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New Jersey forests age like fine wine

By Michele S. Byers Many things improve with age, like wines, cheeses, friendships, antiques and leather boots. How about forests? It turns out that new research...

School referendum will have impact on taxes

Colts Neck residents had better brace themselves for humongous tax increases if the Colts Neck K-8 School District Board of Education succeeds in passing...

‘Vine That Ate the South’ comes north

By Michele S. Byers You might think kudzu – jokingly referred to as “The Vine That Ate the South” – is an exotic sport, but...

Olde Freehold Day provided fun day at lake

We would like to thank all who attended the 43rd edition of the 2019 Centennial Celebration Olde Freehold Day at Lake Topanemus Park. It...

Dogs, cats may visit Freehold Borough for rabies shot

Once again, Freehold Borough is hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Sept. 12 from 6-7 p.m. at the Freehold Borough...

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...

Proposal for Wawa and medical office space will not benefit Marlboro

By Ron Murray I am submitting this in response to an article which appeared in the June 19 News Transcript regarding an applicant's proposal to...

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...

Local reps commended for sponsoring new law

Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, the 11th District representatives to the New Jersey Assembly, have long argued for efficiencies via pooling resources to drive...
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