Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2018

To the editor: Several weeks ago I published a piece on TAPinto detailing my prior experience and why I believe the public can trust me to represent their interests if elected in November. In that article I pointed out that one of the dangers of political figures holding office for multiple ...

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To the editor: Leonard Lance has shown time and again that he is a truly a bipartisan leader. He has regularly worked with Democrats to find solutions and to co-sponsor legislation. Leonard Lance has co-sponsored legislation with a Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts for a Medal of Honor ...

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To the editor: If, like me, you have been following the election campaigning this year for Raritan Township Committee you have seen, in recent days, the complexion of campaigning has changed. For months the Democratic Candidates, Puzio and Winnick, have been making it a point to inform the ...

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To the editor: I feel the Raritan Township residents have a need to know. I, for one am tired of being led like a lemming to the cliff. Voters need to be aware of issues that affect them and need to be made aware of what politicians, those in office and running for office stand for. As voters we ...

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To the editor: Headline reads: Tonight, Lou Reiner, Republican Raritan Township Committeeman showed up at a Tom Malinowski, Democratic candidate for Congress, event in Basking Ridge.  He is clearly breaking ranks once again.  Maybe he knows that change is on the way.  Maybe he's tired of ...

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To the editor: The Republican candidates for Raritan Township Committee have launched their written campaign. Not by addressing any issues but by guilt by association. They say you should not vote for the Democratic candidates because of their association with Democratic state and national ...

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To the editor: An unexpected loss of life occurred this week during a meeting of the Delaware township seniors. My heart goes out to the family who lost their loved one. As I understand it, the Sergeantsville Fire Department and Delaware Township police department, in addition to several ...

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To the editor: Earlier yesterday morning I had a very productive conversation with Mr. Jack Cust, Flemington Borough's Courthouse Square Developer. We are in the process of scheduling a meeting together with my fellow Council members Betsy Driver and Susan Peterson, and I await his next contact ...

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To the editor: The farce of Raritan Township municipal government was once again on display during the Oct. 2 Township Committee meeting. Committeeman Craig O’Brien read out loud a nasty note he received from fellow Committeeman Lou Reiner. But it was O’Brien that was castigated by Deputy ...

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To the editor: On the heels of this month’s series of natural gas explosions in Boston, many Delaware Township residents along the path of the proposed natural gas pipeline route have been harassed by agents of PennEast. A company called Western Land Services is engaging in high pressure sales ...

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To the editor: I would like to thank the mayor and redeveloper for inviting Councilperson Michael Harris and me, via a letter to the editor, to a private meeting, attended by them, us, and a reporter. I think it was odd to exclude Councilperson Susan Peterson since she also has many unanswered ...

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To the editor: One day in the future our children, living in skyscrapers located in what was once the bucolic and historic Borough of Flemington, will look back and remember the day democracy died in Flemington. That day will be noted as Sept. 19, 2018. It was on this day that the mayor ...

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To the editor:- As the Courthouse Square project nears the end of the local approval process, a flurry of misinformation about this project continues to circulate, much of it by members of Flemington Borough Council who oppose the project. A recent example is the implication that there is ...

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To the editor:  Residents of Flemington will have a unique opportunity in November to decide both the history and future of Flemington. And the question we have to decide upon is this: Will we demolish our history to make way for 100-foot-tall modern development complexes, or will we seek to ...

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To the editor: Economists from around the globe recognize that there is a direct correlation between growing populations and stronger economies. Populations that are younger are also those that will be creating families and purchasing more goods and services, while older populations tend to ...

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To the editor: When my children were younger, I realized that if I was going to chastise them when they did something wrong I should make it a point to acknowledge when they did things right or helped when I needed help. For the past two or three months I have been critical of the Raritan ...

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To the editor: I have written a few letters to TAPinto to enlighten the voters in Raritan Township to the fact that the Mayor and Township Committee only really care about themselves and their agenda. If their agenda doesn’t include what the voters want it’s too bad. What is really sad though, ...

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To the editor: At age 72 and after 35 years in Raritan Township, Hunterdon County I have finally determined the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Disregarding the fact that a gentleman, in his infinite wisdom, once described Democrats as communists. Republicans vote by party ...

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To the editor: We have had quite a bit of rain this summer. Every time it rains I am reminded how the road in front of my driveway has caved in by the lake that appears there. I asked about having it repaired and the Raritan Township Road Department acknowledged it was their responsibility. The ...

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To the editor: In our current political climate, where political division tears at our communities, it is quite impressive to see the large amount of bipartisan support and endorsements that Congressman Leonard Lance continues to receive. Each week, I feel like I read about another group ...

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Tio the editor: As many of my Flemington friends know, I’ve been an independent, vocal proponent of the creative historical restoration of downtown Flemington. I see these buildings as neglected assets that can help form the core of Flemington’s identity for years to come. These are the ...

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To the editor: Thirty-five years ago, I moved to Raritan Township. It was rural enough to be rural and developed enough to be developed. We had stores, we had the Coop, we had some cafes and coffee shops, we had a theatre, we had community events and open space. Farmers still farmed and we had ...

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To the editor: The redevelopment of the Historic Union Hotel area is important to all of us. A vibrant and commercially successful County seat and downtown Flemington is vital to future of Hunterdon County. I invite everyone to visit our new Courthouse Square website that will allow you to ...

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To the editor: Bipartisan moments in news-on-the-news have been rare of late. One happened yesterday, though, that is worthy of note. Fox News has joined with CNN and other outlets and organizations in rightly decrying a disturbing action taken by White House officials. Yesterday, White ...

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To the editor: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision, there is much being said about the future of public employee unions. I’m a proud NJEA Educational Support Professional (ESP) member, and I’m frequently asked whether I have any plans to leave the union. My answer is a clear ...

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