Letters to the Editor

November 24, 2018

From all of us at the Sparta VFW we want to thank the many volunteers that came out in the cold to help unload trees for the annual Christmas Tree sale. All of the profit from the sale of the trees, goes to our scholarship funds awarded to students in Sussex County.  Please stop by and get ...

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On Sunday I attended a wonderful event sponsored by the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the 18th Annual Sussex County Salute to Military Veterans, an event meant to honor all of the county’s military veterans for their service. At the end of the event political representatives handed ...

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Dear Editor, A school board member should not be permitted to discuss their political views or try to gather votes based on political affiliations.  The New Jersey School Ethics Act (N.J.S.A 18A:12-21 to 18A:12-33) requires Board of Education members and prospective members to adhere to the New ...

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Sincerity - Passion - Character - Trust.  Few traits are more important than those as we head to the polls to vote for future members of the Board of Education.   After-all, members of this board bear direct and  lasting impact on our greatest asset - our children .  With that said, it is my ...

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Do the voters know two board of education candidates (Karen Scott and Chris Arnold)  are music teachers at Pope John High School? I don’t think the Sparta public schools are well served by having two Pope John teachers on the board of education.  They may be fine music teachers and Pope John is ...

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Sparta Town council has accomplished a great deal over that last few years.  That was only possible because of an amazing staff of employees, and a dedicated team of council members always willing to put Sparta and it’s residents first.  Deciding to step down from council was one of the hardest ...

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Dear Editor,  In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor. Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has ...

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Sue -  I understand your views on firearms, and respect your 1st amendment rights to voice them freely.  I also respect our citizens right to the 2nd amendment, something I feel the residents of Sussex county take very seriously.  I for one don’t believe our countries gun violence issue is ...

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To the Editor: Last December, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives.  This bill allows anyone who can legally conceal carry a hidden loaded weapon in their state to come to New Jersey and conceal carry here.  If this bill passes, people from states ...

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Letter to the editor In 2016, more than 42,000 people in the United States died of an opioid overdose. As stunning and tragic as that figure is, the final death total for 2017 is expected to be even higher, and early data for 2018 indicates a continued rise in overdose deaths. New Jersey has ...

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