Tri Town Opinion

Comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform is needed

By Rumu DasGupta I was disappointed to read that the members of the Township Committee in Freehold Township passed a resolution to oppose, “policies to...

8% increase in Howell tax levy is unacceptable

The Howell Township introduced municipal budget for 2019 shows $28,936,400 to be raised by taxes. In 2018, the comparable budget number was $26,804,765. This...

Losing federal health law would be ‘catastrophic’

Various opinion pieces minimize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Very importantly, the Affordable Care Act narrows the gap between the between the...

Residents should speak out about asphalt plant

Over the last few months, the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment has heard testimony for a use variance for the construction of an asphalt...

Mary Oliver, nature poet

By Michele S. Byers The late Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, was...

Monmouth freeholders work to hold line on county spending

By Tom Arnone The 2019 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 18 meeting of the Board of Freeholders. The adopted budget is $449.6 million,...

Citizens must demand fair redistricting for elections

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering two cases involving gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the practice of establishing political advantage for a party or...

As weather warms, watch for invasive spotted lanternflies

By Michele S. Byers Spring is here and this state we’re in is greening up. Flowers are popping, bees are in action and buds are...

Writer seeks support for environmental protection

Under the golden dome in Trenton, an unremarkable piece of paper sits on a desk in the Legislature. The inconspicuous proposition calls for a...

Meet the mountains of the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers For folks living in most of New Jersey, the idea of mountains in the low-lying Pine Barrens might seem farfetched. Many...

Letter to the Editor: Standing in Solidarity

To the Editor: As members of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, our hearts are heavy with the news of the terrorist attacks on the Al...

Putting down new roots to help rivers

By Michele S. Byers Here’s a not-too-fun fact: 85 percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired, in large part because their banks are denuded...

Reduction in state aid will have a negative effect on Freehold Regional High School...

By Margo Greenbaum In recent weeks I have read articles containing the following statement: “New Jersey has adopted a plan to reduce the Freehold Regional...

Reader: New Jersey should not prosecute citizens for cannabis

I recently retired after a higher education career in the Garden State, where soon it will be legal to get high from cannabis. I...

Get outside for a tech treasure hunt!

By Michele S. Byers Technology has taken over our lives. It has turned many of us into couch potatoes. But technology can also entice us...

Taxpayers should not be paying for sports coaches

As a hard-working taxpayer who is choking on my school taxes, I am of the opinion that state funding cuts for activities such as...

‘Early bird’ bald eagles already nesting

By Michele S. Byers Bald eagles are New Jersey’s early birds. In the chill of winter, they are the first to build nests and lay...

Bond referendum will hit taxpayers in pocketbook

Remember that state school bond referendum we approved in November? Most of the articles did advise taxpayers to proceed with caution when casting their...
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