Bags should be free

My apartment does not have a washer and dryer. I often use a coin-operated laundry. I asked for a plastic bag for my wet clothes. The owner responded that the bag cost money, nothing in life is free. Amazing! This man owns a business and did not want to give me a 10 cent bag.

I am a Section 8 resident and continue every day to give back to the community, donating my time, cupcakes and cards to people. I enjoy giving and helping people.

The world would be a better place if it did not have greedy, selfish human beings.

Sarah Kabo

Atlantic City

Backs Armato in primary

Voters who live west of Hamilton Township have a chance to get someone in the New Jersey Assembly who comes from their side of Atlantic County. John Armato is a local, hard working candidate from Buena Vista Township. The other candidates, as is usually the case, live east of Hamilton Township (the shore area).

The western part of Atlantic County is often forgotten and overlooked. It’s thought of as in the pinelands with just a few voters, so why bother to listen to them. Now they have a great candidate in Armato, who they should support in the June primary.

Kenneth E. Taft


Honor military on holiday

Memorial Day marks the traditional unofficial start of the summer season. For many Ocean County residents and visitors, that means fun at the beaches, boardwalks and other summer attractions.

However, as freeholders we ask everyone to join us this Memorial Day to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom while wearing the uniforms of the U.S. armed forces.

From the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and today’s ongoing war on terror, U.S. military forces have fought with one goal in mind: freedom.

And the cost remains high. This year alone has seen the deaths of four servicemen on the front lines in the Middle East. Their loss is a stark reminder that evil forces with the ultimate goal of our nation’s destruction still exist in this world.

People should take a few minutes between the ballgames and barbecues to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that American families shall forever remain free.

Joseph H. Vicari

Ocean County freeholder director

Gerry P. Little

Ocean County freeholder deputy director

Insurers like Trumpcare

In many states, some insurance companies have pulled out of Obamacare. They want to take their chances and force things towards Trumpcare. With Trumpcare, they will be able to still collect expensive premiums, but there will be very limited coverage — an ideal situation for any business; large cash flow in, small cash flow out.

The insurance companies are the real winners here if the Trumpcare legislation goes through.

Philip Briglia


Trump should back probe

If I were President Donald Trump and if as he has stated there is nothing to see in Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, I would welcome a thorough investigation to expedite the conclusion. Instead of putting up roadblocks.

If he is a loyal American, he can restore faith in the system.

Michael Santambrogio

Egg Harbor Township

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