• By Dianne Priest, Rio Grande
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Integrity is the quality of being honest and fair and is a trait we should value and demand of the people who govern.

  • By Helen Duda, Williamstown
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As a registered Democrat that resides in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, I would like to know why the Democratic Party is supporting Jeff Van Drew for the House of Representatives in 2018, to fill the seat of retiring Frank LoBiondo.

  • By William Wilson, BS, NRP, and Robert Streeter, BS, NRP, Cape May
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After reviewing relative statistics and literature, during the summer season, we believe it wise to explore the possibility of providing enhanced EMS; i.e., paramedics onto numerous beaches for the purpose of administering immediate life-saving and life-sustaining care to injured and ill beach patrons.

  • By Bill Flynn, Wildwood
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This is mainly directed to the youth of today, but I am sure others will appreciate it.

  • By Cory Krause
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Her eyes were brown and beautiful, yet empty and sad. 

  • By Adeline White, Villas
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All those complaining about the homeless in Rio Grande, should remember to say to themselves, “But for the grace of God go I,” which means it could have been them.

  • By Andrew R. Campanella
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Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in New Jersey and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education.

  • By Eric Stiles
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U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd), who has represented Cape May in the U.S. Congress for 12 terms, will soon be retiring from his seat after nearly a quarter-century fighting for New Jersey’s environment. Because of his work, the people of Cape May have more access to outdoor spaces, cleaner waters, and thriving wildlife.

  • By Jack Wichterman, Norm Olsen, Al Beale, and Rich Townsend, present and former members, Kiwanis Club of Cape May, Cape May
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Tony Williams, a Kiwanian for over 15 years, passed away Dec. 18. Tony was one of the “old guard,” made up of a core of members who served the club with heart and soul during the last three decades.

  • By Beth Bozzelli, Court House
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This morning as I slipped into a pair of 10-year-old leather boots I looked at the new soles and heels that were perfectly replaced last year at Young’s Shoe Repair on Mechanic Street in Court House.

  • By Ed Denne, Lebanon
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It’s truly amazing that many of the original volunteers that saved Hereford Inlet Lighthouse from demolition by neglect, chief among them Friends of Hereford Chairman Steve Murray, have labored continuously and doggedly for the 30 years since to create this treasure – a world-class landmark, sanctuary, award-winning gardens and first-rate maritime museum.

  • By Karla Kiefer, Cape May
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“When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King, Jr. said to believe in a creative force to make bright tomorrows.

  • By Kathleen Bresan, President, District 17, Cape May County, Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Court House
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Cape May County has been in a Code Blue, and from the weather reports, this extreme cold will continue for a while.

  • By Joe Murphy, Town Bank
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There's a phrase “Numbers don’t lie, only liars use numbers to lie.” The sales scam used to promote the new tax reform bill was a case in point.

  • By Regina Dougherty, Cape May
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I wonder what would happen if ...

  • By Jeffrey Lehman, Pleasantville
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Publisher Art Hall has an issue with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He believes that privatizing our aviation system will result in more efficiency through competition.

  • By Sally Rutherford, North Wildwood
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As a mother of three boys, and having the privilege to raise them in our wonderful community of North Wildwood, I would like to say a huge thank you to the City of North Wildwood and the North Wildwood Recreation Center and Tourism Department for all that they do for our youth.

  • By Tammy Decker
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The blinded gift that was given With the purest hearts of all The sweetest laugh you ever heard She brought pure joy within our hearts Mix beauty at the start.

  • By Wallace Hunter, Erma
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The Republicans have succeeded to jam this tax bill down the throats of the American people and to get the votes they bribed three Republican Senators Murkowski, Flake, and McCain with perks for their pet projects.

  • By Ralph Johnson, Court House
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We are watching an advance public relations campaign to soften the eventual uproar that will be generated when President Donald Trump will be forced to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • By Dianne Priest, Rio Grande
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The purpose of this letter is to demonstrate what the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse has come to mean to the community, under the stewardship of the Friends of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and the Friends’ ability to manage the property.

  • By Eleanor Ward, Dunkirk, Md.
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I understand that North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello and council are going to take over the management of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and remove the current Friends of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse volunteers. This makes no sense to me.

  • By Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz
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Happy December! I hope you are all excited about our Chanukah season as it approaches in just a few weeks. 

  • By Kevin Hart, Villas
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Recently, we have read some Spout Offs about us, and the Lower Township Rescue Squad feels that we must respond. The shame is that it takes more to correct a few words or sentences than just say that’s not true.

  • By Michael Makara, Mays Landing
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State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1st) is a man of integrity. Lord knows we need people of such “ilk" in Washington at this time.

  • By William Murphy, North Cape May
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CHIP stands for Children's Health Insurance Program. This, of course, was a Democratic plan and the Republicans must eliminate it.

  • By Steve Murray, Chairman, Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Court House
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Having read North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello’s statements in the Nov. 28 Herald, I have to offer my comments on his future plans for the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

  • By Pete Gilson, Woodbine
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I and lots of older people are told not to shovel snow. Try to do as I do.

  • By Betty Lou Masterson, North Cape May
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Letter writer John Langenheim wrote, “The ‘victim’ was a seagull, for heavens’ sake. Yes, protected by state and federal statute and international treaty. So what?” It sounds like the law means zip to him.

  • By Tom McNulty, Diamond Beach
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As of Nov. 16, the Senate version of the proposed tax reform bill has included the removal of the mandatory requirement, “the mandate,” from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, for anyone who is not covered for health insurance under an employer’s plan or their parent’s plan to obtain a health policy from one of the exchanges established for their state in the ACA.

  • By Adeline White, Villas
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While on my weekly food shopping trip to a Rio Grande grocery store, I was $47.50 short when the total came due.

  • By Joe Murphy, Town Bank
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I’ve recently read that many southerners felt persecuted because of their political beliefs. I feel this is an excuse to hate. Look at the Charleston church massacre and Charlottesville.

  • By John Young, Dennisville
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Vince Scully, Hall of Fame announcer of Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years, announced that "he will never attend another NFL game" as his sign of protest for the disrespectful protest of the national anthem, the U.S. flag and all the servicemen and women who have proudly served this great country by NFL players.

  • By Cheri Decker, Corbin City 1957-2012
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This is a “thank you” to people I’ve never met, never will, and yet they are literally a part of my life. Thanks to you all, I am here this Thanksgiving holiday.

  • By Darleen Devlin, Wildwood Crest
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After walking the streets of my community and meeting some of the most wonderful residents, I found that the need to support our elderly and special needs residents is so very important.

  • By John Langenheim, Avalon
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In response to the letter to editor wherein the manager of Shore Animal Control (SAC), Linda Gentille defended operation of the organization and declaimed profit motive, I would like to comment.

  • By Leslie Beers
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I turn on the news and see people kneeling, As the music begins to play. They are kneeling for the right reasons, So I have something to say.

  • By Anthony De Angelis, Villas
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Evidence exists that many retired military personnel, perhaps some in Cape May County, are encountering great difficulty in finding help to establish a Special Needs Trust geared to the Military Survivor Benefit Plan for a disabled dependent.