To the Editor:

I am writing to wholeheartedly endorse Stacey Ewald and Celeste Fondaco to represent our community on the Township Committee. Why? Because I know they are personally invested in our community. It is not easy to volunteer, yet for many years both Stacey and Celeste have to make the township a better place, improve our schools, protect our children and embrace the environment and the arts. These are qualities that I want to see more of on the Committee. Looking out for the long term welfare of the township seems to be sorely lacking in favor of overdevelopment. We are losing our tree canopy; there is clear-cutting happening in the right of ways that seems to be unchecked. There was partisan opposition to regulating plastic bags even though it was known that we have microplastics in our water. I appreciate their support for our environment, open space and willingness to explore ideas on future development in our town. Please vote for Stacey and Celeste for the future of the township.

Sincerely,

Philla Barkhorn