Letters to the Editor

August 15, 2018

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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To The editor, This is an open note to Flemington Mayoral candidates Phil Greiner and Betsy Driver; and Borough Council candidates  Marc Hain, Brooke Warden, Chris Runion Caitlin Giles-McCormick Re: Proposal for Candidate Forum[s] in Flemington Folks, Seeing how this is an extremely ...

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To the editor, I support Tom Malinowski in the election to represent New Jersey’s 7th district this November because he will support infrastructure investments that are essential to the continued prosperity of this district. Tom recognizes this district’s dire need for infrastructure ...

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To the editor, While there is no doubt that what happens to the Main Street business community sets the tone for Flemington, the Borough Council Monday night made an error in judgment when by a slim 4-3 majority voted to send the issue of eminent domain to the Planning Board for examination to ...

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To the editor, At the June 25 Flemington Borough Council meeting, Mayor Phil Greiner and half of the Council voted to formally consider the use of eminent domain for the Main Street redevelopment project. We disagree with this resolution and believe it is a waste of taxpayers’ money and ...

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To the editor, Very often when I am out in the evening and heading home I will stop at the Flemington Wawa to get a cup of coffee. The first few times I stopped I was surprised to see the teenagers and young adults hanging out. After the first few times I figured out why. There is no place else ...

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To the editor, Regarding the recent TAPinto article that quoted Raritan Township Committeeman Lou Reiner about a possible marijuana dispensary being located in his town, I crack up every time he opens his mouth and plants his pseudo-conservative foot in it. According to the article, this ...

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To the editor: In light of the recent letter to the editor from Raritan Township Committeeman Lou Reiner regarding his personal opinion on arming school officials, we felt the need to share our views on his statement. Mr. Reiner took this position as an individual citizen and not in his ...

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To the editor: As an educator and a child-advocate, I have been at the forefront of the immigration debate over the past decade. And while I have always advocated for a comprehensive solution, I never thought any opposing plans were morally wrong; until now! The Trump policy of separating ...

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To the editor: At a meeting of Flemington Borough Council earlier this year, Mayor Phil Greiner described Jack Cust as a man of “deep pockets and sterling character.” He seemed to be attempting to justify his basis for selecting a new redeveloper, after the first two selected by a committee he ...

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To the editor: In response to the Governor's recent signing of legislation restricting law-abiding gun owners to 10 rounds of ammunition and rejecting calls to address the uneven playing field existing vis-à-vis some single mom alone with her child fending for herself against some armed ...

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To the editor, We want to share our admiration for all of the Raritan Township residents who came out to vote in the June 5 Primary Election. Additionally, we want to say "thank you" to our Democratic supporters for their votes. As we look to the General Election on Nov. 6, we reflect on the ...

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To the editor:   With more than 5 million Americans now living with Alzheimer’s and with more than 15 million acting as caregivers, Alzheimer’s has become the nation’s most expensive disease. This year alone, it will cost $277 billion to take care of those stricken. The Alzheimer’s ...

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To the editor: I was dismayed to see my 2014 news reportage inaccurately weaponized by council members Marc Hain and Brooke Warden in their campaign flier attacking Al Brewer. The headline “School security at issue: Flemington-Raritan board member accused of leaking secrets” is less than a ...

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To the editor: In 2008, while I was mayor of Clinton Township, we organized 20 towns and sued the state of New Jersey to stop the crushing "affordable housing rules" imposed on our towns. Those rules calculated our obligation to build loads of new housing based on "available land" – including ...

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To the editor: I thought TAPinto readers might be interested in knowing a little about the agreement between the Flemington tax payers, as entered into by their government, and the appointed redeveloper of the central area of Flemington, including the Union Hotel. The full analysis can be ...

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To the editor: Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs. Maslow stated that our most basic need is for physical survival, and this will be the first thing that motivates our behavior. Once that level is fulfilled the next ...

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To the editor, In the fall of 2016, I was driving down Main Street in Flanders. As I always do before an election, I was conferring with my sister about the available choices for voting on my way to the polls. The last thing I said before I hung up, “You are going to want to make sure you check ...

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To the editor: Currently the soccer fields at Clover Hill take up 18 acres of land. The proposed project to build an athletic complex next to it will be utilizing 115 acres.  As a 20-year resident of the Meadow Run neighborhood, I would like to offer my primary concerns about the Sports ...

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To the editor: Six years ago, I ran for the Raritan Township Committee with three major objectives. I wanted to lower taxes, fix roads, and rebuild a long-neglected infrastructure. We’ve made major strides in all three areas. Working together, we cut taxes four times, saving taxpayers more ...

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To the editor: One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, ...

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To the editor: There are those of us in Hunterdon County that are still without power almost one week past the first storm. JCP&L has repeatedly changed the time and date of restoration. The spokesman flat-out lied to you when he said all 10,000 customers in Hunterdon would have power ...

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To the editor: I’ve been enjoying your articles about the flagrant failures of open, transparent government in Hunterdon County. Your survey of recent efforts by county and municipal elected officials to preserve their illegal back-room dealings reveals just who is running the joint – people who ...

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To the editor: I commend high school students around Hunterdon County for planning 17-minute walk-outs on March 14 in support of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. This is an example of young citizens thinking for themselves and taking coordinated political action – ...

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To the editor: As a veteran, I want to thank our Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi, our Freeholder board, and specifically, our Freeholder Director Matt Holt, for the "Don’t Miss Out" campaign. This campaign is spreading the word about the veterans' $3,000 tax exemption on the state income tax ...

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To the editor: The Flemington-Raritan school board has agreed to settle a lawsuit by paying $10,000 toward my legal expenses. It gives me no joy to divert money from the schools; but I can hope that some educational benefit has been gained by the voters. Here's the lesson: Upon joining the ...

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