Letters to the Editor

November 14, 2018

To the Editor: I am so excited that I will be a member of the Hillsborough Board of Education! I am grateful for the support that so many people have given me, and I appreciate the variety of valuable input submitted by so many people. The education of our students affects all Hillsborough ...

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To the editor: I am a proud 30-year resident of Hillsborough. I have seen our town grow and thrive in my time living in our community. The Republican Party-led Township Committee continues to make sound strategic and fiscal decisions to improve our township and quality of life. Proof of their ...

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To the Editor: When I read about the $50,000 lease and rent increase the Republican Township Committee forced upon our Board of Education with the threat of eviction, I thought to myself, whose side is the Township Committee on?   Shouldn’t the Township Committee cooperate with the Board of ...

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  To the editor: My name is Cindy Scott and I have been a Hillsborough resident for 38 years. I have known Olivia Holmes for decades, and I am pleased and proud to endorse her for a position on the Hillsborough Township Committee. Olivia is, and has always been, about what is best for ...

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To the editor I am a 19-year resident of Hillsborough, NJ. I am a mother of four, wife, and scientist by career. I have known Jeffery Wright for almost 5 years now. Jeff has shown me that he has the ability and leadership skills to be the voice needed on the Hillsborough Township ...

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To the Editor: Our country is in trouble! Our once thought impervious system of checks and balances is failing. We have watched incredulously as Trump compliments dictators and attacks key democratic allies. His affinity for Putin is dangerous. If the United States does not advocate for ...

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Having lived in Hillsborough for decades, I follow our local government and politics very closely, including watching our Township Committee meetings on cable television. This year is the first I can ever remember candidates for Hillsborough municipal office not attending a single Township ...

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  To the Editor: After volunteering with the HSAs and Hillsborough schools' booster clubs for 15 years, I began to volunteer with another community group, where I met Jane Staats, a fellow volunteer. I recommend her for the Hillsborough Board of Education due to her consistent involvement ...

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  To the Editor: The announcement of the purchase of 330 acres, located between Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park signifies another step forward in Hillsborough’s fight to slow residential development and, also provide facilities for our community’s needs. Instead of ...

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To the Editor: I am pleased to write this letter on behalf of Ron Skobo. Ron and I have known each other going on 30 years now. We first crossed paths through our children’s school and sports activities. Our families have become close friends over the years and still stay in touch. Ron and I ...

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Dear Editor: Having been actively involved in the community the majority of my life, I am extremely excited for the opportunity to serve the people of Hillsborough on the Township Committee. Though I continue to work, I am retired from an almost 30-year career in law-enforcement. Over the ...

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  To the Editor: Jane Staats is a candidate for the Hillsborough Board of Education. Her name may be familiar to you, as Jane was also a candidate for the Township Committee in the past, but be assured, she is not looking to be a partisan influence on the Board, but rather is firm in her ...

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To the Editor: Hillsborough will always hold a very special place in my heart.  Not only was Hillsborough home for so long, but my late husband, Peter J. Biondi, dedicated many years of his life bettering Hillsborough.  Peter loved being Hillsborough's Mayor and I loved supporting him every step ...

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As a former Deputy Mayor and current member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, I can attest to the hard work that is takes to be a Township Committee member.  Shawn Lipani, who was recently appointed to the Township Committee to fill a vacancy, was also chairman of the Hillsborough Planning ...

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  To the Editor: Bob Menendez seeking to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate, and the New Jersey Democratic Party endorsement of him is the height of arrogance. Interestingly, this year’s Democratic candidates, from Congress on down to the local level, all seem to be running from Menendez, ...

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The purpose of this letter is to express my strong opinion about one of the people running for the board of education. I could not think of a more appropriate person, than Jane Staats, to sit on the board for multiple reasons. First, as a teacher myself, I can recognize the importance of having ...

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We may have missed the wrath of Hurricane Florence, but we should never forget Superstorm Sandy and all the rain bombs we’ve had this spring/summer when considering the risks of the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project that is proposed by Williams/Transco.    Governor Murphy said that ...

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Dear Editor, It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Jane Staats, a candidate for the Hillsborough Township Board of Education. I have had the good fortune of knowing Jane for ten years from our close working relationship as volunteers on the Arts ...

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To the Editor, For the past few months I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to many fellow Hillsborough residents while Ron Skobo and I campaign for Township Committee by going door-to-door. I am thankful to all those who spent time sharing their opinions and thoughts with me. I am ...

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To the Editor: Olivia Holmes is a life-long activist who embodies the values of democratic principles. You can count on Olivia to represent us at the local level. Her depth of knowledge is extraordinary and she takes the time to hear all sides of issues. Importantly, her positions are based on ...

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To the Editor:                                                                                         When Gov. Phil Murphy and his fellow Democrats talk about a “fairer and stronger” New Jersey, they seem to have forgotten, ignored and/or excluded Hillsborough. Of all the school districts in ...

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If you’re a citizen of Hillsborough, you care very deeply about the quality of life in our Township. The good news is Hillsborough is quite exceptional in this regard.  Indeed, in recent years, we’ve been ranked one of the best places in America (Money Magazine) and one of the safest places in New ...

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  To the Editor: Deep roots and dedication to Hillsborough are what Shawn Lipani and Ron Skobo will bring to the Hillsborough Township Committee. Shawn and Ron’s respective backgrounds as a successful, small business owner and a former Somerset County law enforcement officer are an ...

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Dear Editor, I am a proud resident of Hillsborough for the past 11+ years and have always looked to do business locally or utilize the township resources we have available.  Shawn Lipani is a lifelong resident of Hillsborough who owns and operates his family business, Central Jersey Nurseries.  ...

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To the Editor Having lived in Hillsborough, NJ for the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to get to know Shawn Lipani as a local Hillsborough businessman and a volunteer. His connection to our community is significant. He is a lifetime resident and has raised his family in our town.  He ...

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To the Editor, My name is Olivia Holmes and I am running as a Democrat for the Hillsborough Township Committee. My husband and I moved to Hillsborough thirty-two years ago, bought a home in the Sourland Mountains, and started a family.  Besides raising two sons, both graduates of Hillsborough ...

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To the Editor: I am writing this to express my support for 2 outstanding candidates for Hillsborough Township Committee, Shawn Lipani and Ron Skobo. Both men have lived  in Hillsborough for over 40 years, both have long  lists of services to our town, both are dedicated volunteers and family ...

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  To the Editor: I urge Hillsborough voters to support Shawn Lipani and Ron Skobo for Hillsborough Township Committee in the November election. Hillsborough has long been known as a family friend community with a responsible local government.  As long time Hillsborough residents, Shawn and ...

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  To the Editor: As chairwoman of Hillsborough’s Open Space Advisory Committee, I am happy to report that the Township continues to protect more and more open space and farmland. The latest figures show over 12,000 acres have been taken away from developers and new  residential ...

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I cannot believe I am writing to expose a trick played by the Bedminster Republicans on the voters in our town. The Bedminster Republicans purchased the URL "bedminsterdems.com" and are redirecting web traffic from this domain to their web page. This is just the sort of underhanded political ...

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