Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2024

  I was glad to see that NJ Congressman Frank Pallone, the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and many of his colleagues in Washington, DC took a strong step forward to help lower health care costs by passing the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (LCMT). This legislation ...

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Dear Editor: When we contemplated moving to Robbinsville a decade ago, before our kids were even old enough to be in school, we contacted a few folks we knew who worked there. We had friends in the police and fire departments and in the school system, and they all said the taxes were a little ...

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Dear Editor, In sustainability, the East Brunswick Racquet Club is right on the ball!  The club is continuing its  support of sustainability for 3 years by championing the recycling of thousands of tennis balls, innumerable aluminum tops from tennis ball cans, and hundreds of used sneakers.

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Dear Editor: Pork roll or Taylor ham…sub or hoagie…sprinkles or jimmies…De Lorenzo’s or Papa’s…vote yes or vote no? Few things are more hotly contested in Robbinsville right now than the school referendum question. While both sides present valid arguments, my husband and I have chosen to ...

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I write in response to recent assertions made regarding the effectiveness of our council, particularly in addressing the concerning rise in home break-ins and car thefts within our community. The newly elected council members have diligently assessed the efforts made by the previous majority and ...

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Dear Editor, As a resident of Scotch Plains for the past 25 years, I am proud of the power of our community. I have found comfort in knowing my neighbors will always look out for my family, as I will always look out for theirs. As Police Chief Jeff Briel wrote in his January 11 message in ...

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This letter is in response to this policy.          As a university student, I have personally seen how frustrating it is to be forced to use a textbook or program that could otherwise be found online for free. These programs that we are often sometimes made to use are often incredibly ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. -- Dear Editor, for more than 20 years, I have worked internationally in the field of natural and cultural resource management. Through my work and personal travel, I have been fortunate enough to visit dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – like Petra in Jordan, Robben Island in ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Dear Editor, We are writing to urge the Katonah-Lewisboro School District and School Board to pursue a collaborative effort with the Town of Lewisboro and other elected state and county officials to develop the former Lewisboro Elementary School (LES) property into housing for ...

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Dear Editor: Local news coverage of the recent Rally for Peace in Hoboken and the call for a ceasefire resolution at the last Hoboken City Council meeting has repeatedly emphasized that opposed to those calling for ceasefire were “members of the Jewish community” who spoke out in defense of ...

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Dear Editor, We are committed to voting 'Yes' in the March 12th Special Election. Residing in this wonderful town for over 15 years, both my husband and I, along with our daughter, have embraced the community. Although our daughter will soon be in college, and we won't have a direct ...

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Dear Editor, Last week I attended a meeting on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education’s plans for a bond referendum. The bulk of the bond would be used to acquire 330 South Avenue, Fanwood, for a new SPF school due to a significant increase in students. This would be the first public ...

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Our elected leaders in Congress regularly consider health care-related bills to help make care more affordable for patients. It can feel difficult to move the needle on medical affordability with so many cost factors are at play – but one way our Members of Congress can make progress is by ...

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I was glad to see that NJ Congressman Frank Pallone, the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and many of his colleagues in Washington, DC took a strong step forward to help lower health care costs by passing the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (LCMT). This ...

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To the Editor: Raritan Township has a problem that is certainly not unique in the county – the increase in aggressive drivers. Since the pandemic, when it was not logical to stop drivers for less than very serious offenses, the way individuals drive today is becoming more hazardous every day.

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Dear Editor, March 12th is the day of our school district’s public question special election!  I am enthusiastically voting yes for the public question which will fund our schools appropriately.  I hope you will join me.   One of the MANY reasons why I will be voting yes is regarding the ...

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Michael is about to publish in the United Kingdom the life story of Anthony Brockholes. From a position of relative obscurity, in an out-of-the-way hamlet in Lancashire, known as Heaton with Oxcliffe, near Lancaster, he rose to become a very powerful individual in America. His achievements came ...

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The following is a brief excerpt of a three-page letter that was read to the mayor and town council on Feb. 13, 2024. I am a licensed professional engineer who is affiliated with the Westfield Advocates for Responsible Development. We have tracked over 20 large construction projects that have been ...

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Dear Editor,  I am writing to express my concern about the recent influx of illegal immigrants using towns like Fanwood, New Providence and Westfield as a pathway to the supposed “sanctuary” of New York City. It is evident that the Democratic administrations overseeing our communities, ...

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After more than 20 years of helping, I finally got the opportunity to be a server at the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Church Lenten fish dinners …… Thanks Maria Dolinski……I finally graduated……..   Come see me and all the Knights and church supporters the following ...

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Dear Editor, I have the privilege of living in the beautiful town of Robbinsville with my grandson, granddaughter-in-law, and their twin 8-year-old boys. Every day, I watch my great-grandchildren board the school bus and watch them come home with extreme enthusiasm as they tell me about their ...

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Dear Editor, We moved to Robbinsville (Town Center) in 2004. My work took me all over the USA, but of all the moves from California, to Chicago and back, we’ve enjoyed living here the most. Both my wife and daughter have been school teachers so educators and education are very important to ...

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Dear Editor: I am the parent of two Robbinsville Alumni that had an outstanding k-12 education and were both fully prepared to pursue higher education. They had incredible teachers who supported and encouraged them to pursue their academic and personal interests.  My two alumni not only received ...

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Dear Editor: My husband and I moved to Robbinsville from a neighboring town when I was seven months pregnant with our first child.  We wanted to put down roots in a friendly town with an excellent school system, and Robbinsville ticked all the boxes for us.  I attended fantastic public schools ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing in response to a Letter To The Editor published in the January 11th edition of Mahopac News, allegedly written by Carmel Supervisor Mike Cazzari. I don’t know about my fellow Carmel residents, but I would much rather see our Supervisor using his platform to advocate for ...

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Dear Editor: Initially, I voted "NO" on a $4.8 million proposal, reflecting my approach as a COO to prioritize listening, analysis, and problem-solving, especially against unprofessional and opaque practices. This stance was reinforced by the realization that previous financial increases weren't ...

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Dear Editor, Many of us will be enjoying a three-day weekend to observe President’s Day. The holiday falls on our regular Council meeting day, normally held on the third Monday of the month, so this month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20. Council meetings are open to the public and ...

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Dear Editor, Last week, my colleagues and I held the 2024 Budget Workshop.  This public meeting provided another important opportunity for the governing body and residents to hear directly from the leaders of the town’s various departments about budgetary needs in the upcoming fiscal year. As ...

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Dear Editor: We are voting YES on the Robbinsville Public Question on March 12. Robbinsville schools have provided our three children with an outstanding education from committed and compassionate teachers, counselors and staff. Over the years, so many of these professionals have gone beyond ...

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Dear Editor: On one side Hoboken residents are demonstrating solidarity with the hostages being held by Hamas. On the other, a mostly out of town crowd of professional protestors advocate for the extinction of an entire country - Israel. One side wants a ceasefire when Hamas returns the ...

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