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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Over the back Fence
Posted: January 22, 2020

When folks talk about where they would like to retire, New Jersey is rarely on anyone’s list. Not that there is anything terribly wrong with our state, it’s just an expensive place to live. A poll last weekend ranked New Jersey 47th on a list of places to retire.

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YOUR VIEWS: Why Shanley was nominated for an MLK award
Posted: January 22, 2020

Editor’s note: This was written by Cynthia Hart to nominate Ocean City resident Georgina Shanley for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., award in Ocean City.

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OUR VIEW: Freeholders aren’t marketing geniuses
Posted: January 22, 2020

Of all the things that require urgent attention in Cape May County, our freeholders put gun rights on the fast track by declaring the county a sanctuary for the Second Amendment.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
1967: 500 million year old fossil, 1800s half-penny found
Posted: January 15, 2020

A fossilized cephaloid, as much as 500 million years old, was found by a skin-diver in Great Egg Harbor Inlet along with a British half-penny minted during the reign of King George III, the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported Sept. 7, 1967.

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All presidents have obstructed Congress one way or another
Posted: January 15, 2020

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Arguments against impeachment are about other things
Posted: January 15, 2020

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Let 2020 be about giving, says former foundation leader
Posted: January 15, 2020

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Thursday 01/02/2020
YOUR VIEWS: Open process for Democrats to replace Van Drew
Posted: January 02, 2020

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: January 02, 2020

November 22nd 

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OUR VIEW: Thank you, teachers
Posted: January 02, 2020

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”  John Steinbeck

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YOUR VIEWS: Facts don’t support impeachment of President Trump
Posted: January 02, 2020

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Supper clubs will keep them in O.C. for their meals
Posted: December 18, 2019

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ANOTHER VIEW: Lantern flies are not on Christmas trees
Posted: December 18, 2019

Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey counties! Fortunately for New Jersey Christmas tree farmers - and Christmas tree lovers - these alien pests don’t like the taste of evergreens.

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YOUR VIEWS: Van Drew’s switch shows that he cannot be trusted
Posted: December 18, 2019

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OUR VIEW: No surprise: Van Drew is switching parties
Posted: December 18, 2019

To Democrats, Congressman Jeff Van Drew is a traitor switching parties to save himself.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Beach replenishment an effort in futility ... but what is the alternative?
Posted: December 11, 2019

Replenishing the beaches in Ocean City, Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the rest of the Jersey shore is an effort in futility.

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Van Drew doesn’t deserve respect or votes from district
Posted: December 11, 2019

Last fall Jeff Van Drew and a few other Democratic candidates participated In a Town Hall event to answer questions from voters concerning their campaign to be elected to the House of Representatives from the district.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Shore hard to replicate
Posted: December 04, 2019

Shore towns were busy over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, a good sign for local business commerce when all the national news points instead to online purchases and going to the mall.

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All politicians must leave office now
Posted: December 04, 2019

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1964: Reporters converge for Democratic Convention
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Journalists covering the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City stayed in Ocean City, the Ocean City Sentinel-ledger reported Aug. 18, 1964.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Over the Back Fence
Posted: November 27, 2019

For those of us whose culinary skills involve taking a frozen dinner from the freezer and heating it in a microwave oven, some tips on cooking a turkey may be in order to keep us from poisoning our guests on Thanksgiving. 

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: November 27, 2019

October 26th 

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Not a subject to bring up during a holiday dinner
Posted: November 27, 2019

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Devise a BYOB plan right for everyone in Ocean City
Posted: November 20, 2019

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ANOTHER VIEW
Posted: November 20, 2019

America is “number one” in incarcerating its citizens, military spending, drug overdoses, medical expenses, and gun ownership (nearly double the next country).

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YOUR VIEWS: Fight plan to allow dredge offloading in Beesleys Point
Posted: November 20, 2019

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EDITOR'S DESK: BYOB in another form
Posted: November 20, 2019

“At the end of the day, what we love about Ocean City is our image. This is going to change our image. It’s a shame that a few people are so short-sighted and think it won’t have an effect, but it will. It will take something away from us that you just can’t buy.”

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Over the Back Fence
Posted: November 13, 2019

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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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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