Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2020

Below is a message from Chef Sandi's on her Facebook page: As more than half the country is gearing up to reopen businesses amidst a global pandemic and restrictions are being lifted for restaurants in several states—the question has been asked, “When will Sandi’s reopen?” The governor has ...

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Dear Morris School District Community, There are important words that I want to share with you today—that I have a responsibility to share with you as the leader of this school community at a time of grave national concern.  First and foremost, in the strongest possible terms, I condemn—and the ...

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Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the ...

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Like so many in our community, I am deeply shaken by the killing of George Floyd. This horrific incident has re-opened deep, unhealed wounds that have been part of our nation’s history for centuries and continue to this day. I commend our local Black Lives Matter group for organizing a funeral ...

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Dear Morris Township Residents, As you are all hopefully aware of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, I feel responsible to acknowledge the horrific incident as the Chief of the Morris Township Police Department. On behalf of the Morris Township Police Department, we offer ...

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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 downward ...

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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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To our TFAB customers, First and foremost, thank you for being supportive and understanding during this pandemic. Unfortunately we will not be re-opening the store on Friday May 1st. However, in the meantime we are trying to update our store for the health and safety of our employees and our ...

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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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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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Hello, I recently expressed my concerns regarding the Morristown Housing Authority. I have visited their website at https://www.morristownha.org/  to research a few items which appear to be seriously outdated.        There is a link to the By-Laws, however, they are dated 1996 with one ...

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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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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; My name is Keith Kinard and I am the Executive Director of the Morristown Housing Authority (MHA). I would like to take a moment to clarify several misunderstandings concerning donations to elderly tenants who reside in MHA public housing buildings. Unfortunately, the ...

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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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I write with deep concern and some curiosity regarding  the letter of 3/25/20 to Mr. Kevin Kinard from the firm of DeCotiis, Fitz Patrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP which advised the dedicated volunteers to stop serving the needs of the community.  I've had the opportunity to review the letter, but am ...

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Good morning Morristown. It may be the weekend but we just wanted to assure you that we're still here. The men and women of the Police and Fire Bureaus are at work and ready to assist throughout this difficult time. We're going to continue to post information throughout the day to keep you informed ...

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It’s hard to believe that it's the first day of Spring.  The quality family time that has been thrust upon us overnight is wonderful, but not something we planned for. While you have always been your child's primary teacher, your role this week has changed significantly without any time to plan.  ...

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As we continue to watch the coronavirus, COVID-19, unfold in our area, throughout our state, across our country, and around the world, we must keep in mind the safety and health of ourselves, loved ones, and neighbors.  I, and the Town of Morristown, understand there is confusion and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare in Berkeley Heights has announced the they are temporarily suspending visitation. Read their letter below

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