Letters to the Editor

February 19, 2021

Last week, I watched the presentation to the Yorktown Town Board about the Underhill Farms project planned for the former Soundview Preparatory School property. For weeks, I’ve read letters about this project that suggested it would somehow jeopardize the historical significance of the property.

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Dear Editor: We all know February is the shortest month of the year, but it is really packing a wallop. We welcomed the month with 17 inches of snow. Additional storms brought more snow and ice, which was plenty of fun for those sledding down the hill at Kramer Park. But there were plenty of ...

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Dear Edittor: The Westfield Regional Board of Health reports 18 additional cases of COVID-19 infection this week for a total of 433 infections overall in Fanwood. As usual, cases are evenly dispersed between gender and among all age ranges. They do report encouraging news on the vaccine ...

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  Mr. Scherer, your letter is disrespectful to the tens of thousands of Hillsborough voters who cast their ballots for Ms. Johnson, Mr. Brook, and Mr. Wright. Yes, there are winners and losers in elections but that does not give one the right to make disparaging comments and false judgments ...

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To the Editor: We write on behalf of a group of over 120 parents, growing by the day.  We request answers to the following questions at the board of education meeting on Feb. 23.   The district has chosen to interpret the CDC and state guidelines for 6 feet of distance between students when ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to address the comments that have been made recently concerning my interview with NBC and about my position on school operations during the present COVID-19 pandemic.  To begin with, I am a proud father of two magnificat Paterson public schools’ ...

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  Dear Editor, New Jerseyans need to demand legislative changes to the process of reviewing complaints of police misconduct throughout the state.  Currently, municipal and county law enforcement agencies, county prosecutors, and the state’s Attorney General have the power to conduct internal ...

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My name is Peter Kurdusiewicz and I am a resident of Fairfield. I live on the ‘noisy’ corner of Craig Place and Hollywood Highway (officially Hollywood Ave). It is a residential zone of the town by the Hollywood Highway, where there is a lot of noise. From 6 am to 10 pm there constant sound in ...

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To the Editor:  Red Bank is at a crossroads. We are two long-time residents who want to ensure the path forward embraces our shared future, while celebrating and preserving all that makes our town such a unique, cherished place.  When we decided, independently and without coercion from any ...

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To the editor and fellow residents, I want to inform you of a potential hazard on our public sidewalks for both pedestrians and those who will soon be clearing snow. I discovered a layer of ice on the sidewalk which, by itself, isn’t so unusual for this time of year. However, this isn’t ...

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I’m not sure how many people tuned in to the Yorktown Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, but a very important point was raised when discussing the project to develop the former Soundview Preparatory School property. Planning Director John Tegeder said that if Town Board excludes it from the ...

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To the Editor: Is it Apathy? When I turned 21, I was old enough to vote. When the first election came along, I didn’t vote.  The candidate my Father supported, and I would have supported, didn’t win. When I commiserated to my Father, he asked me if I voted and when I said no, he told me I had ...

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From the time when it was first widely recognized as a public health danger in January 2020, to the present, COVID19 has infected almost 90,000,000 people worldwide, it has killed almost 2 million people with the largest concentration of those deaths in the United States. Almost 50 million people ...

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To the Editor: The Hillsborough Township Republican Organization sends it best wishes to Olivia Holmes who recently stepped down from the Hillsborough Township Committee as she continues to battle the effects of Covid19. The pandemic continues to have broad reaching impacts on many of our ...

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Dear Editor: We all know February is the shortest month of the year, but it is really packing a wallop. We welcomed the month with 17 inches of snow. Additional storms brought more snow and ice, which was plenty of fun for those sledding down the hill at Kramer Park. But there were plenty of ...

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  Mayor’s Wellness Committee to Host Live Video Workshop:  Maintaining Emotional Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19. The South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee will host a live video workshop on Maintaining Emotional Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19 on Thursday, 2/25/21 at 7:00 ...

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Asking DEP Oversight on Zoning Board Decision We want to share with other Piscataway residents our concern about the proposal to convert farmland into another warehouse development at 1690 South Washington Ave., bordering the South Randolphville Elementary School.    We have sent the ...

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To the Editor: The last president taught the worst politicians that if you deny and lie enough times, the public and the press will forget about it. That’s how you “win.” But we don’t forget. We demand accountability. When politicians like Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan Soloway want our ...

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Dear all Berkeley Heights residents,  The beloved red “Santa mailbox” residents have been using for tax payments since the onset of COVID19 is going away – not to return until next Christmas! The mailbox, which was located on the front steps of Town Hall facing Park Avenue, will be removed ...

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Please take a moment to sign the petition to help prevent further development and preserve our beautiful open space.  Here is a link to “Help Preserve South Middlebush Scenic Corridor Township Ordinance” change.org/PreserveSMiddlebush We the petition signers are opposed to the construction of ...

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  To the Edior: I am writing this letter to thank the residents of Hillsborough for electing me as your committeewoman. As you may know, at the beginning of the year I contracted the COVID-19 virus and although I am feeling much better than I did last month, I am still not physically one ...

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Dear Editor, Over the many months of this lingering pandemic, we’ve heard a consistent message from the governor’s office: New Jersey public schools should be open, if they can safely be open. Yet, we’ve also heard this contrary message: Teachers, as well as others who work in New Jersey’s ...

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Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse provides Substance Misuse Prevention Education for families and individuals in Wayne, NJ. The Alliance is dedicated to the promotion of safe, healthy and responsible lifestyles through Prevention, Intervention & Education. The organization ...

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Add another failure to the Brindle Administration’s growing list.  In addition to failing to fulfill 2017 campaign promises to, among other things, fill empty downtown storefronts, expand one-seat rides into NYC, and improve Town playing fields, Mayor Brindle and her allies have now failed in their ...

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Yorktown has created a Coalition on Community Safety and Engagement (CCSE) to implement the requirements of NYS Executive Order 203 (EO 203), which stipulates that municipalities with police forces take action to address racial inequities in policing by recommending modifications to policing ...

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My name is Debra Kaufman, and I am a 60-year-old wife and mother that resides in Denville, NJ.  I am also a Type-1 diabetic. I have been married to the love of my life, Allan for 39 years.  He is my best friend and caregiver.  I do home hemodialysis. We were trained to do hdialysis at home so I ...

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A LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Middletown’s Phase 6 School Reentry Remains Controversial Parents, teachers, and students expect school leaders to make rational decisions that serve the greater good of our educational communities, yet recent BOE meetings have shown Middletown’s Phase 6 reentry plan ...

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a part of American society since the program was organized in the US in 1910.  In those 111 years of history over 130 million youth have benefited from a program that develops academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship ...

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My name is Debra Kaufman, and I am a 60-year-old wife and mother that resides in Denville, NJ.  I am also a Type-1 diabetic. I have been married to the love of my life, Allan for 39 years.  He is my best friend and caregiver.  I do home hemodialysis. We were trained to do hdialysis at home so I ...

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Editor's Note:  During the Feb. 4 meeting of the Board of Education President Doug Reinstein read the following letter received by the Board of Education from Richard and Maya Frungillo as a tribute to the late Mrs. Byram and what she meant to their family.     "Dear Dr. Varley, Mrs.

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