To the Editor:

In this Earth Month we focus on the health of our environment, coupled now with the social and economic challenges the world is facing with the coronavirus. The graphic was created to suggest the relationship between the two.

The battle to defeat the jetport sixty years ago required our local community to rally around a passionate effort to save a valuable segment of our land. Today's battle against the effects of the health crisis requires we deal with extraordinary measures to adjust our lives and have the courage and determination to act responsibly and with compassion to survive.

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We hear the words each day that encourage we stay safe, respect community guidelines and show gratitude and support for our first responders, healthcare workers and all who are contributing time and creative efforts.

Behind the words we can sense images of our land, and our neighbors. Together we must rally to preserve both.

Tom Salvas,

Chatham Township