Letters to the Editor

October 30, 2021

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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Dear neighbor, My wife and I moved to Westfield 12 years ago; we've been blessed to raise two children in this community, benefit from its excellent schools, participate in its many activities and perhaps best of all, develop deep friendships with other Westfield families. With all of this in ...

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To the Editor: Last week, a Chatham Borough resident posted a letter (see link below) expressing concern about Borough Council candidate Freddie Bicknese’s social media history. She pointed out that Mr. Bicknese has been claiming to be “a moderate” in the campaign, but that his past posts tell ...

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Throughout our 20+ years living in Glen Rock, my wife Donna and I have been blessed by great neighbors, great friends in a charming idyllic town in which to raise our two sons. As we all know, what makes our town a special place is all the selfless individuals who care about the important aspects ...

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I’m writing today to express my strong support for Mary Barchetto and Jill Orlich for Glen Rock Borough Council. Mary has done so much for Glen Rock in her first term, and I know that Jill will make an incredible contribution to our Council.  I’ve known Mary for several years now, and I can say ...

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I am writing today in support of Mary Barchetto and Jill Orlich for Glen Rock Borough Council. I have had the privilege of working alongside Mary as a Council Member for almost two years. She embodies all of the qualities that a resident could possibly want in a member of a governing body.  Mary ...

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My husband and I moved to Montville in 1998 specifically for the excellent school system. However, in 2018 we made the decision to move our children out of William Mason and Lazar to attend private schools. It was in no way what we had intended to do but felt we had no other choice but to put the ...

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The Edison Field proposal is a "bad idea" ... just for what it will do to traffic and parking. Both are already stressed in this Ward 4 neighborhood that proudly serves Westfield sports with Kehler Field-House and the Edison Middle School fields. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, those of us living in Ward 4 ...

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As the race for Summit’s Common Council has progressed, there have been a lot of declarations that “Party doesn’t matter when it comes to city government.”  In fact, a former mayor, who no longer lives here, wrote “we can still look beyond political parties.”  That same former mayor used to be fond ...

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