Guest Column

October 29, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Security has become a hot topic around social media and the news recently. With criminal organizations making headlines about successful cyber-attacks, you might wonder how you can defend yourself from these situations. Luckily, one of the easiest ways to safeguard your information ...

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It bellows my name from Its chamber. Engrossed in typing up the menu for The Gathering, (which was an unnerving task in and of itself) I jump ever so slightly. “Be right there,” I say loudly. If I continue to answer It from my desk It will say It can’t hear me; slowly I rise from my chair, ...

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Election day is almost here. This Tuesday, November 2nd, we will decide the direction New Jersey takes for the next several years. The actions of Republican-led State Legislatures around the country this year have shown us just how important it is to have State and Local Elected Officials that ...

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The role of the Board of Education is to guide our school district by developing and passing policies that reflect the values and educational aspirations of our community. The reason our Board of Education is democratically elected is to ensure that it is the people of our two towns who set the ...

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My mother always told me not to waste my food, and I try not to. But there is always a certain amount of waste, such as eggshells, bread crusts, carrot tops, vegetable peels, coffee grounds, etc. that end up in the kitchen trash bin. Food scraps are one of the largest components of trash sent to ...

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Often people are overwhelmed by their homes after years of living and growing as a family. This spring I worked with a woman named Carrie who was an empty nester with a big house and 4 pedigree spaniels. Carrie was competent and resourceful but her overstuffed closets and bedrooms made her want to ...

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This November, there are a number of controversial referendums on the ballot that every voter should familiarize with prior to voting: further expanding access to absentee voting when we already have early voting, making it an explicit “right to clean air and water” in our state Constitution ...

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Orthodontic treatment involves braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Children and adults of all ages or eligible.  Many benefits to orthodontic treatment than esthetics.  Proper bite reduces the chance of TMJ pain. Straight teeth are easier to clean ...

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Orthodontic treatment involves braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Children and adults of all ages or eligible.  Many benefits to orthodontic treatment than esthetics.  Proper bite reduces the chance of TMJ pain. Straight teeth are easier to clean ...

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Unless you are an only child, your sibling will always have an impact on your life.  Your adult sibling relationship is often mired in old issues that were never understood when you were children. When my older son was five years old, he informed me that he really loved his younger brother, but ...

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Most Monday nights, Louise See begins baking cupcakes. Dozens of them. By the time an Alstede Farms delivery truck pulls up at her Hasbrouck Heights home on Tuesday afternoons, See has stacked mocha, honeycomb or chocolate cupcakes by her front door, ready for Heights residents who come to pick up ...

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Winter is Coming... Again.  As Ben Franklin once said: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and - cleaning your gutters before winter to prevent ice dams”. With that, here are five fall home maintenance activities to start thinking about in the coming weeks. “Winters in Randolph can be ...

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Over the last few weeks many large U.S. cities have imposed vaccine mandates for their public workforce.  The theory behind this policy has been stated to be that as the number public employees who become inoculated increases, the spread of the virus and serious of symptoms will ...

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With over two miles of well-marked hiking trails, the Old Field Preserve on Mead Street in Lewisboro makes a terrific autumn destination. Dogwood trees and blueberry shrubs turning a deep scarlet color dot the older fields—there are seven fields in total—while golden little bluestem grass and white ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — In honor of Fire Safety Month, please read and share these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association. Please also be on the look-out for events in the community hosted by local fire departments to raise awareness. Schools are also being visited by firefighters to teach the ...

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We can heal ourselves and our planet through our food, which I will expand on in this post under three headings: Why should I care? What can I do? How can I get myself motivated? Why should I care? You can reduce major sources of global-warming emissions—animal-agriculture and the ...

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South Orange, NJ — I am often asked how we can fix the fractures that are occurring on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Many believe that the BOE is unfixable, but I do not. Our district is already using restorative methods to help our students, and I think it is time to use these ...

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The last several months have been a tumultuous time for Lakeland Central School District. Reopening schools after 18 months of Covid disruption, a national disinformation campaign falsely claiming that Critical Race Theory is being introduced in schools, and now, the abrupt departure of Lakeland’s ...

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Parents, if you’ve ever asked a child, from toddler to elementary school age, to pick up their toys, sit straight in their seat at the dinner table, eat their vegetables or just go to bed, only to be met with … well, not many of those goals met, then you have discovered the wonder of early ...

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Parents, if you’ve ever asked a child, from toddler to elementary school age, to pick up their toys, sit straight in their seat at the dinner table, eat their vegetables or just go to bed, only to be met with … well, not many of those goals met, then you have discovered the wonder of early ...

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If you’re like me, you recently glanced at a calendar and realized that Election Day is just 20 days from the publication of this articls (and early voting starts in just 10 days). How is that even possible?! In fairness, it has been a relatively quiet campaign season. I’ve witnessed a few ...

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Keep Girls and Young Women Playing, Vote Yes on Multi Use Field Proposition November 2 By Stephen Sigmund We’ve raised two girls in Maplewood, both of whom have taken the same sports track. They played soccer for many years, until the period between 7th and 8th grade, when the culling of ...

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SUCCASUNNA, N.J. –Oct. 6, 2021 – The 200 Club of Morris County announced that it welcomed 25 new members at a recent recruitment event at Jersey Girl Brewing in Mount Olive. The nonprofit continues to support local and state police, fire, and EMS personnel who protect the families in Morris ...

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SUCCASUNNA, N.J. –Oct. 6, 2021 – The 200 Club of Morris County announced that it welcomed 25 new members at a recent recruitment event at Jersey Girl Brewing in Mount Olive. The nonprofit continues to support local and state police, fire, and EMS personnel who protect the families in Morris ...

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Dear Zach,  What impact does climate change have on hurricanes? Sheri G. Hi Sheri,  Thanks for the question! This is a great question and one that allows me to clear up a common misconception. The answer here is the main impact of climate change on hurricanes is climate change will cause ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern ...

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You may have heard the conventional wisdom “Don’t take the SAT or ACT more than three times.”  That was then. This is now: Not only can you pick and choose which ACT test dates to report to colleges, but you can even remove ACT scores from your record. (Note: Students may not delete scores used ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents, Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy, and I would like to take some time to share ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents, Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy, and I would like to take some time to share ...

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Dear Monmouth County Residents, Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy, and I would like to take some time to share ...

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