Editor's Note, at the author's request, we are republishing a letter he sent to Barnegat Township Clerk as a letter to the editor

To the Editor:

By this letter, I respectfully request that the following remarks be read (verbatim) into the record of the April 7, 2020, Barnegat Township Committee Meeting.  TAPIntoBarnegatWaretown reports that an unnamed “resident” objects to the way today’s meeting is going forward. To the contrary, it is to the credit of our Township Committee, Administrator, Clerk and others that the instant meeting is convened and the business of Barnegat will be tended to on a timely basis to the benefit of townspeople, which includes the anonymous, but vociferous, “resident.”

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Barnegat has many unsung heroes in this time of emergency, from out elected officials, town hall staff to our Police, Public Works, Fire, Rescue and others. We see grocery workers, restaurant owners and delivery people, NJ Transit Bus Drivers and more braving the threat of COVID-19 so essential services can continue uninterrupted.

At the time I write this, more than 41,000 New Jerseyites have contracted COVID-19; 1003 of them are dead. Barnegat already has several dozen of our neighbors diagnosed with the Coronavirus. If any “resident” has objection to the prudent methods and procedures put into play for the public good, then stand tall and identify yourself. Identify yourself as I do here.

Respectfully submitted,

Fred Rubenstein 4 Hickory Circle Barnegat, NJ 08005-2212