Letters to the Editor

November 5, 2018

There is a common theme that has emerged during the race for New Providence Borough Council.  Many of you have written endorsements to describe your personal experience with Pete DeSarno and Matt Cumiskey.  The common thread of these endorsements describe Pete and Matt’s commitment to New ...

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Vote the person not the party. In this coming election, New Providence has a choice of four candidates vying for two vacant Borough Council seats. While it would be easy for many residents to continue to vote their respective party lines, the right choice is choosing the best qualified ...

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Dear Fellow New Providence Residents,  As election day approaches, I’d like to share my thoughts on the candidates for Board of Education.  First, I am generally disinclined to criticize the Board of Education. I have been a New Providence resident since 2004 and my now high school-aged ...

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When I first met them I thought they were just really nice guys.  But as I have had the pleasure of getting to know them I find that they are way more than that.  They are both in their own right, leaders in our beloved town of New Providence.  They are part of the fabric that keeps our town so ...

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As residents of this wonderful community for 34 years, we have raised two children here who benefited from our excellent school system.  We are proud to call New Providence our home and have gratefully participated in and served with several of the town’s organizations. We hope to stay here for ...

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The 3 C’s What makes a candidate worthy of your vote? The same things that make anyone successful in any pursuit: Commitment, Character, and Connections. In evaluating the candidates for Borough Council, I ask you to consider these three C’s. Commitment: It would be hard to find candidates ...

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To the Editor: My wife and I have had the opportunity to call New Providence home since 2003.  We are not from the area and when looking for nice towns to live and raise a family, New Providence was at the top of the list.  The schools were one of, if not the main driver.  I have served as a ...

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I would like to tell you more about my friend, and political candidate, Rupa Kale. I first met Rupa when I came to work at her art studio several years ago. Working side by side with her daily, I can tell you there is no better leader for New Providence than her.  More than just my boss, she ...

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Letter to the editor: I have lived in New Providence since 2005 and have 3 children in the school system at Allen W. Roberts.  As a non citizen, I unfortunately will not get to vote regarding the impending Board of Education election despite paying taxes and having a family who are working their ...

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It’s the time of year for residents to decide who will represent them within our Borough Council.  As with any elected role, I admire all who step forward wanting to serve their community, however we must look at the pressing needs and critical issues facing our community and assess the ...

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There has been no greater honor than to serve you and this great community as your Mayor. The past four years have been stellar for New Providence. We have made great strides and accomplished many great things together. Thank you for your support and continued faith in me. It is a true privilege to ...

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All the vitriol consuming our national political life can sometimes overwhelm local political campaigns and the pressing issues we face at home.  Yet, despite the drama and unrelenting urgency emanating from Washington, who we elect to govern our town and guide its future is arguably more ...

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Community Leadership! Proven leadership, experience, and commitment to our community is the perfect tag line for New Providence Mayor Al Morgan.  Al Morgan never shy’s away from a problem and is always the first responder to any town problem, big or small.  We are blessed to have such a ...

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As a New Providence resident of 17 years, I am proud of our town and its spirit of collaboration and neighbors caring for neighbors. This is truly a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Over the years, I have been an active volunteer in our schools, as a Girl Scout Troop leader for 7 years ...

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I am writing to endorse Peter DeSarno and Matt Cumiskey in in this November’s election for New Providence Borough Council. I endorse Matt and Peter based upon my perspective as a homeowner with a significant investment in the Borough, a long-time resident and parent who raised three children in ...

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Last March 14 was a crisp March morning. As usual, at 6:00 a.m my daughter getting ready for her zero period class at New Providence High School. She is one of many kids all over town who are rising with the sun, eating breakfast, and facing down demanding AP classes and a course load that many of ...

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I have known Rupa Kale since our family moved to New Providence years ago. Rupa was kind enough to introduce me to local businesses and made me and my family feel very welcome into her house and community. As a small business owner, Rupa is always very sensitive to the needs and demands on small ...

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These three candidates running in this year’s election, Mayor Al Morgan, Matt Cumiskey and Peter DeSarno have served on many Borough committees and Organizations for many years. They are always giving of themselves for the betterment of our community. Our Mayor, as well as, Matt and Pete have ...

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As a resident of New Providence for almost 14 years, my family has fallen in love with the town and our community.  My kids have attended Roberts, Salt Brook, NPMS and NPHS and we can’t say enough about the quality education they received.  My wife works in town and also operates a small business ...

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Al is New Providence. He was born and raised here. He has done so much for this town. From being Scout Master, to serving on the Board of Education, Councilman and Mayor. You will see Al at all of the events here in town. July 4th celebration, Grand Openings, Eagle Scout awards, and the Street Fair ...

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To the Editor: We are writing to show our support for Adam Smith as a candidate for re-election to the Board of Education.  Adam is a proven leader and the clear choice for New Providence. We moved to New Providence more than 10 years ago because of its small, friendly community and great ...

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The New Providence Education Association is pleased to offer an endorsement of Rebecca Coniglio for the New Providence Board of Education. The Association invited all of the candidates to participate in an interview with the endorsement committee. Ms. Coniglio was one of two candidates to ...

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It’s been an extraordinary privilege to work with Rupa Kale and John F.X. Keane as part of their campaign team as they seek to serve all residents of New Providence on our Borough Council. These two candidates are remarkable in their devotion to our town, their vision for New Providence and the ...

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We are writing this letter in support of Adam Smith who is running for New Providence Board of Education.  We have known Adam for more than a decade as a parent, a volunteer, and a coach. Over the years, we have attended Board of Education meetings and special sessions where Adam presided as the ...

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Like many friendships in New Providence, my friendship with Matt Cumiskey was first forged as a result of the friendship our children shared.  I first met Matt Cumiskey as a parent at Salt Brook Elementary School when our daughters were  first graders.  Matt’s daughter and my daughter became ...

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Like many friendships in New Providence, my friendship with Matt Cumiskey was first forged as a result of the friendship our children shared.  I first met Matt Cumiskey as a parent at Salt Brook Elementary School when our daughters were  first graders.  Matt’s daughter and my daughter became ...

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I am a mother of two, a New Providence resident, and I wholeheartedly endorse Rebecca Coniglio to the New Providence Board of Education. Rebecca sacrifices her time, energy, and resources to make sure that our children's education is one that we can be proud of. She is a tireless volunteer at AWR.

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Are you looking for someone in the New Providence community to be your trusted voice for school district related matters?   If so, vote for Rebecca Coniglio on November 6, 2018 for Board of Education.  I am very proud of my wife’s decision to seek candidacy this year to create additional, ...

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My name is Kannan Nadar, and I am delighted to endorse Rebecca Conigilio for the New Providence Board of Education. I first met Rebecca at AWR, and at first glance, I noticed that was she was a wonderful person, as I have gotten to know her, I have seen that not only is she a wonderful, but her ...

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Who is Rupa Kale and why do I support her? I am a proud mother of three wonderful boys, a wife and a 12-year resident of Berkeley Heights.  We moved to the suburbs for the quality education, comfort living and its beautiful greenery.  Although I do not reside in New Providence, I have had the ...

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