Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2020

Dear Residents, I am proposing having multi-day graduation celebrations - spreading out the graduating classes within each school over the course of one week. I do not need to tell you about the disappointment our state's graduates are feeling as the COVID-19 pandemic takes away one of their ...

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Dear Editor: In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered ...

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Dear Colleagues, I can remember vividly watching the gulf war unfold on TV. I watched all of the coverage I could and would tape whatever I missed. Those days and nights: watching our nation lead the world in the course of good was an inspiration; injecting me with a dose of patriotism that ...

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Dear Editor: Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication ...

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May 11, 2020   Common sense and leadership are essential to pull through a crisis.  In New Jersey, we currently seem to be lacking both when it come to the COVID19 response. We were told to shelter in place and flatten the curve, so we did.  The curve flattened and is clearly on the ...

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Skills Gap Looms for Children of Essential Workers Adrienne Kirby and Molly Dunn Despite the daily horrors of life during the COVID 19 pandemic, perhaps a silver lining is our country’s renewed appreciation for first responders and front-line healthcare workers. We celebrate with great joy ...

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Dear Attorney General: I have read that the State of New Jersey is going to start an investigation into the high number of elderly as well as recuperating patient deaths in a number of Nursing Homes in New Jersey. This writer has spent a good portion of his working life as a HVAC mechanic ...

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Dear Editor: I’m very sad that my twins who are seniors will miss their proms, senior send off festivities, graduation- and are uncertain If they will actually be able to attend the colleges that they worked so hard to get accepted to in September.  But posting how sad we are, how unfair and ...

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​To the Editor: I was very disappointed this past weekend to see so many people lingering around the downtown streets of Chatham without wearing a mask. I saw large groups of young people, parents, and small children, and only a handful of masks. Most were not social distancing as they lined up ...

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 I’m wearing my 2018 May Day T-shirt, the year we recognized the 20th anniversary of May Day. Tomorrow would have been May Day 2020, with nearly 1,000 volunteers sprucing up our great town. While this will be the first time in 22 years where we won’t be smelling the fresh mulch and admiring all our ...

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When our economy reopens post-Covid-19, the economic landscape will have fundamentally changed and principally so for the working men and women in New Jersey and throughout the entire United States. For years we have been told that Democrats and progressives are the ones who stand up for workers ...

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To the Editor: I have been asked this question a lot these past two months: "How is dating an EMT any different than anyone else?" Well let me tell you! EMT's are first responders that are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and ...

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Dear Editor, In these unprecedented times Americans need leaders who can make difficult proactive decisions, provide information, convey a sense of reassurance and provide a plan for crisis management.  We need leaders who will help us maintain hope for the future.  Unfortunately, Democrats – ...

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Jay Webber, R-Morris, et al. (Assembly Republicans) in Assembly Resolution # 151  glibly assert that NJ parks were closed “purely on anecdote, without sufficient data.”  What homework did you do in the 2 weeks before Gov. Murphy closed NJ parks?  Obviously, none. While working from home (after ...

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I am expressing deep concerns about proposed legislation, A. 3910, designed to provide civil and criminal immunity to certain health care professionals and health care facilities during this public health emergency. Under this bill, an individual or family affected by COVID-19 would not have the ...

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Dear Editor, America has always been resilient. Knock us down and we always come back stronger, always. Despite the challenges we are collectively experiencing, this time will be no different. We’ve already seen examples of this resiliency around the country and in our own community. We’ve ...

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Dear Editor, America has always been resilient. Knock us down and we always come back stronger, always. Despite the challenges we are collectively experiencing, this time will be no different. We’ve already seen examples of this resiliency around the country and in our own community. We’ve ...

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Last week the Madison Borough Council introduced its 2020 budget.  The good news is that the council took some steps to address the financial impact to the community from the current COVID-19 crisis, but I think there are more things that they can and should do before the budget is ...

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On September 5, 2017 the Trump Administration ended DACA, upending the lives of about 800,000 immigrant young people who call the United States home. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, gives protection from deportation and work authorization to immigrants who came to this country as ...

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To Whom It May Concern: Last Thursday I begin to feel/exhibit some of the known systems.  I watched my temperature, washed my hands, isolated and didn’t leave my home. However on a Telemed appointment with my doctor about he quizzed me and determined I needed to take the test.  I fought him ...

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If there ever was clear evidence of how dysfunctional Congress has become, it is now.  Unfortunately, our own Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has quickly become a part of the problem and not the solution she promised to be. At a time when we all need significant support from our leaders, the ...

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Editor, On Monday night (March 30) the borough council will be voting on the introduction of its annual budgets, with a public hearing and final vote scheduled for April 27. In my experience, very little changes once the council takes its first vote so public feedback prior to that vote is ...

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As the people of New Jersey step up heroically in response to the Coronavirus, one person who has lots of questions still to answer is Gov Murphy. While Gov Murphy has been quick to demand enormous sacrifices from the citizens of New Jersey, he has yet to offer specific remedies to help the ...

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It appears that times are a changing! The world 🌎 is going through a pandemic right now and we all need to be more cautious in our daily activities. Fortunately we’re doing fine up here at the North Pole, our elves are being home schooled for the next few weeks as we try to come to grips with ...

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The desire for religious freedom was the primary motivation for which early immigrants moved to this beautiful country. American religious freedom allowed these immigrants to escape from social injustices and manifest religion (or belief) in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. I have ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Aura Dunn today renewed a call for an audit of all school funding in New Jersey in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to add $336 million more to K-12 school spending and $83 million more in pre-K dollars.   The two Assemblywomen also ...

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