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  1. Avalon - Obama's 'Clean Power Plan' is estimated to save up to $93 billion in healthcare costs by 2030 and prevent 6,600 premature deaths and 150,000 asthma attacks in children, but congressional Republicans oppose the plan, claiming that it will cost jobs in the coal industry. Would you be willing to risk the health and well-being of loved ones so that someone in the coal industry could have a job? Of course not, but congressional Republicans are. Furthermore, a recent Economic Policy Institute analysis indicates that there would be a net gain in employment due to the creation of clean-energy jobs.

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    Publication date: 8/12/2015
  2. Court House - I don't know why some would complain about 'take home' patrol cars. The presence of marked police cars is a known crime deterrent. Some police departments park police cars near trouble-traffic areas or around banks just as a deterrent. Cops, like anybody else, take better care of equipment that is personal, rather than shared, so I'm sure it reduces maintenance costs, even if slight. On-call people respond faster from home than having to drive to a station to get a car. It saves money.

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  3. Stone Harbor - What do we do next? A family of five raccoons have been trekking up and down our bulkhead and dock for weeks now. The police and animal control have both been notified multiple times. Animal control set one trap and within two hours we caught one. They took the trap away and never came back. We've got five children and two dogs who cannot go out back for fear of an encounter with one of these raccoons. We have lived here for 45 years and have never encountered this problem. Help!

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  4. Avalon - Would the five to eight people on each street corner kindly take their conversations on how to save the world to the side. Please stop blocking the corners where people are crossing and forcing adults, kids in strollers and other folks out into the street beyond the crosswalk. We are interfering with the people in their cars texting and enjoying cellphone conversations.

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  5. Stone Harbor - Contrary to what a Stone Harbor spouter says, municipalities can prevent the tearing down of old homes by writing zoning laws that cover historic properties. They can legally protect buildings built before a specific date. Generally, these historic district laws only apply to the facade, and owners can do what they will with the interior. Charleston, S.C. is a fantastic example of how zoning laws like this work and preserve beautiful buildings.

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  6. Cape May - The Brigantine seagull lover needs an education. Seagulls are natural predators who are perfectly capable of feeding themselves. When they become too assimilated to humans, they become a nuisance and can cause problems not only for the humans but for themselves. They come to rely on 'scraps of bread' instead of hunting the way nature designed them to. They become annoying and even vicious scavengers who resort to actually stealing food out of the hands of humans, causing a serious potential for harm for both. This person's misplaced kindness needs to be corrected. They should remain wild.

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  7. Wildwood - I have been given a police scanner as a gift. It opened my eyes to what our police and EMTs are dealing with each and every day! God Bless these men and women who keep us safe and secure. If only the people who gripe about them would get a scanner and see what they deal with daily! Believe me, they would gripe no more!

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  8. Cape May - The bike racks in Cape May are useless. The space between each vertical bar is about five times too wide to hold any bike. They look like they were made for anything else but a bike rack. The racks along the beach are what should be in and around town. Never seen such a waste of taxpayer money. Get rid of them ASAP!

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  9. Rio Grande - I heard Middle Township police are now conducting bike patrols in the Rio Grande area. I think this is great! Thank you for looking out for the people of Rio Grande and being proactive. God bless the MTPD.

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  10. North Cape May - The LT sandbar complainer should realize that a sandbar probably forms there because of the rock piles, built there to prevent erosion, and eventually help save his/her property. Sandbars occur naturally and are not a township problem. If kids (and dogs) choose to play in the bay, they should be aware of how to handle themselves in the water. Unless of course you want to increase your taxes and pay for bay beach lifeguards.

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