Letters to the Editor

June 1, 2020

What brought joy to the heart of a native-born Midwesterner this past week Seeing a white mayor in Minneapolis indignantly outraged about the police murder of a black man in handcuffs.   Seeing all the police fired from their positions The proposed manslaughter charge for 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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I am Sr. Kim Keraitis, a Salesian Sister, currently a HS principal in Miami but also part of the Salesian Sisters communities who serve at Camp Auxilium and Sacred Heart Center in Newton. My niece and nephew currently attend Newton High School and have been very active in Band and Choir since ...

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Like many holidays, Mother’s Day has an iconic gift – flowers.  What better way to pay homage and express your appreciation to someone in your life who is a mother – either your own mom, the mother of your children, or just any mother who means a lot to you – than to ...

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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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The Governor’s request and stand not to open parks is indeed a serious one.  Sure, Sussex County has a lesser population than many other counties like Bergen, which is in the midst of the epidemic with many casualties and bereavement, but on a per capita basis our County is in the same ...

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To the Editor, How refreshing to see an article about people coming together to do something productive in our struggle with the coronavirus instead of another article (published by other news outlets) politizing this tragedy.  Pointing fingers and accusing politicians of all stripes of ...

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For the past week and a half, my family has been quarantined in our house with the “clinical diagnosis” of COVID-19. Have we been officially tested? No. Why? We live in Sussex County. Our doctor determined that my husband and I have the virus after a virtual appointment on March 27. Naturally, this ...

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Letter to the Editor... Yesterday, I spoke with dear friends in Liverpool, England, Nora and Jed Addy.  Their community in Woolton Woods started a special custom during this coronavirus pandemic...putting a lighted candle in their front window each evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to show their ...

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Dear Congressman Gottheimer, When will Sussex and Warren County residents receive test kits? Why are we always the last counties to receive assistance? And why are community testing sites now being allowed to restrict testing only to those people living in that county? William Paterson is the ...

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The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry urgently needs donations to meet increasing demand. Please remember your neighbors in need when you shop for your families. Demand is up.  During the coronavirus event, Sparta Kiwanis members are no longer able to continue monthly collections at Stop & ...

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It seems someone got to criticize me on a full page in an area Newspaper. I forget his name,but Greg Gorman, of the Sierra Club,  wrote a brilliant piece to dispel the errors. Not to long ago, one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in history, called the Global Climate Strike in September ...

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