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Diamondback terrapins, our salt marsh turtles

By Michele S. Byers Why did the turtle cross the road? On a mid-July day, a diamondback terrapin tried to cross busy 2nd Avenue in...

House bills are going nowhere in U.S. Senate

President Donald J. Trump fallaciously claims that Democrats are so focused on attacks on him that they have ignored other priorities such as infrastructure,...

Nature can slow climate change

By Michele S. Byers It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of climate change. For instance, just this past week we learned July was...

Resident will continue to fly American flag

This letter is being written in response to a recent letter to the editor from Ray Kalainikas. As the wife of a veteran, and...

Majority of residents appear to be turning against newcomers to America

By Rumu DasGupta I am writing in response to a recent Your Turn guest column that was published in this newspaper, "Governor, Attorney General are...

Remove flags to protest separation of children from parents

Taking down American flags and storing them until the American government ceases its cruel, horrendous and inhumane policy with respect to the children and...

Saving rare Pickering’s morning glories

By Michele S. Byers Anyone who has planted “garden variety” morning glories knows how easily they grow. These showy annuals climb like crazy and produce...

Governor and Attorney General are promoting anarchy in New Jersey

By Rose Ann Scotti Kudos to Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and all the other sheriff’s departments in New Jersey that are extending the 287...

New Jersey fish may be in hot water

By Michele S. Byers Around the globe, climate change is leading to increased ocean temperatures and more acidic water. The impact on fish and the...

Freeholders’ proposed resolution was misguided

On June 26, I attended the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders meeting. I was gratified to see so many different segments of the community...

Administration needs to move on $20 bill redesign

Has this Administration become so radicalized and bigoted that it can't put a black woman on our $20 bill? Our currency reflects only white...

United Nations report sounds alarm on nature’s decline

By Michele S. Byers Would you care if northeastern beach tiger beetles and arogos skipper butterflies disappeared? How about blue-spotted salamanders and southern gray tree...

Allentown asks Upper Freehold Township for cooperation on development

There has been much discussion regarding the Upper Freehold Township Planning Board public hearing that took place on June 13. The board adopted a Housing...

Continued commitment needed in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States for which there is no cure nor a definitive way to...

Hippies are far out … of my comfort zone

I appreciate a good theme. That’s what my dad always tells me. My dad, who grew up listening to Def Leppard, Van Halen and...

Family and friends enjoyed annual Millstone clambake

My family and friends spent a very pleasant time on June 9 at the Millstone Township clambake hosted by volunteers from the Agriculture and...

Renewable energy: less pollution, more jobs, lower costs

By Michele S. Byers While Washington, D.C., turns it back on climate change, New Jersey is busy reclaiming its national leadership role on clean energy. One...

Restoring the ‘kidneys of the Pine Barrens’

By Michele S. Byers To early European settlers, the native evergreen trees known as Atlantic white cedars must have seemed like a gift. The towering...
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