Letters to the Editor

November 19, 2018

To the editor: On Nov. 6, the wind blew the feathers flew. On Nov. 7, the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board and the Raritan Township Committee looked the same, one party. Unfortunately, after the first of the year when the Committee meets for the first time it will be without one of the current ...

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To the editor: This is the time of year that thoughts turn to Veterans. Veteran’s day is only five days away. Unfortunately, for some it is the only time they think of veterans. For others it is just another day or a day off from work. When I moved to Hunterdon County, I was pleased to see ...

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To the editor: I paid attention from the beginning to other developers' promise of revitalizing downtown, at that time the community spoke against the Mark Mulligan plan. It led him to walk away with his money to Easton where his vision is a testimony that public outcry can be detrimental. In ...

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To the editor: I recently read Louis Carl Reiner’s letter condemning Tom Malinowski and John Kerry. I respect his right to write the letter however I felt it was not really informative. It was more of a hatchet job. I did find it ironic that he could take the time to endorse Leonard Lance but ...

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To the editor: Election Day is a week away and campaigns are in full swing. In Delaware Township, we have an exciting newcomer to our local political scene. Gary Brackenridge is a dynamic force with enthusiasm and ideas to help move our township forward. Educated at MIT, Gary has worked in the ...

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To the editor: I have been a vocal critic of the proposed Courthouse Square project in the Borough that many, many other residents are passionately opposed to in its current form, and that I believe will be detrimental to our community. I have also been outspoken about the political motivations ...

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Dear Members of the Borough Council: Despite my previous respectful objection and request to stop (letter attached dated 10/10/18), Betsy Driver has persisted with her outrageous and irresponsible rants on social media attacking me and my professional reputation. I have spent my entire ...

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To the editor: Please note: Any thoughts or opinions expressed herein are mine exclusively and not a collective statement coming from Raritan Township's governing body or Hunterdon County's Republican Committee, although I am affiliated with both. Regarding the U.S. House seat currently held ...

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To The editor: My name is Ed Winnick. I’m not a politician. But, I am your neighbor. My grandparent’s family immigrated to America in the early part of the 20th century to become farmers in New Jersey. They came here for a better life and the Statue of Liberty had a meaning to them. I am ...

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To the editor: I will admit that I am guilty of being very prolific writing letters pertaining to this year’s election. I have a good reason. I felt that it was time for Raritan Township residents to really see the true Raritan Township Committee. We need to be observant. We need to be aware.

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To the editor: Both of the Republican candidates for Raritan Township Committee are on the Raritan Township Planning Board. Jeff Kuhl is the chairman. Having reviewed the minutes for the Planning Board this year it is obvious that there has not been any discussion regarding the Raritan Township ...

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To the editor: While I have my concerns regarding the Courthouse Square project on Main Street, I understand that Flemington needs this to succeed. That is why two weeks ago when the financial agreement for the project was before council I thought it best to table that vote. Doing so would have ...

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To the editor: Earlier this year I was told why Democrats never win in Raritan Township. It is because they play by the rules. The Democratic candidates for Raritan Township Committee have run a very clean campaign and still the opposing candidates countered with accusations that were baseless ...

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To the editor: In Delaware Township, where I’ve resided for over 25 years, we can expect nasty postcards to arrive along with leaf colors just prior to the election, compliments of the Hunterdon County Republican Committee (HCRC) - leaving no time for the candidates who are being attacked to ...

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To the editor: Unfortunately, it's that time of year when our mailboxes are loaded with political mailings and every television program is inundated with nasty commercials about candidates. A warning to voters in Delaware Township - on Friday Nov. 2, you will receive in the mail a very negative ...

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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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