• November 20, 2019

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Over the Back Fence

You may have noticed our little Cape May Acme recently installed another row of self-service checkout machines. I have seen a number of people being instructed in their use by employees. I assume these folks don’t shop at the North Cape May Acme or Rio Grande ShopRite, where the machines have been in use for years. 

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: November 13, 2019

October 20th 

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ANOTHER VIEW: The Wind Chimes Band
Posted: November 13, 2019

I have always been enchanted by Wind Chimes. Maybe mesmerized is  a better word. I like to sit out on the porch in the summer and listen to their delicate, melodic tinkle. The sounds seem to come from  another time, from another place. 

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OUR VIEW: When is Van Drew switching parties?
Posted: November 13, 2019

Given the mood in the First Legislative District in New Jersey, Jeff Van Drew may not have been re-elected if he were still in his Senate seat on Nov. 5.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Rest in peace, Bill Hughes
Posted: November 06, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 4, Ocean City laid to rest its favorite son, William J. Hughes, former Congressman and Ambassador to Panama who died Oct. 30.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Habitat for Humanity leaving lot uninhabitable
Posted: October 30, 2019

To the Editor: 

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What do voters want in their representatives?
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 8:31 am

There are clear distinctions between some of the candidates running for election to the state Assembly and Senate, but for others, it depends on priorities.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: October 23, 2019

October 1st

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ANOTHER VIEW: Prediction about baseball, other sports
Posted: October 23, 2019

We live in the era of 90 to 100 mile per hour plus fastballs. 

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YOUR VIEWS: An Exit 20 on the parkway would cut down on traffic
Posted: October 23, 2019

To the Editor:

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YOUR VIEWS: Former Miss O.C.: Letter-writer does not understand pageant; keep the swimsuit portion
Posted: October 23, 2019

To the Editor:

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Does Mr. Mature America have to wear a Speedo?
Posted: October 16, 2019

A recent letter to the editor of this newspaper came across as rather prudish in many aspects, but its primary point makes sense: Get rid of the swimsuit portion of the Miss Ocean City Pageant.

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1961: O.C. travels to Sweden to drum up smorgasbord of tourism
Posted: October 16, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City has marketed itself to south Jersey and Philadelphia for decades, but heading to Europe to tout New Jersey’s coast sounds unheard of.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
OUR VIEW: GOP campaign takes an ugly turn
Posted: October 10, 2019

The Cape May County Republican Party has picked a campaign topic sure to arouse anger and hatred just in time to bring people to the polls in an otherwise sleepy election.

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OVER THE BACK FENCE
Posted: October 10, 2019

Fifty years have passed since the Beatles released their album “Abbey Road.” Where has the time gone? A remastered 50th anniversary edition has been released and I bought the CD to replace my scratched vinyl record.

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YOUR VIEWS: Thank you to the OCBP for help off of slippery jetty
Posted: October 10, 2019

To the Editor:

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: October 10, 2019

September 23rd

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
A LOOK BACK
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 4:06 pm

September 21st

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Accusations made at forum demand a response
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 3:45 pm

To the Editor:

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Trump’s policy oppressive, his behavior divisive
Posted: October 02, 2019

To the Editor: 

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OUR VIEW: Wide open election this November
Posted: October 02, 2019

The race for state Assembly and Senate is wide open this year. 

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ANOTHER VIEW
Posted: October 02, 2019

Every so often we have an experience that takes us back in time to a happy and comfortable place – a place where things seemed to be just right.  

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
YOUR VIEWS: County must build a homeless shelter
Posted: September 25, 2019

To the Editor:

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: September 25, 2019

September 11th 

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ANOTHER VIEW: I remember battling the bullies of the 1930s
Posted: September 25, 2019

When my brother and I were growing up we were involved in altercations with bullies. We lived in a neighborhood of immigrants. Mostly Italian, Polish and Jewish in Chester, Pa., and  98 percent of us got along just fine. There were just a few who didn’t like us because we were Jewish.

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YOUR VIEWS: Isn’t it past time for Miss Ocean City pageant to get rid of bathing suits, girls as sex objects?
Posted: September 25, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Mayor Jay Gillian and copied to the Sentinel.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Spare us the mock outrage ... and the negative political ads
Posted: September 18, 2019

As calculable as the tides, the froth and scum of negative campaign ads in the fall is a definite certainty. 

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ANOTHER VIEW: Is your yard ‘food desert’ of non-native plants?
Posted: September 18, 2019

Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained. But if it’s full of non-native plants, to birds it’s a parched desert.

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: September 18, 2019

September 2nd 

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
ANOTHER VIEW: Remembering Lazy Man’s Song, other hits
Posted: September 11, 2019

Certain songs popular during the Great Depression era remain embedded in my memory. Some came out of nowhere and others were featured on the radio’s national Hit Parade and local neighborhood juke boxes.

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YOUR VIEWS: If you don't like the Trump sign, hang your own out
Posted: September 11, 2019

To the Editor:

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A LOOK BACK
Updated: September 11, 2019 - 12:16 pm

August 26th

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OUR VIEW: Solid 2019 season at the Jersey shore
Posted: September 11, 2019

In this week’s newspaper, we have printed a range of stories about business at the shore this summer from Somers Point to Ocean City down through Cape May County to the city of Cape May.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: September 04, 2019

August 18th

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It is time to take all animals off of our menus
Posted: September 04, 2019

To the Editor:

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U.S. citizens owe nothing to citizens of other nations
Posted: September 04, 2019

To the Editor:

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Time to breathe a sigh of relief
Posted: September 04, 2019

The last two weeks of August provided the ultimate contrast.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: August 28, 2019

August 8th 

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YOUR VIEWS: If guards gone, why are tag checkers still working?
Posted: August 28, 2019

To the Editor:

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OUR VIEW: Law of unintended flying consequences
Posted: August 28, 2019

Mark Soifer would be proud.

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: August 28, 2019

It happens every year. The summer flies by.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Look Back
Posted: August 21, 2019

August 3rd 

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If you fly the American flag, please do it right
Posted: August 21, 2019

To the Editor:

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Over the Back Fence
Posted: August 21, 2019

Granny Chesterfield was babysitting toddler Rocco. She had fed the tyke cold SpaghettiOs and Kool Aid and it was time to put him to bed.

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There must be a moratorium on new construction in city
Posted: August 21, 2019

To the Editor:

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Child offers an idea to solve the seagull issue
Updated: August 21, 2019 - 10:19 am

Dear Editor:

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: August 14, 2019

July 28th 

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: August 14, 2019

How do you say, “I love you”?

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YOUR VIEWS: Ocean City should follow Avalon’s lead with bicyclists
Posted: August 14, 2019

To the Editor:

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YOUR VIEWS: Why can’t the city make a ‘club’ on beach for wine?
Posted: August 14, 2019

To the Editor:

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