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‘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...

Youth suicide a serious issue in Ocean County

While the opioid crisis continues to grab headlines, another public health problem has quietly emerged in New Jersey and in Ocean County. Suicide has become...

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...

Resident thanks Howell council for stand on sanctuary status

We should all be proud, pleased and thankful for the great job our hard-working Howell Township Council members are doing. I recently read that 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...

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...

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...
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