Letters to the Editor

October 30, 2021

As a parent in Randolph, NJ, the upcoming Board of Education election is of utmost importance to me. I have looked at each of the six candidates carefully, in order to get at the essence of the humans who are running and what they want for our schools. I came to the conclusion that MIKE LOCASIO, ...

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We have known Sai for several years and have come to realize that she is a caring, compassionate and a compatable individual always ready to go the extra mile for you, your family and friends. We realize that Sai feels strongly about both formal and informal education for our community. At times, ...

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Many would agree that having experienced leadership for the community of Hawthorne instills a sense of trust and belief that those experienced leaders will continue working on our behalf.  However, when year after year many of the same problems still exist, it is logical to think a change might be ...

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Tom Duffy and the For the Kids slate of candidates are running for the Randolph Board of Education. And it’s about time. I’ve known Tom for nearly 30 years. Our children grew up together. He’s been a friend and neighbor that anyone would be delighted to know. Not just the kind of guy who’ll lend ...

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Dear community, I’ve been a resident of SOMA for 16 years, and I’ve had two children go through our school district. I’m an active community volunteer -- working with the PTAs and HSA’s of our schools, South Orange Environmental Commission and the Community Coalition on Race, for our children, ...

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To the Editor, There was a bit of doubt surrounding Tom Foregger; so I spent some time on my position on him. The bottom line is: being conservative in how you spend taxpayer money does NOT come at the expense of our kids. It actually ensures our hard-earned taxpayer money is spent on the ...

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October 29, 2021 Dear Editor: On Tuesday, November 2nd, I am voting for my friend, Shannon Cuttle.  We are very fortunate here in Maplewood and South Orange to have them wanting to continue their service on our school district’s Board of Education.  Considering the issues we, as a ...

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To the Editor, Our family moved to New Providence 26 years ago, and we have called it home ever since. We met both Pete and Matt several years ago but had the pleasure of really getting to know them once they each stepped forward to offer their expertise on our town council.  Both Pete and Matt ...

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Editor-- I am writing to express my outrage that a candidate for Chatham Borough Council, when faced with a letter to the editor that hurt his feelings, decided it was a good idea to march over to the private home of the author, ring her doorbell and attempt to confront her.  He freely admits ...

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To the Editor:  I have known Steve Cohen for over 20 years. Not only is he a good neighbor but a close friend. Throughout these past 20 years Steve has impressed me with his professionalism, enthusiasm, dedication to his family, the neighborhood and his community.   Steve, a Republican ...

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Debates among candidates vying for official office have been a mainstay of American politics since the early days of our Republic. Implicit in open forums are many attributes which fortify electoral legitimacy. They provide a level playing field among candidates; allow contrast and comparison ...

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Inappropriate language has no place anywhere, not in Berkeley Heights and especially not at a children’s sporting event. Unfortunately, we heard about an alleged incident that recently happened at a youth sports event, where racist language was allegedly used in the stands. What was allegedly said ...

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To the Editor: For those who don’t know me, here’s a little background.  My family and I moved to Bridgewater from NYC in November 2001.  For 16 of the 20 years that we’ve been in town, I’ve been involved as a volunteer in local organizations (EMT 1+ year; BOE 10 years; planning board 5 years).  ...

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To the Editor: My name is Kevin Koveloski and I currently hold the position of president of the South Hunterdon Regional Board of Education. I have been a member of this board of education since 2016. I am writing this letter on my own accord as a West Amwell community member and taxpayer and ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing to strongly endorse the re-election of Lata Kenney and Michelle Clark to the School District of the Chathams Board of Education.  Lata and her family have lived in Chatham for 20 years and she has served on the Board of Education (BOE) for 10 years.  Michelle’s family ...

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To the Editor: We are in the last days of an election campaign, a time often referred to as “silly season.” It is an absolutely miserable time for all – residents getting crazy mailers, candidates getting names hurled at them and figuring out how to respond calmly, and volunteers who are ...

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I am writing to endorse Sai Bhargavi Akiri for the 1-year term on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. I met Sai almost two years ago and we immediately connected.  Having immigrant parents myself, we were quick to exchange stories about her path to the United States and my parents path to ...

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I am writing in support of Kirsten Light and Dr. Lawrence Nastro for Bernards Township Board of Education. Kirsten and Lawrence have qualifications and talents that are sorely needed on the BOE and which none of the incumbent gang of 4 possess, Kirsten is a CPA.  She lives and breathes ...

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Having recently marked its 300th year (delayed celebration to follow), it’s a good time to take stock of the remarkable progress New Providence has made in recent years.  It was not long ago that New Providence was plagued a forlorn shopping district and an uneasy future. Now, it is emerging from ...

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The NOT “For the Kids” slate has been focused on their personal and political agendas, not those of our students, families, or educators. Our board of education is not a place for our nation’s political and cultural debates. These topics cripple our ability to attend to school priorities. The ...

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I am writing to share my support for Jill Orlich for Glen Rock Borough Council. Jill and I got to know each other well when we were co-presidents of the Byrd School HSA from 2011-2013. How lucky I was to work side-by-side with her on behalf of our school community.   There were many difficult ...

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To the Editor and voters of Chatham Township – Numbers don't lie. Internet bullies and wannabe politicians do.  Let's take a minute to consider the demonstrable, and indisputable, facts regarding what the good people of Chatham Township want from their local government.  Last year, Ashley ...

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When my husband and I moved to Hawthorne ten years ago, we knew one person in town. But within no time, we were welcomed into this community by a group of people that passionately cared about Hawthorne and its future. One of the first people that we got to know was Councilman Joe Wojtecki. Joe has ...

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Why I'm a Republican There is only one way worthy of living, and that is freedom. Freedom of choice as defined by the Constitution of the United States; only America codifies and protects the sanctity of the individual right. Why I’m a Republican: • Rights. To protect the future by ...

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Why I'm a Republican There is only one way worthy of living, and that is freedom. Freedom of choice as defined by the Constitution of the United States; only America codifies and protects the sanctity of the individual right. Why I’m a Republican: • Rights. To protect the future by ...

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I am writing to endorse Karyn Stephenson for the open Glen Rock Board of Ed (BOE) seat. I have known Karyn both personally and professionally for well over a decade.  And we have spent considerable time-sharing our views on local issues, including education, team sports, ethics and daily life, ...

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Dear Editor, I have lived in Watchung for 21 years and consider it a great place to live. I believe the changes our school board has made demonstrated teamwork and vision. Over the past three years the change has been demonstrative. As Election Day nears I feel privileged to be an American and ...

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Letter to the Editor: To the Electorate- Voters regardless of party should consider any Politician's performance record and character before electing someone to office, especially your future Governor. Consider Phil Murphy’s record. 1- He has presided over the HIGHEST rate of State per ...

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To the Editor: As a parent of four children who have gone through the School District of the Chathams, the final two in the CHS Class of 2021, I’d like to share some of my experiences with the community. I will limit my discussion to the high school because of the ages of my children.  Our ...

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To the Editor: When my family and I moved to Chatham Borough in 2014 from New York City, I could have only hoped that it would have transformed into the vibrant and thriving place that it is today. Over the course of the past seven years, I have watched as our town has made great strides towards ...

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