Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2021

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences ...

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There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact ...

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The faculty of the County College of Morris issued a vote of no confidence in their college president, Anthony Iacono, after six professors, including the faculty union president, were fired April 16. The administration made the decision to dismiss the faculty without any consultation with ...

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This was the right verdict. But as a career prosecutor, I know how even a successful trial verdict can leave the families of victims with a sense of emptiness. A conviction cannot undo the trauma; it can never bring back a lost loved one. We simply hope it can bring some closure to those most in ...

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Prescription drug prices are too high, any New Jerseyan can tell you that. This was true before the global Coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and without action from our leaders it will still be true after. That countless families must struggle to afford basic life-saving medication is a ...

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been an unprecedented surge in both firearm sales and gun violence.  Recent economic stress combined with social isolation has intensified the crisis and further highlighted weaknesses in our existing gun safety laws.  However, gun violence ...

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The Park At Speedwell: Morristown’s mismanagement and squandering of taxpayer dollars   For more than 8 years, Morristown has promised to build a public park behind Speedwell Avenue. In 2012 and again in 2016, the developer Mill Creek contractually agreed to perform all remediation of the ...

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Dear Mayor Dougherty and Council Members: Our family has been a property owner on the Green for more than ninety years. We have deep roots and concerns about the welfare of this town. Despite costs of maintenance from heating to snow shoveling and despite real estate taxes (paid on time and paid ...

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The metal stamping industry is one which produces a high volume of metal components which has a multitude of applications ranging from automotive manufacturing to electronics and much more. This industry has a number of factories in the Garden State, but none in a suburban area, and will soon call ...

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Unsurprisingly, in the shadows of covid, the advantageous maltreatment of law has been deployed in Morristown once again.  In a calculated attack threatening to tear apart the very fabric that makes Morristown historic, the powers that be attempted a hostile takeover; an assault by condemnation on ...

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Governor Murphy, I am a big fan of your work. As a fellow progressive, I have celebrated as we passed the path to $15 minimum hourly wage and expanded paid sick leave. I also appreciate your strong stance during the pandemic with mask mandates alongside restaurant and retail shutdowns. These laws ...

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My name is Debra Kaufman, and I am a 60-year-old wife and mother that resides in Denville, NJ.  I am also a Type-1 diabetic. I have been married to the love of my life, Allan for 39 years.  He is my best friend and caregiver.  I do home hemodialysis. We were trained to do hdialysis at home so I ...

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