Wildwood police finally arrested him.
—West Wildwood
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Why is it the county is trying to shut down the county vehicle maintenance department at the county airport?
—Court House
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Why no news on the drug bust in South Dennis?
—South Dennis
(ED. NOTE: State Police did not inform us.)
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To the guy driving a green SUV who was leaving a shopping area on Route 9 on July 18: You should be ashamed of yourself for abusing your dog like that. I saw you reach back and punch your dog repeatedly in the back seat. I'll be looking for you again so I can write down your plates and turn you in. You are a disgusting excuse for a human being. May God help you.
¬—Court House
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Teresa Downey, what a great idea to hire Dr. Michael Baden. Why don't you just do that?
—Sea Isle City
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Hear ye, hear ye, what a great boat parade for July 4 – not! There were more police on the water than on Dune Drive ticketing people for doing 26 in a 25 mph zone. Come on, Bin Laden was not on the water. People were out to celebrate our country's birthday and to have fun with our families not to be harassed by the police. The police are here for our protection. People were being ticketed and arrested, and for what? I didn't see a thing to warrant such behavior. Shame on our lovely town, Shame.
—Avalon
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I find it appalling that Wildwood spends so much more than its neighbors. North Wildwood is larger in area by about 38 percent and has about 92 percent of the population of Wildwood, but Wildwood has 208 percent as many employees. No wonder the residents of Wildwood are up in arms over property taxes.
—Wildwood
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To the spouters concerned about the five-block-long "lake" on the beach in Wildwood Crest: We should all be grateful for the large, long sandy beaches and the abundance of rain. There are many areas in the world with no water or rain at all. We do not need man interrupting the life cycle of a beach. Deal with it.
—Wildwood Crest
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To the dog owners between Surf and Atlantic on 18th Street: Please be considerate to your neighbors and do something about the obnoxious barking dogs at all hours of the day. Some of us do have babies that take naps during the day and some of us work the grave-yard shift and need to sleep during the day. You should not own a dog if you can't control it.
—North Wildwood
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If you would like to know where all the "bailout" money went, call your senator and ask him to cosponsor S-604 (The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act). This bill, if passed, will lead to a congressional audit of the Federal Reserve.
—North Wildwood
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City Council has named a committee to develop a new water and sewer rate structure. But don't get your hopes up. The group is loaded with the big users who see no reason to change the existing rates.
—Sea Isle City
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Who in the Cape May Police Department do I have to see about getting the privilege of parking on Beach Avenue without paying? Someone is giving the orders to the meter patrol as I watch them pass by expired meters every day at Beach Avenue near Perry Street.
—Cape May
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Anyone looking to build a skate park? Well, save your money because you can buy Lower Township's for a fraction of the cost. It's listed on www.govdeals.com as a no reserve auction. I think it cost taxpayers over $25,000 originally. Now it's going for just hundreds of dollars. Wow, a great waste of more money. How about they just give it away or even scrap it?
—Villas
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To that woman on Arbor Road: Stay away from that man and his son. Don’t you think that their lives are destroyed already? That boy needs his father to help him walk and stay alive. Back off.
—Lower Township
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In reference to Lower MUA not having enough water for the new water lines, didn't someone who ran for mayor five years ago say that we better get a desalt plant in Lower before we run out of water? Too bad he did not get elected. Now we got a mayor wasting money on a $40,000 sign.
—Cold Spring
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The two older women in the blue Ford Explorer with NJ plates should be embarrassed and ashamed for honking their horn at the young mother with two small children in the station wagon on Sunday. The young mother was obeying all traffic laws and I saw what you did and how you alarmed the family with your impatient blow to the horn. The stop and go traffic on the toll bridge was not their fault.
—Cape May
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What Einstein thought it would be a good idea to close for construction access to Route 9 and the Park and Zoo from the GSP during the height of the summer season? That couldn't have waited until fall?
—Court House
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I saw Jerry "Big Head" Boyle, former homicide detective, going around North Wildwood inspecting trash. As a former head of the Elks I was surprised to see him, but he said he was only doing it for his friend the mayor. Congratulations, mayor, as his qualifications as a homicide detective will be as asset in getting trash off the streets in North Wildwood.
—North Wildwood
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Honestly, in this day one should be thrilled that a man would be spending some time with his family, but instead someone has to complain about the Crest Beach Patrol. No one parks and "sits with their family." Families purposely sit on Rambler since the headquarters is located there.
—Wildwood Crest
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Parking meters...10 minutes for a quarter is so sad. Then you go and take away so many free parking spots with the yellow lines. Officials need to start thinking.
—Wildwood Crest
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To the person who hit the beagle at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 on North Beach Avenue, you are a coward and a killer. We are a small beach community with a lot of weekend visitors. If you can't slow down and watch for our dogs and kids, then stay out of our neighborhood. You killed my daughter’s best friend that got out of the house accidentally.
—Reeds Beach
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I am tired of people coming down on our Little League president. She is caring, honest, and hard working and treats all the kids as if they were her own. Dealing with unruly parents who think their kid is the next A Rod is hard enough; don’t Spout Off about the poor woman. Furthermore, I invite someone else to take over and see how they do. OK spouters, where are you now?
—Cape May
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In response to the spouter who thinks people who complain about Obama are racists: This implies that African Americans who complained about Bush are racists. Barack is an intelligent and charismatic politician, but he is also inexperienced in economics and foreign policy. He is destroying our economy and leading us toward socialism. There are many topics for complaint in his policies without resorting to racism.
—Wildwood Crest
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Mayor Lenny ... You and City Council seem to be spending money faster than the president. I have a suggestion ... Before the $$$ dries up, please look at improving the Public Boat Ramp (that seems to be a pretty good revenue generator by itself at $10 per day and $100 per season). I have been a season pass purchaser for many years and if you could "at least" announce your intentions in that area it would be a great help. Also, the ramp workers (Jim and Sally) are second to none.
—Sea Isle City
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My physician recommended that I go see a cardiologist about some medical issues I'm having. I called - they are booked for appointments until April 2010. Scary stuff when you can't get in to see a heart doctor for almost a year. People wonder why we go to Philadelphia to seek medical advice, you can't get in to see a local doctor.
—Ocean View
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Sun spots are still extremely reduced as the cool summer illustrates. The midwest is breaking 1886 low temperature records. As a cool summer was predicted last winter by the dearth of sun spots, be ready for a very, very snowy and cold winter. The sun's radiance is reduced by 23 percent. That is a lot of energy and heat to lose. Check out NASA.gov for more interesting facts and predictions. They've been right so far on cooling.
—Sea Isle City
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To the person on West Hollywood who plays God Bless America every weekend at 10 a.m. Could you please change your time to at least noon? There are those of us who are not on vacation and work all week who would like to sleep a little later. Thank you.
—Wildwood Crest
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The Avalon Nasty Neighbor of the Year (ANNOY) Award goes to a Jeep owner on 68th Street. Instead of keeping his fleet of vehicles in front of his own house, he selfishly hogs the few available parking spaces across the street. When out-of-towners briefly parked in space he mistakenly thinks he owns, their car was mysteriously ticketed. We wonder who is the police snitch? Mr. Jeep owner, you certainly know how to “ANNOY” other vacationers.
—Avalon
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I wish someone would take a closer look at the two cheerleading teams for Lower Cape May Regional. A vast majority of the two teams are the same group of girls. Why is it that one team is not even allowed to do basic things while the other team could compete? These girls have a lot of talent and it is not fair that the football cheerleaders do not get a chance to shine like they do during basketball season. I commend the basketball coaches for showing the community the talent these girls really possess because it never shows during football season.
¬—North Cape May
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I received my tax bill recently and noticed the Local Municipal Tax increased by 8 percent. Is there something the mayor and council members don't understand? We want our taxes to be flat at a minimum. With unemployment at close to 10 percent, and salary increases in the private sector at zero while employees take weeks off with no pay, how can they justify such increases?
—Sea Isle City
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It's 5:15 on Saturday the 18th of July and as I walk down the Promenade I've counted three dogs and 18 bikes. Whatever happened to “no dogs ever and no bikes after noon?” The nice part was I passed a few police officers who didn't even confront the various offenders. When I mentioned it to them they just laughed. I think we should change all the laws to do whatever anyone wants to do.
—Sea Isle City
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For all of you union people who patronize a certain bar and union officials who rented it out every Saturday for union parties: Remember, all that work done in there was non-union. Where was the rat for that?
—North Wildwood
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To the young lady in the little green car that could not be bothered to stop after hitting "something" in the road: you hit the cat, not the child that was two inches away from his cat. His cat died only hours later in front of him and his family.
—Woodbine
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Does the "township" actually expect our kids who use mopeds back and forth to work and summer sports practices to be safe driving on the shoulder on Bayshore Road the way that they've been left by the construction? Someone is looking for a lawsuit if you ask me.
—Lower Township
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To all of those who continue to sit on Route 47 on Sunday evenings either because you are too cheap to take the Parkway/Expressway or because you love sitting in traffic for hours, please do not throw your trash on my property. I don't go to your house and throw my trash. Also, I do not need my house to vibrate because you have to blast your car stereo.
—South Dennis
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You have to laugh at this one regarding the construction on Bayshore Road. Here's the guy in charge of the big rig digging the hole in the ground and he's texting while the machine is going. Go to the light at Wawa (awhile back), the cop is leaning on his car texting. Look next to you at the left lane turner driving and she's texting.
—Villas
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What is going on in the Public Works Department? Two unlicensed individuals are promoted over the two assistant superintendents. Now what do the assistant supers do to earn their $100,000 plus salaries?
—Sea Isle City
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It's very hard to get over the Rio Grande Bridge on the weekends to shop. It would be nice to have a good shopping area right in Wildwood - especially for shore related items. Wildwood needs to make it easier to open a new business on the Island.
—Wildwood Crest
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Many thanks to the North Wildwood Rec. The Boogie Board and Sidewalk Chalk Contests were great fun. My kids look forward to these events every year. Hats off to the staff for always making the events great fun for the kids.
—North Wildwood
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Is there no getting away from solicitations these days even on our beaches? Please don't bother me when I'm trying to relax on a beautiful day at the beach with your solicitations from your restaurants or concessions. I go to the beach to get away from your phone calls and spam. Now you harass me on the beach too. Do what other businesses do...fly a banner, at least I can shut my eyes to them.
—Wildwood Crest
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What happened to the boards they put down two years ago going out to the beach at the end of Heather Road? The waking boards made it much easier to walk to the beach with your pull cart as it is such a long walk in the sand to the end of the beach. Those boards were a lifesaver and now they put them back the way they used to be and removed the extension. We want the extension back. When you get up there in age, it really helps a lot. Come on and put them back, please.
—Wildwood Crest
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I have to laugh at the press release from the Mid Atlantic AAA regarding gas prices being the cheapest this summer since 2005. The overall economy at the shore this summer has been horrible. Unless gas prices make it back down into the $1.90 per gallon range, you can kiss this summer’s Jersey shore economy good bye no matter how many positive gas price articles get released.
—Middle Township
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Aug. 3, is the hearing in Court House for the recall committee. It is important for all local residents, and second homeowners to be in attendance. Make a conscious effort to be there to support the recall committee, it will decide your future governing body of Wildwood.
—Wildwood
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Spout off part IIA – 7-29

It seems unfair, and is very annoying, to have trash trucks commence work at 6:30 a.m., creating a sizable disturbance when other work-related noise cannot begin until 8. Additionally, someone needs to be more strategic about the truck route as zooming up and down 100th Street four times a day, without collecting any trash, cannot lead to a reasonable carbon footprint.
—Stone Harbor
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I need help in understanding how opposition to President Obama's multiple stimulus, health care, and cap and trade initiatives translates to the spouter from Wildwood as racism. Does the spouter really think that these proposed changes that seem destined to eliminate millions of U. S. jobs and bankrupt our country would be more acceptable if proposed by someone with a different racial composition. I think not.
—Court House
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I'm so sick of waiters/waitresses thinking they automatically deserve 20 percent. If there is something wrong with how my food is cooked it is also their problem. If I order medium-rare and my steak is medium that is your fault. It is not my job to get your attention when I need something. It is your job to make sure I have everything I need and am satisfied at all times. Only then do you receive 20-22 percent from me.
—Villas
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Can you imagine the confusion and noise that would occur if all the rescue squads in Cape May County exercised their rights by toning all rescue calls on Fire 1 frequency like Wildwood Crest, instead of using the telephone? Maybe it’s time to change leadership.
—Wildwood Crest
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A group of lifeguards party all night? Glad that they aren't guarding my beach.
—Sea Isle City
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It seems to me that Herbert Frederick the mayor has a great deal of sense, putting up with likes of some you people. He’s doing one heck of a job. The sooner that certain people realize it the better off it will be for all of us. I sit in the back and I see the same people that create a disturbance every month trying to defame, ridicule, and discourage the mayor. Why is it that you are fighting so hard, I think we all know why? I see questions on paper being handed out by certain people for their stool pigeons to ask the questions.
—West Wildwood
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The judge has ruled. Put the recall to rest. If you want to make a difference it will be during the next election. First register to vote now. Get an outstanding candidate that is willing to run and can make this town great. Legally dual residency homeowners can choose to vote in Wildwood as long as they only vote once in the U. S. The people of Wildwood need to become active in the political process. Sitting home and doing nothing will not bring change to this town. Each and every vote makes a difference. Use it.
—Wildwood
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Wildwood would be better served if people worried more about their children getting a good education to fly the roost and move off the island rather than creating unneeded jobs to employ their families and friends and bilk the taxpayers which in turn makes Wildwood unaffordable and undesirable for buyers and investors.
—Wildwood
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To the spouter who thought Kathleen McCullough and Mike Dellavella should leave town: There were over 700 signatures that thought otherwise. It seems the majority want Troiano, Davenport and Wood to leave town.
—Wildwood
(ED. NOTE: Wood is not a subject of the recall.)
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In today’s Herald Spout Off, there is mention of the mansion on Pleasure Avenue getting preferential treatment. This must be true as the same mansion has destroyed the dunes in front of the residence. Guess what, for a putting green? Where was the construction official before they were allowed to move in? Incidentally I saw in the Herald this construction official was appointed to the County Planning Board, the county better watch out. Absolutely no respect for the safety of others.
—Sea Isle City
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To the spouter "Things are not right in SIC.” Research before you speak. SIC had a volunteer Tourism Commission, of which several members were from real estate offices. (They did a fine job). Along came Mayor Lenny and disbanded the committee and turned over the tourism to high-paid city employees, recently hiring an alleged local who is going to assist the other do-nothings (all they have done is try to keep things originated by the volunteers going, doing a poor job). Vent your displeasure in the right place.
—Sea Isle City
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Please don't take young children on the Ocean City Boardwalk to ride bikes in the morning. Very young children who can't control their bikes can be injured. They go extremely slow and swerve everywhere. Leave the little kids at home.
—Ocean City
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To anyone who doesn't like Sarah Palin: Why are you sexist?
—Ocean City
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For your info spouter, that same woman does this every meeting. After the mayor closes the meeting to the floor, she decides to get up again once it’s closed. What part don’t you understand?
—West Wildwood
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I live off of Route 610 in Petersburg, between Rt. 50 and Tuckahoe Road, and on a daily basis, state troopers can be found speeding. This is a 35 m.p.h. road. At one point it is 25 m.p.h. I know they can say that they were heading to a call but not in all instances.
—Upper Township
(ED. NOTE: To Spouters who submit long spouts, Spout Off submission criteria is simple: Brevity wins readers).
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To the renters on Ohio Avenue, clean up the dog droppings in your yard. You’re stinking up the whole neighborhood. It’s a home, not a pigsty. You have enough time to float around in your pool. Do your neighbors a favor and clean your yard, then swim in your pool.
—Villas
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Drivers in Ocean City need to slow down. Let pedestrians cross when they are in the crosswalk. It's state law. I am sick of people getting killed in Ocean City by careless drivers.
—Ocean City
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For the record, no one retired from the restaurant and seafood market on Dune Drive in Avalon. Anyone who knows would assume it must have been a disturbing and serious matter to cause those who cared so much to walk away.
—Avalon
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I was disappointed to hear the mayor and councilman try to defend the gentlemen charged with animal neglect charges in a Cape May County court. Better to let the law and those knowledgeable in these matters pursue a proper course than to worry about votes and elections.
—Woodbine
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Thank you to the “Bustin Heels” band for a spectacular show on my husband’s 50th birthday. And thank you to all our neighbors for allowing it. God bless the people of West Wildwood and all our friends and the officer for being so cool. To the loser who called the cops twice, put some earplugs in your ears and curl up with a book or go to sleep.
—West Wildwood
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I thought the job of harbormaster in Denver, Co. was the easiest job, but Stone Harbor beach inspectors take the cake. A morning walk on the beach with friends, lunch at Wawa, and another afternoon walk on the beach is about all they do. They should pay the borough for the privilege and the clothes.
—Stone Harbor
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Another delicious dinner and great time had by all at our annual family dinner at Menz Restaurant. We were disappointed to learn that our sweetheart, Julie, was out this summer with a serious illness. We want to wish her well and a speedy recovery. Take care and see you next year. Strawberry daiquiri.
—Easton
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I recently read the article about “Lower Beautification” by hanging seasonal flags along Bayshore Road. It’s a nice idea however it should be without question, American flags. There was a father in Middle who hung a flag every week his son served in Iraq, along Route 9. Lowe or Mrs. Hemingway should contact him. I’m sue he didn’t pay $250. There is nothing more beautiful than an American flag any time of the year.
—Court House
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the marine police for the job they do protecting us boaters and borough property. Great job.
—Avalon
(ED. NOTE: Please submit Spout Offs in upper and lower case. Spout Offs that are all in caps will be discarded.)
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My husband and I had dreams to retire here in West Wildwood but now it seems to be a nightmare. We are not able to come to every meeting, just some of them. The ones that we have come to discourage us in many ways listening to a group of small-minded people that kind of scared us. I think it is a disgrace that the local government tolerates this kind of behavior.
—West Wildwood
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SPOUT OFF PART IIIA-7-29

I bring my family to Cape May for dinner a couple of times a year. When did they put up all of these “resident only parking” signs? It was already too difficult to find a parking spot in this town.
—Ocean City/Hershey, Pa.
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Water hookup mandatory, water?
—Villas
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If you want an awesome Christian camping experience, check out campstreamside.org in the Poconos.
—Court House
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I’m glad to see that Mayor Frederick is not putting up with the nastiness and ignorance of some of these residents any more. They were babied enough. It was time and you took action. Thank you, mayor, many of us are sick and tired listing to them disrupting the meetings. Keep moving forward.
—West Wildwood
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Why is the water turned off at Morey Field? It looks like a disgrace. Our girls have playoffs and it is never kept as good as Higbee.
—Wildwood Crest
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To the spouter about the garbage problem in the Crest, we are doing the best we can. Our supervisor is battling an illness. We will be back on track soon. Pray for him.
—Wildwood Crest
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The less water you put on the borough properties means the less work you have to do. Good thinking landscape crew.
—Wildwood Crest
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No matter what the police try to do in this town, all people do is complain. Let me tell you, I would put our police department up against any department in this state. They are well trained, polite and have to put up with a lot of :: bologna ::. Keep up the good work guys, not everyone wants to get rid of you.
—Wildwood
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To Lower Township residents who have children interested in youth football be aware if your child is in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade, there is a good chance he or she might not play because Lower Rec in it's infinite wisdom thought there wasn't enough kids for a second team but yet 50 have already signed up, but hey, at least they might win a championship.
—Lower Township
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To the spouter regarding the negative comment about Camp Hawklett's Hideaway: I totally agree with what you stated. My child has lost their bag, shirt, lunchbox and other stuff more than once. I also hear a counselor lost their cell phone. Why is the cell phone even out when they are supposed to be looking over our children? This camp has really gone down the tubes from last year, and I do not think anyone or anything can make it better.
—Dennis Township
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Camp Hawklett's Hideaway is doing a trip to Splash Zone Water Park in Wildwood, where we must pay an additional $20 for our child to attend that trip. Is the person in charge of this camp crazy? How can you even dare to ask us to pay even more than we do for the camp fee? This camp is ridiculous. I paid for that day of camp and there better be camp held at school that day as well. Not all parents are that fortunate.
—Dennis Township
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Last week’s letter to the editor by Mike Dellavella sparks suspicions on all Cape May County elections, who else are the Board of Elections protecting? The Prosecutors Office is also under suspicion now. What is going on?
—Rio Grande
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The farmers market was a great idea, but why are the prices much higher than the local market?
—Sea Isle City
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Anyone checking the billing? Joe Q just got over $8,000 in June.
—North Wildwood
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Conservatives are a bunch of whining little babies. Obama won in a landslide last November, and he'll win in a landslide in 2012. He is doing a tremendous job cleaning up the mess that Bush left. Smart and competent are back in the White House. Hip-hip-hooray.
—Stone Harbor
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I'm sure all those so quick to label President Obama a socialist, are foregoing their social security checks, Medicare, and/or VA benefits which are all socialistic within a capitalistic system, just as I'm certain those badmouthing the stimulus and TARP legislation have no problem with federal dollars for flood insurance, beach replenishment, removal of traffic lights on the GSP or $400 million to build a new Ninth Street causeway into Ocean City.
—Sea Isle City
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Rhode Island has done it. So when are we going to legalize marijuana for medical purposes? We can have dispensary shops that will create jobs and stimulate the economy. Come on guys, our forefathers had nothing against it why should we?
—Cape May
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Obama's healthcare plan isn't impossible. The same system is used in the UK. And Obama has done a lot more for this country so far than Bush has done in eight years. Republicans make me smile. Thanks for the laughs.
—North Cape May
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If the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol had a pension you wouldn't have older guys hanging around forever.
—Philadelphia
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This morning a man came to church wearing a tee shirt advertising a function for our local state senator. I believe it is wrong to bring into church the name of a man who is so anti-catholic.
—Sea Isle City
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Is the construction officer exempt from the new cell phone law?
—Sea Isle City
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Hawklett's Hideaway Summer Camp is awesome. The staff is more than capable to watch over our little campers. Remember all items are to be clearly marked in black permanent marker. This is a learning experience and maybe your campers needs to be more responsible for their belongs. Great job, Miss Peabody and staff.
—Cape May County
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Another rape in our town. So what do the city officials do? They try to bury it. Bad news just isn't tolerated in Sea Isle.
—Sea Isle City
With regards to the weekend warrior on West 26th St. The dog and illegal parking is only part of the issue. How about the late night drinking and bomb fires that go on all night? The city wants to crack down on absentee owners for renters. What about weekend warrior owners who have no respect for the town? Who do we call?
—North Wildwood
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Can the beach patrol or police do something about the trash trucks driving along waters edge?
—Wildwood
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To the employee complaining about lunch being bought due to a lawsuit; get a life and stay out of everyone else's business, small-minded trouble makers, tsk, tsk.
—Villas
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Will the Harbor Inn open sooner? Or later?
—Wildwood
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To those in Avalon spouting off about the unraked beaches from 40th to 58th streets: Instead of complaining, why not become informed? Go to avalonboro.org to find out why. State and federal agencies are prohibiting it – read why. “Avalon gets Help from Beach Nesting Bird Project manager on our beaches.” If you don’t have a computer, go to our library.
—Avalon
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